Q&A Session With Nebraska Court Of Appeals Judges To Follow Oral Arguments September 16

WAYNE – Court of Appeals in Nebraska will be looking forward to holding oral arguments on the campus of Wayne State College in mid-September.

According to a release from Wayne State College, the Nebraska Court of Appeals will divide into its customary two panels with three judges each. These arguments will be held at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center on Thursday, September 16.

Officials with the Nebraska Court of Appeals greatly appreciate this invitation and look forward to meeting with students, faculty and administration of WSC along with area high schools and any local citizens who attend.

The Court of Appeals will hear several cases during the morning and afternoon sessions followed by an open question and answer session with the judges. Students will be given detailed case descriptions of each case in order to help them follow the legal arguments.

Wayne State College students, along with government classes from area high schools, are invited to attend. Reporters, including student journalists, are encouraged to attend as well.

This college campus initiative, designed by judges of the Court of Appeals, is intended to provide Nebraskans the opportunity to learn about the judicial branch. The Court has been holding arguments at colleges statewide since September of 2012.

The Court of Appeals of Nebraska is the state’s second-highest court and reviews appeals from state trial court decisions. A decision of the Nebraska Court of Appeals is final unless granted further review by the Nebraska Supreme Court. The six judges on the Court of Appeals handle and dispose of an average of 974 cases per year.

To make arrangements for students to observe Court of Appeals oral arguments on Thursday, September 16 at the 9:30 a.m. or the 1:30 p.m. session, please email: mary@nebarfnd.org or call the Nebraska State Bar Foundation at 402-475-1042.

For information on audio recording of oral argument sessions at Wayne State, or about the Court of Appeals traveling oral arguments, email Janet Bancroft, public information officer of the courts, at janet.bancroft@nebraska.gov.

Information regarding the Court of Appeals may be found at https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/