Media Releases

Media Releases

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
May 3, 2021
Nebraska Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican will hold a proclamation signing ceremony announcing Nebraska Problem-Solving Court Month on behalf of the State Judicial Branch on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony will be streamed live from the State Capitol out of respect for social distancing. The month of May is nationally identified as Drug Court Month. With the diverse programming offered through Nebraska courts, it is appropriate to recognize the efforts of all of Nebraska’s...Read more
April 26, 2021
Judge of the Sarpy County Separate Juvenile Court, Lawrence D. Gendler, is retiring effective May 31, 2021, after over 28 years of service. In his announcement letter to the Governor, Gendler noted that he is beyond grateful for the opportunities provided to him by so many individuals, including former bosses, former Governor Ben Nelson, Gendler’s colleagues, the practicing bar, probation officers, social services caseworkers, and sheriff’s deputies with courthouse security. He took particular...Read more
April 22, 2021
May Drug Court Graduation MEDIA ADVISORY: Dodge County Drug Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: The Dodge County Drug Court team would like to announce one of our participants' graduation. This is a great accomplishment for our graduate, who has worked very hard to reach graduation. We are proud to honor the Adult Drug Court graduate through this demonstration of achievement, and we welcome you to be part of this celebration. WHO: Judge Geoffrey C. Hall WHEN: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:45 p.m...Read more
April 22, 2021
Spring’s Newest Graduates! MEDIA ADVISORY: North Central Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: The North Central Problem-Solving Court team would like to announce the graduation of two recent participants. These graduates have worked very hard to reach graduation status, and we are proud to honor them by acknowledging their achievements. Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates. WHO: Judge Mark Kozisek WHEN: Monday, April 26, 2021 9:00 a.m. WHERE: Holt...Read more
April 22, 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY: Hall County Reentry Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: The Hall County Reentry Court team announces the April 2021 Problem-Solving Court graduation and celebration. Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of graduates by acknowledging their achievements and hard work. WHO: Judge Andrew Butler WHEN: Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:30 a.m. WHERE: Hall County District Court Courtroom #1 111 W. 1 st Street Grand Island, NE 68801 WHY: For problem-solving court graduates,...Read more
April 9, 2021
Angela Holtmeier, legal assistant for Murray Law, PC LLO in Hebron, Nebraska, has been selected to serve as Thayer County Court Clerk Magistrate in Hebron. Holtmeier will begin work as Clerk Magistrate for the first judicial district on April 19, 2021. “Angela’s education and broad experience working with the courts and court processes have prepared her to take on the clerk magistrate position in Thayer County Court,” according to Trial Court Services Director Sheryl Connolly. County Court...Read more
April 8, 2021
The Nebraska State Bar Commission has received the Supreme Court’s approval of its recommendation for admission to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska for those having fulfilled all of the requirements under Rule § 3-117 for admission. A swearing-in ceremony took place on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. using WebEx video conferencing technology. The following list of individuals participated in the ceremony. Jacob Michael Bartels Bliss Raquel Elana Boton Benjamin Lee Bramblett...Read more
March 19, 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: The Douglas County Young Adult Court team would like to announce a graduation ceremony for four graduates. WHO: Judge Shelly Stratman, Host Judge for the Young Adult Court WHEN: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 9:00 a.m. WHERE: Douglas County Criminal Justice Center 1701 Farnam Street, 3rd Floor Omaha, NE WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision...Read more

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