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April 8, 2022
Two of Nebraska’s Problem-Solving Courts, both in Lancaster County, accepted awards as national mentor courts by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) in early April. As part of NADCP’s mentor court network for 2022-2024, the Lancaster County Adult Drug Court and Lancaster County Veterans Treatment Court will help develop, identify, and test national best practices and provide technical assistance to jurisdictions interested in implementing an adult drug treatment court...Read more
April 6, 2022
Tracy Svoboda, bailiff for Judge Marroquin (behind laptop); Ann Barnes, bailiff for Judges Johnson and Kube (left); Peggy Johnsen, bailiff for Judge Schreiner (center right); and Emily Harrifeld, bailiff for incoming judge Morgan Farquhar, review the Judge’s Portal computer application. The group, coordinated by Melissa Ireland of Judicial Branch Education and Valorie Bendixen of Trial Court Services, met to discuss using the JUSTICE computer system, jury management, working with the media, and...Read more
NSC with Bellevue West Students
April 6, 2022
The Nebraska Supreme Court held oral arguments at Bellevue West High School auditorium on the afternoon of March 30, 2022, as part of the Court’s ongoing outreach and education efforts. The visit marked the first time that the Supreme Court has held arguments in the city of Bellevue. The visit is part of a continuing effort by the Nebraska Supreme Court and the legal community to raise awareness of court processes and the importance of civics education to American society. Sarpy County Trial...Read more
March 29, 2022
The Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation (AOCP) participated in two 2021 research projects confirming positive outcomes of felony probation supervision and post-release supervision. The first report: Predicting Recidivism for Post Release Supervision Releases , completed by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Law/Psychology Program, examined the strongest predictors of recidivism for all release types and identified a Post-Release Supervision recidivism rate of 27%. This study...Read more
March 28, 2022
On March 18, 2022, Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court celebrated the graduation of Erin Johnson at the Madison County Courthouse. Honorable James G. Kube presided over the ceremony. Following the dismissal of the charge and subsequent graduation in court, Johnson offered words of encouragement to other participants in the program. The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, community supervision, and accountability. Pictured (from...Read more
March 28, 2022
An update regarding the Supreme Court initiative to assist the counties with audio/visual capabilities in the courtroom was coauthored by Justice William Cassel and Deputy Administrator for Information Technology Jennifer Rasmussen for the Nebraska State Bar Association’s most recent magazine. READ: Upgrading Courtroom Technology Reprinted with permission from the authors and the Nebraska State Bar Association, The Nebraska Lawyer (January/February 2022).Read more
March 25, 2022
To close Nebraska Trial Court Week, Your Nebraska Judicial Branch presents the remarks from last week's proclamation ceremony, honoring our court workers statewide. Subscribe on all podcast platforms and find it on the web https://nejudicial.buzzsprout.com/ .Read more
Podcast Promo
March 23, 2022
Hall County Clerk Magistrate Sara Fowler and Lancaster County Clerk of the District Court Troy Hawk join Your Nebraska Judicial Branch to discuss the role of County and District Courts in Nebraska and how the dedicated staff of all courts contribute to the success of the system. 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
March 22, 2022
As a part of the Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Nebraska (JJSEN) grant initiative, the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation have a partnership through the fall of 2023 with faculty members, Dr. Robin Jenkins, Senior Implementation Specialist and Dr. Renée Boothroyd, Advanced Implementation Specialist, from The Impact Center at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to bring Implementation Science to probation...Read more
proclamation signing
March 18, 2022
Nebraska Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican announced the establishment of Nebraska Trial Court Week during a proclamation signing ceremony in the Supreme Court Chamber on Friday, March 18, 2022. The ceremony kicks off Trial Court Week celebrations occurring throughout the Judicial Branch during the week of March 21-25, 2022. The ceremony can be viewed here . Trial court judges attended the proclamation signing ceremony which highlighted the critical role of Nebraska’s dedicated trial court...Read more

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