July 19, 2023, Application Deadline Set for County Court Judge Vacancy, Sixth Judicial District

July 19, 2023, Application Deadline Set for County Court Judge Vacancy, Sixth Judicial District

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 6th Judicial District (consisting of Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston, Washington Counties) will hold a public hearing in the District Court Courtroom, Dakota County Courthouse, 1601 Broadway Street, Dakota City, Nebraska, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2023.  The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Hartington, Cedar County, Nebraska.  At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill the vacancy in the office of County Judge due to the resignation of Judge Douglas L. Luebe effective June 2, 2023.

Individuals interested in applying for the position can obtain a Judicial Vacancy Application package from the Nebraska Judicial Branch website at https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/administration/attorney-services-division/judicial-vacancy.  Completed applications may be submitted electronically or by hard copy and must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, 2023.

Any member of the public wishing to present testimony for the commission’s consideration may do so one of two ways:

  1. Written testimony provided in advance:  Those wishing to present written testimony or other pertinent information may do so by mailing the information to the Commission Chair no later than August 2, 2023, at the following address: Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican, Nebraska Supreme Court, PO Box 98910, Lincoln, NE 68509 or email it to jackie.hladik@nebraska.gov.   
  2. Oral testimony offered during the hearing:  Those wishing to present oral testimony may do so by attending the public hearing in District Court Courtroom, Dakota County Courthouse, 1601 Broadway Street, Dakota City, Nebraska

A listing of the members of the Judicial Nominating Commission can be found on the Nebraska Judicial Branch Web site at https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/administration/committees-commissions/judicial-nominating-commission-sixth-district-county-district-court.

For special accommodations relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please call (402) 471-3730.  For persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, please call the Nebraska Relay System, 7-1-1. AA/EOE.