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The Nebraska State Bar Foundation recently celebrated the outstanding contributions of three Nebraska judges during its annual Fellows Dinner in Omaha. District Court Judge Shelly Stratman and County Court Judge Sheryl Lohaus were recognized for their exceptional public service, while retired Judge...
The Nebraska Supreme Court was invited to hear oral arguments followed by a student question-and-answer period on March 7, 2024. During the argument session, the Court heard three cases in the law school courtroom, making the Court’s business accessible to law students on campus. The first question...
Judge Riko Bishop, Nebraska Court of Appeals, organized a panel of law clerks to discuss the function and duties of appellate clerks to an audience of over 40 law students and instructors at the University of Nebraska College of Law. The panel followed morning arguments of the Nebraska Supreme Court...
Nebraska District Court Judge Terri S. Harder of Minden, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on March 6, 2024. Harder heard arguments in the case of S-23-0627, Raysean Barber v. State of Nebraska. In this case, the district court determined that Appellant’s claim fell within...
Stephanie R. Smith was sworn in as Clerk Magistrate of the Hall County Court in Grand Island on March 6, 2024. She will work in Grand Island for Judges Arthur Wetzel, Bryan McQuay, and Alfred Corey. As clerk, Smith is responsible for providing public service and managing the records, finances, and...
Administrative Assistant for the Adult Probation Services Division, Amanda Cox, extended her support to the Attorney Services Division during a hectic time. She swiftly adapted to a new role, handling numerous tasks with ease. She efficiently assisted attorneys with Continuing Legal Education (CLE)...
According to the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge James R. Coe will retire on April 15, 2024, after serving more than 35 years on the bench. The court extends its appreciation and thanks to Judge Coe for his many years of dedicated service. NEWS RELEASE: Judge Coe to retire after more...
Simon Rezac, a longstanding employee of the Lancaster County Clerk of the District Court, has been named Clerk by the Lancaster County Commissioners, effective February 28, 2024. Rezac, who has worked in the District Court Clerk’s Office for the past 30 years, takes over from Troy Hawk, who resigned...
As an ongoing initiative for outreach and education, the Nebraska Supreme Court Justices will hold court in the Sidney High School auditorium on the morning of May 3, 2024. This visit is part of the Nebraska Supreme Court's and the legal community's sustained efforts to enhance understanding of...
The Nebraska Access to Justice Commission and the Committee on Equity and Fairness submitted a proposed rule amendment to eliminate the confidential portion of the Nebraska Juror Qualification Form and revise the form to include the demographic information in the main body of the form. The intent...