Judicial Resources Commission to Hold February 13 Hearing

Judicial Resources Commission to Hold February 13 Hearing

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. central time, to determine whether a judicial vacancy exists in the office of the Separate Juvenile Court of Douglas County due to the retirement of Judge Wadie Thomas, Jr. effective January 31, 2018, and if so to make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to the primary place of office of said vacancy.

Pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1204 (Reissue 2016), the public hearing will be conducted via telephone conference from the Nebraska State Capitol, Room 1525, Lincoln, Nebraska. Only members of the commission may attend the hearing via telephone conference call.

Members of the public wishing to present oral testimony before the commission may do so by attending the public hearing in Room 1525 of the State Capitol. Members of the public wishing to present written testimony or other pertinent information to the commission may do so by mailing it to the Chairperson no later than Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the following address:  State Capitol Building, Room 2219, Lincoln, NE 68509.

To determine whether a judicial vacancy exists, the commission considers current judicial workload statistics, whether litigants in the district have adequate access to the courts, population, judicial duties, travel time and other factors necessary to assure efficiency and service of the court system. After the hearing, the commission will make a recommendation to the Legislature of its determination.

Commission members are:

Honorable Stephanie F. Stacy, Chairperson  
Stephen Bader, Bellevue Honorable Anne M. Paine, McCook
Charles E. Conrad, Hastings Robert J. Parker, Hastings
William Dittrick, Omaha Brian Phares, North Platte 
Timothy R. Engler, Lincoln Honorable John E. Samson, Blair
Coby Mach, Lincoln Lori Scherer, Beemer
Michael J. McCarthy, North Platte Mark M. Sipple, Columbus
Christopher Nielsen, Omaha Robert Slovek, Omaha
Honorable Robert B. O’Neal, Papillion Darlene Starman, Lincoln


For special accommodations relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call (402) 471-3730. For persons with hearing impairments, please call the Nebraska Relay System at 711.