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August 27, 2019
When the Office of Public Guardian (OPG) was appointed to assist Mr. Dean Barnett of Elkhorn, Erin Wiesen was designated as his public guardian. In reviewing Barnett’s files, Wiesen discovered an overwhelming number of questionable expenditures and discrepancies in his bank record, including a nursing home bill of $106,000. The OPG filed a fraud report with the Office of Inspector General of the Social Security Administration and a report of abuse and neglect of a vulnerable adult to Adult...Read more
August 27, 2019
This year’s second offering of Training for Trainers (T4T) was held July 15-18 at JBE. The class included five Probation staff and eight Court staff. Participants learned the characteristics of adult learners and how to design lessons to accommodate them. Class activities offered chances to practice applying learning strategies in simulated teaching scenarios. Lessons provided proven tactics on handling disruptive behaviors and described how a classroom’s configuration can affect classroom...Read more
August 26, 2019
Lancaster County Court has announced the continuation of night court through the end of 2019 and into 2020. Sessions are scheduled quarterly in courtroom #24 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Upcoming dates include: 2019 - September 26 and December 19 2020 - March 26, June 25, September 24, December 17 In a Nebraska Public Radio story, Lincoln city attorney Jeff Kirkpatrick noted that “night court provides people with misdemeanors a time to appear in court without having to miss work or make different...Read more
St. Michael's students
August 19, 2019
Students from St. Michael’s Catholic School in Albion greeted justices of the Nebraska Supreme Court with patriotic songs before leading the adults in the Pledge of Allegiance. Judge Rachel Daugherty noted in her opening remarks that not a single day of court was missed in Albion when the spring floods washed out roads leading into town. Judge Stephen Twiss assisted Judge Daugherty in providing a tour of the facilities. Chief Justice Heavican thanked the students and all who came to join the...Read more
Art Contest
August 19, 2019
We are excited to announce the winners of our Administrative Office of Probation, Juvenile Services Division 4th Annual Art Contest. We had lots of submissions again this year and three winners were chosen. They will receive gift cards, a certificate and ribbon. In addition, the artwork is on display in the Juvenile Administration entry area on 5th floor of the Executive building. All contestants, including the winning artist’s probation officer will receive a thank-you gift. All the pictures...Read more
August 19, 2019
The Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation – Juvenile Services Division, announces the updated Juvenile Services Catalog for 2019. The catalog was created to assist districts and stakeholders in identifying available Nebraska services and programs for youth in the juvenile justice system. The information includes visual maps of the service locations along with associated levels of service. It also includes, by district, the specific Probation-provided services available in each...Read more
Tour group
August 16, 2019
Boyd County Clerk of the District Court Tracy Reiser and Clerk Magistrate Cathy Reiman accepted awards on behalf of their respective courts for maintaining court services throughout the natural disasters afflicting Butte, Nebraska earlier this spring. Resilience Awards were presented to the district and county courts for their dedication to their communities following the 2019 historic floods. Despite the lack of electricity and consumable water, the courts were closed only one and one-half...Read more
Tour group
August 16, 2019
Ex-officio Clerk of the District Court Dave Sullivan greeted guests at the Hooker County courthouse in Mullen with Clerk Magistrate Brenda Cochran. Sullivan recognized the spirit of cooperation between court offices which allows for flexibility and efficiency between the county and district courts. Six of the seven Supreme Court justices were in attendance along with Judicial Branch administrative staff. Photo: Dave Sullivan (center) speaks with Chief Justice Heavican (left) and Justices...Read more
Chief's tour group
August 15, 2019
The 2019 Chief Justice’s Summer Tour began with a visit to the Jefferson County Courthouse in Fairbury on August 12, 2019. Judge Linda Bauer and her staff welcomed the group following a WebEx appearance by Judge Curt Maschman. Clerk Magistrate Tammie Duensing hosted the group with Clerk of the District Court Shawna Taylor and Chief Probation Officer Jeremy Behrends. County Commissioners discussed their county programming and talked about technology with court members and administrative staff...Read more
Chief's tour group
August 15, 2019
Sherman County Courthouse welcomed the Supreme Court and administrative staff at 9:30 a.m. on August 13, 2019. Clerk Magistrate Janelle Mostek prepared breakfast on the landing of the second floor before taking the group on a tour of the third floor courtroom. The Chief Justice took the opportunity to thank the county commissioners in attendance for their dedication to the court system noting, “County courthouses are often the pride of their community and this county is no exception. The Court...Read more

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