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Media Releases

January 13, 2021
AMENDED: location of public hearing corrected. LINCOLN – Drew A. Graham, Nebraska City; Lynelle D. Homolka, Central City; Ross A. Luzum, Aurora; and Timothy P. Matas, Columbus, have submitted applications for appointment as County Court Judge in the 5th Judicial District consisting of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska, with the understanding...Read more
January 13, 2021
Chief Justice Mike Heavican will give his annual State of the Judiciary address to state senators at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 21, 2021, in the Legislative Chamber. Nebraska Educational Television will air the speech on NET2 as part of its regular legislative coverage, which can be viewed online: www.netnebraska.org/publicmedia/capitol.html (link will appear as Unicameral: Legislative Session ). The Chief Justice will give the State of the Judiciary address at the invitation of the Speaker...Read more
January 13, 2021
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Friday, February 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 24-1204 and 1206 (Reissue 2016), the public hearing will be conducted via telephone conference from public hearing room 1510 at the Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska. Only members of the Judicial Resources Commission may participate in the hearing via telephone conference. The public hearing is to determine: Whether a judicial vacancy exists in the...Read more
January 12, 2021
WHAT: The Dodge County Drug Court team is pleased to announce that another drug court participant has successfully completed the Adult Drug Court Program. This is a great accomplishment for the graduate, as he has worked very hard to reach graduation. Please join us in celebrating this outstanding achievement. WHO: Judge Geoffrey C. Hall WHEN: January 26, 2021, at 3:45 p.m., Graduation celebration to follow. WHERE: District Court Courtroom of the Dodge County Courthouse, 428 North Broad Street...Read more
January 8, 2021
LINCOLN – Stephanie R. Hupp, Ryan S. Post, Bradley A. Sipp, all of Lincoln, and Daniel J. Zieg, Bennet, have submitted applications for appointment as District Court Judge in the 3rd Judicial District consisting of Lancaster county. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge John A. Colborn. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held at the Court of Appeals Courtroom, State...Read more
January 8, 2021
LINCOLN – Drew A. Graham, Nebraska City; Lynelle D. Homolka, Central City; Ross A. Luzum, Aurora; and Timothy P. Matas, Columbus, have submitted applications for appointment as County Court Judge in the 5th Judicial District consisting of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska, with the understanding that the appointed judge will be required to...Read more
January 5, 2021
LINCOLN – Amanda D. Fanning (Spracklen-Hogan), Jeffrey A. Gaertig, Lee M. Timan, all of Beatrice; and Richard R. Smith, Cook, have submitted applications for appointment as County Court Judge in the 1st Judicial District consisting of Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Steven B. Timm. The public hearing of the...Read more
January 4, 2021
The Office of Public Guardian has issued their 2020 annual report outlining information about the individuals served and programs hosted through the Nebraska Judicial Branch. In addition to the specific data regarding the number of wards, types of guardianship/conservatorship cases, the capacity of the Office to serve, and the status of waiting lists, readers will find stories and observations by Associate Public Guardians and wards throughout the state. Through the observations, the report...Read more
December 16, 2020
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice William B. Cassel the Judicial Nominating Commission for the District Court Judge in the Third Judicial District (consisting of Lancaster County) will hold a public hearing via WebEx at the Court of Appeals Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2021. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive...Read more
December 16, 2020
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the County Court Judge in the 1 st Judicial District (consisting of Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer Counties) will hold a public hearing via WebEx at the Gage County Courthouse, County Courtroom, Third Floor, 612 Grant Street, Beatrice, Nebraska 68310 at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy...Read more

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