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July 14, 2021
The Scotts Bluff County DUI/Drug Court celebrated the graduation of Brittain Reinmuth on June 21, 2021, at the Scotts Bluff County Courthouse in Gering. The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Judge Leo P. Dobrovolny presided. Adult Drug Courts are an alternate route through the criminal justice system for nonviolent drug-related offenders, utilizing a specialized team process...Read more
July 14, 2021
The Sarpy County Juvenile Drug Court celebrated its community garden project where participants worked hard at maintaining the garden and watching it grow. The party, held July 29, 2021, was a great way to celebrate their hard work while having fun with food and games. Strigenz Law Office in Papillion hosted the event. Participants included Judge Robert O’Neal and his wife, Karla Rupiper; Problem-Solving Coordinator Creston Ashburn; Supervisor Heather Moran; Juvenile Drug Court Officer Erin...Read more
July 14, 2021
The Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court celebrated the graduation of Brandon Prescott at the Madison County Courthouse on July 19, 2021. Honorable James G. Kube 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. Drug Court is a minimum 20-month program where participants learn the skills to live a successful life free from drugs and alcohol. Pictured are Judge...Read more
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July 14, 2021
Judicial Branch Education Trainer Sherri Gelvin had only two days to convert her in-person training sessions to an online format when the court system began modified office operations in 2020. It was imperative that one program, Motivational Interviewing training – used to arm probation officers and others, with crucial skills - be held in person. Unable to postpone, Gelvin coordinated with trainers in districts across the state to hold small groups sessions to make sure that the certifications...Read more
July 13, 2021
Judge Ross Stoffer administered the ceremonial oath to celebrate Ashley Siebrandt as the new Clerk Magistrate of Wayne County Court on July 7, 2021. State Court Administrator Corey Steel welcomed attendees, emphasizing the importance of the clerk magistrate position to the courts and providing services to the public. Local officials, Seventh District Probation Officers, and AOCP staff gathered in the beautiful Wayne County Courtroom to observe the ceremony and enjoy conversation and...Read more
July 13, 2021
The Nebraska Court Improvement Project (CIP) team will be on the road in Fall 2021, bringing the CIP Regional Conference to Ogallala and Omaha in September. The Omaha event on September 30 will also be live-streamed and recorded to maximize the number of people participating. Registration will open soon . Check the following locations for registration information: Ogallala – September 28 Omaha/Live Stream – September 30Read more
July 9, 2021
Chief Justice Michael Heavican’s first stop on his annual Summer Tour was in Plattsmouth, where he was invited to sign his name on the walls of the bell tower of the Cass County courthouse. The Chief traveled with his fellow justices and administrative staff, including State Court Administrator Corey Steel and State Probation Administrator Deb Minardi. Judges David Partsch and Michael Smith led tours of the courthouse while Clerk Magistrate Kimberly Durow and Clerk of the District Court Barbara...Read more
July 9, 2021
The final event of the 2021 Chief Justice’s Summer Tour -- a celebration of detention alternatives -- was hosted by Otoe County Court Judge David Partsch the afternoon of June 30. To honor the 10th anniversary of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) in Nebraska, the Justices, local government officials, law enforcement, court, and probation staff gathered in the District Court Courtroom in Nebraska City. Otoe County was the first rural area added to the program, following...Read more
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July 6, 2021
Angela Tintori, a court reporter in the 1st Judicial District, threw herself whole-heartedly into reporting and transcribing the proceedings of some of Nebraska’s most challenging cases of 2020/2021. While working on one of her high-profile cases, Tintori was required to live away from home for four weeks. Even while she was temporarily relocated, she expertly directed her training and stenographic expertise toward capturing each syllable and gesture of the fast-moving court proceedings. Angela...Read more
July 1, 2021
Court and probation offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day. Please contact your local court or probation office for more information.Read more

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