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Posted Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 2:17pm
 Increased communication and efforts to advance a more user-friendly reporting system have proved beneficial for Nebraska lawyers who reported annual education hours earned in 2012.  Lawyers have shown a greater ability to use the on-line system, according to Carole McMahon-Boies, Director of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Commission, “We have been quite pleased with the... read more...
Posted Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 8:07am
As noted in the Chief Justice’s 2013 State of the Judiciary this month, Nebraska’s Problem-Solving Courts have completed a statewide evaluation and new Strategic Plan.  Both reports are now available on the Judicial Branch website via the ‘Publications and Reports’ tab under ‘Administration’ (http://supremecourt.ne.gov/publications-and-reports).The 3-year statewide evaluation of Nebraska’s drug... read more...
Posted Monday, January 28, 2013 - 1:11pm
1stCurtis Maschman (also served 2012) 2ndJohn Steinheider (also served 2012) 3rdLaurie Yardley (also served 2012) 4thSusan Bazis (also served 2012) 5thLinda Caster SenffPress Release6thKenneth Vampola (also served 2012) 7thRoss Stoffer           Press Release8thJames Orr (also served 2012) 9thArthur Wetzel     Press Release10thMichael Burns        Press Release11thMichael Piccolo (also served... read more...

General Release

Posted Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 1:31pm
LINCOLN – Thomas J. Klein, Wahoo; Christina M. Marroquin, Seward; Bryan C. Meismer, Fremont; Sara E. Miller Bauer, Fremont; C. Jo Petersen, Beaver Crossing; Julie L. Reiter, Bellwood; James C. Stecker, Columbus; and Nancy G. Waldron, Exeter, have submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the 5th Judicial District consisting of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance,... read more...
Posted Monday, January 28, 2013 - 9:14am
Lincoln – District Court Judge of the 2nd Judicial District, Randall Rehmeier, is retiring effective March 31, 2013, after more than two decades on the bench, serving primarily in Cass and Otoe counties.  Rehmeier served on the county court bench from 1987 to 1990 before his appointment as District Court Judge. In his resignation letter to the Governor, Judge Rehmeier noted, “I am proud to have... read more...
Posted Monday, January 28, 2013 - 9:27am
Judge Michael P. Burns has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 10th Judicial District (Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Franklin, Harlan, Kearney, Nuckolls, Phelps, and Webster Counties) beginning January 2013.   The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Burns, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the leadership position. Judge Burns was appointed to... read more...
Posted Monday, January 28, 2013 - 1:02pm
Judge Arthur Wetzel has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 9th Judicial District (Buffalo and Hall Counties) beginning January 2013.   The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Wetzel, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the leadership position.Judge Wetzel practiced law for 27 years in Nebraska before being appointed to the county court... read more...
Posted Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 12:53pm
Judge Ross Stoffer has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 7th Judicial District (Antelope, Cuming, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, and Wayne counties) for 2013.   The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Stoffer, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the leadership position.Judge Stoffer currently serves on the county court/juvenile bench,... read more...
Posted Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:12pm
Judge Linda S. Caster Senff has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 5th Judicial District (Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York counties) beginning January 2013.   The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Caster Senff, whose name was submitted by her fellow county court judges for the leadership position.Judge... read more...
Posted Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 1:06pm
Lincoln – Lancaster County Court Judge Mary Doyle is retiring March 31, 2013, after more than 22 years on the bench.  She recently submitted a resignation letter to the Governor, noting, “Over the years I have seen many changes in the way the court functions.  I believe the computerization of the courts has resulted in a much more efficient system bringing justice to citizens in a more efficient... read more...
Posted Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 10:13am
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing via a telephone conference call pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1204 to determine the following:(1) Whether, based on the judicial workload statistics, a judicial vacancy exists in the office of county court of the 3rd Judicial District, due to the retirement of the Honorable Mary L. Doyle, effective March 31, 2013, and make a... read more...
Posted Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 3:36pm
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Lindsey Miller-Lerman, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 5th Judicial District (consisting of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward and York Counties) will hold a public hearing in the County Court Courtroom, Saunders County Law Enforcement and Judicial Center, 387 N. Chestnut St.,... read more...
Posted Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:18pm
View the 6th annual State of the Judiciary address by Chief Justice Michael Heavican or read the complete text of the speech.



Posted Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 8:36am
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice William B. Cassel, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 11th Judicial District (consisting of Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas Counties) will hold a public hearing in the District Court Courtroom at the Dawson ­­­­... read more...
Posted Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 12:21pm
Required attorney reports of mandatory legal education for year 2012 must be received by Jan. 20, 2013.  Late reports are subject to a $25 late fee. Information for filing reports is on the MCLE webpage. Contact the MCLE Help Desk at 402.471.3137 or nsc.mcle@nebraska.gov for login or website assistance.
Posted Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 1:38pm
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Michael McCormack, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 7th Judicial District (consisting of Antelope, Cuming, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, and Wayne Counties) will hold a public hearing in District Courtroom No. 4, Madison County Courthouse, 1313 N. Main St., Madison, Nebraska, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25... read more...
Posted Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 1:36pm
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Michael McCormack, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 7th Judicial District (consisting of Antelope, Cuming, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, and Wayne Counties) will hold a public hearing in District Courtroom No. 4, Madison County Courthouse, 1313 N. Main St., Madison, Nebraska, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 25,... read more...
Posted Friday, January 11, 2013 - 5:02pm
LINCOLN – Audrey M. Elliott, Gering; Larry L. Miller, Alliance; Stacy C. Nossaman-Petitt, Scottsbluff; Mark D. Raffety, Omaha; and Paul G. Wess, Chadron, have submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the 12th Judicial District consisting of Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Grant, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, and Sioux counties.  The primary place of... read more...
Posted Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 9:53am
Chief Justice Mike Heavican will give his 6th annual State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013, in the Legislative Chamber.NET Television will air the speech on NET2 as part of its regular legislative coverage which can be viewed online at NET's Web site: www.netnebraska.org/publicmedia/capitol.html (link will appear as: Nebraska: Legislative... read more...
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