March 4, 2021, 4:00 p.m. Application Deadline Set for District Court Judge Vacancies, Fourth Judicial District

March 4, 2021, 4:00 p.m. Application Deadline Set for District Court Judge Vacancies, Fourth Judicial District

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice John R. Freudenberg, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 4th Judicial District (consisting of Douglas County) will hold a public hearing via WebEx at the Douglas County District Court, Courtroom #507, 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2021.  The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.  At the hearing, the commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill the vacancies in the office of District Judge due to the retirement of Judge Gary B. Randall, effective December 31, 2020, and the retirement of Judge James T. Gleason, effective January 31, 2021.

Individuals interested in applying for the position can obtain a Judicial Vacancy Application package from the Nebraska Judicial Branch Web site at  Completed applications may be submitted electronically or by hard copy and must be returned no later than 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 4, 2021.

All commission members and applicants will participate in this hearing via WebEx.  The public hearing will be available for viewing on NET at the following link on the date of the hearing: Nebraska Educational Television's Live & On Demand: State Government website.

Any member of the public wishing to present testimony for the commission’s consideration may do so one of two ways:

  1. Written testimony provided in advance:  Those wishing to present written testimony or other pertinent information may do so by mailing the information to the Commission Chair no later than March 18, 2021, at the following address: Justice Freudenberg, Nebraska Supreme Court, PO Box 98910, Lincoln, NE 68509 or email it to    
  2. Oral testimony offered during the hearing:  Those wishing to present oral testimony may do so by attending the public hearing in courtroom #507 of the Douglas County District Court, Omaha, Nebraska.  All persons attending should be prepared for staggered admittance and restricted seating in order to maintain appropriate social distancing. 

A listing of the members of the Judicial Nominating Commission can be found on the Nebraska Judicial Branch Web site at

For special accommodations relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call (402) 471-3730.  For persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, please call the Nebraska Relay System, 7-1-1. AA/EOE.