Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts

Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts

Origin/Authorization: The Nebraska Supreme Court approved creation of a Consortium on Tribal State and Federal Courts during a special consultation held on August 30, 2018.

The consortium was proposed to improve the working relationship between the tribal, state and federal courts and to improve the public’s trust and confidence in the various court systems with the ultimate goal of improving access to justice for all court users in Nebraska.   

Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts Programs & Services Page

Participants    

Judge Andrea Miller (co-chair)

District Court, 12th Judicial District

2018

Chief Judge Patrick Runge (co-chair) 

Winnebago Tribal Court

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

2018
Chief Judge Brooktyn Blood

Ponca Tribal Court

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

2021
Chief Judge Ed Zendejas

Omaha Tribal Court

Omaha Tribe of Nebraska

2018
Judge Thayne Glenn  Santee Sioux Nation Tribal Court 2018
Chief Judge John Gerrard Federal Court, District of Nebraska 2018
Judge Susan Bazis U. S. Magistrate Judge, Federal Court, District of Nebraska 2019
Justice Stephanie Stacy

Co-chair, Access to Justice Commission

Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court

2018
Judge Ken Vampola County Court, 6th Judicial District 2018
Judge Shellie Sabata Separate Juvenile Court of Lancaster County 2021
Misty Flowers Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition 2018
Judi Gaiashkibos Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs  2018
Elizabeth Neeley

Co-chair, Access to Justice Commission

Nebraska State Bar Association

2018
Corey Steel  State Court Administrator 2018
Amy Prenda Access to Justice Commission 2021
Deb VanDyke-Ries Active Program Specialist 2021

Note: Membership is determined by the consortium and its co-chairs; staffing is through the Access to Justice Commission.