Media Releases

Media Releases

April 7, 2017
The Inaugural Ceremony for Nebraska’s newest problem solving court, the Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court, will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the City-County Chambers Room 112 in the City-County Building, 555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln. Actress Melissa Fitzgerald, who presently serves as the national Director of Justice for Vets, will be a keynote speaker at the event. The mission of the Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court is to honor the service of justice-...Read more
March 17, 2017
LINCOLN -- Alfred E. Corey III, Stacie A. Goding, David R. Medlin, all of Grand Island; and Martin R. Klein, Hickman, have submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the 9th Judicial District consisting of Buffalo and Hall counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Philip M. Martin, Jr. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in County Courtroom...Read more
March 16, 2017
Mr. Tim Sprakel, District 4A Probation, has begun his service as Chief Probation Officer in Omaha. His appointment became effective March 1, 2017. The Chief Probation Officer for District 4A manages a staff of 110 employees which includes 65 Probation Officers at four office locations in Omaha. Sprakel began his career with probation in June of 2000 as an Intensive Supervision Probation Officer. In 2005 he was promoted to Intensive Supervision Probation Supervisor and in 2006 was promoted to...Read more
March 14, 2017
LINCOLN – Nathan B. Cox, Plattsmouth; Erin Ebeler Rolf, Eagle; Louie M. Ligouri, Auburn; David J. Partsch, Nebraska City; Paul A. Payne, Dodge; and Julie D. Smith, Cook, have submitted applications for appointment as District Judge in the 1st Judicial District consisting of Clay, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, and Thayer counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska, or another site within the...Read more
March 3, 2017
LINCOLN -- Steven M. Delaney, Bellevue; PaTricia A. Freeman, Papillion; and Stefanie A. Martinez, Papillion, have submitted applications for appointment as District Judge in the 2nd Judicial District consisting of Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Papillion, Sarpy County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the appointment of Judge David K. Arterburn to the Court of Appeals bench. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be...Read more
March 2, 2017
LINCOLN – William J. Acosta-Trejo, Beau G. Finley, John J. Kohl, Jeffrey T. Palzer, Stephanie S. Shearer, and Steven J. Twohig, all of Omaha, have submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the 4th Judicial District (Douglas County). The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the resignation of Judge Susan M. Bazis. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in District Courtroom No...Read more
February 28, 2017
LINCOLN – John R. Freudenberg, Milissa D. Johnson-Wiles, Robert S. Lannin, Jeremy P. Lavene, Janice M. Lipovsky, Nancy K. Peterson, Eddy M. Rodell, and David P. Thompson, all of Lincoln, have submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the 3rd Judicial District (Lancaster County). The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the resignation of Judge Thomas W. Fox. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating...Read more
February 28, 2017
Judge of the County Court, 8th Judicial District, Alan L. Brodbeck, is retiring March 31, 2017 after 33 years of service on the bench. In his retirement letter to the Governor, Judge Brodbeck noted, “…I have worked with numerous judges, attorneys and court staff. I believe the Nebraska court system is second to none in quality, efficiency and integrity. In my primary service area in north central Nebraska, courts are staffed by individuals with extraordinary dedication to the people of our...Read more
February 27, 2017
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing via video conference to determine whether the judicial district boundaries should be changed for the district and county courts by moving Otoe County from the 2nd Judicial District to the 1st Judicial District to better balance existing judicial resources. The hearing is scheduled for Monday, April 3, 2017 at 1 p.m., central time. The hearing will be held via video conferencing from the State Capitol Building, Room 1510, Lincoln,...Read more
February 24, 2017
March 2, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. University of Nebraska College of Law March 30, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. Creighton University School of Law For over 30 years the Supreme Court has traveled annually to each of Nebraska’s law schools for the purpose of making the Court’s business accessible to students on their campuses. Annual visits are made to the University of Nebraska College of Law and Creighton University School of Law. Following the argument sessions, justices spend time talking to students about the...Read more

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