Media Releases

Media Releases

July 14, 2016
Where: Keith County District Court Courtroom When: July 19, 2016 - 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. (MDT) Who: •Chief Justice Mike Heavican •Judge Edward Steenburg, County Court •State Court Administrator Corey Steel •Deputy Court Administrator for Information Technology Jennifer Rasmussen What: Chief Justice Mike Heavican will travel to the county court in Ogallala to view the nearly paperless courtroom of Judge Edward Steenburg You are invited to join Chief Justice Mike Heavican and Judge Edward Steenburg...Read more
July 14, 2016
Where: Buffalo County Courthouse, Kearney, Nebraska When: July 18, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CST) Who: •Chief Justice Mike Heavican •District Court Judge John Marsh •Clerk of the District Court Sharon Mauler •Local Judges and Staff of the Administrative Office of the Courts What: Chief Justice Mike Heavican will travel to the Judicial Center in Kearney to welcome new District Court Judge John Marsh to the Judicial Branch You are invited to join Chief Justice Mike Heavican in welcoming Hon...Read more
July 14, 2016
Where: North Platte Probation Reporting Center When: July 18, 2016 - 3:00 p.m. (CST) for Welcoming Remarks, Tours from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Who: •Chief Justice Mike Heavican •State Court Administrator Corey Steel •Deputy Probation Administrator Steve Rowoldt •Chief Deputy Probation Officer Maria Easterday •Probation Reporting Center Coordinator Kurt Stevens •Probation Reporting Center Supervisor Brian Flanders What: Chief Justice Mike Heavican will travel to the North Platte Probation Reporting...Read more
July 13, 2016
LINCOLN – Nicholas E. Freeman, Robert S. Lannin, and Kevin R. McManaman, all of Lincoln, have submitted applications for appointment as District Judge in the Third Judicial District (Lancaster County). The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Steven D. Burns. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in the Supreme Court Courtroom, Room 2200, State Capitol Building,...Read more
June 21, 2016
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice William B. Cassel, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District 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 Thursday, August 4, 2016. 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
June 6, 2016
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public meeting pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1204 to determine, based on the judicial workload statistics, whether a judicial vacancy exists in the office of district court of the Third Judicial District, due to the retirement of the Honorable Steven D. Burns, effective May 31, 2016, and make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to the primary place of office of said vacancy. The public meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 20, 2016, at 10:00...Read more
May 25, 2016
Kearney – Serving youth and families involved in the juvenile justice system better is the goal of a collaboration by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Administrative Office of Probation, said two presenters last week at the Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association Conference in Kearney. Lindy Bryceson, Children and Family Services (CFS) field operation administrator at DHHS, and Kari Rumbaugh, Probation assistant deputy administrator, explained their specific roles in...Read more
May 12, 2016
LINCOLN – David J. A. Bargen, Adams; Daniel E. Bryan, Auburn; Michael P. Burns, Sutton; Jeffrey J. Funke, Nebraska City; Michael E. Sullivan, Hastings; Bradley J. White, Omaha; and Mark J. Young, Grand Island, have submitted applications for appointment as Supreme Court Judge in the 5th Judicial District. The vacancy is due to retirement of Judge William M. Connolly. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in the District Courtroom at the York County Courthouse,...Read more
May 6, 2016
LINCOLN – Elizabeth D. Elliott, Firth; Thomas J. Klein, Wahoo; Louie M. Ligouri, Auburn; Ricky A. Schreiner, Cortland; Richard R. Smith, Cook; and Shaylene M. Smith, Crete, have submitted applications for appointment as District Judge in the 1st Judicial District consisting of Clay, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to...Read more
April 25, 2016
Each May, the Nebraska State Bar Foundation and the Nebraska Judicial Branch partner to host a celebratory Law Day Community Luncheon. This year’s celebration will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016, with the Platte County Bar Association in Columbus. Chief Justice Mike Heavican will be a guest speaker at the event, and local Bar Association President Clark Grant will serve as master of ceremonies. The annual Law Day luncheon has two objectives: first, to honor civic-minded students through...Read more

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