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York Graduation
May 20, 2019
The Fifth Judicial District Problem-Solving Court held a graduation ceremony on May 13, 2019 in the York District Courtroom, in York Nebraska. Presiding York District Court Judge James Stecker hosted the ceremony. “Nebraska’s Drug and Problem-Solving Courts have saved thousands of tax dollars, and the individuals served in the courts who have followed the programs have changed their lives and the lives of their loved ones for the better,” according to Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Problem...Read more
May 20, 2019
The Midwest Nebraska Adult Drug Court celebrated graduations in North Platte on May 6, 2019, and in Lexington on May 13, 2019. For the drug court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Drug Court Judge Jim Doyle hosted the ceremony and delivered the keynote address. The Midwest Drug Court is a minimum 20-month program where participants learn the skills to...Read more
Christopherson and National Center Staff
May 20, 2019
Ms. Christine J. Christopherson, Director of Judicial Branch Education with the Nebraska Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation in Lincoln, NE, became a Fellow of the Institute for Court Management (ICM) having successfully completed the rigorous requirements of ICM’s Fellows Program. Ms. Christopherson and 12 other court professionals from the United States took part in graduation ceremonies conducted at the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C. Read More: National...Read more
Drug Court Graduation
May 17, 2019
The Central Nebraska Drug Court held its 32nd graduation ceremony on May 2nd, in Kearney, Nebraska. 23 participants were recognized for successfully completing the program. Former Nebraska Senator Mike Flood delivered the keynote address. Drug Court Coordinator Todd Rosno stated, "This is my 9th graduation that I have had the opportunity to facilitate and each one is special in its own right, but the common theme is the celebration of not only sobriety, but reunification of families and...Read more
2019 Award Winners
May 16, 2019
During Probation’s Spring Management meeting May 8-9 in LaVista, sixteen Probation staff received Rising Star and Above and Beyond Awards. The awards were presented by Probation Administrator Deb Minardi along with Probation Deputies Gene Cotter, Jeanne Brandner and Bob Denton. Rising Star Award Winners: Skye Lindgreen, Reentry Court Coordinator, District 9 Amoreena Brady, Juvenile Justice Program Specialist, Administration Anne Power, Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, District 11 Renee Faber...Read more
Hansen Oath
May 16, 2019
Judge Randin Roland presided over the swearing-in ceremony of Joan Hansen as Clerk Magistrate of Deuel County Court in Chappell on April 30, 2019. Her position is a combined clerk position where she also serves as ex officio Clerk of the District Court. Hansen and fellow Clerk Magistrate Jonna Jasnoch (Garden County) are the first magistrates responsible for both the county and district courts in the 12th Judicial District. They work under the general direction of County Court Judge Randin...Read more
Jasnoch Oath
May 16, 2019
Jonna Jasnoch was sworn-in as Clerk Magistrate of Garden County Court in Oshkosh on April 30, 2019, by County Court Judge Randin Roland. Her position is a combined clerk position where she also serves as ex officio Clerk of the District Court. Jasnoch and fellow Clerk Magistrate Joan Hansen (Deuel County) are the first magistrates responsible for both the county and district courts in the 12th Judicial District. They work under the general direction of County Court Judge Randin Roland and...Read more
May 16, 2019
Thanks, in large part, to the Northeast Nebraska Drug Court program, graduate Heidi Webb is now working to help others. Read the April 10, 2019, story in the Norfolk Daily News: Drug court leads way out of vicious cycle for Norfolk womanRead more
Leadership 2019
May 16, 2019
As an outgrowth of the Chief Justice’s Annual Leadership Conference (held each year in May), Judicial Branch Education sponsors a judicial leadership development program bringing together judges of all levels to consider creative ways of providing leadership for the Nebraska Judicial Branch. These judges meet regularly over the course of a year to develop an understanding of ways the courts can work for the betterment of the branch. Photo: 2018-19 Leadership Cadre of Judges includes: Back:...Read more
May 16, 2019
Director of the Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution, Debora Denny, J.D., announced her retirement effective June 30, 2019. “It has been a great honor and my privilege to serve the people of the state of Nebraska as director for the Office of Dispute Resolution since 2005,” said Denny. She continued, “Ever since graduating from UNL College of Law, my professional and personal goal has been to increase the ability of individuals to resolve their disputes voluntarily through mediation and...Read more

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