Media Releases

Media Releases

October 6, 2016
LINCOLN – Thomas W. Fox, Lisa D. Martin-Price, both of Lincoln; William J. Birkel, Dirk V. Block, Matthew J. Buckley, Jennifer S. Caswell, all of Omaha, have submitted applications for appointment as Workers’ Compensation Court Judge. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Laureen K. Van Norman, effective January 5, 2017. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in the Supreme Court Courtroom, Room 2200, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska, beginning at...Read more
October 6, 2016
Reporters: The Judicial Nominating Commission for Workers’ Compensation Court 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
October 5, 2016
The Douglas County District Court has announced the establishment of the first Veterans Treatment Court in the State of Nebraska. A formal ceremony will take place on Friday, November 4, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. in the Legislative Chamber of the Omaha/Douglas Civic Center, 1819 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska. Then Honorable W. Mark Ashford will preside. The Veterans Treatment Court is a judicially supervised court designed to hold responsible and address the unique needs of military veterans who...Read more
September 21, 2016
The Nebraska Court of Appeals will be in session on the campus of Doane University in Crete on October 12, 2016. The Court of Appeals will divide into their customary two panels with three judges each to hold arguments at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in Doane’s Heckman Auditorium. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Frankie Moore said, “The Nebraska Court of Appeals judges welcome this opportunity to visit Doane University and residents of the Crete, Nebraska area. The invitation to hold our court...Read more
September 20, 2016
As part of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s ongoing outreach and education efforts, Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments in the Johnny Carson Theatre on Norfolk High School campus on October 7, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. "Hosting the Nebraska Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Johnny Carson Theater at Norfolk High School is an honor. We appreciate the Justices' commitment to providing our students and area students with the opportunity to experience our judicial system in action,” said...Read more
September 16, 2016
LINCOLN – Nebraska Court of Appeals Judge, John F. Irwin, has announced his intention to retire on November 1, 2016. In his letter of retirement to the Governor, Irwin noted, “I have enjoyed my 24 years on the court immensely and have had great satisfaction in taking on the challenges given to me as one of the original members of the Court of Appeals.” Irwin was appointed in 1991 by then-Governor Ben Nelson when the Court of Appeals was first formed. He served as Chief Judge of the court from...Read more
September 16, 2016
The Nebraska State Bar Commission has received the Supreme Court’s approval of its recommendation for the following individuals to be admitted to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska, having fulfilled all of the requirements under Rule §3-117 for admission by examination. The swearing in ceremony will take place September 29, 2016, at 10:00am in the Rotunda of the State Capitol building. For a complete list of the individuals who were approved by the Court, click here.Read more
September 16, 2016
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Lindsey Miller-Lerman, the Judicial Nominating Commission for Court of Appeals Judge in the 4th Judicial District (consisting of portions of Douglas and Sarpy Counties) will hold a public hearing in the Sarpy County Boardroom, 1210 Golden Gate Drive (2nd floor, east side of Administration Wing) in Papillion, Nebraska, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications...Read more
September 13, 2016
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice John F. Wright, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court will hold a public hearing in the Supreme Court Courtroom, Room 2200, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to...Read more
August 26, 2016
LINCOLN – Julie E. Bear, Plattsmouth; Nathan B. Cox, Plattsmouth; Jennifer A. Huxoll, Palmyra; David J. Partsch, Nebraska City; Paul A. Payne, Dodge; Michael A. Smith, Springfield; and Margaret M. Zarbano, Omaha, have submitted applications for appointment as District Judge in the 2nd Judicial District consisting of Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the appointment of Judge Jeffrey J...Read more

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