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March 12, 2020
The Supreme Court Commission on Guardianships and Conservatorships hosted its first meeting of 2020 at the Judicial Branch Education facility in Lincoln on February 28, 2020. February’s meeting was centered on a guest panel comprised of individuals who currently serve as Guardians and Conservators in the state of Nebraska. The panelists shared their personal stories of how they came to take on these roles, as well as their experiences navigating within the court system and with other...Read more
March 6, 2020
The Hamilton County Adult Drug Court celebrated a graduation in Aurora on March 2, 2020, at the Hamilton County Courthouse. For the graduate, Jess Maw, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Adult Drug Court Judge Rachel A. Daugherty hosted the ceremony. Pictured is Judge Daugherty and graduate Jess Maw. Also in attendance were board members from Merrick County and...Read more
February 27, 2020
The Court is continually seeking individuals who possess an educated, native-like mastery of both English and a second language to serve as Certified Court Interpreters. Interpreters help provide access to justice to individuals who come before the courts as victims, witnesses, defendants, and parents of juveniles speaking little or no English. The first step in the certification process of this exciting career opportunity is to attend interpreter orientation. Details regarding the upcoming...Read more
February 26, 2020
The Dodge County Adult Drug Court celebrated a graduation in Fremont on February 25, 2020, at the Dodge County Courthouse. For the graduate, Chase Larson-Maurer, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Judge Kenneth Vampola presided at the Adult Drug Court hearing. Adult Drug Courts are an alternate route through the criminal justice system for nonviolent drug-related offenders...Read more
February 24, 2020
The Custer County Adult Drug Court celebrated a graduation in Broken Bow on February 20, 2020, at the Custer County Justice Center. For the graduate, Latisha Dominguez, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Adult Drug Court Judge Tami Schendt hosted the ceremony. Pictured in the left picture above is Custer County Court Judge Tami Schendt who presided over the Adult...Read more
February 24, 2020
The Holt County Adult Drug Court celebrated a graduation in O’Neill on February 24, 2020, at the Holt County Courthouse. For the graduate, Kaddee Harner, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Adult Drug Court Judge Kale Burdick hosted the ceremony. Pictured is Holt County Court Judge Kale Burdick who presided over the Adult Drug Court graduation ceremony, and...Read more
February 19, 2020
In an article distributed statewide, the Nebraska Press Association’s Statehouse Correspondent J.L. Schmidt quoted the goal of problem-solving courts: “In general, mental health courts aim to: improve public safety by reducing recidivism; improve the quality of life for people with mental illness and increase their participation in effective treatment; reduce court and corrections-related costs.” Read full article: Nebraska Press Association Capitol View: Mental Health Problem Solving Courts...Read more
February 19, 2020
Rules and Forms for guardianships and conservatorships in Nebraska will change effective April 1. A summary of the changes was provided to judges and clerk magistrates on February 19, 2020. Click here to read the full memo. Rule amendments are located on the website: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/sites/default/files/rule_amendments/6-1433etseqAmds_1.pdf A webinar on the changes will be available for staff mid-March. In addition, required education for staff who work with guardian and...Read more
February 14, 2020
For 40 years, the Supreme Court has traveled to the University College of Law to make the Court’s business accessible to law students on campus. On February 6, 2020, the Court heard four cases at the school courtroom, followed by a question and answer session with students. The May 1980 edition of “The Nebraska Transcript” contains an article about the Supreme Court holding arguments at UNL in conjunction with the Student Bar Association’s Law Day program. According to the article, “Having the...Read more
Northwest High School
February 13, 2020
The morning of March 5, 2020, the Nebraska Supreme Court will hear a full round of arguments at Creighton School of Law followed by a question answer session with students. In the afternoon, the Court will reassemble at Northwest Magnet High school for an additional argument and lessons on the court system. Northwest’s magnet focus is on law, government, and international diplomacy. The visits and education sessions are part of a continuing effort by the Nebraska Supreme Court and the legal...Read more

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