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Ricketts Appoints Judges 4/28/17  05/01/17 12:28:55 AM

Ricketts Appoints Julie D. Smith to First Judicial
District Judgeship and Alfred E. Corey III to
Ninth Judicial County Judgeship

Governor Pete Ricketts announced the appointments of Julie D. Smith to the First Judicial District Court of Nebraska and Alfred E. Corey III to the Ninth Judicial County Court of Nebraska.

Smith, 37, serves as general counsel for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services.  In her 12.5 years of practicing law in Nebraska, she has also served as a county attorney in the Johnson County Attorney’s Office and as a partner at Smith & Smith, Attorneys at Law.                                                                                                
Smith earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration from Drake University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law.
 The First Judicial District for the District Court consists of Clay, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline and Thayer counties.  The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Auburn, Nebraska.
The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Daniel E. Bryan, Jr. effective December 31, 2016.

Corey, 43, is an associate attorney at Shamberg, Wolf, McDermott & Depue.  Before his 7.5 years of practicing law in Nebraska, he served as an assistant district attorney for the Augusta, Georgia District Attorney’s Office.
Corey holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Dayton and a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law.
The Ninth Judicial District consists of Buffalo and Hall Counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Grand Island, Nebraska.
The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Phillip M. Martin, Jr. effective January 31, 2017.
 
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