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Certified Spanish court interpreter Irma Watt is Nebraska’s newest State Court Interpreter Coordinator. Based in Grand Island, she serves the 9 th and 10 th Judicial Districts as a trusted, collaborative, and respected catalyst for and provider of professional court interpreter services. Ms. Watt...
During the Probation Management training on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Above & Beyond and Rising Star Awards were presented to 13 employees. The Above and Beyond awards were presented to: Connie Hultine, Chief Probation Officer – District 9 Darci Poland, Deputy Chief Probation Officer – District 4J Jodi...
On June 11, 2018 at the Probation Chiefs management meeting, Chief Justice Michael Heavican presented Probation Administrator Ellen Fabian Brokofsky with the first annual probation Exemplary Leadership Award, The Ellen Fabian Brokofsky Award. This is what Chief Justice Heavican said. The Supreme...
Court Reporter Sonya Kennedy and Douglas County District Court Judge Gary Randall work with Christine Christopherson and Greg Sunderman of the Judicial Branch Education team to develop an online course for court reporting personnel, judges, and court staff outlining efficient ways to share evidence...
A swearing-in ceremony for Sharmin Gonzales as Clerk Magistrate of Buffalo County Court was held June 18, 2018, in the Buffalo County Courthouse in Kearney, Nebraska. Judge John Rademacher opened the ceremony and welcomed guests. Judge Gerald Jorgensen administered the Clerk Magistrate oath of...
On Friday, June 1, the Nebraska Court Improvement Project (CIP) hosted the summer gathering of the Supreme Court Commission on Children in the Courts at the Judicial Branch Education facility on Central Park Drive. The Honorable Doug Johnson, Douglas County Separate Juvenile Court and the newly...
The “Distinguished Judge for Improvement of the Judicial System” and “Distinguished Judge for Service to the Community” awards were established to publicly recognize members of the judiciary for meritorious projects and exemplary accomplishments that enhance the vision of justice within our...
Lively discussions regarding State-Federal judicial cooperation were heard coming from the Reading Room of the Nebraska State Capitol Law Library on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Attendees included Nebraska Supreme Court Justices with Chief U.S. District Judges from Districts of Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota...
University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law Dean Richard Moberly served as keynote speaker for the 2018 Chief Justice’s Leadership Council. Moberly was invited for a discussion of leadership through changing times. He outlined the process that the Law College pursued in developing initiatives in...
A swearing-in ceremony for Myndee Hagan as Clerk Magistrate of Dawson and Gosper Counties was held May 22, 2018, in the Dawson County Courthouse in Lexington, Nebraska. Judge Jeffrey Wightman presided over the ceremony. Hagan began working with the county court system in 2016 as a records clerk for...