Media Releases

Media Releases

October 28, 2016
The Nebraska Supreme Court’s 2016 Distinguished Judge awards were presented to Judge Russell Harford and Judge Roger Heideman during the Annual Judicial Awards Dinner on October 27, 2016. The Distinguished Judge for Service to the Community award is presented annually to a judge who has distinguished himself or herself through performance of service to the community on a volunteer or professional level. The 2016 community service award was presented to Russell W. Harford, Judge of the County...Read more
October 20, 2016
LINCOLN – David K. Arterburn, Papillion; John P. Hascall, Omaha; and PaTricia A. Freeman, Papillion, have submitted applications for appointment as Court of Appeals Judge in the 4th Judicial District consisting of portions of Douglas and Sarpy counties. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge John F. Irwin effective November 1, 2016. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in the Sarpy County Boardroom, 1210 Golden Gate Drive (2nd floor, east side of...Read more
October 19, 2016
Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, Mike Heavican, presented 12 Employee Recognition Awards to individuals and team members on September 30, 2016, during the Nebraska Supreme Court’s eighth annual recognition event. The Employee Recognition Committee selected 10 individuals and 1 team from the nominations submitted for the Employee Recognition Awards. Candidates for the awards were chosen and nominated by their supervisors and colleagues in the courts and probation offices where they...Read more
October 6, 2016
LINCOLN – Thomas W. Fox, Lisa D. Martin-Price, both of Lincoln; William J. Birkel, Dirk V. Block, Matthew J. Buckley, Jennifer S. Caswell, all of Omaha, have submitted applications for appointment as Workers’ Compensation Court Judge. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Laureen K. Van Norman, effective January 5, 2017. The public hearing of the Judicial Nominating Commission will be held in the Supreme Court Courtroom, Room 2200, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska, beginning at...Read more
October 6, 2016
Reporters: The Judicial Nominating Commission for Workers’ Compensation Court is anticipating uploading a media release to the Judicial Branch Website before close of business today. If you are interested in reviewing the information, please check the front page of our website before 5:00 p.m. Central Time: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/ You will receive the same media release through the auto-send feature at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow.Read more
October 5, 2016
The Douglas County District Court has announced the establishment of the first Veterans Treatment Court in the State of Nebraska. A formal ceremony will take place on Friday, November 4, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. in the Legislative Chamber of the Omaha/Douglas Civic Center, 1819 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska. Then Honorable W. Mark Ashford will preside. The Veterans Treatment Court is a judicially supervised court designed to hold responsible and address the unique needs of military veterans who...Read more
September 21, 2016
The Nebraska Court of Appeals will be in session on the campus of Doane University in Crete on October 12, 2016. The Court of Appeals will divide into their customary two panels with three judges each to hold arguments at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in Doane’s Heckman Auditorium. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Frankie Moore said, “The Nebraska Court of Appeals judges welcome this opportunity to visit Doane University and residents of the Crete, Nebraska area. The invitation to hold our court...Read more
September 20, 2016
As part of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s ongoing outreach and education efforts, Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments in the Johnny Carson Theatre on Norfolk High School campus on October 7, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. "Hosting the Nebraska Supreme Court Oral Arguments in Johnny Carson Theater at Norfolk High School is an honor. We appreciate the Justices' commitment to providing our students and area students with the opportunity to experience our judicial system in action,” said...Read more
September 16, 2016
LINCOLN – Nebraska Court of Appeals Judge, John F. Irwin, has announced his intention to retire on November 1, 2016. In his letter of retirement to the Governor, Irwin noted, “I have enjoyed my 24 years on the court immensely and have had great satisfaction in taking on the challenges given to me as one of the original members of the Court of Appeals.” Irwin was appointed in 1991 by then-Governor Ben Nelson when the Court of Appeals was first formed. He served as Chief Judge of the court from...Read more
September 16, 2016
The Nebraska State Bar Commission has received the Supreme Court’s approval of its recommendation for the following individuals to be admitted to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska, having fulfilled all of the requirements under Rule §3-117 for admission by examination. The swearing in ceremony will take place September 29, 2016, at 10:00am in the Rotunda of the State Capitol building. For a complete list of the individuals who were approved by the Court, click here.Read more

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