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Red Willow County Court Judge Anne Paine and Clerk Magistrate Gretchen Wiebe graciously collaborated with the Administrative Office of the Courts to provide language access to a litigant with a hearing impairment for two court proceedings on May 31, 2019, via CART services. CART stands for...
by Meghan Straub Nebraska News Service LINCOLN--For years, night court has taken place across the country in areas such as New York and California. One local court hosted its first night court last month as a way to provide better access to the court system. The first of two planned night court...
A Law-Related Educational Activity sponsored by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation and the Nebraska Judicial Branch On May 1, hundreds of fifth graders around the state of Nebraska attended 2019 Law Day Job Shadowing events. This marks the 19 th year that Law Day has been celebrated in Nebraska and...
Every month since March, Judge Kale Burdick has been taking an innovative path to the courthouse on the days he presides over Boyd County. He walks the flood-damaged bridge on Highway 11 between O'Neill and Butte where Clerk Magistrate Cathy Reiman picks him up on the Boyd County side of the bridge...
The Court Improvement Project hosted the bi-annual meeting of the Supreme Court Commission on Children in the Courts at the Judicial Branch Education Facility in Lincoln on Friday, June 7, 2019. The Honorable Doug Johnson, Douglas County Separate Juvenile Court, and the Honorable Francie Riedmann...
Nebraska’s Attorney Services Division hosted a continuing legal education session June 5, 2019, for 150 lawyers in Lincoln. A panel of judges, including Justice Stephanie Stacy, Judge Riko Bishop, Judge Jodi Nelson, retired Judge Mary Gilbride and retired Judge Paul Korslund, discussed...
Designed by judge and lawyer members of the Self-Represented Litigation Committee, the recently-launched Nebraska Limited Scope Representation Toolkit is intended to assist attorneys who are offering limited scope representation to potential clients. The toolkit is for use in civil matters in...
The Nebraska Legislature enacted LB595 on May 13, 2019, the restorative justice bill. LB595 expands the Office of Dispute Resolution’s statutory authority to include the provision of restorative justice services. Restorative justice, as contrasted to retributive justice, provides opportunities for...
The language that appears on the JUSTICE system screen when cases are not found has been updated. New language is as follows: Nebraska’s online access to the JUSTICE system includes a complete, current listing of cases publicly available in the court system. However, case information may not be...
Governor Ricketts proclaimed May as Drug Court month in a personal signing ceremony with Chief Justice Mike Heavican accompanied by state probation officials. While signing the drug court month proclamation, the Governor noted that it is his “pleasure and honor” to be able to proclaim May as Drug...