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February 27, 2018
Judicial Branch Education held the Appellate Courts’ Spring Education Meeting on Monday, February 12, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College Of Law. Supreme Court Justices, Court of Appeals Judges, their law clerks, staff attorneys and Reporter’s office employees took part in the all-day event. Topics included updates in areas of law that were presented by ten of the UNL law professors. Photo 1: Professor Catherine Wilson Photo 2: Appellate education group at UNL College of LawRead more
February 27, 2018
The Nebraska Supreme Court has approved changes to the templates for citations used in county court, effective January 1, 2019. The changes to §6-1463 and Appendix 5 citations include: transition to electronic citations where possible; transition to standard-sized paper for all citations; elimination of Supreme Court requirements for agency copies of citation; inclusion on the citations of additional fields necessary for the courts, prosecutors and law enforcement; and clarification of existing...Read more
February 23, 2018
Lancaster County Joins Three Nebraska JDAI Sites Lancaster County recently underwent a system assessment through the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) with the assistance of representatives through the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The system assessment gathers both qualitative and quantitative data into a report for system stakeholders to review and develop their action steps for continued Juvenile Justice Reform. Lancaster County recently joined as the fourth JDAI site in Nebraska...Read more
February 23, 2018
The 5th Judicial District Problem-Solving Court, serving York County, held its second graduation ceremony and celebration on February 12, 2018, in the York County District Courtroom in York, Nebraska. Presiding Problem-Solving Court Judge James Stecker hosted the ceremony. The 5th Judicial District Problem-Solving Court, like other Nebraska Problem-Solving Courts, operates under a team approach where a judge, prosecutor, defense counsel, community supervision officer, law enforcement, and...Read more
February 22, 2018
Members from the Second and Ninth Judicial District Reentry Court Teams traveled to Kansas City, Missouri, on February 1, 2018, to conduct a site visit of the Western District of Missouri Federal Reentry Court. During the visit Judges Teresa Luther, Stefanie Martinez, and James Doyle, along with probation staff, held a question and answer session with the Federal Reentry Court Team. The Nebraska teams were also invited to attend a Reentry Court staffing and hearing. The trip comes on the heels...Read more
February 21, 2018
A swearing-in ceremony for Kerry Sides as Clerk Magistrate of Lincoln County Court was held February 16, 2018, in the Lincoln County Courthouse in North Platte, Nebraska. Judges Kent Turnbull and Michael Piccolo presided over the ceremony. Sides has previous experience with the courts having worked at the Lincoln County Court from 2007 to 2013. During her time in Lincoln County Court, she acted as Judge Turnbull's bailiff and served as the Assistant Clerk under former Clerk Magistrate Randy...Read more
February 21, 2018
Teresa (Terri) A. Brown will retire as Nebraska Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals/ Supreme Court Staff Attorney on March 2, 2018. Brown added clerk’s duties to her existing Supreme Court Staff Attorney duties in mid-July 2014. Brown started her career with the Supreme Court in 1987 as a law clerk to Justice C. Thomas White, after which she moved to the Federal Court to work as a law clerk for Magistrate David Piester. In 1991 Brown returned to the State Judicial Branch when the...Read more
February 16, 2018
The 5th Judicial District Problem-Solving Court serving Hamilton and Merrick Counties held its graduation ceremony and celebration on January 31, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. in the Merrick County District Courtroom. Presiding Problem-Solving Court Judge Rachel Daugherty hosted the ceremony. Ricky Simmons delivered the keynote address. The 5th Judicial District Problem-Solving Court, like other Nebraska Problem-Solving Courts, operates under a team approach where a judge, prosecutor, defense counsel,...Read more
February 16, 2018
Judicial Branch Education has been offering an intense instructional training session for those who provide staff and judge education for the past 11 years. The success of the program has warranted expansion to all administrative staff who are slated to provide instruction at upcoming meetings. Pictured: Judicial Branch Education Director Christine Christopherson, JBE Trainer Sherri Gelvin, JBE Trainer Niki Svik, and Probation Education Director Jerid WedigeRead more
February 8, 2018
A swearing-in ceremony for Linda Mitchell as Clerk Magistrate of Antelope County Court was held January 30, 2018, in the Antelope County Courthouse in Neligh, Nebraska. Judge Donna Taylor presided over the ceremony. Mitchell began working with the county court system on March 1, 1985, as a Court Stenographer. On February 1, 1999, she was promoted to the Assistant Clerk of the Antelope County Court. Since 2007, she has also served as the statewide transcription coordinator, arranging court...Read more

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