Media Releases

Media Releases

February 7, 2018
The 5th Judicial District Problem-Solving Court serving York County will hold its graduation ceremony and celebration on February 12, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the York County District Courtroom, 510 N Lincoln Ave., York, Nebraska. For Drug Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Problem-Solving Court Judge James Stecker will host the ceremony and will deliver the keynote...Read more
January 25, 2018
NOTE: Graduation Date Changed Due to Inclement Weather . Ceremony and celebration on January 29, 2018, at 3:00 p.m . in the Washington County District Courtroom, 1555 Colfax Street, Blair, Nebraska. https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/third-commencement-ceremony-washington-county-adult-drug-court-january-22-2018Read more
January 24, 2018
LINCOLN – On January 23, 2018, Justice Max J. Kelch resigned his position with the Nebraska Supreme Court effective February 15, 2018. According to Supreme Court Justice Lindsey Miller-Lerman, the Judicial Nominating Commission for Supreme Court Judge in the 4th Judicial District (consisting of portions of Douglas and Sarpy Counties) will hold a public hearing in in the Sarpy County Boardroom, 1210 Golden Gate Drive (2nd floor, east side of Administration Wing) in Papillion, Nebraska, beginning...Read more
January 22, 2018
The 5th Judicial District Problem-Solving Court serving Hamilton and Merrick Counties will hold its graduation ceremony and celebration on January 31, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in the Merrick County District Courtroom, 1510 18th Street, Central City, Nebraska. For Drug Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Problem-Solving Court Judge Rachel Daugherty will host the ceremony and...Read more
January 19, 2018
Marie Wiechman, State Librarian, will retire January 31, 2018, after over 28 years of service with the State Library. She joined the Judicial Branch on November 1, 1989, following 10 years with the University of Nebraska Law Library as Circulation Supervisor. Before her work at the Law College she worked three years at the Love Library on UNL’s main campus. According to Chief Justice Mike Heavican, “Wiechman has accomplished a great deal during her time with the Judicial Branch -- her greatest...Read more
January 18, 2018
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. central time, to determine whether a judicial vacancy exists in the office of the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County due to the retirement of Judge Wadie Thomas, Jr. effective January 31, 2018, and if so to make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to the primary place of office of said vacancy. Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1204 (Reissue 2016), the public hearing will be...Read more
January 16, 2018
The Washington County Adult Drug Court will hold its graduation ceremony and celebration on January 22, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in the Washington County District Courtroom, 1555 Colfax Street, Blair, Nebraska. For Drug Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Adult Drug Court Judge John Samson, District Court will host the ceremony and will deliver the keynote address. Drug Court...Read more
January 8, 2018
Chief Justice Mike Heavican will give his 11th annual State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018, in the Legislative Chamber. NET Television will air the speech on NET2 as part of its regular legislative coverage which can be viewed online at NET's website: www.netnebraska.org/publicmedia/capitol.html (link will appear as: Unicameral: Legislative Session ). Before the end of January, the State of the Judiciary will be archived and available...Read more
January 5, 2018
The Probation Juvenile Services Division’s Detailed Analysis for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 report has been published to the Judicial Branch Website and is available to the public. The Nebraska Juvenile Probation System strives to provide a balanced approached to justice. While juvenile probation officers have a primary responsibility to hold youth accountable and enforce orders of the court, their overarching goal is to facilitate youth rehabilitation. Long-term public safety is more readily...Read more
January 3, 2018
Linda Mitchell, Neligh, has been selected to serve as Antelope County Clerk Magistrate. She began her duties on January 2, 2018, replacing retired Clerk Magistrate Barb Finn. Mitchell began working with the county court system on March 1, 1985, as a Court Stenographer. On February 1, 1999, she was promoted to the Assistant Clerk of the Antelope County Court. Since 2007, she has also served as the statewide transcription coordinator, arranging court reporters to type transcripts and bills of...Read more

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