Media Releases

Media Releases

July 13, 2021
LINCOLN – Joseph C. Byam, Jonathon D. Crosby, Lisa M. Gonzalez, Sarah M. Moore, Patrick R. Runge, all of Omaha; Katrine M. Herrboldt, Karen S. Nelson, Sarah M. Sutter, Jennifer A. Thompson, all of Papillion, have submitted applications for appointment as Separate Juvenile Court Judge in Sarpy County. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Papillion, Sarpy County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Lawrence D. Gendler. The public hearing of the Judicial...Read more
July 9, 2021
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice John R. Freudenberg, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District 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 Wednesday, August 18, 2021. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill the vacancy created by amendments to Neb...Read more
Juneteenth announcement
June 17, 2021
Nebraska’s court system, including probation and administrative offices, will remain open on the observation of Juneteenth (June 18, 2021) due to the number of trials, hearings, testing appointments, and other obligations previously scheduled that day. Employees of the Judicial Branch will observe Juneteenth at various times throughout the upcoming year. Under the Chief Justice’s constitutional and statutory authority, Friday, June 18, 2021, will remain a judicial day, and an alternate day of...Read more
June 8, 2021
WHAT: Midwest Nebraska Problem-Solving Court, in Lincoln County, will be holding a graduation ceremony and celebration at the Lincoln County District Court in North Platte to honor three successful graduates from the adult drug court program. The Midwest Nebraska Problem-Solving Court is an Adult Drug Court in Probation District #11. WHO: Honorable Michael E. Piccolo, District Court Judge, will preside over the graduation. WHEN: Friday, June 18, 2021 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Lincoln County District...Read more
June 8, 2021
WHAT: The Dodge County Drug Court team would like to announce the graduation of a participant. WHO: Hon. Geoffrey C. Hall, Host Judge WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 3:45 p.m., following Drug Court WHERE: Dodge County Courthouse District Court Room 428 N. Broad Street Fremont, NE WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Problem-solving...Read more
June 7, 2021
Lancaster County’s Safe and Healthy Families Court’s partnering organizations were awarded a grant by the Woods Charitable Fund to assist in the support and establishment of the state’s first domestic violence-centered child welfare problem-solving court. Spearheaded by Separate Juvenile Court Judge Elise White, the new court is currently in the application process of becoming a Problem-Solving Court within the Nebraska judicial system. The grant funds will be used to improve child safety...Read more
June 7, 2021
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice John R. Freudenberg, the Judicial Nominating Commission for Separate Juvenile Court Judge in Sarpy County will hold a public hearing via WebEx at the Sarpy County Court, Courtroom #4, 1210 Golden Gate Drive, Papillion, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 2, 2021. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Papillion, Sarpy County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the commission will receive information on the qualifications of...Read more
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June 2, 2021
Nebraska Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican will hold a proclamation signing ceremony commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Nebraska’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) on Monday, June 21, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. in the Court of Appeals Courtroom. The ceremony is streamed live from the State Capitol courtroom in order to allow all four initiative sites and the public to view the signing. As the statewide JDAI collaborative co-chairs, State Court Administrator Corey Steel, and State...Read more
May 24, 2021
Chief Justice Michael Heavican and the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation cordially invite you to the Juvenile Justice System Enhancement ~ Nebraska (JJSEN) Virtual Kickoff Event held online at noon (Central Time) on June 21, 2021. June 2021 marks the beginning of JJSEN, a statewide probation initiative . The enhancement is supported by a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, which provides a three-year period to take the work that has happened in...Read more
May 13, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 10 a.m. to determine: Whether a judicial vacancy exists in the Separate Juvenile Court of Sarpy County, due to the retirement of Judge Lawrence D. Gendler effective May 31, 2021. A full meeting agenda is available for public inspection in the Office of the Nebraska State Court Administrator. This public hearing will be conducted in Room 1510 of the State Capitol Building in Lincoln,...Read more

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