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Minority Justice Committee

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Origin/Authorization: General recommendation from the Nebraska Minority and Justice Task Force Report.

Terms: One, two, and three-year terms.

Purpose Statement: To coordinate the implementation of the recommendations of the Minority and Justice Task Force Report; seek funding for the implementation of the Task Force recommendations and any additional studies deemed necessary as set out in the specific subcommittee recommendations; develop and coordinate community outreach initiatives designed to broaden access to and improve public understanding of the legal system through partnerships with the Nebraska State Bar Association, the law schools, state and county governments and community groups; devise methods for the public to communicate to the committee their concerns relating to perceived ethnic or racial bias within the judicial system of the state of Nebraska; and coordinate court-and bar-sponsored programs to make courts more user friendly to citizens from all cultures utilizing new and existing technology to improve public understanding and participation in the court system.


NameAppointment 
Date
Term 
Expires

Hon. John F. Irwin, Co-Chair
reappointed 11/16/05, 11/19/08, 10/26/11

03-14-12
12-31-14
Linda R. Crump, Co-Chair
reappointed 11/16/05, 11/19/08, 10/26/11
09-24-03
12-31-14
Judi gaiashkibos
reappointed 11/15/06, 11/18/09, 10/17/12
04-23-03
12-31-15
Anne Hobbs
reappointed 11/15/06, 11/18/09, 10/17/12
07-07-05
12-31-15

Dave Pantos
reappointed 10/17/12

10-14-10
12-31-15
Stephanie Martinez10-17-12
12-31-15
Harold L. Rock
reappointed 11/15/06, 11/18/09, 10/17/12
04-23-03
12-31-15
Anna W. Shavers
reappointed 11/15/06, 11/18/09, 10/17/12
04-23-03
12-31-15
Monica Miles-Steffens
reappointed 11/15/06, 11/18/09, 10/13/12
06-28-06
12-31-15
Hon. Robert R. Steinke
reappointed 11/15/06, 11/18/09, 10/17/12
04-23-03
12-31-15
Arturo Perez10-17-12
12-31-15
Hon. Gary Randall10-16-13
12-31-16
Valorie Bendixen
reappointed 10/27/04, 10/24/07, 10/14/10, 10/16/13
04-23-03
12-31-16
John P. Grant
reappointed 10/27/04, 10/24/07, 10/14/10, 10/16/13
04-23-03
12-31-16
Donald Kleine 
reappointed 10/14/10, 10/16/13
09-26-07
12-31-16
Amy Miller10-16-13
12-31-16

Kim Taylor Riley
reappointed 10/14/10, 10/16/13

10-24-07
12-31-16
Tom Riley
reappointed 10/14/10, 10/16/13
09-26-07
12-31-16

Lt. Col. Thomas Schwarten

10-16-13
12-31-16
Jose J. Soto
reappointed 10/27/04, 10/24/07, 10/14/10, 10/16/13
04-23-03
12-31-16
Lazaro Spindola
reappointed 10/16/13
04-23-03
12-31-16
Hon. Ross A. Stoffer
reappointed 10/16/13
10-14-10
12-31-16
Terrance O. Waite
reappointed 10/27/04, 10/24/07, 10/14/10, 10/16/13
04-23-03
12-31-16
Linda Willard
reappointed 10/27/04, 10/24/07, 10/14/10, 10/16/13
04-23-03
12-31-16
Judy Beutler
reappointed 11/16/05, 11/19/08, 10/26/11
04-23-03
12-31-14
Ellen Brokofsky
reappointed 11/19/08, 10/26/11
11-16-05
12-31-14
Hon. Vernon C. Daniels
reappointed 11/16/05, 11/19/08, 10/26/11
04-23-03
12-31-14
Cindy Gans
10-26-11
12-31-14
Rebecca Gould 
reappointed 11/19/08, 10/26/11
09-26-07
12-31-14
Dennis R. Keefe
reappointed 11/16/05, 11/19/08, 10/26/11
04-23-03
12-31-14
Catherine M. Mahern
reappointed 11/16/05, 11/19/08, 10/26/11
04-23-03
12-31-14
Susan Sapp 
reappointed 10/26/11
11-19-08
12-31-14
Shawntal Smith 
reappointed 10/26/11
11-19-08
12-31-14
David R. Stickman
reappointed 11/16/05, 11/19/08, 10/26/11
04-23-03
12-31-14
Janice Walker
Reappointed 11/19/08, 10/26/11
11-16-05
12-31-14
Mark J. Young
reappointed 11/16/05, 11/19/08, 10/26/11
04-23-03
12-31-14
Homero Vela10-16-1312-31-16
 
Ex-Officio Members. Terms at the pleasure of the Court.
Marianne Culhane, Dean, Creighton University School of Law (appointed 10-14-10)
Alan J. Tomkins, Director, University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (appointed 04-23-03)
Dr. Elizabeth Neeley, Executive Director, Nebraska State Bar Association (appointed 10-16-13)
Susan Poser, Dean, University of Nebraska College of Law (appointed10-14-10)
Hon. Kenneth C. Stephan, Nebraska Supreme Court (appointed 12-17-12)

 

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