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February 22, 2021
Adult probation has released their 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Report on Adult Community Corrections Programs, Facilities, Tools, Services and Supervision. The report contains information on the development and performance of Nebraska Probation’s adult community corrections programs along with available services and ongoing supervision. The purpose of this report is to identify the most important factors related to the community correction’s population on community supervision, evaluate costs of...Read more
February 22, 2021
The Journal of the Professional Lawyer recently released an examination their study “Stress and Resiliency Within the United States Judiciary.” Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program Director, Chris Aupperle, authored an article in the Nebraska Lawyer January/February 2021 issue outlining the sources and effects of stress on judges. Read full article: Life as a Judge – Examining Stress and Resiliency Within Our JudiciaryRead more
February 22, 2021
The importance of courts and court services remaining open is the focus of an article submitted to The Nebraska Lawyer magazine's January/February 2021 issue. The article outlines adaptations of the court system, which continues to adjust to the pandemic challenges brought about by COVID-19, including ways the legal community is working together to address social distancing issues while providing fair, impartial, and orderly trials. Read full article: Nebraska Judicial Branch and the COVID-19...Read more
February 19, 2021
Lynelle D. Homolka was appointed as a judge of the County Court in the 5th Judicial District on February 18, 2021, to replace Judge Linda Caster Senff. Read Media Release: https://governor.nebraska.gov/press/gov-ricketts-appoints-lynelle-homolka-county-court-judgeship-fifth-judicial-districtRead more
February 19, 2021
Ryan S. Post was appointed as a judge of the District Court for the 3rd Judicial District on February 18, 2021, to replace Judge John A. Colborn. Read Media Release: https://governor.nebraska.gov/press/gov-ricketts-appoints-ryan-s-post-district-court-judge-third-judicial-districtRead more
Heroes award
February 18, 2021
Specialized Populations Officer Rob Owens is committed to his clients as well as to the greater community. During the pandemic, Rob implemented a system of daily written communication sending affirmation messages to Veterans Treatment Court participants. Court participants have reported that these messages serve as a powerful tool to remain connected and in tune with their recovery. Outside of his daily work, Rob is an active community advocate. He has been involved in Tails and Trails, an...Read more
February 17, 2021
As coach to a new High School Mock Trial team, Court of Appeals Judge Larry Welch tells the Plattsmouth Journal that having the mock trial program has given participants an amazing opportunity. Welch is quoted in a February 11, 2021, Plattsmouth Journal article saying, “This program helps students learn skills like flexibility and analytics and decision-making every year, but that’s been even more evident in a year like this.” Read the full article in the Plattsmouth Journal: Cougars Give...Read more
February 17, 2021
In a new twist on an old program, justices of the Nebraska Supreme Court will host virtual arguments dedicated to each of Nebraska’s law schools this spring along with virtual question and answer sessions with law students. Student sessions are scheduled immediately following arguments at UNL on March 4, 2021, and over the noon hour on April 1, 2021, at Creighton. Since 1980, the Supreme Court has traveled to the University of Nebraska College of Law and Creighton School of Law to demonstrate...Read more
February 17, 2021
Governor Ricketts and Supporters from around the World attend Lancaster County Adult Drug Court Graduation The Lancaster County Adult Drug Court celebrated online graduations in Lincoln on the evening of January 25, 2021. For the 11 graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Presiding Adult Drug Court Judge Jodi Nelson (pictured) hosted the ceremony with Judge Andrew...Read more
February 17, 2021
Lisa Bower was sworn-in as Clerk Magistrate of the Greeley County Court in Greeley on February 8, 2021, by County Court Judge Kale Burdick. She serves as both clerk magistrate of the county court and ex officio clerk of district court under an agreement between the county and the state. She is the first magistrate in Greeley County to do so. She will work under the general direction of County Court Judges Burdick and Tami Schendt, and provide support to District Court Judge Karin Noakes. As...Read more

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