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The Nebraska Court Improvement Project (CIP) has opened registration for the 2019 Children’s Summit to all. This year’s Summit focuses on “Progress through Prevention.” CIP welcomes keynote speakers Dr. Tammi Fleming, Senior Associate at Annie E. Casey Foundation, Judge Steven Teske, Chief Judge...
The Distinguished Judge for Service to the Community and Distinguished Judge for Improvement of the Judicial System awards were established to publicly recognize members of the judiciary for projects and exemplary accomplishments that enhance the vision of justice within our communities. These...
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...