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Lancaster County Court Judicial Administrator Becky Bruckner submitted her notice of retirement effective December 6, 2023, after just over 20 years of service to the courts. “Becky has seen Lancaster County Court through tremendous challenges in her 20 years at the helm,” commented Nebraska Trial...
The Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) has published its Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report. The annual report provides an overview of mediation and restorative justice in Nebraska, including services provided by the approved mediation centers, and highlights a case in which restorative justice was used...
Awarded to: Hazel Delgado, AOCP Director of Research and Data – Lancaster County Hazel Delgado, exhibits exceptional leadership by innovatively handling data requests, fostering cooperation, and embracing emerging technologies. She streamlined data processing, ensuring efficiency and equity. Hazel...
Lindsay Meister was sworn-in as Clerk Magistrate of the Platte County Court in Columbus on December 5, 2023. She will work in Columbus for Judge Denise Kracl, and under the general direction of county court judges of the 5th District: Lynelle Homolka, Andrew Lange, C. Jo Petersen, and Stephen Twiss...
The Lancaster County District Court Records Team, comprised of Rachael Boyd, Scott Brunsing, and Alexis McQueen, consistently surpasses expectations in their Records Retention projects. Their dedication goes beyond their daily job duties, as they willingly step in for their colleagues and handle...
Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, Mike Heavican, presented Judicial Branch Recognition Awards to individuals and team members on November 20, 2023, during the Nebraska Judicial Branch’s 15 th annual recognition event. The Employee Recognition Committee selected 11 individuals and three...
Matthew Neher of Lexington was appointed district court judge for the Eleventh Judicial District (Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Furnas, Frontier, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, and Thomas counties). Since 2011, Neher has served in the Dawson...
The Office of Judicial Branch Education (JBE) expanded education space to include the second floor of the building directly across the parking lot to the north of the current building. The early November expansion allows for four (4) additional conference rooms, the largest of which, the “Cottonwood...
The Court of Appeals' November Kearney panel with Judges Frankie Moore, Mike Pirtle, and David Arterburn, extended a personal invitation to Charles Rowling, Director of the Kearney Law Opportunities Program (KLOP), to bring his pre-law students to the court's argument sessions held mid-month at the...
Beau Finley of Omaha was appointed county court judge for the Fourth Judicial District of Nebraska on November 16, 2023. According to Gov. Pillen’s office, Finley is a defense attorney with experience in criminal, juvenile, and civil law. He started his career as a public defender in Douglas County...