Nebraska Supreme Court to Hear Court Arguments at Grand Island Senior High School May 4, 2018

Nebraska Supreme Court to Hear Court Arguments at Grand Island Senior High School May 4, 2018

Monday, April 23, 2018

In honor of Law Day, the Nebraska Supreme Court will be in session on the campus of Grand Island Senior High School on May 4, 2018.

Justices will hold arguments in the school auditorium at 9:30 a.m. with an introductory program for students which will provide background information on Law Day and the Nebraska court system beginning at 9:00 a.m.

This visit is part of a continuing educational outreach effort by the Nebraska Supreme Court and the legal community to raise awareness of court processes, and the importance of civics education to our society. “The Justices on the Supreme Court recognize that our laws are complex and can be difficult to understand,” said Chief Justice Mike Heavican. “We want the students to understand how the court system works to ensure that justice is served.”

According to Grand Island High School Mock Trial Coordinator Ms. Tara Nettifee, “This is an excellent opportunity for students to see the world of law in action here at our own school.”  

All argument sessions, whether held in the Supreme Court courtroom or outside of the State Capitol, are open to the public.

The student-focused program will include an explanation of the state court system by Hall County District Court Judge Teresa Luther and a demonstration of simultaneous court interpretation by the Chief Justice and State Court Interpreter Coordinator Irma Watt.


Friday, May 4, 2018   Grand Island   subject to call at 9:30 AM

Grand Island High School, 2124 N. Lafayette Ave.

Case Number

Case Name



Heiden v. Norris



Hill v. AMMC, Inc.



Law Day is a day set aside to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society. Celebration of Law Day in Nebraska has been annually sponsored by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation and the Nebraska Judicial Branch through specialized programming throughout the state.

National Public Trust and Confidence studies have shown that when people have a greater knowledge of the American justice system and the role of the courts, their confidence in and support for the courts is reinforced. In developing educational opportunities for people of all ages, Nebraska’s court system, together with the legal community, support learning about the role, functions, and accomplishments of the courts to cultivate a more engaged, active, and conscientious citizenry.