Media Releases

Media Releases

February 26, 2024
Chief Probation Officer for District 7, Kathryn Liebers, will retire effective April 30, 2024. She has served the residents of Antelope, Cuming, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, and Wayne counties for over four decades. Liebers began work with the Judicial Branch as a Probation Officer on June 8, 1981. She was later appointed as Chief Deputy Probation Officer in 1986 before being named Chief Probation Officer on April 1, 2007. In her retirement letter to Probation Administrator Deb Minardi,...Read more
February 23, 2024
Sanaz Ahmadi, has been named Nebraska Judicial Branch Chief Information Officer, effective March 11, 2024. Ahmadi will be responsible for the overall vision, mission, goals, and objectives for information technology and network systems for the state’s Judicial Branch. The Information Technology Division is responsible for the technological support of the Branch, in addition to application development for court and probation case management systems. The division works to continually improve...Read more
February 21, 2024
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Jonathan J. Papik, the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Workers’ Compensation Court will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 29, 2024, in the Supreme Court Courtroom, State Capitol, Lincoln, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill the vacancy in the office...Read more
February 21, 2024
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 6th Judicial District (consisting of Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston, Washington Counties) will hold a public hearing in the District Courtroom of the Washington County Courthouse, 1555 Colfax Street, Blair, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of...Read more
February 8, 2024
Nebraska District Court Judge Travis P. O’Gorman from Alliance, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on February 8, 2024. O’Gorman heard arguments in the case of S-21-0364, Nieveen v. Tax 106 . In that case, Appellant argued that Nebraska’s tax certificate statutes were unconstitutional, and on appeal, the Nebraska Supreme Court determined that the statutes to be constitutional. See Nieveen v. TAX 106, 311 Neb. 574, 974 N.W.2d 15 (2022). On further appeal to the Supreme...Read more
February 8, 2024
Nebraska District Court Judge George A. Thompson from Papillion, Nebraska, joined the Nebraska Supreme Court on February 8, 2024, via Zoom for arguments in the case of S-21-0074, Continental Resources v. Fair . In that case, Appellant argued that Nebraska’s tax certificate statutes were unconstitutional, and on appeal, the Nebraska Supreme Court determined the statutes to be constitutional. See Continental Resources v. Fair, 311 Neb. 184, 971 N.W.2d 313 (2022). On further appeal to the Supreme...Read more
February 7, 2024
Nebraska District Court Judge Molly B. Keane from Omaha, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on February 7, 2024. Keane heard arguments in the case of S-23-0282, Nore Electric, Inc. v. ICMS, In c. In this construction lien case and upon cross-motions for summary judgment, the district court found that the liens attached to the property, ordered the liens to be foreclosed, and awarded prejudgment interest to numerous contractors. On its own motion, the Supreme Court...Read more
February 6, 2024
MEDIA ADVISORY: North Central Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: The North Central Problem-Solving Court team is celebrating graduation. WHO: Judge Tami Schendt, Presiding WHEN: Thursday, February 15, 2024 9:00 a.m. WHERE: Custer County Courtroom 604 Heritage Drive Broken Bow, NE 68822 WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full...Read more
February 2, 2024
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 10 a.m. central standard time, in Room 1510 of the State Capitol Building in Lincoln, Nebraska, to consider : Whether a judicial vacancy exists in the office of the District Court, 6th Judicial District, due to the retirement of Judge John E. Samson. Click for the agenda and supporting materials . ATTENDANCE OPTIONS : Members of the Commission have the option of participating in the proceedings either...Read more
January 30, 2024
MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court Graduation WHO: Judge Horacio Wheelock, Presiding WHEN: Thursday, February 1, 2024 2 : 00 p.m. WHERE: Omaha-Douglas Civic Center 1819 Farnam Street Omaha, NE WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Problem-Solving courts are...Read more

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