Media Releases

Media Releases

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
July 14, 2016
Where: Keith County District Court Courtroom When: July 19, 2016 - 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. (MDT) Who: •Chief Justice Mike Heavican •Judge Edward Steenburg, County Court •State Court Administrator Corey Steel •Deputy Court Administrator for Information Technology Jennifer Rasmussen What: Chief Justice Mike Heavican will travel to the county court in Ogallala to view the nearly paperless courtroom of Judge Edward Steenburg You are invited to join Chief Justice Mike Heavican and Judge Edward Steenburg...Read more
July 14, 2016
Where: Buffalo County Courthouse, Kearney, Nebraska When: July 18, 2016 - 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CST) Who: •Chief Justice Mike Heavican •District Court Judge John Marsh •Clerk of the District Court Sharon Mauler •Local Judges and Staff of the Administrative Office of the Courts What: Chief Justice Mike Heavican will travel to the Judicial Center in Kearney to welcome new District Court Judge John Marsh to the Judicial Branch You are invited to join Chief Justice Mike Heavican in welcoming Hon...Read more
July 14, 2016
Where: North Platte Probation Reporting Center When: July 18, 2016 - 3:00 p.m. (CST) for Welcoming Remarks, Tours from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Who: •Chief Justice Mike Heavican •State Court Administrator Corey Steel •Deputy Probation Administrator Steve Rowoldt •Chief Deputy Probation Officer Maria Easterday •Probation Reporting Center Coordinator Kurt Stevens •Probation Reporting Center Supervisor Brian Flanders What: Chief Justice Mike Heavican will travel to the North Platte Probation Reporting...Read more
July 13, 2016
LINCOLN – Nicholas E. Freeman, Robert S. Lannin, and Kevin R. McManaman, all of Lincoln, have submitted applications for appointment as District Judge in the Third Judicial District (Lancaster County). The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Steven D. Burns. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in the Supreme Court Courtroom, Room 2200, State Capitol Building,...Read more
June 21, 2016
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice William B. Cassel, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 3rd Judicial District (consisting of Lancaster County) will hold a public hearing in the Supreme Court Courtroom, Room 2200, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2016. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on...Read more
June 6, 2016
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public meeting pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1204 to determine, based on the judicial workload statistics, whether a judicial vacancy exists in the office of district court of the Third Judicial District, due to the retirement of the Honorable Steven D. Burns, effective May 31, 2016, and make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to the primary place of office of said vacancy. The public meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 20, 2016, at 10:00...Read more
May 25, 2016
Kearney – Serving youth and families involved in the juvenile justice system better is the goal of a collaboration by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Administrative Office of Probation, said two presenters last week at the Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association Conference in Kearney. Lindy Bryceson, Children and Family Services (CFS) field operation administrator at DHHS, and Kari Rumbaugh, Probation assistant deputy administrator, explained their specific roles in...Read more

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