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August 26, 2021
RayLynn Coble has selflessly assisted the Courts of the Eighth Judicial District since she began working in the Judicial Branch in 2016. In addition to her regular duties in Custer County, Coble regularly volunteers in Sherman County. While suffering from Covid-19 herself during the pandemic, she continued to set up video hearings remotely. Considered the “go-to” technology person for the courtroom, Coble has been called upon numerous times to assist in Howard and Valley Counties and always...Read more
August 25, 2021
On July 19, 2021, Angela Holtmeier was formally sworn into her position as a Clerk Magistrate in the First Judicial District. The event took place in the Thayer County Courtroom, presided over by Judge Linda Bauer. State Court Administrator Corey Steel also attended, alongside a courtroom full of local officials, dignitaries, family, and friends. “Angie comes to the court with 15 years’ experience as a legal assistant. That knowledge of court processes and pleadings and her passion for justice...Read more
August 25, 2021
Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation Operations Division Deputy Administrator Gene Cotter received the American Probation and Parole Associations' Member of the Year Award for 2021. The award, given at the 46th Annual Training Institute in August, acknowledges Cotter's significant contributions to APPA through the promotion of the APPA vision and mission. He is recognized as the member with this year’s greatest individual contribution.Read more
August 25, 2021
July 2021 Form Additions and Revisions County Court and District Court: The following forms were made global to allow the header to change by case type. CC 3:27, Motion (Generic). CC 3:28, Affidavit (Generic). District Court: The new self-help module for Enforcement of Alimony/Property Settlement has been uploaded. There is a topic page found here . Forms and instructions are found here . This module consists of: DC 6:5.21, Order to Show Cause (Enforcement) DC 6:5.21a, Order to Show Cause (...Read more
August 23, 2021
District Court judge for the 10th Judicial District, Stephen R. Illingworth, is retiring November 30, 2021. In his retirement letter to the Governor, Illingworth wrote, “I especially wish to thank Governor Kay Orr for the appointment and opportunity to serve the citizens of the State of Nebraska and the Tenth Judicial District since October 7, 1988.” Counties in Nebraska’s 10th Judicial District include Adams, Clay, Franklin, Harlan, Kearney, Nuckolls, Phelps, and Webster. Illingworth is...Read more
August 19, 2021
On August 9, 2021, the Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court celebrated graduation for four participants at the Saline County Courthouse in Wilber. Judge Vicky Johnson presided over the ceremony. The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug treatment, close supervision, and full accountability for Drug Court graduates. Drug Court is a minimum 20-month program where participants learn the skills to live a successful life free from drugs and alcohol. Adult Drug...Read more
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August 19, 2021
With the celebration of Problem-Solving Court Month, recognition of Probation Week, the production of podcasts, and execution of the Chief Justice’s Summer Tour, it’s been a busy summer around the Judicial Branch. The multitude of moving parts that go along with each of these events, are coupled with the already packed day-to-day business of the Administrative Office’s Communications Team of Janet Bancroft, Jared Callahan and Ria Carriger. Each have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make...Read more
August 18, 2021
“Where Your Money Goes” infographic has been updated with 2021 legislative changes. It is designed to show the disbursement of money paid to the courts through fines and costs. It may help people understand the costs as set by the Legislature. View/print full infographic: WHERE THE TICKET MONEY GOESRead more
August 17, 2021
The Office of Public Guardian recently provided training on guardianship and conservatorship to two human services organizations, one in Norfolk and one in Grand Island. The training covered the basics of guardianship and conservatorship, including duties to the Court, duties to Wards/Protected Persons, models of decision-making and the elements of informed consent. Providing key stakeholders with training and information is vital in building a stronger understanding of guardianship and...Read more
August 13, 2021
Attorney E-Filing Education Through Attorney Services New Supreme Court rules mandate that all attorneys use electronic filing to replace paper pleadings beginning January 1, 2022. Attorney Services will be offering complimentary education for attorneys and their office staff regarding the changes to prepare attorneys to meet the challenges posed by the new rules. Education has been created both by explaining the rules and showing attorneys how to e-file. Live education is planned for Tuesday,...Read more

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