Committee on Equity and Fairness

Committee on Equity and Fairness

Origin/Authorization: Nebraska Supreme Court consultation minutes created the committee as a standing committee to the Access to Justice Commission, September 6, 2017.

Mission Statement: The Committee on Equity and Fairness recognizes that a person's diversity status (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, disability, English language proficiency, immigration status) can be a barrier to accessing Nebraska's courts and related programs and processes. A primary interest and focus of the Access to Justice Commission's Standing Committee on Equity and Fairness is to: Identify and address barriers to accessing the courts and related court programs, and - Continue efforts to ensure fairness in matters related to accessing court in Nebraska.

Name Title/Organization Appointment Date

Judge Stefanie Martinez, Chairperson

District Court Judge

9/6/17

Jamie Cooper

Attorney

9/6/17

Kim Etherton

Pretrial Services

9/6/17

Mandy Gruhlkey

Deputy County Attorney

9/6/17

Judge Matthew Kahler

Juvenile Court Judge

9/6/17

Dwight Artis

US Attorney

9/4/19

Monica Miles Steffens

Probation Administration

9/6/17

Liz Neeley

Nebraska State Bar Association

9/6/17

Kyle Otte

Nebraska State Patrol

9/6/17

Corey Steel

State Court Administrator

9/6/17

Yvonne Sosa

Deputy Public Defender

11/29/17

Jose J Soto

Community Representative

9/6/17

Judge Donna Taylor

County Court Judge

9/6/17

Kim Taylor Riley

Attorney

9/6/17

Judge Mark Young

District Court Judge

9/6/17