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Posted Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 1:58pm
In an effort to capitalize on the many years of experience garnered through the operation of drug courts across the nation, Judicial Branch Education (JBE) sponsored a symposium in drug and addictions for judge-led community teams in Omaha on October 28 and 29, 2013.Four teams of Nebraska judges, treatment providers, defense attorneys, community members, and prosecutors have joined Omaha judge... read more...
Posted Friday, October 25, 2013 - 11:15am
LINCOLN – John R. Freudenberg, Lincoln; Thomas J. Klein, Wahoo; Nicole A. Miller, Lincoln; Kent E. Rauert, York; Kevin V. Schlender, York; James C. Stecker, Columbus; and Nancy G. Waldron, Exeter, have submitted applications for appointment as District Judge in the 5th Judicial District consisting of Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York... read more...
Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 8:22am
LINCOLN – William J. Acosta-Trejo, Greg M. Ariza, Jackie L. Barfield, Steven S. Chase, C. Jan Headley, Joseph J. Kehm, Jessica A. Kerkhofs, Dennis P. Lee, Makayla S. Maclin, Ann C. Mangiameli, Michael D. Nelson, Kevin J. Slimp, Kimberley R. Taylor-Riley, Steven J. Twohig, Derek R. Vaughn, all of Omaha; and Shurie R. Graeve, Blair, have submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the... read more...
Posted Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 9:05am
Presidents of Nebraska’s three trial judge associations assumed their posts last week following their business meetings in Omaha during their annual judges’ conferences.The Nebraska District Judges Association elected the Honorable Steve Burns from Lincoln as their association president.  The Nebraska County Judges Association will also be led by a judge from Lincoln, the Honorable Laurie Yardley... read more...
Posted Monday, October 7, 2013 - 1:44pm
Chief Justice Mike Heavican presented two Nebraska judges with the Supreme Court’s highest honor October 3, 2013, in Omaha. Donna F. Taylor was given the Service to the Community Award and Judge Paul D. Merritt, Jr. was given the Service to the Judiciary Award by Chief Justice Mike Heavican.The awards are designed to recognize members of the judiciary for meritorious projects and exemplary... read more...
Posted Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 9:05am
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold its annual meeting pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1205 to determine whether (1) a new judgeship is appropriate in any judicial district or a reduction in judgeships is appropriate in any judicial district, or (2) the judicial district boundaries or the number of judicial districts should be changed for the district or county courts. The Commission... read more...