Media Releases

Media Releases

July 10, 2019
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey J. Funke, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the Sixth Judicial District (consisting of Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston and Washington Counties) held its first public hearing on the qualifications of four candidates who previously submitted their names to fill the vacancy in the office of District Judge due to the resignation of Judge Paul J. Vaughan. Article V, § 21(1) of the Nebraska Constitution requires...Read more
June 19, 2019
LINCOLN – Theodore P. Arndt, Elkhorn; Pamela L. Hopkins, Fontanelle; Brendan M. Kelly, Omaha; and Melinda B. Wicks, Sioux City, Iowa, have submitted applications for appointment as District Judge in the 6th Judicial District consisting of Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston, and Washington counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Dakota City, Dakota County, Nebraska The vacancy is due to the resignation of Judge Paul J. Vaughan. The public hearing of the...Read more
June 6, 2019
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey J. Funke, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 6th Judicial District (consisting of Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston and Washington Counties) will hold a public hearing in the Dakota County Courthouse, 1601 Broadway Street, district courtroom, Dakota City, Nebraska, beginning 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to...Read more
May 16, 2019
Lancaster County Court will be holding after hours “Night Court” sessions on the evenings of May 30, 2019, and June 27, 2019. These sessions will be held on the second floor of the Lancaster County Courthouse in Lancaster County Courtroom No. 24 and will run from 4:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on those two days. The purpose of these additional court sessions is to provide greater access to the justice system to those individuals that cannot miss work to attend regular court sessions without risking...Read more
May 15, 2019
Students at the Creighton School of Law and the University of Nebraska Law College who provided free legal work for low income individuals were recognized for their service during May graduation ceremonies this year. Each student received a certificate of appreciation from the Nebraska Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission and Nebraska State Bar Association acknowledging their commitment to improving access to justice through contributions to law-related pro bono service as a student. Law...Read more
May 15, 2019
The Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court will hold its inaugural graduation ceremony and celebration on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Nebraska College of Law Auditorium, McCollum Hall, 1875 N. 42nd Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. For Veterans Treatment Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of treatment, close supervision, frequent testing, and full accountability. Presiding Veterans Treatment Court Judge John A. Colborn will host the ceremony...Read more
May 1, 2019
The Central Nebraska Drug Court will hold its 32nd graduation ceremony on May 2nd, at 2:00 pm, in the Platte Room of the Kearney Public Library, located in Kearney, Nebraska. For Drug Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Mike Flood will deliver the keynote address. Drug Court is a minimum 18-month program where participants learn the skills to live a...Read more
April 25, 2019
The Nebraska State Bar Commission has received the Supreme Court’s approval of its recommendation for admission to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska for those having fulfilled all of the requirements under Rule § 3-117 for admission by examination. A swearing-in ceremony took place April 25th at 2:30 p.m. in the Warner Chamber of the State Capitol building with the following list of individuals as participating in the ceremony. Shannon Christine Acton Pierce D. Fiala Elizabeth N...Read more
April 24, 2019
The York County Problem-Solving Court will hold graduation ceremonies on May 13 and June 10, 2019, at 2:15 p.m. in the York District Courtroom, 510 N. Lincoln Avenue, York Nebraska. For Problem-Solving Court graduates, this ceremony marks the completion of an intensive comprehensive drug treatment program that includes close supervision, and full accountability. Presiding James Stecker, York County District Court Judge, will host the ceremony and will deliver the keynote address. Problem-...Read more
April 24, 2019
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m. 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 district court of the 6th Judicial District, due to the resignation of Judge Paul Vaughan effective May 31, 2019, and if so to make a recommendation to the...Read more

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