Media Releases

Media Releases

May 24, 2018
Sharmin Gonzales, Kearney, Nebraska, has been selected to serve as Clerk Magistrate in Buffalo County. She begins her duties on June 1, 2018, replacing former Clerk Magistrate Jan Haeker. Gonzales has worked for the court system for nearly 24 years. At present, she is serving as both Assistant Clerk of Buffalo County Court and County Court Juvenile Specialist. She began her career as a records clerk and had moved to stenographer before becoming assistant clerk in 2010. “Sharmin Gonzales brings...Read more
May 24, 2018
Joni Roberts, Chadron, Nebraska, has been selected to serve as Clerk Magistrate in Box Butte County. She begins her duties on June 11, 2018, replacing former Clerk Magistrate Joni Woods. Ms. Roberts was previously employed with the South Dakota Department of Social Services and Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. She has a master's degree in Mental Health Counselling and a bachelor's degree in Political Science. Ms. Roberts' experience working with juveniles and their families,...Read more
May 10, 2018
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 31, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. central daylight time, at the State Capitol Building, Room 1510, Lincoln, Nebraska. The purpose of the hearing will be to determine, pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 24-1204 and 1206, whether a judicial vacancy exists in the following location: Office of district court of the 5th Judicial District, due to the retirement of Judge Mary Gilbride effective April 30, 2018, and if so to make...Read more
May 10, 2018
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. central daylight time, at the State Capitol Building, Room 1510, Lincoln, Nebraska. The purpose of the hearing is to determine, pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 24-1204 and 1206, whether a judicial vacancy exists in the following location: Office of county court of the 5th Judicial District, due to the retirement of Judge Patrick McDermott effective January 31st, 2018, and if so to...Read more
May 2, 2018
The swearing-in ceremony of Jonathan Papik as Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court representing the 4th Appellate Court Judicial District will take place on Monday, May 7, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in the Warner Legislative Chamber of the Nebraska State Capitol. Hon. Michael G. Heavican, Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, will host the ceremony; Governor Pete Ricketts will present the Certificate of Appointment; and Hon. Neil M. Gorsuch, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United...Read more
May 1, 2018
Myndee Hagan, Elwood, Nebraska, has been selected to serve as County Clerk Magistrate for both Dawson and Gosper Counties. She begins her duties on April 30, 2018, replacing retired Clerk Magistrate Dianna Wheeler. Hagan began working with the county court system December 1, 2016 as a records clerk for Gosper County Court. Hagan was born and raised in Elwood, Nebraska, and she and her family returned to the area about two years ago. They are excited to be back in the area we call “home” to...Read more
April 26, 2018
The Nebraska State Bar Commission has received the Supreme Court’s approval of its recommendation for the following individuals to be admitted to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska, having fulfilled all of the requirements under Rule §3-117 for admission by examination. The swearing-in ceremony will take place April 26, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Warner Chamber of the State Capitol building. Below is a list of the individuals approved by the Court: Hannah Mae Archuleta Matthew Ryan...Read more
April 19, 2018
Mandi Byrd, AmeriCorps member was presented with the “Innovative Approach to Direct Service Award” by ServeNebraska during their most recent AmeriCorps Symposium in Hastings. The Symposium is an annual event where all AmeriCorps members, regardless of program affiliation, come together to do service projects, share experiences, and partake in the Member Service Awards ceremony to recognize outstanding members. Byrd is one of Nebraska Probation Administration’s 12 RISE Specialists and serves the...Read more
April 19, 2018
LINCOLN – Melodie L. Bellamy, Kearney; Ryan C. Carson, Gibbon; James E. Doyle, IV, Lexington; John R. Freudenberg, Lincoln; Leigh Ann Retelsdorf, Omaha; and Joe W. Stecher, Harrison, have submitted applications for appointment as Supreme Court Judge in the 6th Judicial District . The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the death of the Honorable John F. Wright. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission...Read more
April 17, 2018
Please see amended release . The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 31, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. central daylight time, at the State Capitol Building, Room 1510, Lincoln, Nebraska. The purpose of the hearing is to determine, pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 24-1204 and 1206, whether judicial vacancies exist in the following locations: 1. Office of county court of the 5th Judicial District, due to the retirement of Judge Patrick McDermott effective...Read more

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