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March 18, 2021
The Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court in Omaha honored graduates Rick Lesley, Cole Poulson, Todd Anderson, and Darin Hein on March 4, 2021, while family, friends, local community members, local veterans, and other participants observed via Zoom. The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability for the graduate. Veterans Treatment Court Judge Horacio J. Wheelock presided over the...Read more
March 18, 2021
Judge Francie Riedmann organized and moderated a panel of law clerks to discuss career possibilities with Creighton law students over the noon hour on March 16, 2021. Katie Wayne, career law clerk for Judge Riedmann; Kristyn Wong, term law clerk for Justice Funke; Julie Ryan, former law clerk for Judge Bishop - now working at Abrahams Kaslow; and Christian Mirch, former law clerk for Chief Justice Heavican - now at the Department of Labor, formed the panel. Clerks, along with Judge Riedmann,...Read more
March 17, 2021
Chief Justice Mike Heavican sat alone at the front of the University of Nebraska College of Law’s Hamann Auditorium with Associate Justices projected on a screen behind his chair. Fellow justices were participating in arguments from home or offices, and attorneys argued remotely. As is traditional with online arguments, Court and attorney introductions were repeated before each argument and publically live-streamed on Nebraska Educational Television, then preserved in the Court’s archive...Read more
March 11, 2021
MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: The Dodge County Drug Court team would like to announce the graduation of a recent graduate. WHO: Judge Geoffrey C. Hall WHEN: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:45 p.m., following Drug Court WHERE: Dodge County Courthouse District Court Room 428 N. Broad Street, Fremont, NE WHY: For problem-solving court graduates, the ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive behavioral health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. Problem...Read more
March 11, 2021
The Northeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court celebrated Adam Grunke and Ashley Jessen’s graduation on March 5, 2021, at the Madison County Courthouse. Judge James G. Kube presided. Following the graduation, each graduate offered words of encouragement to other participants in the program. Family and friends of the graduates were present to celebrate their accomplishments. News Channel Nebraska spoke with the graduates about their experience in the program. Drug Court Coordinator Matthew McManigal...Read more
Heroes award
March 11, 2021
As a 20-year veteran of Probation District 4A in Omaha, Senior Probation Officer Michelle Partusch has long been a much-appreciated member of the office. She continually shows great concern for her clients and pride in her work. Her attention to others is exemplified in her caretaking of a probation officer who formerly served as her mentor. Long after the officer retired, Partusch continues to bring her groceries, clothes, and provide good company. Michelle, your ability to be both analytical...Read more
Podcast Promo
March 10, 2021
In the tenth episode of Your Nebraska Judicial Branch , Chief Justice Michael Heavican joins the podcast to discuss issues of access to justice, and how courts and Judicial Branch services have remained operational during unprecedented times. 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.comRead more
March 4, 2021
When parents are involved in a court proceeding in which parenting functions are at issue, they receive the Parenting Act Information Brochure from the Clerk of the District Court. The brochure outlines the legal process and timeline, healthy parenting approaches, parenting plans, the mediation process, finding a mediator, and additional resources. At the same time, parents are informed of their right to develop and agree to a parenting plan, and if they are unable to do so, the court will...Read more
Heroes award
March 4, 2021
Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Mary Visek, Omaha, has done a marvelous job of leading, mentoring, and empowering staff throughout the pandemic. Despite staff social distancing and self-quarantining, the office has continued to improve and meet case management benchmarks. Chief Visek has taken the initiative to collaborate with the Douglas County Health Department to facilitate getting staff vaccinated. Chief Visek, we appreciate your leadership and your constant reinforcement of self-care...Read more
March 3, 2021
Susan Kelly took her Oath of Office as Clerk of the District Court on January 7, 2021, after election to the position by the voters of Morrill County. Kelly has prior experience working at the Community Hospital, the Bridgeport nursing home, the Bridgeport News-Blade and at Platte Valley Bank. She is also the Board Chair for the Village of Broadwater. She replaces Julie Schildt who declined to stand for re-election and vacated her clerkship at the end of 2020.Read more

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