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September 24, 2019
Judicial Branch members traveled to Norfolk to announce the collaboration, a first-of-its-kind in the nation, between the state’s judicial branch and the Adult Education Division at Northeast Community College. Justice William Cassel and Judicial Branch Language Access Coordinator Jennifer Verhein helped lead an informational session on court interpreter training. The presentation in Norfolk was livestreamed to the college’s extended campus in South Sioux City. During his public remarks, Cassel...Read more
Award winners
September 18, 2019
The Court Improvement Project (CIP) held its tri-annual Children’s Summit on September 11-12, 2019, in Kearney. During the conference, CIP presented annual awards for judicial excellence, youth/family resiliency and Through the Eyes of the Child team excellence. Award for Judicial Leadership Judge Michael P. Burns was awarded the Michael Offner Memorial Award for Judicial Leadership , created in memory of the Honorable Michael Offner, 10th judicial district judge from 2001-2014. Judge Offner’s...Read more
Nebraska State Library Interior
September 16, 2019
On October 1, 2019, the Nebraska State Library staff will be moving to a temporary location at Schmid Law Library on UNL’s East Campus for the duration of Phase 2 of the State Capitol HVAC renovation project. You can visit the Schmid Law Library website for directions and to search their online catalog. UNL’s law library has a comprehensive legal collection with popular treatises on every major topic of law, as well as federal, state, and case law. Their collection of Nebraska legal materials...Read more
South Sioux City Mascot
September 13, 2019
Nebraska Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments on the South Sioux City High School campus on November 1, 2019, as part of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s outreach and education programming. (This is a high school program but will be held in the Middle School auditorium.) Two arguments will be heard on November 1, beginning with an educational program at 10:00 a.m. Court arguments will be followed by an open question and answer session with students. Cases are selected to demonstrate the...Read more
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

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