Media Releases

Media Releases

July 7, 2022
Cindy Cich, Clerk Magistrate in Otoe County Court, has been selected to serve as Cass County Court Clerk Magistrate in Plattsmouth. Cich will begin in Cass County on July 11, 2022, and will continue as clerk magistrate in Otoe County until that position is filled. “Cindy has been clerk magistrate in Otoe County Court for eight years and brings that knowledge to her court in Cass County. Her experience is invaluable in handling the demanding and complex work of the courts,” according to Trial...Read more
July 7, 2022
LINCOLN – Colleen M. Dostal, Lisa M. Gonzalez, Sarah M. Moore, Patrick R. Runge, all of Omaha; Sarah M. Sutter and Jennifer A. Thompson, both 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 Robert B. O’Neal. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in the Sarpy County...Read more
June 29, 2022
LINCOLN – Angelo M. Ligouri, Auburn; Diane L. Merwin, Humboldt; 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 office location for such judicial vacancy will be either Richardson County, Nemaha County, or Pawnee County, Nebraska, to be determined by the Nebraska Supreme Court after consultation with the judge...Read more
June 29, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AMENDED NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LINCOLN – Shane M. Cochran, Kearney; Chawnta M. Durham, Joel B. Jay, Michael L. Nozicka, and Cindy R. Volkmer, all of North Platte, have submitted applications for appointment as District Court Judge in the 11th Judicial District consisting of Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas counties. The primary place of office for the...Read more
June 29, 2022
LINCOLN – Timothy P. Matas, Jose L. Rodriguez, both of Columbus; Thomas J. Klein, Wahoo; and Denise J. Kracl, Schuyler, have submitted applications for appointment as County Court Judge in the 5th Judicial District consisting of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Frank J. Skorupa. The public...Read more
June 28, 2022
LINCOLN – Shane M. Cochran, Kearney; Chawnta M. Durham, Joel B. Jay, Michael L. Nozicka, and Cindy R. Volkmer, all of North Platte, have submitted applications for appointment as District Court Judge in the 11th Judicial District consisting of Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska...Read more
June 24, 2022
Chad Cornelius, Chief Information Officer of the Colorado Judicial Branch, has been named Nebraska Judicial Branch Chief Information Officer, effective June 20, 2022. Cornelius will be responsible for the overall vision, mission, goals, and objectives for information technology and network systems for the state’s Judicial Branch. The Information Technology Division is responsible for the technological support of the Branch, in addition to application development for court and probation case...Read more
June 23, 2022
The Supreme Court will hold a proclamation ceremony announcing Nebraska Probation Supervision Week on behalf of the State Judicial Branch on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. The ceremony will be streamed live from the courtroom in the State Capitol. Recognizing that July 17-23, 2022, is nationally identified as Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week, Justice Jeffrey Funke will host the Court’s ceremony announcing the recognition of Nebraska’s probation system, urging all...Read more
June 22, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY The Nebraska Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts has invited Native American communities to share their thoughts and concerns about the court system in Nebraska at two public engagement sessions (dates and times below). WHO: The Nebraska Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts with facilitator Judge William Thorne, Jr. (Ret.) of the Pomo Tribe. WHAT: Nebraska Tribal, State, and Federal Courts engagement with Native American community members. WHEN: August 15,...Read more
June 21, 2022
A special session of the Supreme Court will be held honoring former Chief Justice C. Thomas White Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the Nebraska Supreme Court Chamber of the State Capitol. Justice White died on December 11, 2020, at the age of 92. In 1965, C. Thomas White was appointed to the Nebraska District Court in Columbus, NE. In 1976, he was appointed to the Nebraska Supreme Court and sat as a judge on that court until 1994. At that time, he was appointed Chief Justice of the...Read more

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