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Judicial Resources Commission to Hold Public Hearing January 14, 2013

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1204 to determine the following:

(1) Based on the judicial workload statistics, whether a judicial vacancy exists in the office of county court of the 5th Judicial District, due to the retirement of the Honorable Gerald E. Rouse, effective December 31, 2012, and make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to the primary place of office of said vacancy.

(2) Based on the judicial workload statistics, whether a judicial vacancy exists in the office of county court of the 7th Judicial District, due to the resignation of the Honorable Richard W. Krepela, effective January 3, 2013, and make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to the primary place of office of said vacancy.

(3) Based on the judicial workload statistics, whether a judicial vacancy exists in the office of district court of the 7th Judicial District, due to the retirement of the Honorable Robert B. Ensz, effective October 31, 2012, and make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to the primary place of office of said vacancy.

(4) Based on the judicial workload statistics, whether a judicial vacancy exists in the office of county court of the 11th Judicial District, due to the retirement of the Honorable Carlton Clark, effective December 31, 2012, and make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to the primary place of office of said vacancy.

(5) Discussion of whether the boundaries of the judicial districts of the district and county courts of the State of Nebraska, excluding the separate juvenile court districts, be amended to conform to the six Supreme Court Districts of the State. This topic is for discussion purposes only and no formal action will be taken at the January 14, 2013, meeting.

The hearing is scheduled for Monday, January 14, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., central time. The hearing will be held via video conferencing from the State Capitol Building, Room 1507, Lincoln, Nebraska, and will include participation from the following sites: (1) Hastings Public Library, Second Floor, 517 West 4th Street, Hastings, Nebraska; (2) Omaha State Office Building, 1313 Farnam Street, Room 207, Second Floor, Omaha, Nebraska; (3) Educational Service Unit #16, 1221 West 17th Street, Distance Learning Room, North Platte, Nebraska; and (4) Panhandle Research & Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I, High Plains Room, Scottsbluff.

The Commission makes its determination based on weighted caseloads, adequate access to the courts by litigants, population, judicial duties, travel time and other factors necessary to assure efficiency and service of the court system.

Following the hearing, the Commission will make a recommendation to the Legislature of their determination.

Commission members are:

 

Supreme Court Justice Michael McCormack, Chairperson
Riko E. Bishop, LincolnRichard Carter, Bellevue
Mike Day, OmahaThomas F. Hoarty, Omaha
Jayne Mann, AuroraWayne J. Mark, Omaha
Steven F. Mattoon, SidneyPatrick R. McDermott, Schuyler
Robert B. O'Neal, PapillionRobert J. Parker, Hastings
Brian Phares, North PlatteJohn E. Samson, Fremont
Lori Scherer, BeemerAmy Schlichting, Lincoln
Mark M. Sipple, ColumbusDarlene Starman, Lincoln

Any member of the public is entitled to attend the Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission hearing in Room 1507 of the State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska, and present, either orally or in writing, any pertinent information with regard to any item on the agenda.

 

For special accommodations relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call (402) 471-3730. For persons with hearing impairments, please call the Nebraska Relay System at 711.

 

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