Media Releases

Media Releases

December 8, 2021
Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, Mike Heavican, presented 22 awards to Judicial Branch employees and teams on December 7, 2021, during the annual Nebraska Judicial Branch recognition event. State Court Administrator Corey Steel, Probation Administrator Deb Minardi, and the Chief Justice honored employees with a ceremony in the Rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol. The awards are the highest honors given by the Nebraska Supreme Court, recognizing outstanding performance by court and...Read more
December 6, 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY: Dodge County Drug Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: The Dodge County Drug Court team is pleased to announce that another graduate has successfully completed the Adult Drug Court Program. Please join us in celebrating this outstanding achievement. WHO: Judge Geoffrey C. Hall, Host WHEN: Tuesday, December 76, 2021 3:45 p.m., following Drug Court WHERE: Dodge County Courthouse District Court Room 428 N. Broad Street, Fremont, NE WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the...Read more
December 6, 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY: Problem-Solving Court Graduation and Celebration WHAT: The Douglas County District Court is pleased to announce that ten (10) participants have successfully completed the Adult Drug Court Program. This ceremony will bring the total number of participants who have graduated from the Adult Drug Court program, since its inception, to 2,089. We are proud to honor the Adult Drug Court graduates through this demonstration of achievement, and we welcome you to be a part of this...Read more
December 3, 2021
Nebraska District Court Judge Jodi L. Nelson of Lincoln, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on December 2, 2021. Nelson heard arguments in State v. Teon D. Hill, a case where Hill was sentenced to life in prison for killing a fellow Omaha resident. She sat in place of Justice John Freudenberg, who was recused from the case. The Court session was held in the Supreme Court Courtroom of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. Seven justices make up the Nebraska Supreme...Read more
December 3, 2021
Nebraska District Court Judge Travis P. O’Gorman of Alliance, Nebraska, was invited to sit with the Nebraska Supreme Court on December 3, 2021. O’Gorman heard arguments in Nieveen v. Tax 106, a case where Legal Aid of Nebraska argues that a woman was denied her property rights. He sat in place of Justice Stephanie Stacy, who was recused from the case. The Court session was held in the Supreme Court Courtroom of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. Seven justices make up the Nebraska Supreme...Read more
November 29, 2021
Jefferson County Court Clerk Magistrate Tammie Duensing submitted her notice of retirement effective December 13, 2021. She will retire with nearly 30 years of service as Clerk Magistrate. She has just over 37 years of total service. Duensing began work with the Judicial Branch as a records clerk during the summer of 1982 and returned to the court in March 1986 as a deputy clerk. Her career as clerk magistrate began in September 1992. “Tammie has been an exemplary clerk magistrate during her...Read more
November 29, 2021
Lancaster County Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Lori Griggs will retire effective December 10, 2021. She leaves the Judicial Branch with just over 32 years of service. Griggs began work with the Judicial Branch as a probation officer on November 15, 1989. She was later appointed as Chief Deputy before being named Chief on December 2, 1999. “Lori has been one the primary faces of Juvenile Justice in Lancaster County and the State of Nebraska for more than 30 years. Her dedication to the youth...Read more
November 18, 2021
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold its Annual Meeting, which includes a public hearing, on December 10, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. central standard time, in Room 1510 of the State Capitol Building in Lincoln, Nebraska. All proceedings will be conducted in-person and will include the option of virtual conferencing via WebEx. Click for MEETING AGENDA and SUPPORTING MATERIALS . PUBLIC HEARING : During the meeting, the Commission will hold a public hearing to receive testimony, both in-person and...Read more
November 17, 2021
Mandy Klipp of Tobias, Nebraska, has been selected to serve as Clerk Magistrate in Jefferson County. She begins her duties on December 13, 2021, replacing retiring Clerk Magistrate Tammie Duensing. She has been the Assistant Clerk in Jefferson County Court since July 2020. “Mandy has worked with and been trained by outgoing clerk magistrate Tammie Duensing, and that knowledge and experience will serve her well as County Court Clerk Magistrate,” said Trial Court Services Director Sheryl Connolly...Read more
November 8, 2021
Supreme Court Justices will hold court arguments in the Tiger Theatre on the Hastings High School Campus on December 1, 2021. The court session, rescheduled from September this year, comes at the invitation of High School Principal Thomas Szlanda. "We are honored to have the Court hold arguments in our school. We are extending invitations to the college community and neighboring high schools so that they can share in this unique experience," remarked Szlanda on the Court's visit. Beginning at...Read more

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