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June 1, 2022
A Veterans Mentor Swearing-in ceremony was held at the Central Nebraska Veterans Treatment Court on May 18, 2022, in Grand Island. Veteran mentors help other veterans get their lives back on track after being arrested. Read more: New Veterans Court Offers Second Chance for those who Served Picture courtesy of NTV NewsRead more
June 1, 2022
The 2022 Summer Tour will take the Chief Justice, key court staff, and select judges and justices to the northwestern portion of the state in mid-August in conjunction with the Nebraska Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts’ public engagement sessions. The Chief Justice and members of the Court devote several days each summer to traveling outside the Lincoln area to meet with judges, court, and probation staff and to observe local programs and services. The tour will begin in Oshkosh...Read more
Court and Probation Office Closure 5/30/2022
May 26, 2022
In observance of the holiday, Court and Probation Offices will be closed on 5/30/2022.Read more
May 23, 2022
When nearly a dozen people skipped jury duty in Lincoln, the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office asked the judge to find them in contempt. With the number of no-shows on the rise, the legal community banded together for a community civics lesson with Judge Jodi Nelson as the instructor. Read: Lincoln Journal Star Lancaster County judge gives a civics lessonRead more
May 20, 2022
Former justice of the Nebraska State Supreme Court, Michael McCormack, died May 9, 2022. McCormack was appointed to the Court on March 19, 1997, by Governor Ben Nelson. He retired from the Court on January 1, 2016. Read McCormack ObituaryRead more
Platte County Staff
May 19, 2022
The Platte County District Court staff, led by Clerk of the District Court Marlene Vetick (3rd from left) with Laurie Sloup, Lori Micek, Dawn Samsel, Kelli Scheffler, and Sandra Janssen, were the consummate hosts for the change of venue trial of State v. Felipe Vazquez. Staff of the Clerk of the District Court spent hours working with the visiting court staff from Lancaster County, reviewing facilities and finding space for the trial. They also worked with the technology team to set up Zoom for...Read more
May 12, 2022
Justices were treated to a student and community Law Day luncheon following Supreme Court oral arguments at McCook High School in late April. Justices sat at individual tables with a mix of students and community members to facilitate one-on-one discussions with tablemates. High School Business Manager Jeff Gross hosted the event and called on Judge Anne Paine to share details about the McCook Eyes of the Child Team projects. Paine outlined the following endeavors: Come to the Table (Through...Read more
Aurora Job Shadowing
May 11, 2022
Harry Potter received a verdict of not guilty following his murder trial in Aurora, Nebraska, on the morning of April 27, 2022. Hampton Public School 5th graders took on roles of Harry Potter, Dumbledore, Lord Voldemort, Hagrid, and other characters in the fictional series. Student attorneys and court staff worked their way through a mock trial script provided by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation. To start the 5th Grade Job Shadow mock trial session, District Judge Rachel Daugherty welcomed...Read more
Podcast Promo
May 11, 2022
Payton Hogan, joins Your Nebraska Judicial Branch to reflect on his remarks at the May 2022 Nebraska Problem-Solving Court Month proclamation ceremony. 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.com/ .Read more
Rob Hall
May 9, 2022
Rob Hall is the Juvenile Special Populations Officer assigned to Hastings Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Center (YRTC). His work involves navigating transition plans, utilizing skill-building, and creating activities to build relationships with youth at the center. The youth at the Hastings YRTC enjoy it when Hall joins their volleyball games, puts himself in a dunk tank, or spends an extra minute of his time with them. He is passionate about making sure youth transition into an environment...Read more

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