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March 11, 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: The Dodge County Drug Court team would like to announce the graduation of a recent graduate. WHO: Judge Geoffrey C. Hall WHEN: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:45 p.m., following Drug Court WHERE: Dodge County Courthouse District Court Room 428 N. Broad Street, Fremont, NE WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Problem...Read more
March 11, 2021
The Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court celebrated Adam Grunke and Ashley Jessen’s graduation on March 5, 2021, at the Madison County Courthouse. Judge James G. Kube presided. Following the graduation, each graduate offered words of encouragement to other participants in the program. Family and friends of the graduates were present to celebrate their accomplishments. News Channel Nebraska spoke with the graduates about their experience in the program. Drug Court Coordinator Matthew McManigal...Read more
Heroes award
March 11, 2021
As a 20-year veteran of Probation District 4A in Omaha, Senior Probation Officer Michelle Partusch has long been a much-appreciated member of the office. She continually shows great concern for her clients and pride in her work. Her attention to others is exemplified in her caretaking of a probation officer who formerly served as her mentor. Long after the officer retired, Partusch continues to bring her groceries, clothes, and provide good company. Michelle, your ability to be both analytical...Read more
Podcast Promo
March 10, 2021
In the tenth episode of Your Nebraska Judicial Branch , Chief Justice Michael Heavican joins the podcast to discuss issues of access to justice, and how courts and Judicial Branch services have remained operational during unprecedented times. Your Nebraska Judicial Branch is available to listen and subscribe on all podcast app platforms. Additionally, it is found on the web at: https://nejudicial.buzzsprout.comRead more
March 4, 2021
When parents are involved in a court proceeding in which parenting functions are at issue, they receive the Parenting Act Information Brochure from the Clerk of the District Court. The brochure outlines the legal process and timeline, healthy parenting approaches, parenting plans, the mediation process, finding a mediator, and additional resources. At the same time, parents are informed of their right to develop and agree to a parenting plan, and if they are unable to do so, the court will...Read more
Heroes award
March 4, 2021
Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Mary Visek, Omaha, has done a marvelous job of leading, mentoring, and empowering staff throughout the pandemic. Despite staff social distancing and self-quarantining, the office has continued to improve and meet case management benchmarks. Chief Visek has taken the initiative to collaborate with the Douglas County Health Department to facilitate getting staff vaccinated. Chief Visek, we appreciate your leadership and your constant reinforcement of self-care...Read more
March 3, 2021
Susan Kelly took her Oath of Office as Clerk of the District Court on January 7, 2021, after election to the position by the voters of Morrill County. Kelly has prior experience working at the Community Hospital, the Bridgeport nursing home, the Bridgeport News-Blade and at Platte Valley Bank. She is also the Board Chair for the Village of Broadwater. She replaces Julie Schildt who declined to stand for re-election and vacated her clerkship at the end of 2020.Read more
March 3, 2021
Retired Red Willow County Judge Cloyd Clark died February 28, 2021, at the age of 78. Originally elected to the bench in 1972, prior to the enactment of Nebraska's merit selection system for county judges, Clark began his service on the county court bench in 1973. He retired June 1, 2007. Clark was instrumental in the creation of the County Court Judges Education Committee and served in several offices of the Nebraska County Judges Association. Obituary: https://www.herrmannfh.com/obituary/...Read more
February 26, 2021
The Office of Dispute Resolution has released the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Victim Youth Conferencing Evaluation Report. During the reported timeframe, 15 counties referred 290 cases to ODR-approved mediation centers with 217 of those resulting in a Victim Youth Conference. Victim Youth Conferencing (VYC) is a restorative justice process that provides youth and those they have harmed with an opportunity to talk about and understand the impacts of the youth’s actions. Together they determine how the...Read more
Heroes award
February 25, 2021
Both before and throughout the pandemic, Hall County Court Judge Alfred Corey has maintained his willingness to help when and wherever needed. In an effort to keep COVID numbers down, he gently encouraged attorneys and court users to learn WebEx and use the telephone as COVID hit its early peak in Grand Island. Corey rearranged his schedule, including vacation days, to allow the other stakeholders to “catch up” after changing their system to accommodate COVID safety procedures. Judge Corey,...Read more

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