Media Releases

Media Releases

January 8, 2020
Chief Justice Mike Heavican will give his annual State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2020, in the Legislative Chamber. Nebraska Educational Television will air the speech on NET2 as part of its regular legislative coverage which can be viewed online at: www.netnebraska.org/publicmedia/capitol.html (link will appear as: Unicameral: Legislative Session). Chief Justice Heavican gives the State of the Judiciary address at the invitation of the...Read more
January 3, 2020
A three-judge sentencing panel for State of Nebraska v. Aubrey Trial , CR 18-37, in the District Court for Saline County has been named. Presiding Judge Vicky Johnson requested the Chief Justice appoint two judges as panel members, in accordance with Nebraska statute. The judges, Julie D. Smith and Michael A. Smith were randomly selected from a statewide list of judges. Johnson will serve as the presiding judge. Generally, hearings of the three judge panels occur in the same location as the...Read more
December 16, 2019
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey J. Funke, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 6th Judicial District (consisting of Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston and Washington Counties) will hold a public hearing in the Washington County Courthouse, 1555 Colfax Street, district courtroom, Blair, Nebraska, beginning 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill...Read more
December 16, 2019
The Nebraska Supreme Court has set its 2020 winter and spring calendar of traveling arguments. Travel sessions are scheduled: February 6, 2020: University of Nebraska College of Law in Lincoln March 5, 2020: Creighton University School of Law followed by Omaha Northwest High School – National Judicial Outreach Week session May 4, 2020: McCook High School in McCook – Law Day session For the past 35 years, the justices of the Nebraska Supreme Court have traveled to each of Nebraska’s law schools...Read more
December 12, 2019
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Jonathan J. Papik, the Judicial Nominating Commission for Separate Juvenile Court Judge in Lancaster County will hold a public hearing in the Supreme Court Courtroom at the Nebraska State Capitol (1445 K Street) in Lincoln, Nebraska, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill the vacancy in the office of Juvenile Court Judge due to the...Read more
December 4, 2019
The Douglas County District Court Adult Drug Court is pleased to announce its 107th Commencement Ceremony for participants in the Adult Drug Court. The ceremony is on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 2:00 P.M. in the Legislative Chamber (LC-4) of the Omaha-Douglas Civic Center, 1819 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska. Five participants will be recognized for their successful completion of the program’s stringent requirements, which include sustained abstinence from the use of controlled substances...Read more
November 25, 2019
On December 10, 2019, at 1 p.m., central time, the Judicial Resources Commission will meet to take up the following matters: 1. 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 changed for the district or...Read more
November 22, 2019
Hastings will celebrate National Adoption Day on Saturday, November 23, at 10:30 a.m.at the Adams County Courthouse, Courtroom A, 4 th and Denver, Hastings, Nebraska. The event is hosted by Judge Michael Burns and will include adoptions, carnival-themed entertainment and activities (food - cake and ice Cream, magic show, balloon making, singing) for children having their adoptions finalized and those that have been adopted in Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Franklin, Harlan, Kearney, Nuckolls, Phelps,...Read more
November 22, 2019
Norfolk will celebrate National Adoption Day on Saturday, November, at the Norfolk YMCA, 301 W. Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, Nebraska, 68701, by invitation only. The event is hosted by Judge Ross Stoffer and will include entertainment and activities (jump house, swimming, laser tag, balloon animals, crafts, meal and short program) for children that have been adopted in Madison, Pierce, Antelope, Cedar, Wayne, Cuming, Stanton and Knox counties over the past year and their forever families. This...Read more
November 22, 2019
Shelton Nebraska will celebrate National Adoption Day on Saturday, November. The event is hosted by Judge Al Corey and celebrates approximately 60 adoptions that occurred over the past year in in the Central Service Area. It will include carnival-themed entertainment and activities for children and their forever families. This annual one-day event has made the dreams of thousands of children come true by working with policymakers, practitioners, and advocates to finalize adoptions, and create...Read more

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