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May 16, 2019
Thanks, in large part, to the Northeast Nebraska Drug Court program, graduate Heidi Webb is now working to help others. Read the April 10, 2019, story in the Norfolk Daily News: Drug court leads way out of vicious cycle for Norfolk womanRead more
Leadership 2019
May 16, 2019
As an outgrowth of the Chief Justice’s Annual Leadership Conference (held each year in May), Judicial Branch Education sponsors a judicial leadership development program bringing together judges of all levels to consider creative ways of providing leadership for the Nebraska Judicial Branch. These judges meet regularly over the course of a year to develop an understanding of ways the courts can work for the betterment of the branch. Photo: 2018-19 Leadership Cadre of Judges includes: Back:...Read more
May 16, 2019
Director of the Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution, Debora Denny, J.D., announced her retirement effective June 30, 2019. “It has been a great honor and my privilege to serve the people of the state of Nebraska as director for the Office of Dispute Resolution since 2005,” said Denny. She continued, “Ever since graduating from UNL College of Law, my professional and personal goal has been to increase the ability of individuals to resolve their disputes voluntarily through mediation and...Read more
Leadership group
May 14, 2019
2019-2020 Workgroups During this year’s leadership council meeting, the Chief Justice appointed five work groups to complete projects before May 2020. Each work group is comprised of two new-leader judge co-chairs, one committee chair/liaison, and one administrative staff member for support services. The groups are: WORK GROUP 1: Protection Orders – Creating an Accommodating Courtroom for Protection Order Applicants COMMITTEE: Self-Represented Litigation Committee/Commission Chairperson: Judge...Read more
May 14, 2019
In celebration of Older Americans Month in May, Nebraska’s Office of Public Guardian (OPG) shared a compilation of real-life stories with the Nebraska Legislature. Each week state senators were presented with a new story of an individual served by the office. The OPG provides guardianship for adults when no one else is willing or able to step into the role. Associate public guardians strive to meet the needs of their wards and ensure that their resources are handled responsibly. Please take a...Read more
Supreme Court at Scottsbluff
May 14, 2019
The Nebraska Supreme Court dedicated their 2019 Law Day arguments at Scottsbluff High School to late Justice John F. Wright. Wright died March 18, 2018, at the age of 72 before being able to return to his hometown for a high school argument session. According to local attorneys, Wright, who had served on the Scottsbluff School Board, would have greatly appreciated the court session. The arguments were held in the auditorium the morning of April 29, 2019. Arguments began with an introductory...Read more
May 10, 2019
Corey Steel, State Court Administrator for the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation, announces the appointment of Ms. Amy Prenda as Nebraska’s new Deputy State Court Administrator for Court Services. Prenda will promote statewide administrative practices and procedures, oversee the operation of court programs, and take a primary role in strategic planning for all levels of court within Nebraska’s Judicial Branch. The appointment is effective June 10, 2019. Prenda has worked in high...Read more
Second Chance Group
May 1, 2019
Supreme Court and members of the Scottsbluff probation office gather in Scottsbluff to congratulate Stephanie Skinner, Lori Guerrero, and Sandra Raney on the establishment of the Second Chance Coalition of Western Nebraska. The Coalition is designed to assist individuals who have completed their probationary sentence to become fully productive members of their communities. The program innovators explained the need for the program to Supreme Court Justices who, in turn, presented the trio with...Read more
April 23, 2019
The Douglas County Adult Drug Court held its 104th graduation ceremony and celebration on March 27, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in the Omaha-Douglas Civic Center. For Drug Court graduates, this marks the official completion of an intense supervision process. Graduates have successfully completed comprehensive behavioral health treatment services, random and frequent chemical testing, educational and vocational training, and other supervision requirements. In addition to program requirements, graduates...Read more
April 23, 2019
On April 4, 2019, Michael Mostek was recognized for completing post-release supervision as a participant in the Hall County Reentry Court. Hall County Reentry Court Judge Paul Korslund (behind the bench) and retired District Court Judge Teresa K. Luther led the celebration. Mr. Mostek was Hall Country Reentry Court’s first participant. Though he entered the Court with 30 months of post-release supervision, Michael accomplished everything ordered by the Court in 15 months. At the celebration, Mr...Read more

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