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 A. Colborn  President 10/01/2019 10/01/2018
Hon. Thomas A. Otepka Vice President 10/01/2019 10/01/2018
Hon. John E. Samson Secretary/Treasurer 10/01/2019 10/01/2018
Hon. Terri S. Harder Executive Committee 10/01/2021 10/01/2018
Hon. J Russell Derr Executive Committee 10/01/2020 10/01/2017
Hon. James E. Doyle IV Executive Committee 10/01/2019 10/01/2016
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 2019 2018
Hon. Jodi L. Nelson 2019 2018
Hon. Gregory M. Schatz 2019 2018
Hon. Derek C. Weimer 2019 2018

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 2019 2018
Hon. J Russell Derr 2019 2018
Hon. James E. Doyle IV 2019 2018
Hon. Vicky L. Johnson 2019 2018
Hon. Christina M. Marroquin 2019 2018
Hon. James C. Stecker 2019 2018

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 2019 2018
Hon. J. Michael Coffey 2019 2018
Hon. Leo P. Dobrovolny 2019 2018
Hon. James G. Kube 2019 2018
Hon. James M. Masteller 2019 2018
Hon. Karin L. Noakes 2019 2018
Hon. John E. Samson 2019 2018

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. John A. Colborn 2019 2018
Hon. Mark D. Kozisek 2019 2018
Hon. Kimberly Miller Pankonin 2019 2018
Hon. Marlon A. Polk 2019 2018
Hon. Leigh Ann Retelsdorf 2019 2018
Hon. Paul J. Vaughan 2019 2018

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 2019 2018
Hon. Robert R. Steinke  -  Co-Chair New Judge Orientation 2019 2018
Hon. Nathan Cox 2019 2018
Hon. Rachel Daugherty 2019 2018
Hon. James T. Gleason 2019 2018
Hon. Geoffrey C. Hall 2019 2018
Hon. Mark Johnson 2019 2018
Hon. Vicky L. Johnson 2019 2018
Hon. Thomas A. Otepka 2019 2018
Hon. Robert R. Otte 2019 2018
Hon. Stefanie A. Martinez 2019 2018
Hon. Gary Randall 2019 2018
Hon. David Urbom 2019 2018
Hon. Derek C. Weimer 2019 2018
     
Christine Christopherson - Staff, Judicial Branch Education    

Nebraska District Judges Association-Legislative Committee

Name Term Expires Appointment Date
Hon. Robert R. Otte  -  Co-Chair 2019 2018
Hon. Gary B. Randall  -  Co-Chair 2019 2018
Hon. Richard A. Birch 2019 2018
Hon. James E. Doyle IV 2019 2018
Hon. James T. Gleason 2019 2018
Hon. Terri S. Harder 2019 2018
Hon. Stephen R. Illingworth 2019 2018

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 2019 2018
Hon. Andrew R. Jacobsen 2019 2018
Hon. Gary B. Randall 2019 2018
Hon. Shelly R. Stratman 2019 2018
Hon. David W. Urbom 2019 2018