Media Releases

Media Releases

August 22, 2018
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice William B. Cassel, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 3rd Judicial District (consisting of Lancaster County) will hold a public hearing in the Supreme Court Courtroom, Room 2200, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on...Read more
August 22, 2018
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice William B. Cassel, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District 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) will hold a public hearing in the Lincoln County Courthouse, Courtroom #1, 301 N. Jeffers Street, North Platte, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 16, 2018...Read more
August 22, 2018
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice John R. Freudenberg, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 4th Judicial District (consisting of Douglas County) will hold a public hearing in the Douglas County District Court, Courtroom #412, 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 28, 2018. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information...Read more
August 22, 2018
LINCOLN – Krista M. Carlson, Ashland; Thomas J. Klein, Wahoo; Andrew R. Lange, Waverly; Bryan C. Meismer, Fremont; Timothy P. Matas and Jason D. Mielak, both of Columbus; and Demetria W. Herman, John J. Kohl, Mark D. Raffety, and John T. Rogers, all of Omaha, have submitted applications for appointment as County 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...Read more
August 7, 2018
The investiture ceremony of Justice John R. Freudenberg as a Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court representing the 6th Appellate Court Judicial District will take place at 3:00 p.m. on August 10, 2018, in the Warner Chamber of the Nebraska State Capitol. Chief Justice Mike Heavican will serve as ceremony officiant; Secretary of State John Gale will present Freudenberg’s Certificate of Appointment; Judge Matthew Acton, Lincoln, will offer the Oath of Office; and Judges Kale Burdick, O’Neill,...Read more
August 6, 2018
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 21, 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: Office of county court of the 3rd Judicial District, due to the appointment of John R. Freudenberg to the Nebraska Supreme Court, effective July 6...Read more
August 2, 2018
Our condolences to Judge Mark Ashford’s family and to his court family on his passing the evening of August 1st. Judge Ashford was one of Nebraska’s longest serving judges. He was appointed to the county court bench in 1988 and to the district court bench in 2000. We appreciate his service on both the county and district court benches, his work with the Young Adult Treatment Court, and his pioneering efforts to establish the Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court. He will be sorely missed...Read more
July 26, 2018
Sara Fowler, accounting clerk and current acting assistant clerk, has been selected to serve as Hall County Court Clerk Magistrate in Grand Island, one of Nebraska’s largest county courts. Fowler will begin work as Clerk Magistrate on August 1, 2018. “Sara’s experience with the court, her determination to improve services provided by the Hall County Court, plus her faith in and support for the staff in the Hall County Court make her an excellent choice for clerk magistrate,” according to Trial...Read more
July 25, 2018
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Lindsey Miller-Lerman, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 5th Judicial District (consisting of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York Counties) will hold a public hearing in the District Court Courtroom, Saunders County Law Enforcement and Judicial Center, 387 N. Chestnut St., Wahoo, Nebraska, beginning at 1:30 p.m., on September 12, 2018. The primary place of office for the...Read more
July 23, 2018
In honor of Constitution Day, the Nebraska Court of Appeals will be in session on the campus of York College in York, Nebraska, on September 13, 2018. The Court of Appeals will divide into its customary two panels with three judges each to hold arguments at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center, 1026 10th Street, York, Nebraska. Judge Lawrence Welch, Jr., who is from the Appellate Court’s 5 th District, will preside over the morning panel and Judge David...Read more

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