News

News

August 29, 2018
A swearing-in ceremony for Sara Fowler as Clerk Magistrate of Hall County Court was held August 28, 2018, in the courthouse in Grand Island, Nebraska. Judge Arthur Wetzel opened the ceremony and welcomed guests. Judge Alfred Corey administered the Clerk Magistrate oath of office. Both judges presented Fowler with her signed certificate of appointment. Fowler had been serving as assistant clerk when she was selected to serve as clerk magistrate. County court clerk magistrates work under the...Read more
August 22, 2018
Douglas County Juvenile Court judges enjoyed spending non-court time with children assigned to their court during the 9 th annual Kids and Judges Day on August 3, 2018. The judges answered questions, read stories, and took photos with the children. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Douglas County hosts the annual event at the Hall of Justice in downtown Omaha. This event, for foster parents and foster children, is a day filled with fun activities intended to help children feel more...Read more
August 14, 2018
Christine Christopherson has been named Director of Nebraska Judicial Branch Education (JBE), a position that oversees the coordination and delivery of educational offerings for all Judicial Branch employees and judges throughout the state. The hiring panel included JBE Advisory Committee members: Judge Riko Bishop, Chair; Judge John Colborn, Vice Chair; Judge Linda Bauer, committee member; and Corey Steel, State Court Administrator. In announcing the appointment Judge Bishop noted, “We are...Read more
August 13, 2018
The investiture ceremony of Judge John R. Freudenberg as a Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court representing the 6th Appellate Court Judicial District was held August 10, 2018, in the Warner Chamber of the Nebraska State Capitol. Chief Justice Mike Heavican served as the Master of Ceremonies for the event. Secretary of State John Gale presented Freudenberg with his Certificate of Appointment and Judge Matthew Acton, Lincoln, offered the judge’s Oath of Office. Both Judge Kale Burdick, O’Neill...Read more
August 13, 2018
Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican, along with several Associate Justices, and key court administration staff visited 15 courthouses in northeast Nebraska and hosted two education sessions in South Sioux City. The educational meetings included a day-long tristate meeting regarding juvenile justice with Chief Justices from Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota; and, a morning meeting with Nebraska tribal courts and tribal representatives. During the 15 courthouse tours, the Chief...Read more
August 6, 2018
Wahoo Newspaper: Supreme Court Justices Stop in County Photo: Justices and court/probation visiting group receive personalized tour of recently completed Veterans Memorial for Saunders County.Read more
August 6, 2018
Photo: Justices from the tristate area discuss improving resources, process for youth in the juvenile justice system. (L to R) Chief Justice Mark Cady, Iowa; Chief Justice David Gilbertson, South Dakota; Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Nebraska; and, Justice Stephanie Stacy, Nebraska.Read more
August 6, 2018
Day 3: Chief Justice Summer Tour education event State Court/Tribal Court Conference in South Sioux City, Nebraska KITV News Report: Nebraska Tribal Courts creating working relationship with Nebraska Supreme Court Photo: Leaders of the Nebraska state courts, tribal courts, legislators, Nebraska state government and tribal governments gather in South Sioux City Nebraska. Outer row (starting immediately left of elevator): Justice John Freudenberg; Judge Ross Stoffer, Madison County Court; Mosiah...Read more
August 6, 2018
Norfolk Daily News: Nebraska Supreme Court justices use tour to learn ways to better serve Photo: Chief Justice Heavican (podium) addresses Norfolk area lawyers following a continuing education session at Divots in Norfolk.Read more
August 6, 2018
Photo: Clerk of the Courts, Jodie Roberts, gives back-office tour to Justice Stephanie Stacy (left) and Chief Justice Heavican (right) following courthouse presentation where Roberts was thanked by the Court and by Judge Rachel Daugherty for combining the district court and county court clerk’s offices. What was once a pilot project has become a successful way of managing the court’s business in Polk County. Polk County News, published 08.09.18: Chief Justice Mike Heavican Visits Polk CountyRead more

Pages