I was elected as an attorney alternate to the Judicial Nominating Committee, Supreme Court, Fourth District. I just completed a term as a regular attorney member on another Supreme Court Nominating Committee.
Attorneys apply for judgeships. The committee then interviews and passes onto the Governor qualified candidates. This is a good thing as some unqualified attorneys have applied for judgeships in the past and their names weren’t advanced to the Governor. We don’t elect judges in Nebraska (thank goodness!), but judges do stand for retention elections.
Being a judge is a tough job and our state deserves the best and brightest in that demanding position.
We are lucky to have an outstanding judiciary in Nebraska. Our judges are excellent. They provide a great service to our state.
I particularly proud to watch how our judges interact with litigants who represent themselves in court. In both Douglas and Washington counties, I’ve seen the judges do a great job.