News

News

Image of Sherri Gelvin
July 14, 2021
Judicial Branch Education Trainer Sherri Gelvin had only two days to convert her in-person training sessions to an online format when the court system began modified office operations in 2020. It was imperative that one program, Motivational Interviewing training – used to arm probation officers and others, with crucial skills - be held in person. Unable to postpone, Gelvin coordinated with trainers in districts across the state to hold small groups sessions to make sure that the certifications...Read more
July 13, 2021
Judge Ross Stoffer administered the ceremonial oath to celebrate Ashley Siebrandt as the new Clerk Magistrate of Wayne County Court on July 7, 2021. State Court Administrator Corey Steel welcomed attendees, emphasizing the importance of the clerk magistrate position to the courts and providing services to the public. Local officials, Seventh District Probation Officers, and AOCP staff gathered in the beautiful Wayne County Courtroom to observe the ceremony and enjoy conversation and...Read more
July 13, 2021
The Nebraska Court Improvement Project (CIP) team will be on the road in Fall 2021, bringing the CIP Regional Conference to Ogallala and Omaha in September. The Omaha event on September 30 will also be live-streamed and recorded to maximize the number of people participating. Registration will open soon . Check the following locations for registration information: Ogallala – September 28 Omaha/Live Stream – September 30Read more
July 9, 2021
Chief Justice Michael Heavican’s first stop on his annual Summer Tour was in Plattsmouth, where he was invited to sign his name on the walls of the bell tower of the Cass County courthouse. The Chief traveled with his fellow justices and administrative staff, including State Court Administrator Corey Steel and State Probation Administrator Deb Minardi. Judges David Partsch and Michael Smith led tours of the courthouse while Clerk Magistrate Kimberly Durow and Clerk of the District Court Barbara...Read more
July 9, 2021
The final event of the 2021 Chief Justice’s Summer Tour -- a celebration of detention alternatives -- was hosted by Otoe County Court Judge David Partsch the afternoon of June 30. To honor the 10th anniversary of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) in Nebraska, the Justices, local government officials, law enforcement, court, and probation staff gathered in the District Court Courtroom in Nebraska City. Otoe County was the first rural area added to the program, following...Read more
Image of Angela Tintori
July 6, 2021
Angela Tintori, a court reporter in the 1st Judicial District, threw herself whole-heartedly into reporting and transcribing the proceedings of some of Nebraska’s most challenging cases of 2020/2021. While working on one of her high-profile cases, Tintori was required to live away from home for four weeks. Even while she was temporarily relocated, she expertly directed her training and stenographic expertise toward capturing each syllable and gesture of the fast-moving court proceedings. Angela...Read more
July 1, 2021
Court and probation offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day. Please contact your local court or probation office for more information.Read more
June 29, 2021
Specialized Probation Officer Lindsay Meyer and Truancy Probation Officer Tim Linsenmeyer are to be commended for their exemplary work. They functioned as liaisons between both stakeholders and youth families throughout the pandemic. Their professionalism and advocacy for the youth elicit glowing evaluations from everyone, from youth to adults. Thank you, Lindsay & Tim, for your dedication to the youth of Lancaster County throughout the pandemic and beyond.Read more
June 28, 2021
In 2015, the Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) along with three approved centers piloted a restorative justice process called Victim Youth Conferencing (VYC). VYC is an adaptation of victim-offender mediation, a restorative process that has been available through the centers for many years. The primary shift for the VYC pilot was the focus on youth with referrals available at three different stages – pre-court or pre-diversion (generally referrals come from schools and county attorneys), court...Read more
Podcast advertisement
June 25, 2021
Join State Court Administrator Corey Steel and State Senator Tony Vargas for a conversation reflecting on the successes of the JDAI strategies in Nebraska over the last 10 years, as well as looking to the future. Your Nebraska Judicial Branch is available to listen and subscribe on all podcast app platforms. Additionally, it is found on the web at: https://nejudicial.buzzsprout.com/ .Read more

Pages