The Nebraska County Attorneys Association advocates for public policies that strengthen county attorneys’ ability to secure justice for crime victims and serve as legal counsel to their county.

We provide continuing legal education programs, service, support and resources to the county attorneys and staff to enhance and improve the quality of all prosecution throughout the State and facilitate access to best practices in law enforcement and public safety.


Man charged in Nebraska rape case could go free after his calls to his lawyer were recorded

HASTINGS, Neb. — The young woman told a story of a rape so brutal it would motivate any criminal investigator to act.

Visiting family in Red Cloud, Nebraska, five years ago when she was 15, the Colorado woman said an older male relative got her drunk and forced her to shower with one of his children as he watched. Then he handcuffed her to a bedpost and “attacked her private parts” until she passed out, according to court records.

After coming to, she realized that she had suffered a vaginal tear that “hurt and was bleeding.” The girl, described by her mother as having an intellectual disability and mental illness, was left with a scar running to her inner thigh.

Later, during a videotaped interview of a witness in the case, Webster County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dianne Nichols said: “I’m bound and determined to take the little f—– down,” referring to the perpetrator.

“That’s why I’m kind of skirting a few things this time,” the sergeant added a bit later in the interview.

A District Court judge must soon decide if “skirting a few things” may have included listening to recorded phone calls the man placed from jail to his lawyer. Read More. 





Proposed $120 million Douglas County justice complex would shrink youth detention center, raise taxes

A proposal for a new Douglas County Juvenile Court, office and youth detention complex received a warm welcome from the Douglas County Board on Tuesday in its debut appearance in public.

Six County Board members spoke favorably about the $120 million proposal, though they stopped short of saying how they will vote when it comes down to deciding whether to increase property taxes to pay for it.

Board member Mary Ann Borgeson, who has championed the project and worked on a committee shaping it, said the new complex would improve juvenile and family justice. She said she hopes people focus on how it will affect families and not only on cost. Read More.

Melanie Young, Chief Deputy in Buffalo County and incoming President of the Nebraska County Attorneys Association congratulates outgoing President, Brenda Beadle, Chief Douglas County Attorney.

Nebraska County Attorneys Association

Our Association is dedicated to helping Nebraska’s County Attorney’s provide the best possible public service in their dual role of Prosecutor and Civil Attorney for each of Nebraska’s 93 Counties.

2018 Seminar Dates:

Spring Seminar: Agenda 2018 Final 5.13

May 16-18, 2018, Holiday Inn, Kearney, NE

Fall Seminar:

October 17-19, 2018, DoubleTree, Omaha, NE


Membership in the Association is open to County Attorneys and their deputies.