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December 21, 2017
A swearing-in ceremony for Kerri Irwin as Clerk Magistrate of Dakota County Court was held December 13, 2017, in the Dakota County Court in Dakota City, Nebraska. Judge Kurt Rager presided over the ceremony with Judge Doug Luebe participating in the event. Irwin has worked in the court system since 2003 when she started as a Records Clerk in Dakota County. She also served in the positions of Courtroom Clerk and Assistant Clerk between 2004 and 2017. Photo: Judge Kurt Rager signs certificate...Read more
December 20, 2017
Judicial Branch Annual Report for Fiscal Year July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, is now available online. The report will be presented to the legislature during the Chief Justice’s annual “State of the Judiciary” in mid-January 2018. The report can be found here .Read more
December 20, 2017
Judge David K. Arterburn, York College class of 1977, was presented with the College’s ‘Alumni of the Year’ award during the College’s Homecoming in October 2017. The award outlined the following information about Judge Arterburn in their announcement: David Arterburn is a judge of the Nebraska State Court of Appeals. He previously served as a District Court Judge in Sarpy County Nebraska for a period of nearly 12 years where he also presided over the drug court. Arterburn began his career in...Read more
December 20, 2017
The county and district court offices of Nebraska have been accepting online payments since 2009, and process thousands of transactions each month. As the public’s expectations of how business can be done online continue to grow, the Supreme Court JUSTICE team worked with online service provider Nebraska.gov to create a new version of the Nebraska Judicial Branch Internet Payment System . Launched December 7th, this new and improved service allows users to create accounts that will make repeat...Read more
December 20, 2017
The Sherwood Foundation has awarded the Administrative Office of the Courts /Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) $1 million to integrate the restorative justice practice of Victim Youth Conferencing (VYC) across the state. The goal of VYC is to reduce youth involvement in the juvenile justice system. In addition to the significantly high percentage (85%) of youth fulfilling reparation plans, the 2015-2017 pilot VYC project demonstrated early remarkable gains in reducing recidivism, in which 4 of...Read more
December 7, 2017
The Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission held its annual public hearing on December 4, 2017. Meeting minutes with attachments have been uploaded to the Judicial Branch website. Read: December 4 Judicial Resources Commission (Printing caution, with attachments the document is 238 pages)Read more
November 27, 2017
The Women and the Law Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association is pleased to announce that Riko Bishop, Nebraska Court of Appeals Judge, has received the 2017 Outstanding Contributor to Women in the Law Award. Judge Bishop makes a concerted effort to mentor young women (and men) in pursuit of a legal career. She takes personal interest in mentoring aspiring women and minorities who are considering the law on how to prepare for law school and how to develop a legal career. Judge Bishop has...Read more
November 27, 2017
Shortly after 1:00 p.m. on November 3, 2017, Beatrice High School Principal Jason Sutter announced the transformation of the school auditorium into a courtroom – a Supreme Court courtroom -- where justices, along with Court of Appeals Chief Judge Frankie Moore, listened to two arguments, answered questions and discussed with the students some of their insights into the legal community. Before starting the session, District Court Judge Rick Schreiner instructed the students on the differences...Read more
November 21, 2017
Mike Nehe, Domestic Violence Program Services Specialist for the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation announced that the project to update Harassment and Domestic Abuse Protection Order forms is complete. The petition and affidavit forms completed by the public have new instructions to assist them in completing the forms. New Sexual Assault Protection Order forms and instructions as well as the Domestic Abuse renewal forms and instructions required after the passage of LB289 were...Read more
November 20, 2017
Chief Justice Mike Heavican and Office of Dispute Resolution Director Debora Denny awarded a 25th Anniversary commendation to The Mediation Center (TMC) in Lincoln on November 16, 2017. The Mediation Center Executive Director Casey Karges and Board Chair Jim Gordon accepted the honor. The event was held at the Lincoln Country Club, where over 100 attended the anniversary celebration. UNL College of Law Professor Alan Frank, State Deputy Ombudsman Carl Eskridge, Debora Denny and others noted...Read more

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