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The Omaha courts and the Nebraska Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation have been awarded a $55,000 technical assistance grant to assess efforts in providing court users with meaningful access to the judicial process in the State of Nebraska. The focus of the study, funded by the State...
The Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) has created a Parenting Time, Mediation & You brochure which explains the mediation process, provides the web address for the self-help section of the Nebraska Judicial Branch website, and explains what is included in a Parenting Plan. Additionally, this...
Of the nearly 60 Nebraskans who attended the 2019 National Association of Drug Court Professionals, one dozen were trial court judges who have assumed responsibility for the effectiveness of Nebraska problem-solving courts. Other attendees included Nebraska Problem-Solving Court Coordinators...
In celebration of Sarpy County Court’s second consecutive perfect audit, State Court Administrator Corey Steel treated court staff to lunch on July 23 in Papillion. Deputy State Court Administrator Amy Prenda, IT Applications Supervisor Sherri Dennis, and Trial Court Services Director Sheryl...
Judicial Branch Public Information Officer, Janet Bancroft, will highlight new and ongoing outreach efforts of the Nebraska Judicial Branch during the Conference of Court Public Information Officers annual meeting in Cleveland, Ohio. The Conference is the only professional organization dedicated to...
A retirement reception honoring Debora Denny for her 14 years of service was held on June 24, 2019, in the law library. Denny carried out the position of Director of the Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution since 2005. Over the course of her tenure, she worked with the judiciary to promote...
In honor of Constitution Day, the Nebraska Court of Appeals will convene on the campus of Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, on September 10, 2019. The Court of Appeals will divide into its customary two panels with three judges each to hold arguments at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. at...
The Nebraska Supreme Court has appointed Theodore “Ted” Arndt as the second statewide Child Support Referee for the Judicial Branch. Arndt is currently a staff attorney for YoungWilliams P.C., a nationwide provider of contact centers and child support services. Additionally, he serves as adjunct...
Kelly Riley, current Executive Director for The Resolution Center in Beatrice, has been named Director of the Nebraska Office of Dispute Resolution by the Nebraska Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation (AOCP). She will begin her position in early September. Riley has extensive experience...
Judicial District 3J and juvenile justice stakeholders completed a review of the probation and juvenile justice system in Lancaster County on April of 2018. The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center (RFK) conducted the review which endorsed fifteen recommendations for reform. Efforts were...