July 6, 2023, 4:00 p.m. Application Deadline Set for District Court Judge Vacancy, Fourth Judicial District

July 6, 2023, 4:00 p.m. Application Deadline Set for District Court Judge Vacancy, Fourth Judicial District

Friday, June 16, 2023

LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice John R. Freudenberg, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 4th Judicial District (consisting of Douglas County) will hold a public hearing at the Douglas County District Court, Courtroom #506, 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha, Nebraska, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2023.  At the hearing, the commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill the vacancy in the office of district judge due to the retirement of Judge J. Michael Coffey, effective June 1, 2023.  The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.  

Individuals interested in applying for the vacancy can obtain a Judicial Vacancy Application package from the Nebraska Judicial Branch Web site at https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/administration/attorney-services-division/judicial-vacancy/application.  Completed applications may be submitted electronically or by hard copy and must be returned no later than 4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 6, 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 July 20, 2023, at the following address: Justice Freudenberg, Nebraska Supreme Court, PO Box 98910, Lincoln, NE 68509 or email it to ashley.jenkins@nebraska.gov.   
  2. Oral testimony offered during the hearing:  Those wishing to present oral testimony may do so by attending the public hearing in Courtroom #506 of the Douglas County Courthouse, Omaha, 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-fourth-district-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.