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Nebraska District Judges' Association

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Origin/Authorization: Nebraska Revised Statute § 29-2248


Standing committee on nominations for officers of the association, which committee shall consist of three members comprised of the immediate three past presidents of the association who are active members, who shall name and nominate at least one candidate for the offices of president, president-elect, and secretary-treasurer, whose names shall be submitted to the association at its fall meeting.
 

MemberPositionAppt. DateTerm Expires
Steven D. BurnsPresident
10/13
10/14
Peter C. BataillonPresident-Elect
10/13
10/14
James E. Doyle IVSecretary/Treasurer
10/13
10/14
William B. ZasteraExecutive Committee
10/11
10/14
W. Mark AshfordExecutive Committee10/1210/15
Teresa K. LutherExecutive Committee10/1310/16

Bench Book Committee

To provide for the updating of the Nebraska Bench Book through systematic revisions.
 

MemberAppt. DateTerm Expires
Chairperson:  Peter C. Bataillon
10/13
10/14
Steven D. Burns 
10/13
10/14
Jeff Funke
10/13
10/14
Mark Johnson
10/13
10/14
Jodi Nelson
10/13
10/14
Gregory M. Schatz
10/13
10/14
Derek C. Weimer
10/13
10/14


 


 

Court Reporters' Committee

To work with the Supreme Court, Court Administrator and Court Reporters' Association in regard to concerns of official court reporters and their judges relative to court reporters' rules, legislation and all other matters of mutual interest.
 

MemberAppt. DateTerm Expires
Chairperson: John E. Samson
10/13
10/14
David K. Arterburn
10/13
10/14
W. Mark Ashford
10/13
10/14
W. Russell Bowie
10/13
10/14
Daniel E. Bryan
10/13
10/14
J. Michael Coffey
10/13
10/14
Leo Dobrovolny
10/13
10/14
Karen B. Flowers
10/13
10/14
James G. Kube
10/13
10/14
Karin Noakes
10/13
10/14


 


 

Child Support Guidelines Committee

To recommend changes or additions to the Supreme Court of the Nebraska Supreme Court Guidelines in cooperation with the State Court Administrator.
 

MemberAppt. DateTerm Expires
Chairperson: James E. Doyle, IV
10/13
10/14
Tim Burns
10/13
10/14
J Russell Derr
10/13
10/14
Vicky L. Johnson
10/13
10/14
Teresa K. Luther
10/13
10/14
Michael Owens
10/13
10/14
James C. Stecker
10/13
10/14
Joseph S. Troia
10/13
10/14

 


 

Governmental and Public Relations Committee

To work with judges of other courts, and the Executive and Legislative branches of government on judicial matters; to cooperate with the Bar Association and Bar Foundation on High School Mock Trial, Bench/Bar conferences, and similar endeavors; to be in contact with the Clerks of the District Courts Association on their concerns; and to inform the public and receive input from the public on the judicial system.
 

MemberAppt. DateTerm Expires
Chairperson: Mary C. Gilbride
10/13
10/14
John A. Colborn
10/13
10/14
Paul W. Korslund
10/13
10/14
Mark D. Kozisek
10/13
10/14
Randall L. Lippstreu
10/13
10/14
Kim Pankonin
10/13
10/14
Marlon Polk
10/13
10/14
Leigh Ann Retelsdorf
10/13
10/14
Paul J. Vaughan
10/13
10/14
William T. Wright
10/13
10/14


 


 

Judicial Education Committee

The Judicial Education Committee shall be responsible for planning and implementing the educational programs at association meetings. In performance of these duties, it shall be the committee's responsibility to determine if the educational programs should be held in conjunction with other judicial organizations and the committee shall work with the State Court Administrator's Office to provide for new judge orientation and the distribution of publications to association members.

The committee shall have a chairperson who shall be appointed by the president of the association. The chairperson shall serve for a period of three years and shall be eligible for reappointment. The president shall also appoint a vice-chairperson for the committee. The vice- chairperson shall be responsible for the in-state new judges orientation program. The vice- chairperson shall serve for a period of three years and shall be eligible for reappointment. The chairperson and the association president shall be responsible for selecting a sufficient number of other committee members to insure that the responsibilities of the committee are fulfilled.
 

MemberAppt. DateTerm Expires
Co-Chairperson:  John A. Colborn
10/13
10/14
Co-Chairperson: Robert R. Steinke
10/13
10/14
Daniel E. Bryan, Jr.
10/13
10/14
James T. Gleason
10/13
10/14
Geoffrey Hall
10/13
10/14
John P. Icenogle
10/13
10/14
Vicky L. Johnson
10/13
10/14
Max Kelch
10/13
10/14
Paul W. Korslund
10/13
10/14
Randall L. Lippstreu
10/13
10/14
Teresa K. Luther
10/13
10/14
Thomas A. Otepka
10/13
10/14
Robert A. Otte
10/13
10/14
Donald E. Rowlands
10/13
10/14
Stephanie F. Stacy
10/13
10/14
Carole McMahon-Boies (ex officio)
10/13
10/14

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT: John P. Icenogle, Robert R. Steinke, John A. Colborn, James T. Gleason, Terri S. Harder, Paul W. Korslund, Randall L. Lippstreu,Teresa K. Luther, Donald E. Rowlands, Robert R. Steinke
NEW JUDGE ORIENTATION: Karen B. Flowers, James T. Gleason, Paul D. Merritt, Jr., Thomas A. Otepka, Robert R. Steinke, Terri S. Harder

 


Legislative Committee

The duties of the Legislative Committee shall include, but are not limited to:

  1. To seek enactment of laws beneficial to the association and its members as determined appropriate by the Executive Committee or the full membership of the association.
  2. To be informed of proposed and pending legislation which may affect the association or its members, and to take appropriate action thereon subject to direction of the Executive Committee;
  3. To select, retain, or have a member file, as a lobbyist to support or oppose legislation affecting the association or its members, with the approval of the Executive Committee; and
  4. To report to the Executive Committee estimated expenses to be incurred in fulfilling its duties, and request each member of the association be assessed a pro rata share of such expenses.
     
MemberApp. DateTerm Expires
Co-Chair: Gary B. Randall
06/13
06/14
Co-Chair: Robert R. Otte
06/13
06/14
Richard A. Birch
06/13
06/14
James E. Doyle IV
06/13
06/14
James Gleason
06/13
06/14
Terri S. Harder
06/13
06/14
Stephen R. Illingworth
06/13
06/14
James D. Livingston
06/13
06/14
Paul D. Merritt
06/13
06/14
William B. Zastera
06/13
06/14

**According to the bylaws, the Legislative Committee is appointed in the spring.


Pension and Salary Committee

To seek legislation in cooperation with the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, Separate Juvenile Courts, Workers' Compensation Court, and the County Judges Association for fair compensation and retirement benefits for all judges. This committee shall work with the Legislative Committee to obtain these ends.
 

MemberApp. DateTerm Expires
Chairperson: Donald E. Rowlands
10/13
10/14
Duane Dougherty
10/13
10/14
Andrew R. Jacobsen
10/13
10/14
Max Kelch
10/13
10/14
Travis P. O'Gorman
10/13
10/14
Thomas A. Otepka
10/13
10/14
Marlon A. Polk
10/13
10/14
Gary B. Randall
10/13
10/14
Shelly R. Stratman
10/13
10/14
David Urbom
10/13
10/14
William B. Zastera
10/13
10/14

 

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