Media Releases

Media Releases

May 9, 2022
Clean-up of Highway 133 is scheduled by Washington County Drug Court to celebrate the designation of May as Problem-Solving Month in Nebraska. Judge John Samson and Drug Court Coordinator Brandon Jerred are planning the event on May 23 at 9:00 am. Drug Court participants and Drug Court Team Members will participate in the clean-up event. The Clean-up event will take place along Highway 133 between mile markers 11-13. The month of May is nationally identified as Drug Court Month. With the...Read more
May 9, 2022
The North Central Problem-Solving Court will celebrate Problem-Solving Court Month by taking participants bowling. Judge Tami Schendt and Drug Court Coordinator Doug Stanton are planning the event on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 7 PM. Participants, their families, and individuals who support the participants will attend. Activities will be held at Pleasure Lanes 723 E South E St. in Broken Bow, Nebraska 68822 The month of May is nationally identified as Drug Court Month. With the diverse...Read more
May 9, 2022
Veteran Mentor Swearing-in is scheduled by the Central Nebraska Veterans Treatment Court to celebrate the designation of May as Problem-Solving Court Month in Nebraska. Judge Ryan Carson and Veterans Treatment Court Coordinator Angela Smith are planning the celebration on May 18, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. the Central Nebraska Veterans Treatment Court Mentors, Participants and staff will participate in the event. Activities will be held at the Hall County Court House, District Courtroom #1, located at...Read more
April 27, 2022
Nebraska District Court Judge Geoffrey C. Hall of Fremont, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on April 27, 2022. Hall heard arguments in the case of Kingery Construction Co. v. 6135 “O” Street Car Wash, LLC (S-21-797). Kingery Construction Co. and 6135 “O” Street Car Wash entered into a contract in which the companies agreed to binding arbitration as the sole means of dispute resolution. When Kingery Construction Co. filed suit alleging breach of contract against 6135...Read more
April 26, 2022
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice John R. Freudenberg, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Court in the 4 th Judicial District (consisting of Douglas County) will hold a public hearing in the Douglas County District Court, Courtroom #507, 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2022. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill the vacancy created by amendments to Neb. Rev...Read more
April 26, 2022
Judge of the Separate Juvenile Court, Robert O’Neal, is retiring effective May 31, 2022. O’Neal served as Juvenile Court judge in Papillion since 1996. He also served as the Judge of the Sarpy County Family Drug Court since 2015, Judge of Otoe County juvenile matters since 2009, and Judge of the Sarpy County Juvenile Drug Court since 2006. In his announcement letter to the Governor, O’Neal noted, “It has been my great honor and privilege to serve the children and families of Sarpy and Otoe...Read more
April 26, 2022
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. A swearing-in ceremony took place on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the Lied Center in Lincoln, NE. The following list of individuals participated in the ceremony. Mason Thomas Brown Stevie Layne Chesterman Connor James Coughlin Sarah K. Dagel...Read more
April 25, 2022
Judge of the District Court, Richard Birch, is retiring effective May 31, 2022. Birch served as District Court judge in North Platte since 2011. In his announcement letter to the Governor, Birch noted, “It has been a privilege serving the citizens of the State of Nebraska and serving in the 11 th Judicial District.” He continued, “I want to thank Governor Heineman for entrusting this position to me. I would also like to thank each of the Clerks of the District Courts and their staff for the...Read more
Douglas County District Court Training
April 25, 2022
Judges Horacio Wheelock, Shelly Stratman, and Todd Engleman will discuss Omaha’s Problem-Solving Courts during a community information session on Thursday, May 5, 2022, from Noon to 1:00 PM at the Douglas County Courthouse in room LEC-4. Judges will share an insider’s view of the Douglas County Veteran’s Treatment Court, Young Adult Courts, and Douglas County Drug Court. The information session is held in conjunction with the celebration of May as Problem-Solving Month in Nebraska. Nationally,...Read more
April 19, 2022
"As many have noted, Brad was a problem-solver, determined to do what was right for his city, his state, and his country. There was no cause he was more dedicated to, or problem he wished to solve more, than those in the juvenile justice system. Until his dying day, Brad was trying to find ways to make our juvenile justice system better. On behalf of Nebraska’s court system, I thank Brad for his tireless work for young Nebraskans needing help. His work and his ideas were transformative to our...Read more

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