Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts

Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts

Origin/Authorization: The Nebraska Supreme Court approved creation of a Consortium on Tribal State and Federal Courts during a special consultation held on August 30, 2018.

The consortium was proposed to improve the working relationship between the tribal, state, and federal courts and to improve the public’s trust and confidence in the various court systems with the ultimate goal of improving access to justice for all court users in Nebraska.   

Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts Programs & Services Page


Judge Andrea Miller (co-chair)

Reappointed 12-13-23

District Court, 12th Judicial District2018

Winnebago Tribal Court

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Chief Judge Brooktyn Blood

Ponca Tribal Court

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Chief Judge Ed Zendejas

Omaha Tribal Court

Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

Judge Thayne GlennSantee Sioux Nation Tribal Court2018
Chief Judge John GerrardFederal Court, District of Nebraska2018
Judge Susan BazisU. S. Magistrate Judge, Federal Court, District of Nebraska2019
Justice Stephanie Stacy

Co-chair, Access to Justice Commission

Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court

Judge Francis Barron IIICounty Court, 6th Judicial District2023
Judge Shellie SabataSeparate Juvenile Court of Lancaster County2021
Patrick RungeAttorney Member2023
Misty FlowersNebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition2018
Judi GaiashkibosNebraska Commission on Indian Affairs2018
Elizabeth Neeley

Co-chair, Access to Justice Commission

Nebraska State Bar Association

Corey SteelState Court Administrator2018
Leah CechAccess to Justice Specialist2023
Deb VanDyke-RiesActive Program Specialist2021
Grace JohnsonLiason for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Persons, Attorney General's Office2023
Patty LyonProbation Representative2024
Note: Membership is determined by the consortium and its co-chairs; staffing is through the Access to Justice Commission.