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July 25, 2022
New education covering nine critical responsibilities of courtroom clerks is now available online through the Judicial Branch Education (JBE) website . JBE developed the materials with Transcription Specialist Linda Mitchell and Trial Court Services Director for County Courts Sheryl Connolly. The education includes best practices from the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (AAERT) and additional requirements under Nebraska Statutes and Nebraska Supreme Court Rules. “...Read more
July 25, 2022
A new subcommittee regarding Court Reporting Personnel Education is being formed. The subcommittee is looking for representation from all levels of Court Reporting Personnel (including Official Court Reporters, District Court and County Court Courtroom Clerks, and any other County Court staff that assist Judges in the courtroom) to provide knowledge, expertise, and a voice to education. The subcommittee plans to meet via Webex for 1 hour monthly for as long as necessary to aid in the further...Read more
July 22, 2022
The State Judicial Branch is celebrating Nebraska Probation Week July 17-23, 2022. To highlight the celebration, Chief Justice Michael Heavican signed a proclamation designating the week and urging all citizens – particularly those within the legal community – to take note of the occasion. State Court Administrator Corey Steel hosted the proclamation ceremony on July 20 in the Supreme Court’s courtroom with a live broadcast of the event. Speakers included State Probation Administrator Deb...Read more
July 18, 2022
Judges, clerk magistrates, and other interested persons may submit comments by August 1, 2022, to proposed revisions to Nebraska Supreme Court rules and appendices that would update and clarify the judicial financial interest statement process. Proposed changes include electronic reporting and specific language regarding recreational homes belonging to the judge or magistrate. The notice and language for the proposed changes are available online .Read more
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July 15, 2022
Assistant Deputy Kari Rumbaugh and Specialist Lindsay Meyer from Juvenile Services join Your Nebraska Judicial Branch to preview the happenings of Nebraska Probation Week, July 17-23. 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
July 15, 2022
The Cass County Adult Drug Court celebrated the graduation of Daniel Henn at the Cass County Courthouse in Plattsmouth on June 21, 2022. Henn achieved recognition and praise for completing the program. Judge Michael A. Smith presided over the ceremony. Also in attendance were Richard Fedde from the Cass County Attorney’s Office, and Angela Minahan and Julie Bear from the Case County Public Defender’s Office. The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive drug...Read more
LaTanya Stricklin Everyday Hero
July 14, 2022
LaTanya Stricklin serves as both an Assistant Clerk in the Douglas County Court and a Bailiff Supervisor. Stricklin helped Douglas County Court complete necessary work despite the court experiencing a shortage of bailiffs. Stricklin consistently arrives to work with a humble and hardworking attitude, and though she personally had a difficult year, her sunny outlook has never wavered. Thank you, LaTanya, for your dedication to supporting the operation of the courts!Read more
July 13, 2022
County Court and District Court: CC 3:1 Order for Hearing – un-hid the "choose the court" drop down. This allows the form to be used by the district court for various reasons. Programming only does not result in a revision date. DC 6:7.1 Affidavit and Application to Proceed Without Payment of Fees (In Forma Pauperis) (Civil, Appeals, Emancipation) (English) - Added a checkbox and blank for scenarios other than plaintiff, defendant, or petitioner. Formatted per Modernization Rules. DC 6:7.1a –...Read more
July 13, 2022
During the 1991 legislative session, LB90 – the Dispute Resolution Act (DRA) – unanimously passed and was signed by Governor Ben Nelson. The DRA was a direct result of the success from the use of mediation during the farm crisis of the 1980’s that led to the adoption of the Farm Mediation Act (FMA) of 1988. The FMA provided for state and federal funds to be used for farm debt mediation in Nebraska. In these mediations, the financial issues were addressed and mediation also allowed for a broader...Read more

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