Media Releases

Media Releases

March 19, 2019
Court users who have mailed or plan to mail payments or pleadings to Nebraska courts should be aware that the U.S. Postal Service is not currently delivering mail to several Nebraska communities. A news article outlining impacted areas can be found at : https://www.wowt.com/content/news/USPS-Some-postal-operations-will-resume-507253081.html Payments to the courts can be made online at https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/e-services/epayments Attorneys needing to file pleadings with the courts are...Read more
March 18, 2019
As part of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s ongoing outreach and education efforts, Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments at Boys Town High School Music Hall on March 28, 2019, at 1:15 p.m. This marks the first time that the Supreme Court has held arguments on Boys Town's campus. The visit is part of a continuing effort by the Nebraska Supreme Court and the legal community to raise awareness of court processes and the importance of civics education to American society. “It is critical...Read more
March 18, 2019
The Douglas County District Court Adult Drug Court is pleased to announce its 104th Commencement Ceremony for participants in the Adult Drug Court. The ceremony is on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. in the Legislative Chamber (LC-4) of the Omaha-Douglas Civic Center, 1819 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska. Eight participants will be recognized for their successful completion of the program’s stringent requirements, which include sustained abstinence from the use of controlled substances...Read more
March 11, 2019
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice John R. Freudenberg, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 4 th Judicial District (consisting of Douglas County) will hold a public hearing in the Douglas County District Court, Courtroom #501, 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on...Read more
Judge Hannon
February 26, 2019
The Court of Appeals will hold a ceremonial court session to honor the life of Judge Edward E. Hannon on Monday, April 15, 2019, beginning at 3:00 p.m. Hannon died March 16, 2017, in Lincoln, Nebraska, at the age of 85. Hannon served on the District Court bench in O’Neill from December 2, 1983, until his appointment to the Court of Appeals on January 31, 1992. He retired from the Court of Appeals December 31, 2003. Hannon’s friend and fellow judge, Justice William B. Cassel, will serve as...Read more
February 22, 2019
LINCOLN – Aaron J. Conn, Rushville; Joel B. Jay, Chappell; Michael L. Nozicka, North Platte; Mark D. Raffety, Omaha; Travis R. Rodak, Bridgeport; and Amanda M. Speichert, North Platte, have submitted applications for appointment as County Court Judge in the 11th Judicial District consisting of Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Furnas, Hayes, Frontier, Gosper, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas counties. The primary place of office for the judicial...Read more
February 20, 2019
LINCOLN – Stacie A. Goding, Mitchell C. Stehlik, both of Grand Island; D. Brandon Brinegar, Kearney; and Andrew C. Butler, Hastings, have submitted applications for appointment as District Judge in the 9th Judicial District consisting of Buffalo and Hall counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Teresa K. Luther, effective December 31, 2018. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating...Read more
February 19, 2019
The Nebraska Supreme Court has formed a Civil Justice Reform Committee with Justice Jonathan Papik serving as chairperson. The committee, which is housed within the Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission, will analyze the civil justice system in Nebraska and consider methods for improvement. In particular, the committee will consider recommendations made by the national Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators to make state justice systems more innovative...Read more
February 19, 2019
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 8, 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 judicial vacancies exist in the office of county court of the 4th Judicial District, due to the retirement of Judge Lawrence E. Barrett, effective January 31, 2019, and if so to make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to...Read more
February 12, 2019
Reporters: The Judicial Nominating Commission for County Court, 2nd Judicial District, is anticipating uploading a media release to the Judicial Branch Website before close of business today. If you are interested in reviewing the information, please check the front page of our website before 5:00 p.m. Central Time: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/ You will receive the same media release through the auto-send feature at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow.Read more

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