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Judge Leigh Ann Retelsdorf of the district court in Omaha and Judge C. Jo Petersen of the county court in Seward were given the Supreme Court’s highest honor on October 12, 2017, in Omaha. Judge Retelsdorf was given the Service to the Community Award and Judge Petersen was presented with the Service...
Judge Thomas established Adoption Saturday in the fall of 1999 when less than a handful of states were participating in what has come to be a national court-sponsored program. National Adoption Day is celebrated every year on or near the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Nebraska’s celebrations have now...
The Nebraska State Bar Commission has received the Supreme Court’s approval of its recommendation for the following individuals to be admitted to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska. A swearing-in ceremony for new lawyers will take place September 29, 2017, at 10:00am in the Rotunda of the...
The misuse of opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain medicines is not only a devastating public health crisis, it is critically affecting the administration of justice in courthouses throughout the United States. The number of children in foster care because of parental substance...
Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, Mike Heavican, presented 10 Employee Recognition Awards to individuals and team members on September 11, 2017, during the Nebraska Supreme Court’s ninth annual recognition event. The Employee Recognition Committee selected nine individuals and one team...
Next Thursday, September 14, in Hastings, Nebraska In honor of Constitution Day, the Nebraska Court of Appeals will be in session on the campus of Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, on September 14, 2017. The Court of Appeals will divide into its customary two panels with three judges each to...
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. central time, to determine whether a judicial vacancy exists in the office of district court of the 2nd Judicial District due to the retirement of Judge William B. Zastera effective October 1...
Jennifer Myers, Planning and Zoning Administrator with Merrick County, has been selected to serve as Hall County Clerk Magistrate in Grand Island, one of Nebraska’s largest county courts. Myers will begin work with the court system September 18, 2017, when she starts her new position with the...
In honor of Constitution Day, the Nebraska Court of Appeals will be in session on the campus of Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, on September 14, 2017. The Court of Appeals will divide into its customary two panels with three judges each to hold arguments at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m...
LINCOLN – Greg M. Ariza, Omaha; Brandie M. Fowler, Omaha; PaTricia A. Freeman, Papillion; Christopher J. Lathrop, Papillion; Bryan C. Meismer, Fremont; and S. Colin Palm, Bellevue, have submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the 2nd Judicial District consisting of Cass, Otoe, and...