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July 11, 2018
At a ceremony held at the Capitol on July 9, 2018 Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation recognizing Community Corrections Week July 15-21, 2018. Nebraska Probation and Nebraska Parole employees were on hand for the ceremony. Jeanne Brandner, Deputy Probation Administrator, addressed the crowd and noted that Community Corrections Week is a time to recognize and celebrate the dedicated and caring individuals in communities across the State of Nebraska who work tirelessly to make...Read more
June 28, 2018
On June 11, 2018 at the Probation Chiefs management meeting, Chief Justice Michael Heavican presented Probation Administrator Ellen Fabian Brokofsky with the first annual probation Exemplary Leadership Award, The Ellen Fabian Brokofsky Award. This is what Chief Justice Heavican said. The Supreme Court’s Exemplary Leadership Award, hereby named The Ellen Fabian Brokofsky Award, recognizes exemplary leadership by a probation employee. The Exemplary Leadership Award is our highest recognition for...Read more
June 28, 2018
Certified Spanish court interpreter Irma Watt is Nebraska’s newest State Court Interpreter Coordinator. Based in Grand Island, she serves the 9 th and 10 th Judicial Districts as a trusted, collaborative, and respected catalyst for and provider of professional court interpreter services. Ms. Watt begins her full time duties on Monday, July 2, and looks forward to building upon the AOC’s longstanding commitment to ensure the limited English proficient public has equal access to justice in...Read more
June 28, 2018
The Nebraska Probation’s Management Team attended a two day Case Management/Case Planning training held June 12-13, 2018 at the Cornhusker by Marriott in Lincoln. The training was provided by the Carey Group, which included training specialists Mark Carey, Erin King, Matt Moore, and Stacy Ledvina.Read more
June 28, 2018
During the Probation Management training on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Above & Beyond and Rising Star Awards were presented to 13 employees. The Above and Beyond awards were presented to: Connie Hultine, Chief Probation Officer – District 9 Darci Poland, Deputy Chief Probation Officer – District 4J Jodi York, Chief Probation Officer District 2, and Michele Lueders, Juvenile Intake & Detention Alternatives Specialist – Administration. The Rising Star winners were: Marty Metschke, Reporting...Read more
June 25, 2018
Court Reporter Sonya Kennedy and Douglas County District Court Judge Gary Randall work with Christine Christopherson and Greg Sunderman of the Judicial Branch Education team to develop an online course for court reporting personnel, judges, and court staff outlining efficient ways to share evidence with news reporters during the pendency of a trial. The course will be launched in fall 2018.Read more
June 20, 2018
A swearing-in ceremony for Sharmin Gonzales as Clerk Magistrate of Buffalo County Court was held June 18, 2018, in the Buffalo County Courthouse in Kearney, Nebraska. Judge John Rademacher opened the ceremony and welcomed guests. Judge Gerald Jorgensen administered the Clerk Magistrate oath of office and presented Gonzales with her certificate of appointment. Gonzales has worked for the court system for nearly 24 years in the positions of: Assistant Clerk of Buffalo County Court, County Court...Read more
June 20, 2018
On Friday, June 1, the Nebraska Court Improvement Project (CIP) hosted the summer gathering of the Supreme Court Commission on Children in the Courts at the Judicial Branch Education facility on Central Park Drive. The Honorable Doug Johnson, Douglas County Separate Juvenile Court and the newly appointed, Honorable Francie Riedmann, Nebraska Court of Appeals presided over the commission meeting. The meeting consisted of reports from several subcommittees, including the Unified Family Court...Read more
June 15, 2018
The “Distinguished Judge for Improvement of the Judicial System” and “Distinguished Judge for Service to the Community” awards were established to publicly recognize members of the judiciary for meritorious projects and exemplary accomplishments that enhance the vision of justice within our communities. Service to the Community is for a judge who has distinguished himself or herself through performance of service to the community on a volunteer or professional level. Service to the Community...Read more
June 5, 2018
Lively discussions regarding State-Federal judicial cooperation were heard coming from the Reading Room of the Nebraska State Capitol Law Library on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Attendees included Nebraska Supreme Court Justices with Chief U.S. District Judges from Districts of Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and North Dakota; incoming Chief Judges from Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota; the Chief Judge for the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals; along with staff from the U.S. Court of...Read more

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