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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
February 13, 2020
The Nebraska Mediation Center (NMC) is pleased to announce that Kristine Roberts has been hired as the Executive Director, effective March 1, 2020. Kristine joins NMC from her law practice in Fremont, Nebraska, where she has primarily practiced in the areas of juvenile law, estate planning, and guardianship and conservatorship cases for over 9 years. Kristine has also been an affiliated mediator with the Nebraska Mediation Center since 2010 and she is trained in basic, family, and high-conflict...Read more
Mediation Centers
February 13, 2020
With the passage of the Dispute Resolution Act in 1991, six private non-profit centers were formed and approved by the Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR). These six centers provide services to the Courts and Probation, as well as to citizens, businesses and organizations, and communities across Nebraska. Each center is staffed and has a cadre of trained mediators and facilitators that participate in regular continuing education and come from a variety of professional backgrounds (e.g.,...Read more
February 13, 2020
Next quarterly meeting of the Nebraska Supreme Court Judicial Resources Commission: Friday, March 27, 2020. Commission information: Nebraska Judicial Resources CommissionRead more
February 13, 2020
Adopted by the Supreme Court: A parent's support, childcare, and health care obligation shall not reduce his or her net income below the minimum of $1,063 net monthly for one person. Neb. Ct. R. § 4-218 (Child Support Guidelines) - Adopted Date: January 29, 2020 - Effective Date: January 29, 2020.Read more
February 13, 2020
Camp Ashland, the Army National Guard facility located near Ashland, Nebraska, is serving as a quarantine location for coronavirus evacuees from Wuhan China. With their arrival, the Attorney Services Division is sponsoring ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions to highlight the resources in Nebraska’s recently published Pandemic Bench Book. The book provides background on the law controlling the issues that courts will most likely see in cases involving those in quarantine. Noon education programs were...Read more
February 13, 2020
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) selected the Judicial Branch Language Access program as the winner of its prestigious State Innovation of the Year Award. This recognition is for the exciting new Language Access Partnership initiative for recruiting and training Nebraska court interpreters, which can be scaled and replicated in other states. Northeast Community College Adult Education Coordinator nominated the Judicial Branch Language Access Program for the award. This year the...Read more
February 12, 2020
The Through the Eyes of the Child team, led by Judge Stephen Twiss and coordinated by Carrie Rodriguez, Probation Chief in District 5, hosted a free screening of the film“Foster.” Held at the Widman Cinema in Central City, the event’s funding support came from the Merrick Community Foundation. The HBO documentary is the product of Oscar-winning filmmakers. The film explores the often misunderstood world of foster care through compelling stories from the Los Angeles County Department of Children...Read more
February 12, 2020
The February edition of the Uniform Bar Exam will be held in Lincoln on February 25 and 26. Swearing-in ceremonies for those that pass the exam will be held at the Nebraska State Capitol on April 21, 2020.Read more
February 10, 2020
The Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation is announcing the release of the fourth annual Juvenile Services Division: Detailed Analysis for fiscal year 2019. The publication provides information and data elements which impact juvenile justice reform. These include data elements focused on specific stages of the juvenile justice system, as well as positive progress enhancements which have been implemented over the past fiscal year, which are noted throughout the publication. Of...Read more

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