Three Submit their Names for District Court Judge in the Third Judicial District

Three Submit their Names for District Court Judge in the Third Judicial District

Thursday, January 12, 2023

LINCOLN – Jennifer A. Huxoll, Palmyra; Matthew O. Mellor, Lincoln; and Daniel J. Zieg, Bennet, have submitted applications for appointment as District Court Judge in the 3rd Judicial District (Lancaster County). The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska.  The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Robert R. Otte.

The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in the Supreme Court Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. The Commission will review all applicants for the office at that time. 

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 January 27, 2023, at the following address: Judicial Nominating Commission - Third District, District Court, Nebraska Supreme Court, PO Box 98910, Lincoln, NE 68509 or email it to kara.nielsen@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 Supreme Court Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska.   

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-third-district-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.