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March 23, 2018
Please click here to be directed to a video of late Justice John Wright presiding over a recreation of the Trial of Standing Bear which took place in the Nebraska Supreme Court on April 8, 2017 as part of a Diverse Origins event for Cub Scouting and the 150th anniversary of Nebraska statehood.Read more
March 12, 2018
The first step toward Nebraska Court Interpreter certification is completion of the Nebraska Judicial Branch’s Interpreter Orientation, an intensive two-day workshop that is offered each fall and spring. The next Court Interpreter Orientation is April 7-8, 2018, at 5001 Central Park Dr., Lincoln, Nebraska. Look here https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/programs-services/interpreters/interpreter-resources-education for a link to the workshop registration form. A registration form is also attached...Read more
March 6, 2018
March 6: Judges John Samson and John Colborn Nebraska District Court Judges John Samson of Blair and John Colborn of Lincoln have been invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 6th for today’s argument session. The court session will be held in the Supreme Court Courtroom in the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln beginning at 9:00 a.m. Oral arguments can be viewed live from Nebraska Educational Television’s Live & On Demand: State Government website : http://...Read more
February 28, 2018
Ninth grade students at Aurora High School were studying “To Kill a Mockingbird” when their English teacher, Natalie Staroska, contacted the Hamilton County District Court for a potential mock trial demonstration. District Court Judge Rachel Daugherty received the inquiry and knew that the Aurora court had the Bill of Exceptions and the original court documents from a relevant case heard in the courthouse in 1920: State v. Robert Meyer . The morning of February 23, 2018, Aurora ninth-graders re...Read more
February 27, 2018
The County Court Records Retention Schedule – Schedule 18 – has recently been updated. This court-specific schedule should be used in conjunction with the state agency schedule, which covers general office documents, like checks and receipts. Court staff is asked to review the retention schedules to make sure that disposition practices are appropriate and current. Additional suggestions for the schedule have been received too late to include in this update. Those requests include a specific...Read more
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

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