Media Releases

Media Releases

April 25, 2019
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 by examination. A swearing-in ceremony took place April 25th at 2:30 p.m. in the Warner Chamber of the State Capitol building with the following list of individuals as participating in the ceremony. Shannon Christine Acton Pierce D. Fiala Elizabeth N...Read more
April 24, 2019
The York County Problem-Solving Court will hold graduation ceremonies on May 13 and June 10, 2019, at 2:15 p.m. in the York District Courtroom, 510 N. Lincoln Avenue, York Nebraska. For Problem-Solving Court graduates, this ceremony marks the completion of an intensive comprehensive drug treatment program that includes close supervision, and full accountability. Presiding James Stecker, York County District Court Judge, will host the ceremony and will deliver the keynote address. Problem-...Read more
April 24, 2019
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the State Capitol Building, Room 1510, Lincoln, Nebraska. The purpose of the hearing is to determine, pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 24-1204 and 1206, whether a judicial vacancy exists in the following location: Office of district court of the 6th Judicial District, due to the resignation of Judge Paul Vaughan effective May 31, 2019, and if so to make a recommendation to the...Read more
April 24, 2019
The Midwest Nebraska Adult Drug Court will hold its graduation ceremony and celebration on May 13, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., in the Dawson County Courthouse, in Lexington, Nebraska. For Drug Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental Health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Midwest Nebraska Adult Drug Court Judge Jim Doyle will host the ceremony and deliver the keynote address. Drug Court is a minimum...Read more
April 24, 2019
Contact: Lorri Montgomery, Director of Communications National Center for State Courts 757-259-1525 lmontgomery@ncsc.org Nebraska Contact: Janet R. Bancroft, Nebraska Supreme Court Public Information Officer 402-471-3205 Janet.bancroft@nebraska.gov National Summit on Pandemic Preparedness May 22 – 24, 2019 University of Nebraska Medical Center Hosted by the Nebraska Judicial Branch Williamsburg, VA, – The nation’s state courts are holding a Summit on Pandemic Preparedness May 22 – 24, 2019, at...Read more
April 9, 2019
In honor of Law Day, Nebraska Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments in the Scottsbluff High School auditorium on April 29, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. This visit marks the first time that the Supreme Court has held court arguments in Scottsbluff. The event 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. “The Justices on the Supreme Court recognize that our laws...Read more
March 21, 2019
Judges in Nebraska’s 12th Judicial District have chosen new clerk magistrates for Garden County and Deuel County. Each will serve the county court as clerk magistrate and as the ex officio clerk of the district court. In celebration of the hiring, Corey Steel remarked, “I am excited to continue the expansion of the blending of court clerks’ offices in locations where the county is agreeable. This type of state-county collaboration is a prime example of state and local government coming together...Read more
March 21, 2019
Reporters: The Judicial Nominating Commission for County Court, 4th Judicial District, is anticipating uploading a media release to the Judicial Branch Website before close of business today. If you are interested in reviewing the information, please check the front page of our website before 5:00 p.m. Central Time: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/ You will receive the same media release through the auto-send feature at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow.Read more
March 21, 2019
LINCOLN – Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Steven J. Twohig, both of Elkhorn; Makayla S. Danner, Todd O. Engleman, Beau G. Finley, and Grant A. Forsberg, all of Omaha, have submitted applications for appointment as County Court Judge in the 4th Judicial District consisting of Douglas County. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the resignation of Lawrence E. Barrett, effective January 31, 2019. The public hearing of the Judicial...Read more
March 18, 2019
As part of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s ongoing outreach and education efforts, Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments at Boys Town High School Music Hall on March 28, 2019, at 1:15 p.m. This marks the first time that the Supreme Court has held arguments on Boys Town's campus. 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. “It is critical...Read more

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