Media Releases

Media Releases

March 18, 2021
WHAT: The North Central Problem-Solving Court team would like to announce a graduation ceremony. WHO: Judge Kale Burdick, Host Judge for the North Central Problem-Solving Court WHEN: Monday, March 22, 2021, 9:00 a.m. WHERE: Holt County Courthouse - County Courtroom 204 North 4 th St., O’Neill, NE 68763 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...Read more
March 15, 2021
Judge of the Douglas County District Court, Gregory M. Schatz, is retiring effective July 1, 2021; he served as district judge in the 4 th Judicial District (Omaha) for over 20 years. In his announcement letter to the Governor, Schatz noted, “It has been a distinct privilege and honor to serve as a district court judge since my appointment in December 2000.” Schatz served as judge for the Douglas County Adult Drug Court and on numerous judicial committees for the Nebraska District Judges...Read more
March 11, 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: The North Central Problem-Solving Court team would like to announce the graduation of a recent participant. WHO: Judge Tami Schendt, Host Judge for the North Central Problem-Solving Court WHEN: Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. WHERE: Custer County Courtroom Custer County Justice Center 604 Heritage Drive, Broken Bow, NE 6882 WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment,...Read more
March 4, 2021
LINCOLN – Elizabeth A. Beninato, Makayla S. Danner, Todd O. Engleman, Brandie M. Fowler, Patrick R. Guinan, Thomas K. Harmon, Jeffrey J. Lux, Korey T. Taylor, all of Omaha; Tressa M. Alioth, Bennington; and Molly B. Keane, Elkhorn, have submitted applications for appointment as District Court Judge in the 4th Judicial District consisting of Douglas County. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancies is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. The vacancies are due to the retirements of Judge...Read more
March 1, 2021
For guardians and conservators who prefer Spanish-language instruction, the Nebraska Office of Public Guardian has developed a Spanish version of Nebraska’s mandatory education course. Guardian & Conservator Education is a court-ordered course for all individuals in the process of becoming guardians or conservators for vulnerable adults or children. The course helps people learn to navigate guardianship and conservatorship, both in the courts and at home. Participants learn how to fill-out...Read more
February 16, 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 via WebEx at the Douglas County District Court, Courtroom #507, 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2021. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the commission will receive...Read more
February 4, 2021
Judges in Nebraska’s 8th Judicial District have chosen a new clerk magistrate for Greeley County. Lisa Bower will serve county court as Clerk Magistrate and district court as the ex officio Clerk of the District Court beginning February 8, 2021. Noting the county and district court responsibilities, Trial Court Services Director Sheryl Connolly remarked, “Greeley County requested transfer of the ex officio duties of the clerk of district court to the county court clerk magistrate to improve...Read more
February 3, 2021
Maria (Mary) Segura-Rodriguez has been selected to serve as Merrick County Clerk Magistrate in Central City, Nebraska. Rodriguez will join the branch on February 16, 2021. County Court Clerk Magistrates work under the general direction of the presiding county judge supervising, assigning, and directing the work of all staff within the county court. The position carries a high level of responsibility for the people, paperwork, and records of the court. Rodriguez will be responsible to ensure the...Read more
January 22, 2021
AMENDED: Please note new graduation date 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, as he has worked very hard to reach graduation. Please join us in celebrating this outstanding achievement. WHO: Judge Geoffrey C. Hall WHEN: February 2, 2021, at 3:45 p.m., Graduation celebration to follow. WHERE: District Court Courtroom of the Dodge...Read more
January 20, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AMENDED NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LINCOLN – Amanda D. Fanning (Spracklen-Hogan), Jeffrey A. Gaertig, Lee M. Timan, all of Beatrice; and Richard R. Smith, Cook, have submitted applications for appointment as County Court Judge in the 1st Judicial District consisting of Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, 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 the retirement...Read more

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