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May 26, 2021
The Office of Public Guardian provides education, training, and support to private guardians and conservators throughout the state of Nebraska. The number of private guardians and/or conservators trained continues to increase each year. From 2016 to 2020, the OPG provided education to an average of 1,300 private guardians and/or conservators each year. As of April 30, 2021, the OPG has provided education to 363 private guardians and/or conservators across English online, Spanish online, and...Read more
May 26, 2021
The Omaha Bar Association (OBA) awarded the Nebraska Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission with their Robert M. Spire Public Service Award on Friday, April 30, 2021, during their Law Day celebration. The OBA’s Robert M. Spire Public Service Award is named after Bob Spire, an attorney who dedicated his career to public service and was instrumental in protecting and promoting the administration of and access to justice. The recognition of the work of the Access to Justice Commission included...Read more
May 26, 2021
Court services under the newly-merged positions in Greeley County were emphasized in the story of Lisa Bower of Ord serving as Clerk Magistrate and District Court Ex Officio Clerk beginning February 8, 2021. On May 17th, State Court Administrator Corey Steel and court staff travelled to Greeley County Court for a delayed investiture celebration for Bower with Judge Kale Burdick. Read full article in Greeley Citizen: County One Of Only Six As Dual Position Appointment MadeRead more
May 26, 2021
Supreme Court Rules Appendices: Ch6Art7App2 Continuing Education Compliance Form (Part of Ct. Rules) changed reporting period dates. This is specific to The following flowcharts were originally only available through the self-help pages. They have now been made available directly through the Master Forms Listing: AD 2:24 Flowchart, Nebraska Court Structure Process of Appeal AD 2:25 Flowchart, Civil Process AD 2:26 Flowchart, Informal Probate with Will (Testate) AD 2:27 Flowchart, Criminal...Read more
May 25, 2021
A swearing-in ceremony for Maria (Mary) Segura-Rodriguez as Clerk Magistrate of the Merrick County Court was held May 5, 2021, in the Merrick County Courthouse in Central City, Nebraska. Judge Stephen Twiss officiated. State Court Administrator Corey Steel gave opening remarks noting that the position of clerk magistrate is one of leadership and great importance to the community. She began her duties on February 16, 2021, replacing former Clerk Magistrate Beth Pullen. The recognition of...Read more
May 25, 2021
Courthouse Management and Staff Members Receive Law Day Public Service Award Managers of the Douglas County and Sarpy courthouse and their respective staff members were recognized during the Omaha Bar Association’s (OBA) annual Law Day awards ceremony for their continued work to keep the ‘wheels of justice turning. Given the circumstances of 2020 and the extraordinary work of court staff in the area, the award recognizes the hard work of all who kept the courts open throughout the pandemic...Read more
May 24, 2021
Chief Probation Officer Ashley Griess met with Gage County Officials on May 19 th to present information on Probation and Problem-Solving Courts. Probation District 1 in Beatrice served a total of 1,740 probationers in 2020. District 1 covers 10 Nebraska counties and includes two drug courts. https://www.newschannelnebraska.com/story/43919890/nebraska-district-one-probation-gives-report-to-gage-county-officials For More Information, please contact Ashley Greiss , Chief Probation Officer, 402-...Read more
Podcast Promo
May 20, 2021
Your Nebraska Judicial Branch is joined by Nebraska's Statewide Problem-Solving Courts Director Adam Jorgensen to discuss the unique role these courts play in reducing recidivism, and increasing positive outcomes. Your Nebraska Judicial Branch is available to listen and subscribe on all podcast app platforms. Additionally, it is found on the web at: https://nejudicial.buzzsprout.com/ .Read more
Heroes award
May 20, 2021
Erin Wiesen spent the winter months collecting holiday greetings for Nebraska state wards who have been isolated due to COVID. While still conducting her regular duties with guardian education, publications (including the OPG Annual Report), and social media posting. Although quick to share credit with co-workers and volunteers, Erin has taken primary responsibility for delivering Christmas and Valentine’s happiness statewide. Erin, your ‘sparks’ of enthusiasm inspire those around you to think...Read more
May 19, 2021
Just after the first of the year, thirty-five probation officers attended a newly created case management training for Juveniles who Sexually Harm (JSH) along with a newly developed assessment tool. The training provides JSH-specific information from the point of intake all through supervision, with emphasis on success and safety planning. The training utilizes a combination of live days with on-line components, webinars, and homework assignments focusing on a case study. The live training day...Read more

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