Media Releases

Media Releases

November 19, 2019
MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Ed Malk, the Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court Lead Mentor has received an award from The Berry Law Firm. The Berry Law Firm will be presenting Mr. Malk with a $500 check for his volunteer work with the court. Ed is the lead mentor of the 10 mentor team, consisting of volunteer veteran mentors. WHO: Award presented by: Andrew Strotman, Berry Law’s General Counsel and a USMC Veteran. Also present will be Riley Northup from the Berry Law Firm. Veterans Treatment Court...Read more
November 14, 2019
Nebraska Bar-Press Guidelines, written almost 50 years ago, will be reviewed by a committee of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation to see if they need to be revised or if they remain relevant in today’s news environment. Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Funke said work will begin in 2020 on a thorough review and update, if necessary, of the Nebraska Bar-Press Guidelines. The Bar Foundation’s Bench Media Committee will focus on this action item, he said. The Bench Media Committee was created...Read more
October 24, 2019
MEDIA ADVISORY For more information contact: Janet Bancroft | Public Information Officer | Nebraska Judicial Branch P: 402-471-3205| C: 402-429-7635 janet.bancroft@nebraska.gov The Nebraska Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts has invited Native American communities to share their thoughts and concerns about the court system in Nebraska at four public engagement sessions (dates and times below). WHO: The Nebraska Consortium of Tribal, State and Federal Courts with facilitators Judge...Read more
October 23, 2019
Nebraska Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments on the South Sioux City High School campus on November 1, 2019, as part of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s outreach and education programming. Two arguments will be heard on November 1, beginning with an educational program at 10:00 a.m. Court cases will be followed by an open question and answer session with students. This visit marks the first time that the Supreme Court will hear arguments in South Sioux City. According to Principal...Read more
Parsley and Harmon
October 23, 2019
Judge Thomas Harmon of the county court in Omaha and Judge Holly Parsley of the county court in Lincoln were awarded the Supreme Court’s highest honors during the annual meeting in La Vista on October 10, 2019. Harmon was presented the Improvement of Community Relations Award, and Parsley was given the Improvement of the Judicial System Award by Chief Justice Mike Heavican at the Court’s Annual Judicial Dinner. The awards recognize members of the judiciary for meritorious projects and exemplary...Read more
October 17, 2019
Commencement Ceremony for 6 th Judicial District Drug Court - Fremont Host Judge: Judge Geoffrey Hall Special Guest(s): Nebraska State Senator Lynne Walz Graduation and Celebration: Who: Fremont Adult Drug Court Date: October 22, 2019 Time: Hearing at 3:00 p.m., Celebration to follow Place: District Court Courtroom of the Dodge County Courthouse, 428 No. Broad Street, Fremont, NE This is an Adult Drug Court graduation, for more information visit the Problem-Solving Court webpage: https://...Read more
October 16, 2019
LINCOLN – Jennifer D. Chrystal-Clark, Karine E. Sokpoh, both of Bennington; Amy N. Schuchman, Mary “Peg” Stevens, both of Elkhorn; Jonathon D. Crosby, Susanne M. Dempsey-Cook, Jessica P. Douglas, Britt H. Dudzinski, Jane M. McNeil, Sarah M. Moore, Candice J. Novak, Dami J. Oluyole, Kathleen S. Pallesen, Patrick R. Runge, Joy M. Suder, Christina L. Thornton, all of Omaha, have submitted applications for appointment as Juvenile Court Judges in the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County. The...Read more
Award winners
October 11, 2019
The Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, Michael J. Heavican, presented Employee Recognition Awards on October 7, 2019, during the Nebraska Judicial Branch eleventh annual recognition event. An Employee Recognition Committee selected ten individuals and two teams from 57 nominations. Candidates for the awards were nominated by judges, supervisors and colleagues in court and probation offices from across the State. The purpose of the awards program is to recognize Judicial Branch...Read more
October 10, 2019
The Veterans Treatment Court in Lancaster County has been awarded a $496,000 grant through the U.S. Office of Justice Programs and the U.S. Department of Justice. The 3-year grant allows for court enhancements, including safe and sober housing, transportation assistance, and enhanced supervision for veteran participants. The grant will also fund an independent program evaluation and enhanced training opportunities for the Veteran’s Court team. The Lancaster County Veterans Court was founded in...Read more
October 10, 2019
Nebraska’s trial judges’ associations installed new presidents during their annual meetings in LaVista on October 10, 2019. The associations and their newly appointed presidents are: Nebraska District Judges Association – Judge Thomas A. Otepka, Omaha Nebraska County Judges Association – Judge Michael P. Burns, Hastings; and Nebraska Separate Juvenile Judges Association – Judge Reggie Ryder, Lincoln. Each will serve until October 2020. Judges associations allow courts to network, problem-solve...Read more

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