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Posted Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 9:19am
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing 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 3rd Judicial District, due to the retirement of the Honorable Karen B. Flowers, effective December 31, 2013, and make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to the... read more...
Posted Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 4:47pm
The Administrative Office of the Courts has instructed clerk magistrates throughout the state to begin a systematic review of every guardianship assigned to Judith Widener of Safe Haven, Inc.  This directive was issued yesterday, immediately following the release of a report from the State Auditor which included what appears to be irregularities regarding Widener in certain guardianship cases.The... read more...
Posted Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 11:24am
Lincoln – Judge of the District Court, Third Judicial District, Karen B. Flowers, is retiring effective December 31, 2013.In her retirement letter to the Chief Justice, Judge Flowers noted, “I can’t begin to tell you what an honor and pleasure it has been to serve on the District Court bench for the last 17 or so years.”  She added, “I will miss it when I leave.”As her legacy, Judge Flowers... read more...
Posted Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 4:03pm
Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, Mike Heavican, presented eight Employee Recognition Awards to individuals and team members on November 14, 2013, during the Nebraska Supreme Court’s fifth annual recognition event.The Employee Recognition Committee selected eight employees and an employee team from the nominations submitted for the Employee Recognition Awards. Candidates for the awards... read more...
Posted Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 1:20pm
… “His vision of how juveniles should be supervised, how they should receive services, and, in general, what is best for juveniles and families has been extraordinary…His proactive approach to LB561 and all juvenile matters…the relationships he has built throughout government and communities is impressive…He really has gone above and beyond and the results speak for themselves.”
Posted Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 8:07am
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:National Adoption Day – Saturday, November 23, 2013(In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Nichole Eilenstine for participating families.)Grand Island/Hall County Celebration:Host Judge:  Judge... read more...
Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 4:27pm
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:National Adoption Day – Saturday, December 7, 2013(In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Rickie Wynne for participating families.)Scottsbluff/Gering; Scotts Bluff County Celebration:Host Judges: ... read more...
Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 4:24pm
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:National Adoption Day – Saturday November 23, 2013(In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Julie Lange for participating families.)Omaha/Douglas County Celebration:Host Judge:  Judge Wadie Thomas, Jr.... read more...
Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 4:21pm
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:National Adoption Day – Saturday December 7, 2013(In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Laura Davis for participating families.)North Platte/Lincoln County Celebration:Host Judge:  Judge Michael... read more...
Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 4:17pm
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:National Adoption Day – Saturday November 23, 2013(In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Kari Kraenow for participating families.)Norfolk/Madison County Celebration:Host Judge:  Judge Ross... read more...
Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 4:02pm
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:National Adoption Day – Saturday, November 23, 2013(In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Theresa Emmert for participating families.)Lincoln/Lancaster County Celebration:Host Judge:  Judge Reggie... read more...
Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 3:54pm
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:National Adoption Day – Saturday, November 23, 2013(In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Crystal L’Heureux for participating families.)Kearney/Buffalo County Celebration:Host Judge:  Judge Graten... read more...
Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 3:46pm
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:National Adoption Day – Saturday, November 23, 2013(In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Kristine Larsen for participating families.)Hastings/Adams County Celebration:Host Judge: Judge Michael... read more...
Posted Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 3:29pm
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:National Adoption Day – Saturday, November 23, 2013(In order to increase awareness of the need for foster care adoptions in Nebraska, broadcast and still cameras will be allowed during select adoption hearings where adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Sheena Mikoloyck for participating families.)Fremont/Columbus/Dakota City Celebration:Host Judge: Judge... read more...
Posted Friday, November 1, 2013 - 9:15am
LINCOLN – S. Colin Palm, Bellevue; Jenniffer A. Panko-Rahe, Syracuse; Michael A. Smith, Springfield; Vicki L. Adams, Stefanie A. Martinez, Christopher M. Perrone, Thomas P. Strigenz, George A. Thompson, all of Papillion; Stephanie R. Hansen and Julie A. Martin, both of Omaha, have submitted applications for appointment as County Judge in the 2nd Judicial District consisting of Cass, Otoe, and... read more...