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.


Breath-test issue prompts questions about DUIs in Lincoln, elsewhere in Nebraska

Apr 24, 2018

A certification issue with the breath tests used on suspected drunk drivers across Nebraska has led several counties, including Lancaster, to pursue blood samples in all DUI cases.

The issue — which applies to breath tests given in jail and at detox, not the preliminary tests used by officers on the street — has temporarily complicated Lincoln-area drunk-driving investigations and made them more invasive.

Meanwhile, defense attorneys across the state have been digging into how the certification issue might affect their clients and examining ways to challenge previous breath-test samples.

Jurors put emotions aside, find man guilty of assisting in girlfriend’s suicide

By Paul Hammel / World-Herald staff writer

In the end, it was about the law, not “agape” love or whether a Weeping Water man was justified in assisting the suicide of a girlfriend who insisted, falsely it turns out, that she was about to die from cancer.

On Friday, after hearing more than two days of testimony , a jury took less than three hours to find Matthew Stubbendieck guilty of assisting in the suicide of his girlfriend last summer.

Stubbendieck, 42, betrayed no emotion as the verdict was read or when he exited the courtroom.

He now faces up to two years in prison





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.