Media Releases

Media Releases

November 16, 2016
Nebraska courts celebrate National Adoption Day each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving or a Saturday immediately following the holiday. Participating courts hold parties for adoptive families, finalize adoptions where children are ready, and educate the public about the adoption process. Nebraska’s Adoption Day partners include the Nebraska Court Improvement Project, Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates, area attorneys, court staff, and...Read more
November 4, 2016
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold its annual meeting pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1205 to determine whether (1) a new judgeship is appropriate in any judicial district or a reduction in judgeships is appropriate in any judicial district, or (2) the judicial district boundaries or the number of judicial districts should be changed for the district or county courts. The Commission shall also examine current caseload statistics and make any appropriate recommendations for the more...Read more
November 1, 2016
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: National Adoption Day – Saturday, November 19, 2016 Kearney/Buffalo County Celebration: Host Judge: Judge Gerald Jorgensen Celebration: Saturday, November 19, 2016 1:00 - 4:00 PM World Theatre 2318 Central Avenue Kearney, Nebraska The Department of Health and Human Services in Kearney will be celebrating 28 adoptions by 17 families this year. The National Adoption day celebration in Kearney will be held on November 19, 20416 at the Kearney World Theater. There will be a movie...Read more
November 1, 2016
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: National Adoption Day – Saturday, November 19, 2016 (In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Sue Rutt for participating families.) Hastings/Adams County Celebration: Host Judge: Judge Michael Burns Celebration: Saturday, November 19, 2016 10:00 AM: Adoption Hearings Adams County Courthouse 500 West...Read more
November 1, 2016
National Adoption Day – Saturday, November 19, 2016 (In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Ann Wood for participating families.) Grand Island/Hall County Celebration: Host Judge: Judge Phillip Martin Celebration: Saturday, November 19, 2016 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Evangelical Free Church 2609 S. Blaine Street Grand...Read more
November 1, 2016
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: National Adoption Day – Saturday, December 10, 2016 (In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Rickie Wynne for participating families.) Scottsbluff/Gering; Scotts Bluff County Celebration: Host Judges: Judge James Worden and Judge Kris Mickey Celebration: Saturday, December 10, 2016 11:00 AM to 2:00...Read more
November 1, 2016
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: National Adoption Day – Saturday, November 19, 2016 (In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Erendida Lopez for participating families.) Omaha/Douglas County Celebration: Host Judge: Judge Wadie Thomas, Jr. Press Conference: 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM, 2nd floor Legislative Chamber, City-County Building...Read more
November 1, 2016
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: National Adoption Day – Saturday, November 19, 2016 (In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Amanda Leighton for participating families.) North Platte/Lincoln County Celebration: Host Judge: Judge Michael Piccolo Celebration: Saturday, November 19, 2016 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Our Redeemer Lutheran...Read more
November 1, 2016
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: National Adoption Day – Saturday, November 19, 2016 Lincoln/Lancaster County Celebration: Host Judge: Judge Ross Stoffer Celebration: Saturday, November 19, 2016 3:00 – 6:00 PM (meal at 5:00) Norfolk YMCA 301 W. Benjamin Avenue Norfolk, NE 7th Annual Adoption Day – Adoption Day festivities will be held at the YMCA in Norfolk, NE. There will be a meal provided, as well as door prizes and several activities. The event is sponsored by Health and Human Services, 7th Judicial...Read more
October 28, 2016
The Nebraska Supreme Court’s 2016 Distinguished Judge awards were presented to Judge Russell Harford and Judge Roger Heideman during the Annual Judicial Awards Dinner on October 27, 2016. The Distinguished Judge for Service to the Community award is presented annually to a judge who has distinguished himself or herself through performance of service to the community on a volunteer or professional level. The 2016 community service award was presented to Russell W. Harford, Judge of the County...Read more

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