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Proclamation group
July 17, 2019
At a ceremony held at the Capitol on July 16, 2019, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation recognizing Community Corrections Week July 21-27, 2019. Bob Denton, Deputy Probation Administrator – Programs & Field Services, addressed the crowd and noted “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 neighborhoods safer. Adult and juvenile probation officers are on...Read more
Tour map
July 16, 2019
An eleven hundred mile trip involving stops in 24 counties is on the agenda for this year’s Chief Justice Summer Tour. Each year Chief Justice Heavican dedicates several days to traveling to courthouses outside of the Lincoln area to meet with judicial branch staff, tour courtrooms, and learn about individual projects. Again this year, several associate judges of the Supreme Court are joining the tour that will take them on a trek through Nebraska’s central corridor (see map). During the...Read more
July 15, 2019
Five Spanish speakers completed a hybrid Interpreter Orientation workshop in Grand Island, Nebraska, on June 28 and July 1. The workshop began with an introduction to court interpreter ethics, followed by instruction on the three modes of court interpreting: consecutive interpretation, simultaneous interpretation, and sight translation. Hall County District Court Judges Mark Young and Mark Butler made their courtrooms available for the practice sessions. On July 1, Hall County Court Judges...Read more
Mindardi addresses employees
July 15, 2019
Probation Administrator, Deb Minardi, has been visiting Probation Districts around the state this summer meeting with employees and managers to discuss priorities, strengths, challenges and opportunities facing probation moving forward. With an emphasis on serving the Courts and building relationships, the meetings have given employees the opportunity to engage in conversation, ask questions, provide valuable feedback and share ideas for the future. While each district visit is unique the theme...Read more
Conference Slide
July 15, 2019
The Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation, along with the Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health, is excited to announce that registration for the Behavioral Health & Justice: Building A Comprehensive Community Response Conference is now live! Join us on October 28-30 th , 2019 for: A conference focused on behavioral health treatment and community-based supervision Distinguished keynote speakers, Dr. Robert L. DuPont, M.D. and New Hampshire...Read more
July 9, 2019
A redesigned guide for court patrons needing assistance navigating the court system is now available. Court clerks were emailed a PDF version of the Legal Resources Brochure on June 19, 2019. The brochure outlines Nebraska resources for those wanting help finding a lawyer or representing themselves. This new resource is also published on the Judicial Branch Intranet: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/sites/default/files/Legal_Resources_flyer_6.11.19.pdf .Read more
June 24, 2019
Recently, the Clerks of the District Courts gathered for a Summer Conference in downtown Lincoln. Approximately 65 attendees participated in this two-day event. The first day’s events started with representatives from the State Patrol Criminal ID Division presenting on maintaining quality criminal history records. Deann Haeffner from the Auditor’s Office shared detailed information about the auditing process. IT Applications Supervisor, Paula Crouse, informed the group about DMV Abstracts. The...Read more
June 24, 2019
District Judges from across the State of Nebraska gathered for a three-day District Judges’ Annual Conference in early June. The first day of the conference, Andy Barry presented on civil law updates, Mark Krieger gave domestic Law updates, and Judge Robert Steinke spoke about recent changes in Criminal Law and legislative bills. Program Director, Valerie Height, from Grief’s Journey spoke about grief and loss. On the second day Judge Spillane from Texas spoke about Fines, Fees, & Bail...Read more
Judge Tim Phillips
June 21, 2019
by Meghan Straub Nebraska News Service LINCOLN--For years, night court has taken place across the country in areas such as New York and California. One local court hosted its first night court last month as a way to provide better access to the court system. The first of two planned night court sessions in Lancaster County Court took place on the evening of May 30 with the second session scheduled June 27. According to the State of Nebraska Judicial Branch, the Lancaster County Court planned...Read more
June 21, 2019
The Self-Represented Litigation Committee’s sub-committee for District Court Forms has released an Emancipation module on the Self-Help Website: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/self-help/families-children/emancipation The request for this topic comes from various Clerks of the District Court across the state. The material developed includes a fact page, forms, and instructions which were developed and vetted by committee members. The committee members are: Hon. Rachel Daugherty, District...Read more

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