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Two Nominees Forwarded for Court of Appeals Judge Vacancy in the Fifth Judicial District

Contact: Eric Maher, 402-471-1974     



LINCOLN – The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Court of Appeals, Fifth Judicial District provided the following two names for the Governor’s consideration: David J. A. Bargen, Adams; and Lawrence E. Welch, Jr., Beaver Lake.  The Court of Appeals, Fifth Judicial District consists of Adams, Butler, Cass, Clay, Colfax, Fillmore, Gage, Hall, Hamilton, Jefferson, Johnson, Merrick, Nance, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Polk, Richardson, Saline, Saunders, Thayer, Webster, and York counties.


The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Everett O. Inbody effective January 1, 2018.