Media Releases

Media Releases

June 24, 2022
Chad Cornelius, Chief Information Officer of the Colorado Judicial Branch, has been named Nebraska Judicial Branch Chief Information Officer, effective June 20, 2022. Cornelius 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...Read more
June 23, 2022
The Supreme Court will hold a proclamation signing ceremony announcing Nebraska Probation Supervision Week on behalf of the State Judicial Branch on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. The ceremony will be streamed live from the courtroom in the State Capitol. Recognizing that July 17-23, 2022, is nationally identified as Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week, Justice Jeffrey Funke will host the Court’s ceremony announcing the recognition of Nebraska’s probation system, urging all...Read more
June 22, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY The Nebraska Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts has invited Native American communities to share their thoughts and concerns about the court system in Nebraska at two public engagement sessions (dates and times below). WHO: The Nebraska Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts with facilitator Judge William Thorne, Jr. (Ret.) of the Pomo Tribe. WHAT: Nebraska Tribal, State, and Federal Courts engagement with Native American community members. WHEN: August 15,...Read more
June 21, 2022
A special session of the Supreme Court will be held honoring former Chief Justice C. Thomas White Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the Nebraska Supreme Court Chamber of the State Capitol. Justice White died on December 11, 2020, at the age of 92. In 1965, C. Thomas White was appointed to the Nebraska District Court in Columbus, NE. In 1976, he was appointed to the Nebraska Supreme Court and sat as a judge on that court until 1994. At that time, he was appointed Chief Justice of the...Read more
June 8, 2022
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Court Judge in the 5 th 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 Platte County Courthouse, 2610 14th Street, in Columbus, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. At the hearing, the commission will...Read more
June 7, 2022
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Lindsey Miller-Lerman, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Court Judge in the 2nd Judicial District (consisting of Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy Counties) will hold a public hearing in the Sarpy County Boardroom, 1210 Golden Gate Drive (2nd floor, east side of Administration Wing) in Papillion, Nebraska, beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022. At the hearing, the commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to...Read more
June 6, 2022
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey J. Funke, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 11 th 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 District Court Courtroom, Lincoln County Courthouse, 301 North Jeffers Street, North Platte, Nebraska, beginning at 1 p.m. on July 18, 2022. The...Read more
June 6, 2022
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice John R. Freudenberg, the Judicial Nominating Commission for Separate Juvenile Court Judge in Sarpy County will hold a public hearing in the Sarpy County Court, Courtroom #4, 1210 Golden Gate Drive, Papillion, Nebraska, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022. At the hearing, the commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill the vacancy in the office of Juvenile Court Judge due to the retirement of Judge...Read more
June 6, 2022
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Stephanie F. Stacy, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 1 st Judicial District (consisting of Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline and Thayer Counties) will hold a public hearing in District Court Courtroom, Richardson County Courthouse, 1700 Stone Street, Falls City, Nebraska, beginning at 10 a.m. on July 20, 2022. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of...Read more
May 26, 2022
Nebraska District Court Judge Mark D. Kozisek of Ainsworth, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on May 25, 2022. Kozisek heard arguments in the case of Great Plains Livestock Consulting, Inc. v. Midwest Insurance Exchange, Inc. (S-21-0722). When two (2) lawsuits were filed against Great Plains Livestock Consulting, Inc. (Great Plains), Great Plains brought a negligence action against Midwest Insurance Exchange, Inc. for their failure to obtain an errors and omissions...Read more

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