Media Releases

Media Releases

August 19, 2020
Sherri Ullman, former Court stenographer, has been selected to serve as Gage County Court Clerk Magistrate in Beatrice, Nebraska. Ullman began work as Clerk Magistrate on July 20, 2020. “Sherri brings experience, professionalism, and enthusiasm to her role as Clerk Magistrate in Gage County Court,” according to Trial Court Services Director Sheryl Connolly. “We look forward to working with her and her staff." County Court Clerk Magistrates work under the general direction of the presiding...Read more
August 13, 2020
Lancaster County Court, in conjunction with the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office, the Lincoln City Attorney’s Office, the Lancaster County Public Defender’s Office, the Lincoln Police Department, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, began issuing orders in March of this year suspending the execution of certain warrants. Those orders, as extended, are scheduled to expire on September 8, 2020 . As a means of allowing individuals to clear those and possibly other outstanding warrants, and...Read more
July 31, 2020
On July 28 and 29, 2020, the Uniform Bar Exam was administered by the Attorney Services Division of the Nebraska Supreme Court to 142 recent law school graduates at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. Due to the exam taking place during a pandemic, extensive measures were necessary to keep the candidates and exam proctors safe. All candidates were required to sign a Code of Conduct in early June, agreeing to report to the Supreme Court any COVID-19 exposure and if they were showing any sign of the...Read more
July 15, 2020
Nebraska Separate Juvenile Court Judge Linda S. Porter, Lancaster County, announced her retirement effective August 31, 2020. In her announcement letter to the Governor, Porter stated, “It has been an honor and privilege to serve children and families in the state of Nebraska as a judge these last twenty-one years.” She continued, “I have appreciated beyond measure the dedication of my colleagues, as well as the attorneys, administrative staff, case workers and probation officers that continue...Read more
July 15, 2020
LINCOLN – Anthony J. Clowe, Jonathon D. Crosby, Lisa M. Gonzalez, Anthony M. Hernandez III, Ann C. Mangiameli, Sarah M. Moore, Candice J. Novak, Damilola J. Oluyole, Patrick R. Runge, LaShawn D. Sayers Young, Joni R. Scheef, Lauren A. Walag, Nicholas E. Wurth, Jordan L. Zendejas, all of Omaha; Joseph E. Kuehl, Elkhorn; Karine E. Sokpoh, Bennington; and Eric M. Stott, Riverton, Utah, have submitted applications for appointment as Separate Juvenile Court Judge in Douglas County. The primary place...Read more
July 13, 2020
Nebraska Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican will hold a proclamation signing ceremony announcing Nebraska Probation Week on behalf of the State Judicial Branch on Friday, July 17, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. The ceremony will be streamed live from the State Capitol, out of respect for social distancing. Recognizing that July 19-25, 2020, is nationally identified as Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week, Chief Justice Heavican will issue the proclamation announcing the recognition of Nebraska’s...Read more
July 13, 2020
MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: The North Central Problem-Solving Court is proud to announce that Kendra Kluender has successfully completed the Adult Drug Court Program. The North Central Problem-Solving Court is an Adult Drug Court which has been serving individuals who reside within Probation District 8 since 2010. District 8 Probation encompasses the counties of Holt, Custer, Boyd, Rock, Brown, Keya Paha, Cherry, Blaine, Loup, Garfield, Wheeler, Valley...Read more
July 11, 2020
Petition Filed by State Bar Examinees The Nebraska Supreme Court met in a special consultation session to consider a petition filed late Friday afternoon July 10 seeking to cancel the July 2020 bar exam and instead grant a license to practice to all 2020 law graduates, a concept known as “diploma privilege.” The Supreme Court acted quickly to address the concerns raised in the petition. The bar exam is scheduled to take place July 28 and 29 and law graduates are typically studying diligently at...Read more
July 6, 2020
Nebraska County Court Judge Kurt T. Rager, 6th Judicial District, announced his retirement effective July 31, 2020. In his announcement letter to the Governor, Rager stated, “It has been my extreme privilege and honor to serve in this capacity [of county court judge] for 19 years.” He continued by thanking all with whom he worked and members of the legal community for making his job so enjoyable. Rager took the county court bench in 2001, where he served several terms as Presiding Judge of the...Read more
June 30, 2020
The limit in small claims cases has been raised from $3,600 to $3,900 as of July 1, 2020. Small claims courts provide citizens of the State of Nebraska a prompt and inexpensive way to resolve minor disputes. Hearings are informal and legal procedures are kept to a minimum. Small claims court is a division of county court and the hearings are conducted by a county judge. Small claims court is limited to civil matters involving disputes regarding amounts of money owed, damage to property or...Read more

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