October 6, 2022, Application Deadline Set for County Court Judge Vacancy, Sixth Judicial District

October 6, 2022, Application Deadline Set for County Court Judge Vacancy, Sixth Judicial District

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Court Judge in the 6th Judicial District (consisting of Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston, Washington Counties) will hold a public hearing in the Board Room at the Dodge County Courthouse, 428 North Broad Street, in Fremont, Nebraska, beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022.  At the hearing, the commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill the vacancy in the office of County Court Judge due to the resignation of Judge Kenneth J. Vampola, effective September 2, 2022.  The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska. 

Individuals interested in applying for the position can obtain a Judicial Vacancy Application package from the Nebraska Judicial Branch Web site at https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/administration/attorney-services-division/judicial-vacancy/application.  Completed applications may be submitted electronically or by hard copy and must be returned no later than 4:00 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2022.

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 October 20, 2022, at the following address: Chief Justice Heavican, Nebraska Supreme Court, PO Box 98910, Lincoln, NE 68509 or email it to jackie.hladik@nebraska.gov.    
  2. Oral testimony offered during the hearing:  Those wishing to present oral testimony may do so by attending the public hearing in the Board Room in the Dodge County Courthouse, Fremont, Nebraska.  All persons attending should be prepared for staggered admittance and restricted seating to maintain appropriate social distancing and comply with any directed health measures in effect. 

A listing of the members of the Judicial Nominating Commission can be found on the Nebraska Judicial Branch Web site at https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/administration/committees-commissions/judicial-nominating-commission-sixth-district-county-district-court.

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.