Media Releases

Media Releases

November 19, 2020
MEDIA ADVISORY: Lancaster County Veteran’s Treatment Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: The Lancaster County Veteran’s Treatment Court team is pleased to announce that another veteran’s court participant has successfully completed the Veteran’s Treatment Court Program. This is a great accomplishment for the graduate, and he has worked very hard to reach graduation. Please join us in celebrating this outstanding achievement. WHO: Judge Robert Otte, presiding over the graduation Judge John...Read more
November 19, 2020
MEDIA ADVISORY: Dodge County Drug Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: The Dodge County Drug Court team is pleased to announce that another drug court participant has successfully completed the Adult Drug Court Program. This is a great accomplishment for the graduate, and he has worked very hard to reach graduation. Please join us in celebrating this outstanding achievement. WHO: Judge Geoffrey C. Hall WHEN: December 1, 2020, at 3:00 p.m., Graduation celebration to follow WHERE: District...Read more
November 18, 2020
Merrick County Court Clerk Magistrate Beth Pullen, Central City, submitted her notice of retirement effective December 31, 2020. Pullen has over 40 years of service with the Judicial Branch. Pullen began her career in Merrick County in October of 1978, was promoted to Assistant Clerk in 1986, and Clerk Magistrate on November 1, 1994. In 2016 Pullen was named ‘Employee of the Year’ through the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation for her forward-thinking and effective use of...Read more
November 17, 2020
On December 10, 2020, at 1 p.m., central time, the Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public meeting to take up the following matters: ANNUAL MEETING: The Judicial Resources Commission will hold its annual meeting pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1205 to determine whether (1) a new judgeship is appropriate in any judicial district or a reduction in judgeships is appropriate in any judicial district, or (2) the judicial district boundaries or the number of judicial districts should be...Read more
November 10, 2020
Judges Stephen R. Illingworth of the 10th Judicial District and Ryan C. Carson of the 9th Judicial District, announce the development of the Central Nebraska Veterans Treatment Court. The new problem-solving court will serve veterans from Adams, Buffalo, and Hall Counties. Illingworth and Carson will serve as the presiding judges of the Court, which will include a court coordinator, probation officer, county attorney, defense attorney, treatment providers, veterans justice officer, and law...Read more
Covid Order
November 6, 2020
Below is the Administrative Order signed November 6, 2020, by Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican regarding Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 Disease. Orders of the Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court 11.6.20 - Administrative Order Regarding Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 Disease 6.30.20 - Administrative Order Regarding Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19 Disease 5.28.20 - Administrative Order Regarding Senior Law Students; Limited Practice of Law 5.7.20 - Administrative Order...Read more
November 4, 2020
Judge of the District Court, 4th Judicial District, James T. Gleason, is retiring January 31, 2021. In his letter to the Governor and the Chief Justice, Gleason wrote, “It has been a signal honor for me to serve the people of the State of Nebraska for the last eighteen years. Retiring will be one of those bittersweet moments we all encounter.” He continued, “I have been honored to serve with wonderful and talented fellow judges all over our state. I have also been privileged to have worked with...Read more
November 4, 2020
Kristina Sehi began her duties as Clerk Magistrate of the Pierce County Court on November 1, 2020. In Madison, Leah Buhrman took the office of Clerk Magistrate on November 4, 2020. Both courts are in the 7th Judicial District, which also includes Antelope, Cuming, Knox, Stanton, & Wayne counties. Sehi replaces Clerk Magistrate Debra Theisen, who retired after 39 years of service to Pierce County Court. Buhrman assumed the position vacated by retiring Madison County Court Clerk Magistrate...Read more
October 30, 2020
Throughout November, Nebraska state trial courts ask court customers and visitors to participate in a survey which is found either online or in the courthouse. The survey, designed by the National Center for State Courts, asks about individual experiences while in courthouses across the state. It is designed to measure opinions on the courts’ accessibility and fairness from the perspective of all court users (including litigants, witnesses, jurors, attorneys, court observers, and those who come...Read more
Minardi addresses new officers
October 28, 2020
State Probation Administrator Deborah Minardi addressed 71 new probation officers, their families, and fellow probation employees via Webex on October 27, 2020, during a virtual swearing-in ceremony. Minardi noted that probation’s work is both complex and dynamic and presents a multitude of challenges on any given day. In Nebraska, there are over 14,000 adults, and over 2,000 juveniles under probation supervision. Chief Justice Heavican administered the virtual oath asking officers to raise...Read more

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