Media Releases

Media Releases

August 22, 2016
The Nebraska Supreme Court announces that Ms. Maria Izabel Chávez will be sworn in as a certified Spanish court interpreter at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016, in the county courtroom of the Madison County Courthouse, Madison, Nebraska. The Honorable William B. Cassel, Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, will administer the oath. With the addition of Chávez, there will be a total of 38 Spanish language court interpreters certified through the Nebraska Supreme Court’s program. The...Read more
August 3, 2016
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Stephanie F. Stacy, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 2nd Judicial District (consisting of Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy Counties) will hold a public hearing at the Cass ­­­­County Courthouse, 346 Main Street, District Courtroom, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2016. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Plattsmouth, Cass County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission...Read more
July 27, 2016
The investiture ceremony of Judge Jeffrey J. Funke as a Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court representing the Fifth Judicial District will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2016, in the Warner Legislative Chamber of the Nebraska State Capitol. Retired District Court Judge Randall Rehmeier will open the ceremony. Justice Max Kelch will administer the oath of office. Governor Pete Ricketts will present the certificate of appointment. Judge Todd Hutton will make remarks regarding the...Read more
July 26, 2016
Where: Chadron State College When: August 1, 2016 – 12:00 p.m. (MDT) Who: •Chief Justice Mike Heavican •Justice William Cassel •Court of Appeals Chief Judge Frankie Moore •County Court Judge Russell Harford •State Court Administrator Corey Steel What: Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Justice William Cassel, and Chief Judge Frankie Moore will travel to Chadron State College for a facility visit and program overview You are invited to join Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Justice William Cassel, Chief...Read more
July 26, 2016
Where: Gering Probation Reporting Center When: August 2, 2016 – 12:00 p.m. (MDT) for Welcoming Remarks followed by tour Who: •Chief Justice Mike Heavican •Justice William Cassel •State Court Administrator Corey Steel •Probation Administrator Ellen Fabian Brokofsky •Chief Probation Officer Darren Duncan •Probation Reporting Center Coordinator Roger Witcofski What: Chief Justice Mike Heavican will travel to the Gering Probation Reporting Center for a facility visit and program overview You are...Read more
July 26, 2016
Where: Mediation West - 210 W. 27th St. Scottsbluff, Nebraska When: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. (MDT) Who: •Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican •Nebraska Supreme Court Justice William Cassel •District Court Judge Robert Hippe, Retired •Charles Lieske , Executive Director, Mediation Center West •Debora Denny, Dispute Resolution & Special Court Programs What: Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Justice William Cassel, Retired Judge Robert Hippe, State Court...Read more
July 26, 2016
Where: Dawson County Courthouse - 407 East 6th Street, Lexington, Nebraska When: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (CST) Who: •Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Heavican •Nebraska Supreme Court Justice William Cassel •District Court Judge James Doyle, Lexington •Senator Matt Williams, Gothenburg •State Court Administrator Corey Steel •State Probation Administrator Ellen Fabian Brokofsky •Kathy Seacrest, North Platte, Behavioral Health Administrator, Region 2 •Brooke Weeder,...Read more
July 19, 2016
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing via a telephone conference call pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1204 to determine whether, based on the judicial workload statistics, a judicial vacancy exists in the office of district court of the 2nd Judicial District, due to the appointment of Judge Jeffrey J. Funke to the Supreme Court bench from the district court bench, effective August 2, 2016, and if so to make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to the primary place of...Read more
July 15, 2016
Deb VanDyke-Ries has been named Director of the Nebraska Court Improvement Project, a specialized division within the judicial branch of government. Under her direction, the Court Improvement Project will address court system issues regarding both delinquent and abused/neglected children while continuing to focus on better outcomes for Nebraska’s children, youth, and families in juvenile court. In announcing the appointment, Nebraska State Court Administrator Corey Steel said, “We are very...Read more
July 14, 2016
Ms. Melissa Ireland will be sworn in as Lincoln County Clerk Magistrate by Chief Justice Mike Heavican on Monday, July 18, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. (CST) in the county courtroom of the Lincoln County Courthouse, North Platte, Nebraska. Most recently an Assistant Clerk for the Lancaster County Court, Ireland will serve the county court under the direction of Judge Michael Piccolo and Judge Kent Turnbull. She will provide administrative support to the county court judges as well as organize, oversee,...Read more

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