Nebraska Supreme Court Took Court Argument to Millard North High School in April

Nebraska Supreme Court Took Court Argument to Millard North High School in April

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Following the Supreme Court’s traditional argument session at the Creighton University School of Law on April 5, 2018, the judges packed their robes and headed to Millard North High School for one final argument session.

Omaha attorneys argued the personal property dispute of Zelenka v. Pratte regarding the custody of a pet following a relationship breakup.  Before the argument session, Douglas County District Court Judge Timothy Burns provided a packed auditorium with an introduction of the court system. Burns explained the process a typical case goes through before reaching the Nebraska Supreme Court and outlined the basics of the trial court system.

Court of Appeals Judge Francie Riedmann and District Court Judge Stefanie Martinez were invited to sit with the Court during the Creighton and the Millard North sessions.

Millard North Principal Mr. Brian Begley noted that, “Millard North is honored to host the Nebraska Supreme Court session, and we believe this event represents a terrific learning opportunity for our students. Civic engagement is a critical part of our robust curriculum, and it’s wonderful to allow our students to gain insight into how the judicial process works at the state level.”

For over 30 years, the Supreme Court has traveled annually to each of Nebraska’s law schools for the purpose of making the Court’s business accessible to students on their campuses. In recent years the Court has traveled to an Omaha-area high school for an afternoon session. During both visits Justices spend time following the argument sessions talking to students about the appellate process and their career opportunities as lawyers.


Photos by: Millard North Student Austin Uhlig, Staff Photographer for The Hoofbeat