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Outstanding Probation Supervisor Award
March 3, 2022
Awarded to: Creston Ashburn , Problem-Solving Court Coordinator, District 2 - Sarpy County The Bob Keller Memorial Award recognizes exceptional performance by a probation supervisor. Recipients exhibit exemplary leadership, effective guidance of change, achievement of sustainable results, or strength in coaching and mentoring. With over 27 years of dedicated service, Creston Ashburn has been instrumental in founding the four problem-solving courts in the 2nd Judicial District and is currently...Read more
March 3, 2022
On February 25, 2022, Teresa Budde appeared before the Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court in the District Court of Madison County, with Honorable Mark Johnson presiding. Following the dismissal of her charge and subsequent graduation in court, she offered words of encouragement to other participants in the program. For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and...Read more
February 25, 2022
The Language Access Program, in collaboration with Judicial Branch Education and NSC-IT, published an Arabic language County Courts rights advisement video to the Judicial Branch website on February 17, 2022. The video is available through the Interpreters page or by searching for https://vimeo.com/678750658/c2289eb186 . To play the video, simply click on the 'play' button on the lower left hand side of the opening screen, which is circled in green in the image below. To expand the video to...Read more
February 25, 2022
On February 14, 2022, Cass County Adult Drug Court celebrated its first graduation at the Cass County Courthouse in Plattsmouth. Graduate Chase Hinzmann achieved recognition and praise for completing the program. Judge Michael A. Smith 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. Problem-Solving Courts in Nebraska operate under a team approach where a...Read more
Podcast Promo
February 25, 2022
Damon Strong joins Your Nebraska Judicial Branch to discuss his first year leading adult probation in Douglas County. Damon has relied on his unwavering commitment and strong relationships to navigate the global pandemic and “the great resignation” in serving his community. 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
Marking the fifth anniversary of news media electronics in the courtroom beginning March 1, 2017
February 24, 2022
Link to: Article 20: Rules for Expanded News Media Coverage in Nebraska Trial Courts. (adopted December 21, 2016, effective March 1, 2017)Read more
Innovation Award, 2021
February 24, 2022
Awarded to: Chelsie Tasso , Clerk Magistrate, District 12 - Box Butte County Recipients of the innovation award are recognized for their contribution of effectiveness, efficiency, or economy of Nebraska Judicial System operations. Recognizing Chelsie Tasso’s creativity and her understanding of the court and technology to improve communication with the public prompts the presentation of the Innovation award. She developed a “QR Code” sticker to affix to the court’s Orders for Hearing paperwork,...Read more
Court and Probation Office Closure 2/21/2022
February 17, 2022
In observance of the holiday, Court and Probation Offices will be closed on 2/21/2022.Read more
February 17, 2022
Nebraska Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican will announce the establishment of Nebraska Trial Court Week during a proclamation signing ceremony at the State Capitol at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022. The ceremony will kick off Trial Court Week celebrations occurring throughout the Judicial Branch during the week of March 21-25, 2022. Nebraska Public Media will livestream the proclamation signing as part of its regular Appellate Court coverage. Watch Live: Nebraska Public Media (link will...Read more
Outstanding Administrative Employee Award
February 17, 2022
Awarded to: Melissa Ireland , Judicial Branch Education Training Manager, Judicial Branch Education Commendable performance by an administrative employee in the Nebraska Judicial System is recognized through the Outstanding Administrative Employee Award. Recipients exhibit exemplary leadership, effective guidance of change, achievement of sustainable results, or strength in coaching and mentoring. Melissa Ireland’s ease of connecting with people at all levels of the court system has enabled a...Read more

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