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September 23, 2022
The Court Improvement Project (CIP) hosted approximately 500 attendees at the 2022 Children’s Summit in Kearney, Nebraska. Chief Justice Michael Heavican and Court Administrator Corey Steel welcomed attendees to the two-day conference Wednesday morning, September 13. The theme of this year’s triennial Summit was “Keeping It R.E.A.L. – Relate, Engage, Affirm, Listen” and focused on authentic engagement of children and families who are involved in the Nebraska court system. The Summit consisted...Read more
Heroes award
September 22, 2022
In her role as an Administrative Assistant to the Nebraska Supreme Court Information Technology Division, Jeanette Chun regularly demonstrates the highest standards for the position. She is quick to respond to requests, even if the request is last minute. She is innovative in her planning and maximizes efficiency on every project. Her general knowledge of software and computers, her willingness to teach others, and her kind disposition make her an asset to the Judicial Branch. Thank you,...Read more
September 19, 2022
The Nebraska Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission has developed its first comprehensive strategic plan to guide the work of the Commission and standing committees for the next five years. The plan has been several years in the making, and the foundational work began long before the commission existed. Co-chair of the Access to Justice Commission, Justice Stephanie Stacy said, “We want to acknowledge the transformative work of the many judges, court and probation staff, legal...Read more
September 19, 2022
The Nebraska Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts, co-chaired by Judge Andrea Miller and Judge Patrick Runge, traveled to two locations in western Nebraska to engage in conversations with Nebraska’s Native American communities. Consortium members, as well as Chief Justice Michael Heavican, Justice Stephanie Stacy, Justice Jeff Funke, and Justice John Freudenberg, joined facilitator Ret. Judge William A. Thorne in Scottsbluff and Rushville in mid-August. Thorne, a Pomo/Coast Miwok...Read more
September 16, 2022
Judges of the Nebraska Court of Appeals celebrated 10 years of college student outreach at Midland University in Fremont on September 15, 2022. Their College Campus Initiative program began in 2012 at Peru State College and has been held in all non-metro universities throughout the state. Each year Judges dedicate their September court session to the celebration of Constitution Day with communities who host oral arguments through their home university. Constitution Day is September 17 and is...Read more
September 12, 2022
Five veterans graduated from the Veterans Treatment Court on September 1, 2022. This was the seventh group to graduate since the program’s inception in 2016. Graduates speak about their experience with the court in an Omaha World Herald article linked below. Read the full story: Veterans Treatment Court Giving Omaha-area Veterans Second ChancesRead more
September 9, 2022
Juvenile Court Administrator Theresa Emmert strives to make Lancaster County Juvenile Court a model of efficiency. Emmert created a “new attorney” orientation, elaborating the various issues they may face and nuances involved. Additionally, she’s trained to substitute in any position courts require for last-minute coverage so that court continues to run efficiently. Her responsible eye for accounting enabled the court to return thousands to Lancaster County. Emmert also represents on numerous...Read more
September 8, 2022
Calling All Interpreters! Join the Nebraska Court Interpreter Orientation session in mid-October in Lincoln. Workshops are an enjoyable and challenging opportunity to learn about court interpreting and network with professional interpreters interested in this career. Orientation is the first step toward certification as a court interpreter. Registration form for the workshop: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/sites/default/files/AD-2-09.pdf The cost for orientation is $150, and applications...Read more
September 7, 2022
A featured article in the July/August issue of The Nebraska Lawyer, Expansion of Restorative Justice Initiatives for Youth in Nebraska , was written by Kristen M. Blankley, the Henry M. Grether, Jr., Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law and a member of the Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Advisory Council, and Nicole Britten, Program Specialist for the Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR). Professor Blankley and Nicole collaborated to provide an overview of the current...Read more

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