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November 22, 2021
In inclement weather, employees should use their best judgment in trying to get to work. If an employee chooses not to report to work, the employee must follow the policy of their particular office for reporting an absence. Employees choosing not to work due to weather conditions must use accrued vacation leave, earned compensatory time, or, with supervisor approval, may be allowed to make up missed work time within the workweek. If an employee’s worksite is closed due to severe weather, upon...Read more
Notice of courts/office closure on November 25th and 26th
November 22, 2021
Court and probation offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving. Please contact your local court or probation office for more information.Read more
November 22, 2021
The Buffalo County Board of Commissioners Board Room served as a courtroom for oral arguments for one panel of the Court of Appeals on November 9 and 10, 2021. The traveling three-judge panel, consisting of Judges Frankie Moore, Riko Bishop, and David Arterburn, was accompanied by judicial law clerk Claudia Brock and Captain Lance Rogers of the Nebraska State Patrol. The Court of Appeals’ primary courtroom is in the State Capitol in Lincoln. The Court travels outside of the Capital City to hear...Read more
Chief Heavican
November 19, 2021
Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican has been inducted into the 2021 Warren E. Burger Society through the National Center for State Courts. Accomplishments of Nebraska’s Chief Justice were celebrated at an event in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Among the achievements noted are his leadership of Nebraska courts allowing cameras in the courtroom, digitizing court records for online case management, establishing an Office of the Public Guardian, and...Read more
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November 19, 2021
Misty Flowers, Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition (NICWC) Executive Director, and Jill Holt, NICWC Training and Education Director, join Your Nebraska Judicial Branch to discuss the mission of their organization in education, advocacy, and bringing people together. Part of this mission is served by serving on the Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts , which comprises part of the Nebraska Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission . The consortium was created in 2018 to improve...Read more
November 17, 2021
Nebraska Probation provides financial assistance for behavioral health services for adults who meet criteria which includes financial need. In October 2020, the State of Nebraska launched Medicaid Expansion, which enhanced Medicaid eligibility for low-income adults. Medicaid benefits, under Medicaid Expansion, include behavioral health as well as medical, pharmacy, dental and vision resources. Many of Probation’s justice-involved adults meet the newly established income guidelines for Medicaid...Read more
November 15, 2021
The North Central Problem-Solving Court in Broken Bow honored a new graduate from Problem-Solving Court on November 4, 2021, while family and friends observed. Completing the program is a great accomplishment, and we are proud to honor his achievement. The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability for the graduates. Problem-Solving Court Judge Tami Schendt (pictured) presided over the...Read more
November 10, 2021
The Lancaster County Veteran’s Treatment Court joined the Lincoln Veterans Parade on November 7, 2021. The event was arranged by veterans for veterans, with the theme of “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans; We Honor Now, Those Who Were Not Honored Then.” Pictured are veterans’ treatment court mentors, attorneys, with a past graduate and current participant.Read more
November 10, 2021
Capitol construction required that the Nebraska State Library vacate its home on the third floor of the State Capitol over two years ago. The library has been housed temporarily at the UNL College of Law through a generous offer of on-campus space in the Schmid Law Library. Librarians are now making the move back to the Capitol. Although the move began November 8, the library is open to the public by appointment only until books are back in their proper place. The goal is to have the library...Read more
Notice of courts/office closure on November 11th
November 10, 2021
Court and probation offices will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day. Please contact your local court or probation office for more information.Read more

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