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Posted Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:51am
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Lindsey Miller-Lerman, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District 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 District Court Courtroom at the Hamilton County Courthouse (1111 13th Street) in Aurora, Nebraska... read more...
Posted Friday, February 21, 2014 - 10:50am
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Lindsey Miller-Lerman, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 9th Judicial District (consisting of Buffalo and Hall Counties) will hold a public hearing in the County Court Courtroom at the Buffalo County Courthouse (1512 Central Avenue) in Kearney, Nebraska, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on April 9, 2014.  The primary place of office for... read more...
Posted Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 9:21am
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) for the year 2014. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Burns, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the leadership position for the second consecutive year.Judge... read more...
Posted Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:16pm
Judge Craig McDermott has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 4th Judicial District (Douglas County) for the year 2014. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge McDermott, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges.Judge McDermott has served on the county court bench in Douglas County since taking the bench in 2005. He currently sits on the Nebraska... read more...
Posted Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:23pm
Judge Douglas Luebe has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 6th Judicial District (Cedar, Dodge, Dakota, and Washington Counties) for the year 2014. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Luebe, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the leadership position.Judge Luebe practiced law for almost 20 years in Nebraska before being appointed to the... read more...
Posted Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:22pm
Judge Frank Skorupa has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 5th Judicial District (Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Seward, & York counties) for the year 2014. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Skorupa, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the leadership position.Judge Skorupa was appointed to the county... read more...
Posted Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:21pm
Judge Arthur Wetzel has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 9th Judicial District (Buffalo and Hall Counties) for the year 2014. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Wetzel, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the second consecutive year.Judge Wetzel practiced law for 27 years in Nebraska before being appointed to the county court bench... read more...
Posted Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:18pm
Judge Susan Strong has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 3rd Judicial District (Lancaster County) for the year 2014.   The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Strong, whose name was submitted by her fellow county court judges for the leadership position.Judge Strong has served the county court in Lancaster County since taking the bench in 2006.  She currently serves on... read more...
Posted Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:17pm
Judge Robert Wester has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 2nd Judicial District (Cass, Sarpy, and Otoe Counties) for the year 2014. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Wester, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the leadership position.Judge Wester has served on the county court bench in Papillion since 1994, after nearly twenty... read more...
Posted Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:15pm
Judge Jeffrey Wightman has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 11th Judicial District (Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas Counties) for the year 2014. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Wightman, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court... read more...
Posted Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:14pm
Judge Paul Wess has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 12th Judicial District (Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Grant, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, and Sioux Counties) for the year 2014.   The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Judge Wess, whose name was submitted by his fellow county court judges for the second consecutive year.Judge Wess... read more...
Posted Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 3:24pm
Ms. Janice K. Walker, Nebraska State Court Administrator and longtime Judicial Branch employee, announced her retirement after nine years as head of court administration for the Nebraska Supreme Court, effective May 5, 2014.Walker was appointed State Court Administrator on May 13, 2005, to oversee the administrative operations of the statewide court system. Walker is only the fourth person to be... read more...
Posted Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 8:42am
LINCOLN – Milissa D. Johnson-Wiles, Janice M. Lipovsky, Lori A. Maret, Richard L. Rice, Melanie J. Whittamore-Mantzios, all of Lincoln, and Joseph E. Dalton, Waverly, have submitted applications for appointment as District Judge in the 3rd Judicial District (Lancaster County). The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the... read more...