Media Releases

Media Releases

February 1, 2019
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Lindsey Miller-Lerman, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 9th Judicial District (consisting of Buffalo and Hall Counties) will hold a public hearing in District Court Courtroom #1 at the Hall ­­­­County Courthouse (111 W. 1st Street) in Grand Island, Nebraska, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The primary office location of this vacancy will be Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the...Read more
January 31, 2019
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Stephanie F. Stacy, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 2nd Judicial District (consisting of Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy Counties) will hold a public hearing in the Otoe County Courthouse, 1021 Central Avenue, district courtroom no. 208, Nebraska City, Nebraska, beginning 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill the vacancy in the office...Read more
January 25, 2019
Supreme Court oral arguments to be held at Nebraska’s Law Schools: February 28, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. University of Nebraska College of Law March 28, 2019 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...Read more
Chief Heavican greeting legislators
January 18, 2019
Chief Justice Mike Heavican gave his 2019 State of the Judiciary speech to the Nebraska Legislature on January 17, 2019. During his presentation he highlighted the work of probation, court technology, language access, guardian-conservator services, and the Court’s program for educational outreach. The Chief Justice outlined the pivotal role that courts and probation play in justice reinvestment and the dynamic initiatives that the Nebraska Supreme Court has implemented to increase access to the...Read more
January 15, 2019
The Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court will hold its graduation ceremony and celebration on Thursday January 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Legislative Chamber of the Omaha-Douglas Civic Center, 1819 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68183 For Veterans Treatment Court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Veterans Treatment Court Judge James T. Gleason will host the ceremony. The...Read more
Minardi named probation administrator
January 7, 2019
The Nebraska Supreme Court announces the appointment of Ms. Deborah (Deb) Minardi as Nebraska’s new State Probation Administrator. Minardi, the sixth administrator in sixty years, will direct the statewide delivery of all juvenile and adult probation services in Nebraska. The appointment is effective immediately. Minardi has worked in Nebraska Probation for 39 years, most recently serving as Deputy Administrator responsible for statewide evidence-based programs and services. Her programs...Read more
January 4, 2019
Chief Justice Mike Heavican will give his 12th annual State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019, 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). The Chief Justice gives the State of the Judiciary address at the invitation of the...Read more
January 3, 2019
This year’s Office of Public Guardian Annual Report focuses on two main goals: To provide the public and governmental officials with data about Nebraska’s public guardianships and to give voice to the untold stories of wards and protected persons who are reflected individually in the data. In past years, because the Office of Public Guardian was a new entity to Nebraska, the annual report included development, implementation and program information about the Office of Public Guardian. This year...Read more
December 21, 2018
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Friday, January 25, 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 judicial vacancies exist in the following locations: 1. Office of county court of the 11th Judicial District, due to the appointment of Judge Michael E. Piccolo to district court judge, effective December 14, 2018, and if...Read more
December 21, 2018
Improving the trust and confidence of Nebraska’s Native American communities in the court system is the primary goal of a grant received by the Nebraska Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission. The Commission is co-chaired by Supreme Court Justice Stephanie Stacy and Nebraska State Bar Association Executive Director Liz Neeley. It is one of six recipients of a National Center for State Courts Public Engagement grant. Nebraska’s public engagement initiative is designed to: Improve Native...Read more

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