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Supreme Court Commission on Children in the Courts

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Origin/Authorization:  Consultation Minutes of December 22, 2004

Terms:  Initial appointments to be at the pleasure of the Court. Members appointed after February 21, 2008, shall be appointed to 3-year terms.

Purpose Statement:  The commission will study and recommend appropriate steps for the judicial system to undertake to insure that the courts are as responsive as possible for children who interact with, or are directly affected by the courts.

 


Name, CityCompositionAppointment Date
Term Expires

Hon. Everett O. Inbody, Wahoo

Co-Chairperson, Court of Appeals Chief Judge
12-22-04
12-31-14
Hon. Douglas F. Johnson, Omaha
Reappointed 10-16-13
Co-Chairperson, Separate Juvenile Judge
12-22-04
12-31-16
Sen. Brad Ashford, Omaha
Reappointed 9-29-10, 10-16-13
State Senator, District 20
2-21-08
12-31-16
Lynnette Z. Boyle, OmahaAttorney/Guardian Ad Litem
1-05-05
12-31-14
Hon. Michael Burns, HastingsCounty Judge
10-16-13
12-31-15
Hon. Vernon Daniels, Omaha
Reappointed 3-18-09, 10-17-12
Separate Juvenile Judge
12-29-04
12-31-15
Kathy Olson, LincolnAttorney, UNL Center on Children, Families, and the Law
10-12-11
Permanent
Marsha E. Fangmeyer, KearneyAttorney
1-05-05
12-31-14
Hon. Lawrence D. Gendler, PapillionSeparate Juvenile Judge
12-29-04
12-31-14
Bob Goodwin, SidneyAttorney
12-29-04
12-31-14
Rebecca R. Harling, North PlatteDeputy County Attorney, Lincoln County
1-05-05
12-31-14
Alicia B. Henderson, Lincoln 
Reappointed 3-18-09, 10-17-12
Juvenile County Attorney, Lancaster County
2-1-06
12-31-15
Corrie KieltyDirector, Nebraska CASA3-13-13Permanent
Sen. Bob Krist, OmahaState Senator, District 10
10-17-12
12-31-15
Hon. Paul W. Korslund, BeatriceDistrict Judge
12-29-04
12-31-14
Hon. Linda Caster Senff, Aurora
Reappointed 9-29-10, 10-16-13
County Judge
2-21-08
12-31-16
Kerry Winterer, LincolnChief Exec. Officer, Health and Human Services
10-12-11
Permanent
Carolyn RookerVoices for Children
10-12-11
Permanent
Tom Harmon, Omaha
Reappointed 9-29-10, 10-16-13
County Judge
2-21-08
12-31-16
Vicki MacaHealth & Human Services
10-12-11
Permanent
Mary Jo Pankoke, LincolnCo-Director, Governor’s Task Force & 
Commission on the Protection of Children
12-29-04
Permanent
Hon. Linda Porter, Lincoln
Reappointed 3-18-09, 10-17-12
Separate Juvenile Judge
12-29-04
12-31-15
Sen. Kathy Campbell, Lincoln
Reappointed 10-16-13
State Senator, District 25
9-29-10
12-31-16
Hon. Curtis Evans, York
Reappointed 10-17-12
County Judge, Retired
3-18-09
12-31-15
Christine Costantakos, Omaha
Reappointed 9-29-10, 10-16-13
Attorney
2-21-08
12-31-16
Hon. Patrick Runge, Winnebago
Reappointed 3-18-09, 10-17-12
District Judge, Winnebago Tribal Court
12-29-04
12-31-15
Jane Schoenike, Lincoln
Reappointed 3-18-09
Executive Director, Nebraska State Bar Association
12-29-04
Permanent
Dick Stafford, NorfolkAttorney
12-29-04
12-31-14
Hon. Anne Paine, McCook
Reappointed 10-17-12
County Judge
3-18-09
12-31-15
Sarah Helvey, LincolnNebraska Appleseed
3-18-09
Permanent
David Pantos, LincolnDirector, Legal Aid of Nebraska
3-18-09
Permanent
Kim Hawekotte, LincolnDirector, Foster Care Review Office3-13-13
Permanent
Hon. Kenneth Vampola, ArlingtonCounty Judge
12-29-04
12-31-14
Hon. Randin Roland, Sidney
Reappointed 9-29-10, 10-16-13
County Judge
2-21-08
12-31-16
Elizabeth A. F. Waterman, Lexington
Reappointed 3-18-09, 10-17-12 
County Attorney, Dawson County
1-05-05
12-31-15
Hon. Michael G. Heavican, Lincoln (ex-officio)Chief Justice, Nebraska Supreme Court
11-15-06
 
Janice Walker, Lincoln (ex-officio)State Court Administrator
11-16-05
 
Ellen BrokofskyProbation Administrator
11-16-05
 
Carole McMahon-Boies, LincolnJudicial Branch Education
3-18-09
Permanent
Carla Heathershaw Risko, Omaha
Reappointed 10-17-12
Attorney, Health and Human Services
10-14-10
12-31-15
Julie Rogers, LincolnChild Welfare Inspector General10-17-12Permanent
Amy Peters, LincolnYouth Representative10-17-1212-31-15

 

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