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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
Fall scene
August 5, 2019
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 – Save this date on your calendar for the Nebraska Supreme Court Attorney Services Division Fall CLE Program. The program will be held at the Embassy Suite-La Vista Conference Center beginning at 1 pm and will include at least one hour of professional responsibility/ethics credit. Agenda items include: attorney ethics & Bitcoin usage, the Family First Act impact on juvenile court practice, a probation update, overview of self-represented litigant resources and court...Read more
Concordia University
August 5, 2019
In honor of Constitution Day, the Nebraska Court of Appeals will convene on the campus of Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska on September 10. The Court of Appeals will divide into its customary two panels with three judges each to hold arguments at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. at the Thom Leadership Education Center Auditorium (212 College Avenue). “As a Nebraska university, we are honored to have the Nebraska Court of Appeals on campus,” said Concordia President Brian Friedrich. “...Read more
July 29, 2019
County Judges from across the State of Nebraska gathered for a three-day County Judges Annual Conference in late June. The first day of the conference, Nathan Clark presented on civil law updates. Judge John Rademacher gave criminal law updates, and Judge Frank Skorupa spoke about recent legislative bills. Judge Donna Taylor & Staff Attorney, Mark Grimes presented an overview on the Rule on Exhibits which included common law and first amendment right of access. The day ended with Judge...Read more
July 29, 2019
The Nebraska Court Improvement Project (CIP) has opened registration for the 2019 Children’s Summit to all. This year’s Summit focuses on “Progress through Prevention.” CIP welcomes keynote speakers Dr. Tammi Fleming, Senior Associate at Annie E. Casey Foundation, Judge Steven Teske, Chief Judge, Juvenile Court of Clayton County, Georgia, and Jerry Milner, Associate Commissioner at the Children’s Bureau, Acting Commissioner for Family and Youth Services Bureau, and the Acting Commissioner for...Read more
July 29, 2019
The Distinguished Judge for Service to the Community and Distinguished Judge for Improvement of the Judicial System awards were established to publicly recognize members of the judiciary for projects and exemplary accomplishments that enhance the vision of justice within our communities. These awards are designed to recognize any type of project or activity that has a positive impact on the administration of justice, is effective in addressing public needs and enhancing public trust and...Read more
July 29, 2019
During National Probation and Parole Week, July 21-27, 2019, Chief Justice Mike Heavican recognized the work that probation professionals do through the Nebraska Judicial branch for our communities. In an email to the probation system, Chief Heavican thanked probation staff for their dedication, service and all that they do to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities. His note stated, “The mission of Nebraska Probation has never been more important. Probation has...Read more

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