Media Releases

Media Releases

March 18, 2022
Lancaster County’s Safe and Healthy Families Court has been formally established as a Problem-Solving Court within the Nebraska judicial system by the State Supreme Court. The Safe and Healthy Families Court , spearheaded by Separate Juvenile Court Judge Elise White, is the state’s first domestic violence-centered child welfare problem-solving court. The Court seeks to improve child safety through using a domestic violence-informed approach to child welfare cases where domestic violence between...Read more
March 18, 2022
Judge of the County Court, First Judicial District, Curtis L. Maschman, is retiring effective May 31, 2022. Judge Maschman will have served 30 years as a judge in Nebraska. In his letter to the Governor and the Chief Justice, Maschman recounted his appointment to the bench noting, “I owe a debt of gratitude to many who aided and supported me in my judicial career, in particular the staff of the courts in which I served. I will miss the daily contact with the attorneys who practice in southeast...Read more
March 17, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Douglas County Veteran’s Treatment Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: The Douglas County Veteran’s Treatment Court team is pleased to announce another Veteran’s Treatment Court graduation. This is a great accomplishment for the graduates. Please join us in celebrating this outstanding achievement. WHO: Judge Horacio Wheelock, presiding over graduation Sandra Fuller, graduate, and guest speaker WHEN: Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Omaha-Douglas Civic Center...Read more
March 16, 2022
LINCOLN – David J. A. Bargen, Adams; Zachary L. Blackman, Lincoln; and Shaylene M. Smith, Crete, have submitted applications for appointment as District Court Judge in the 1st Judicial District consisting of Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Saline County, Wilber, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Vicky L. Johnson. The public hearing of the Judicial...Read more
March 11, 2022
In Nebraska’s 8th Judicial District, judges have chosen a new clerk magistrate for Greeley County. Michelle Soto will serve the county court as clerk magistrate and the district court as the ex officio Clerk of the District Court beginning March 21, 2022. Noting the county and district court responsibilities, Trial Court Services Director Sheryl Connolly remarked, “Greeley County is among pioneering counties which have initiated the transfer of the ex officio duties of the clerk of the district...Read more
March 9, 2022
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 three (3) Veteran's Court participants have successfully completed the Veteran’s Treatment Court Program. This is a great accomplishment for the graduates. Please join us in celebrating this outstanding achievement. WHO: Judge Robert Otte, presiding over graduation Judge John Colborn, Retired Burdette Burkhard, Veteran Mentor...Read more
March 9, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: The 5 th Judicial District Problem-Solving Court in York County will be holding a graduation ceremony and celebration at the York County Courthouse to honor Seth Sulzle, who will be graduating from the problem-solving court program. WHO: Honorable James C. Stecker will preside over the graduation. WHEN: March 14, 2022 3:00 p.m. WHERE: York County Courthouse, District Courtroom 50 Lincoln Avenue York, NE 68467 WHY: For...Read more
March 9, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: The Hall County Reentry Court is pleased to announce their March 2022 Problem-Solving Court graduation and celebration. We are proud to be able to honor the graduates through this demonstration of achievement, and we welcome you to be a part of this celebration. WHO: Judge Andrew Butler, Host WHEN: Thursday, March 10, 2022 9:30 a.m. WHERE: Hall County District Court Courtroom #1 111 W. 1 st Street Grand Island, Nebraska WHY...Read more
March 9, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: The Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court is pleased to announce that three (3) participants have successfully completed the Adult Drug Court Program. We are proud to honor the Adult Drug Court graduates through this demonstration of achievement, and we welcome you to be part of this celebration. WHO: Judge Rick Schreiner , Host WHEN: Monday, March 14, 2022 4:30 PM WHERE: Saline County District Courtroom 204 South High Street...Read more
March 9, 2022
As part of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s ongoing outreach and education efforts, Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments at Bellevue West High School auditorium on the afternoon of March 30, 2022. The visit marks the first time that the Supreme Court has held arguments in the city of Bellevue. The visit is part of a continuing effort by the Nebraska Supreme Court and the legal community to raise awareness of court processes and the importance of civics education to American society...Read more

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