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MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: Central Nebraska Drug Court Graduation WHO: Judge Patrick Lee, Judge John Marsh, and Judge Morgan Farquhar will be presiding. WHEN: Friday, November 3, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Grand Island Law Enforcement Center 111 Public...
Nebraska trial judges installed new association presidents during their annual meetings in late October. Presidential terms began on October 20, 2023. The associations and their newly appointed presidents are: Nebraska County Judges Association – Hon. Jeffrey M. Wightman, Lexington (top photo)...
Separate Juvenile Court Judge Elise White, Lincoln; County Court Judge Frank Barron, Blair; and District Court Judge Jodi Nelson, Lincoln, were announced as the 2023 Distinguished Judge Award recipients by Chief Justice Mike Heavican. During his noon address to Nebraska judges on October 18, 2023...
The director of the Office of Dispute Resolution, Kelly Riley, collaborated with Kristen Blankley, the Henry M. Grether, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law, to author an article for the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Magazine. The article, “Providing...
Kari Rumbaugh has been selected as Deputy Probation Administrator of the Nebraska Judicial Branch Juvenile Probation Services Division beginning October 16, 2023. Rumbaugh noted that she is honored to receive the promotion to Deputy Administrator saying, “I look forward to continuing my leadership...
Seward County Court Clerk Magistrate Sheila Beins submitted her notice of retirement effective December 15, 2023. She will retire with 41 years of service to the courts. Beins began work with the Judicial Branch as a Records Clerk in 1982. She was named Associate County Judge in 1985. That position...
Lindsay Meister, who previously worked as a paralegal for the Platte County Public Defenders Office, has been selected to serve as Platte County court Clerk Magistrate in Columbus. Meister began job training for the position on October 2, 2023. Her official work as Clerk Magistrate begins November 6...
Michaela Hobbs, who previously served as Assistant Clerk in Cherry and Brown Counties, has been selected to serve as Cherry County Court Clerk Magistrate in Valentine. Hobbs began work as clerk magistrate on October 5, 2023. “While Michaela has only been with the courts for about a year and a half...
LINCOLN – John P. Ashford, Makayla S. Danner, Beau G. Finley, Peter A. Pirsch, Patrick R. Runge, David M. Wear, all of Omaha, and Philip K. Kleine, Elkhorn, have submitted applications for appointment as County Court Judge in the 4th Judicial District consisting of Douglas County. The primary place...
LINCOLN – Matthew D. Neher, Lexington, and Brian J. Davis, Cozad, 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...