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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
Martin Jensen Everyday Hero
June 30, 2022
Juvenile Justice Resource Supervisor Martin Jensen was nominated as an Everyday Hero due in large part to his work with the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Initiative Projects. As part of his work, Jensen has invested himself in the trauma sub-committee of “Hope Rising” where he has formed a team of individuals to read the book “Hope Rising,” embracing its concepts and implementing the ‘science of hope’. He is an innovative leader and is always willing to embrace new ideas. His passion for building...Read more
June 29, 2022
Recently, the Clerks of the District Courts gathered for their Summer Conference in Ogallala. Approximately 54 attendees participated in this 1 ½ day event. Members of the Administrative Office of the Courts and Judicial Branch Education collaborated and assisted the Clerk of the District Court Association in planning their meeting. This year’s organizers wanted to ensure the conference not only addressed crucial topics that directly affect the everyday operations of the District Courts, such...Read more

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