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A swearing-in ceremony for Linda Mitchell as Clerk Magistrate of Antelope County Court was held January 30, 2018, in the Antelope County Courthouse in Neligh, Nebraska. Judge Donna Taylor presided over the ceremony. Mitchell began working with the county court system on March 1, 1985, as a Court...
The Washington County Adult Drug Court held its graduation ceremony and celebration on January 29, 2018, in the Washington County District Court. Presiding Adult Drug Court Judge John Samson, District Court hosted the ceremony. Drug Court is a minimum 18 month program where participants learn the...
On the heels of the Nebraska Reentry Court Best Practice Standards, which were approved by the Nebraska Supreme Court this past summer, two Reentry Courts have been approved. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the request from Judge Teresa Luther and Judge Mark Young to establish Nebraska’s first...
A swearing-in ceremony for Lisa Johnson as Clerk Magistrate of Howard County Court was held January 18, 2018, in the Howard County Court in St. Paul, Nebraska. Judges Tami Schendt and Kale Burdick and presided over the ceremony. Johnson has worked in Howard County Court since 2011, and prior to that...
Chief Justice Mike Heavican gave his 2018 State of the Judiciary speech to the Nebraska Legislature on January 18, 2018. During his presentation he highlighted the Judicial Branch’s newest type of Problem-Solving Court: the Veterans Treatment Court. Members of Nebraska’s inaugural Douglas and...
Updated listings of technological features available in courtrooms across the state can be found on the Judicial Branch Website. The information, gathered through the Information Technology Division of the Judicial Branch, is useful to attorneys traveling to courtrooms outside of the counties where...
Vladimir Bazan has been selected for the Nebraska State Court Interpreter Coordinator position based in Lincoln. He will begin working full-time on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. Bazan has served as Interpreter Coordinator in Hall County and the 10th Judicial District since 2014 and has been a Nebraska...
A swearing-in ceremony for Kerri Irwin as Clerk Magistrate of Dakota County Court was held December 13, 2017, in the Dakota County Court in Dakota City, Nebraska. Judge Kurt Rager presided over the ceremony with Judge Doug Luebe participating in the event. Irwin has worked in the court system since...
Judicial Branch Annual Report for Fiscal Year July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, is now available online. The report will be presented to the legislature during the Chief Justice’s annual “State of the Judiciary” in mid-January 2018. The report can be found here.
The Sherwood Foundation has awarded the Administrative Office of the Courts /Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) $1 million to integrate the restorative justice practice of Victim Youth Conferencing (VYC) across the state. The goal of VYC is to reduce youth involvement in the juvenile justice system...