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Access to Justice Commission

Access to Justice Commission
Access to Justice Commission

Origin/Authorization: March 22, 2017 Supreme Court Minutes.

Terms: Two and four year terms.

Purpose Statement: To promote the Nebraska Supreme Court’s goal of providing equal access to swift, fair justice for all Nebraskans regardless of income, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, age or language. 

Name Representation Appointment Date Term Expires

Justice Stephanie Stacy, Co-Chair

Reappointed 5-19-2021

Supreme Court Justice

05/17/2017

05/19/2025

Elizabeth Neeley, Co-Chair

Reappointed 6-12-2019

Nebraska State Bar Association Executive Director

05/17/2017

05/17/2023

Deborah Minardi

Reappointed 5-19-2021

Probation Administrator 

02/20/2019

05/19/2025

Tania Diaz

Reappointed 6-12-2019

Disability organization representative 

05/17/2017

05/17/2023

Judge Chad Brown

Juvenile Court Judge

06/12/2019

05/17/2023

Kenny Jacobs

Reappointed 6-12-2019

Attorney 

05/17/2017

05/17/2023

Casey Karges Mediation Center 4/7/2021 5/17/2023

Kenneth Wentz

Attorney 

05/19/2021

05/19/2025

Sharmin Gonzales

County court clerk 

06/12/2019

05/17/2023

Paul McGreal

Reappointed 5-19-2021

Creighton University School of Law

05/17/2017

05/19/2025

Carole McMahon-Boies

Reappointed 6-12-2019

Director of Attorney Services 

05/17/2017

05/17/2023

Judge Frankie Moore

Reappointed 5-19-2021

Court of Appeals Judge

05/17/2017

05/19/2025

Milo Mumgaard

Reappointed 5-19-2021

Legal aid representative

05/17/2017

05/19/2025

Joe Nigro

Reappointed 6-12-2019

Legal aid representative

05/17/2017

05/17/2023

Stefanie Pearlman

Reappointed 5-19-2021

Professor, Schmid Law Library/Nebraska College of Law

05/17/2017

05/19/2025

Doug Peterson

Reappointed 5-19-2021

Attorney General 

05/17/2017

05/19/2025

Tina DeVoe

District Court Clerk 

05/19/2021

05/19/2025

Kevin Ruser

Reappointed 6-12-2019

University of Nebraska College of Law Professor 

05/17/2017

05/17/2023

Jose J. Soto

Reappointed 6-12-2019

Community representative 

05/17/2017

05/17/2023

Corey Steel

Reappointed 5-19-2021

State Court Administrator

05/17/2017

05/19/2025

Kelly Varguez

Reappointed 6-12-2019

Court interpreter representative 

05/17/2017

05/17/2023

Judge Derek Vaughn

Reappointed 5-19-2021

County Court Judge

05/17/2017

05/19/2025

Senator Justin Wayne

Reappointed 5-19-2021

Senator 

05/17/2017

05/19/2025

Judge Stefanie Martinez

District Court Judge

06/12/2019

05/17/2023

Judge Andrea D. Miller District Court Judge 1/13/2021 1/13/2024
Judge Patrick R. Runge Tribal Judge 1/13/2021 1/13/2024
Jennifer Verhein Director of Language Access 1/13/2021 1/13/2024
Amy Prenda Staff 1/13/2021 1/13/2024

 

 

 

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