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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
May 29, 2018
University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law Dean Richard Moberly served as keynote speaker for the 2018 Chief Justice’s Leadership Council. Moberly was invited for a discussion of leadership through changing times. He outlined the process that the Law College pursued in developing initiatives in recent years, noting that much was accomplished through reaching out to organizations beyond the College itself. He was quick to note that Nebraska courts are in a good position for successful problem...Read more
May 24, 2018
A swearing-in ceremony for Myndee Hagan as Clerk Magistrate of Dawson and Gosper Counties was held May 22, 2018, in the Dawson County Courthouse in Lexington, Nebraska. Judge Jeffrey Wightman presided over the ceremony. Hagan began working with the county court system in 2016 as a records clerk for Gosper County Court. The majority of her professional career has been spent in the County and Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Courts. Photo: Myndee Hagan is assisted with her robe by her husband,...Read more
May 24, 2018
Maureen Eck has been named Supreme Court Deputy Librarian of the State Law Library by the Nebraska Supreme Court. Eck has served as the Interim Deputy State Librarian since the retirement of Marie Wiechman in January 2018, and had served as the Library Technician/Assistant providing reference and referral services since April 2014. Eck received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Christian University, and will receive her Masters in Library Science degree from the University of North Texas in...Read more
May 15, 2018
Following the Supreme Court’s traditional argument session at the Creighton University School of Law on April 5, 2018, the judges packed their robes and headed to Millard North High School for one final argument session. Omaha attorneys argued the personal property dispute of Zelenka v. Pratte regarding the custody of a pet following a relationship breakup. Before the argument session, Douglas County District Court Judge Timothy Burns provided a packed auditorium with an introduction of the...Read more
May 15, 2018
Kathleen Hein, Courtroom Clerk with the Platte County Court, was presented the 2018 Evelyn E. Labode Service to Youth Award during the recent Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association Conference. The award recognizes a professional in a field who demonstrates commitment, initiative and advocacy on behalf of the youth and families they serve. Hein was nominated by Judge Frank Skorupa along with eighteen other individuals, including prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, Guardians Ad Litem,...Read more

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