Nebraska District Judges Association

Nebraska District Judges Association

Origin/Authorization: Nebraska Revised Statute § 29-2248

Standing committee on nominations for officers of the association, which committee shall consist of three members comprised of the immediate three past presidents of the association who are active members, who shall name and nominate at least one candidate for the offices of president, president-elect, and secretary-treasurer, whose names shall be submitted to the association at its fall meeting.

Name Position Term Expires Appointment Date
Hon.  John E. Samson President 10/01/2021 10/01/2020
Hon.  Vice President 10/01/2021 10/01/2020
Hon.   Secretary/Treasurer 10/01/2021 10/01/2020
Hon. J Russell Derr
Reappointed 10/01/2020 to serve until 10/01/2021
Executive Committee 10/01/2021 10/01/2017
Hon. Terri S. Harder Executive Committee 10/01/2021 10/01/2018
Hon. Thomas A. Otepka Executive Committee 10/01/2023 10/01/2020
Subcommittee(s):

Nebraska District Judges Association-Bench Book Committee

To provide for the updating of the Nebraska Bench Book through systematic revisions.

Name Term Expires Appointment Date
Hon. Peter C. Bataillon 2020 2019

Hon. Stefanie A. Martinez

2020 2019
Hon. Jodi L. Nelson 2020 2019

Hon. Robert R. Otte

2020

2019
Hon. Gregory M. Schatz 2020 2019
Hon. Michael A. Smith 2020 2019
Hon. Derek C. Weimer 2020 2019

Nebraska District Judges Association-Child Support Guidelines Committee

To recommend changes or additions to the Supreme Court of the Nebraska Supreme Court Guidelines in cooperation with the State Court Administrator.

Name Term Expires Appointment Date
Hon. Timothy P. Burns 2020 2019
Hon. J Russell Derr 2020 2019
Hon. James E. Doyle IV 2020 2019
Hon. Vicky L. Johnson 2020 2019
Hon. Christina M. Marroquin 2020 2019

Hon. Andrea Miller

2020 2019
Hon. James C. Stecker 2020 2019

Nebraska District Judges Association-Court Reporters Committee

To work with the Supreme Court, Court Administrator and Court Reporters' Association in regard to concerns of official court reporters and their judges relative to court reporters' rules, legislation and all other matters of mutual interest.

Name Term Expires Appointment Date
Hon. W. Russell Bowie III 2020 2019
Hon. J. Michael Coffey 2020 2019
Hon. Leo P. Dobrovolny 2020 2019
Hon. James G. Kube 2020 2019
Hon. Stefanie A. Martinez 2020 2019
Hon. Karin L. Noakes 2020 2019
Hon. Robert R. Otte 2020 2019
Hon. John E. Samson 2020 2019
Hon. Shelly Stratman 2020 2019

Nebraska District Judges Association-Governmental and Public Relations Committee

To work with judges of other courts, and the Executive and Legislative branches of government on judicial matters; to cooperate with the Bar Association and Bar Foundation on High School Mock Trial, Bench/Bar conferences, and similar endeavors; to be in contact with the Clerks of the District Courts Association on their concerns; and to inform the public and receive input from the public on the judicial system.

Name Term Expires Appointment Date
Hon. Ryan C. Carson 2020 2019
Hon. John A. Colborn 2020 2019
Hon. Mark D. Kozisek

2020

2019
Hon. Kimberly Miller Pankonin

2020

2019
Hon. Marlon A. Polk 2020 2019
Hon. Leigh Ann Retelsdorf 2020 2019
Hon. Paul J. Vaughan 2020 2019

Nebraska District Judges Association-Judicial Education Committee

The Judicial Education Committee shall be responsible for planning and implementing the educational programs at association meetings. In performance of these duties, it shall be the committee's responsibility to determine if the educational programs should be held in conjunction with other judicial organizations and the committee shall work with the State Court Administrator's Office to provide for new judge orientation and the distribution of publications to association members.

The committee shall have a chairperson who shall be appointed by the president of the association. The chairperson shall serve for a period of three years and shall be eligible for reappointment. The president shall also appoint a vice-chairperson for the committee. The vice- chairperson shall be responsible for the in-state new judges orientation program. The vice- chairperson shall serve for a period of three years and shall be eligible for reappointment. The chairperson and the association president shall be responsible for selecting a sufficient number of other committee members to insure that the responsibilities of the committee are fulfilled.

 

Name Term Expires Appointment Date
Hon. John A. Colborn  -  Co-Chair Curriculum Development 2020 2019
Hon. Robert R. Steinke  -  Co-Chair New Judge Orientation 2020 2019
Hon. Nathan Cox 2020 2019
Hon. Rachel Daugherty 2020 2019
Hon. James T. Gleason 2020 2019
Hon. Geoffrey C. Hall 2020 2019
Hon. Mark Johnson 2020 2019
Hon. Vicky L. Johnson 2020 2019
Hon. Thomas A. Otepka 2020 2019
Hon. Robert R. Otte 2020 2019
Hon. Stefanie A. Martinez 2020 2019
Hon. Andrea D. Miler 2020 2019
Hon. Gary Randall 2020

2019

Hon. David Urbom 2020 2018
Hon. Derek C. Weimer 2020

2019

     
Christine Christopherson - Staff, Judicial Branch Education    

Nebraska District Judges Association-Legislative Committee

Name Term Expires Appointment Date
Hon. Robert R. Otte  -  Co-Chair 2020 2019
Hon. Gary B. Randall  -  Co-Chair 2020 2019
Hon. Richard A. Birch 2020 2019
Hon. James E. Doyle IV 2020 2019
Hon. James T. Gleason 2020 2019
Hon. Terri S. Harder 2020 2019
Hon. Stephen R. Illingworth 2020 2019
Hon. Stefanie A. Martinez 2020 2019
Hon. James M. Masteller 2020 2019

Nebraska District Judges Association-Pension and Salary Committee

To seek legislation in cooperation with the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Separate Juvenile Courts, Workers' Compensation Court, and the County Judges Association for fair compensation and retirement benefits for all judges. This committee shall work with the Legislative Committee to obtain these ends.

Name Term Expires Appointment Date
Hon. Duane C. Dougherty 2020 2019
Hon. Andrew R. Jacobsen 2020 2019
Hon. Gary B. Randall 2020 2019
Hon. David W. Urbom 2020 2019