Nebraska Supreme Court to Hear Court Arguments at Millard North High School April 5, 2018

Nebraska Supreme Court to Hear Court Arguments at Millard North High School April 5, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Nebraska Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments at Millard North High School on April 5, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. as part of the Court’s ongoing outreach and education efforts. The high school court session is held in conjunction with annual Supreme Court arguments at the Creighton University School of Law.

This visit and education session is part of a continuing effort by the Nebraska Supreme Court and the legal community to raise awareness of court processes and the importance of civics education to our society. “Our Court recognizes that the law is complex and can be confusing,” said Chief Justice Mike Heavican. “We want the students to understand the role of Nebraska’s highest court and how the court system works to ensure that justice is served.”

Douglas County District Court Judge Timothy Burns will provide the students with an introduction to the court arguments and explain the process that a case must go through before reaching the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Millard North Principal Mr. Brian Begley remarked, “Millard North is honored to host the Nebraska Supreme Court session, and we believe this event represents a terrific learning opportunity for our students.  Civic engagement is a critical part of our robust curriculum, and it’s wonderful to allow our students to gain insight into how the judicial process works at the state level.”

Thursday's argument at Millard North will follow the Supreme Court’s oral argument session at the Creighton University School of Law at 9:30 a.m. that same morning. For over 30 years, the Supreme Court has traveled annually to each of Nebraska’s law schools for the purpose of making the Court’s business accessible to students on their campuses. Justices spend time after the argument sessions talking to students about the appellate process and their career opportunities as lawyers.

All argument sessions, whether held at the Supreme Court courtroom or outside of the State Capitol, are open to the public. NET Television will livestream both the 9:30 a.m. arguments at Creighton and the 1:30 p.m. arguments at Millard North as part of its coverage. Court sessions can be viewed online at NET's Website: www.netnebraska.org/publicmedia/capitol.html (Link will appear as: Nebraska Supreme Court Arguments -- Creighton or Millard North, Thursday, April 5, 2018)

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018   Creighton   subject to call at 9:30 AM

Room 124, Gross Appellate Court Room, Ahmanson Law Center, Creighton University, 21st & Cass Street, Omaha, Nebraska. (Sign-in at the Gross Appellate Court Room by 9:15 a.m.)

Case Number

Case Name

County

S-17-0885

Burklund v Fuehrer

Lancaster

S-17-0800

Freeman v. Hoffman-Laroche Inc

Douglas

S-17-0540

State v. Leon-Simaj

Colfax

S-17-1250

State v. Pitzl

Douglas

 

Thursday, April 5, 2018   Millard North High School   subject to call at 1:30 PM

Millard North High School, 1010 South 144th Street, Omaha, Nebraska

Case Number

Case Name

County

S-17-0086

Zelenka v. Pratte

Douglas

 

National Public Trust and Confidence studies have shown that when people have a greater knowledge of the American justice system and the role of the courts, their confidence in and support for the courts is reinforced. In developing educational opportunities for people of all ages, Nebraska’s court system, together with the legal community, support learning about the role, functions, and accomplishments of the courts to cultivate a more engaged, active, and conscientious citizenry.