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April 14, 2020
The Madison County Adult Drug Court celebrated a graduation in Norfolk on April 3, 2020, at the Madison County District Courthouse. For the graduates, Andrew Brewer and Raychell Martian, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Adult Drug Court Judge James Kube hosted the ceremony. Pictured is Madison County Court Judge James Kube, Andrew Brewer, and Raychell Martian...Read more
April 14, 2020
An interview with State Court Administrator Corey Steel is the top feature in the National Center for State Court’s April 14 Newsletter. The article (below) outlines steps Nebraska courts have taken to prepare for and implement work alterations brought about by social distancing recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Nebraska court leaders hosted the National Pandemic Summit in Omaha last May. From left, Nebraska Supreme Court Justices Jeff Funke and Stephanie Stacy...Read more
Capitol building
April 13, 2020
During the height of social distancing, the Clerk of the Nebraska Supreme Court managed a complete office move within the State Capitol. The move, required by the Nebraska Capitol Commission, was made to accommodate the State Capitol heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) project. The Clerk’s office staff packed and moved files, office supplies, and equipment while carefully adhering to the public health guidance related to the Coronavirus. Support from the Information Technology...Read more
April 8, 2020
This page is used for informing the public about developments in court, court office, and probation service emergencies. This emergency website will be updated regularly throughout situations where the emergency service interruptions are in effect.Read more
Chief justice enrobing
April 8, 2020
In a courtroom devoid of the usual noise of shifting paper and shuffling feet, Chief Justice Mike Heavican called the Nebraska Supreme Court to order at 9:00 a.m. on March 31, 2020. Respecting the health and safety of court users and staff, the Nebraska Supreme Court conducted oral arguments via conference call in April. Only the bailiff, Allyson Stewart, technology staff Anh Nguyen, and Deputy Administrator Jennifer Rasmussen attended the proceeding in person. Chief Justice Heavican sat solo...Read more
March 30, 2020
Thank you for taking COVID-19 seriously; thank you for the sacrifices you are making during this difficult time; and, thank you for your hard work in keeping the courts and Judicial Branch services open and available to the public. The Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation is here to do as much as we possibly can to assist you during this trying time. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are in need of any type of assistance, big or small. And, I am sure that I don’t need to...Read more
March 27, 2020
Changes to Supreme Court Rules relating to guardianships and conservatorships go into effect April 1, 2020. https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/sites/default/files/rule_amendments/6-1433etseqAmds_1.pdf A webinar is now available on the JBE website for court staff who work with guardianships and conservatorships and will be impacted by these changes. The webinar summarizes the rule changes including changes to forms, JUSTICE programing, and staff responsibilities. The webinar can be accessed by...Read more
March 26, 2020
A newly designed Emergency Status Information page for courts, probationers, Judicial Branch staff and public is linked from the front of the Branch website. Judicial Branch Emergency Status Information: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/administration/nebraska-judicial-branch-emergency-status-information The page is for informing the public about developments in courts, court office, and probation service emergencies. This emergency website is updated regularly. Court-specific orders are...Read more
March 26, 2020
Reminding employees who are working from home during this unprecedented time to maintain their mandatory education credits is a universal message. Recently a Chicago-based probation manager reached out to Nebraska Judicial Branch Education staff for ideas and was pleased to find a resource page ready to be shared with others. In an email message to probation employees on March 25, 2020, Probation Education Manager, Jerid Wedige suggested that now might be a good time to start working on 2020...Read more
Judge presenting
March 25, 2020
The Justices of the Nebraska Supreme Court held arguments at Northwest High School on March 5 in conjunction with National Judicial Outreach week. March 1-10 marks the time that the American Bar Association (ABA) requests judges and court officials to extend an extra effort to meet with the public and youth to promote the theme of “Preserving the Rule of Law.” The statement by ABA organizers notes, “One of the most effective ways to promote public understanding and commitment to preserving the...Read more

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