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February 15, 2022
Court interpreters are needed across the state to enable Nebraska’s limited English proficient court users and probation clients to tell their own stories in their own words. Court interpreter certification is an earned professional credential that requires substantial language skills in both English and a second language; a broad knowledge of English terms and court-related vocabulary; and verified ability to accurately interpret in a wide range of registers and subject matters. Being...Read more
February 14, 2022
Training for Trainers is back and has been completely re-vamped! A group of sixteen Judicial Branch staff members were the first to go through the new blended curriculum which uses a combination of learning environments and modes of instruction. Self-paced online modules, live online instruction, and classroom learning events made this a highly interactive and innovative training. This blended approach, which is spread over a four week period, helps to engage various learning styles and no...Read more
February 14, 2022
Carole McMahon-Boies, Administrator of the Supreme Court Attorney Services Division, is retiring February 28, 2022, after 15+ years of service to the Judicial Branch. McMahon-Boies began her Supreme Court career in 2006 as Director of Judicial Branch Education. She later expanded into management of mandatory attorney education and Bar Admissions for the Court through the Attorney Services Division. In October 2017, the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation divided Judicial Branch...Read more
February 14, 2022
The Butler County Problem-Solving Court in David City celebrated the graduation of Bryan Knust, Alexandra Wesley, and Stephanie Harriman on February 8, 2022. Judge Tina Marroquin presided over the ceremony. In attendance were District 5 Probation Staff, past problem-solving court graduates, and friends and family of the graduates. The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability for the...Read more
February 10, 2022
The Retention and Disposition Schedule for District Courts – Schedule 8 – has been updated and posted to the Nebraska Supreme Court Website. The schedule has been simplified for ease of use by the clerks and court staff. A list of JUSTICE Reports is included to clearly identify the retention of each type of report. Direct link to Schedule 8 Records Retention Disposition Schedules | Nebraska Judicial Branch Changes are the work of the Nebraska Clerks of the District Court Association Retention...Read more
Outstanding Team Award, 2021
February 10, 2022
Awarded to: Adolescent Development Workgroup, District 3J - Martin Jensen, MaKayla Parriott, Michelle Lindhart, Jennifer Manning, Amoreena Brady The Outstanding Team Award recognizes workgroups that promote a collegial, supportive environment characterized by positive morale. An accomplished team exhibits collaborative problem solving or the creation of new relationships that improve work processes marked by efficiency and superior performance. Members of the Adolescent Development Workgroup...Read more
February 9, 2022
The February edition of the Uniform Bar Exam will be held in Lincoln on February 22 and 23. Swearing-in ceremonies for those who pass the exam will be held at the on April 26, 2022.Read more
February 8, 2022
District Court: The Certificate of Service removed from the following protection order forms. The certificate is generated by JUSTICE. DC 19:15 , Order of Hearing (used when a Request for Hearing form is filed in any protection order case)(also used in renewal cases). DC 19:21.1 , Order Dismissing Ex Parte Domestic Abuse Protection Order (or Renewal). DC 19:21.2 , Order Dismissing Petition and Affidavit to Obtain Domestic Abuse Protection Order. DC 19:21.3 , Order to Grant Dismissal of a...Read more
February 4, 2022
The Nebraska Supreme Court has set its 2022 spring calendar of traveling arguments. Travel sessions are scheduled: March 3, 2022: University of Nebraska College of Law in Lincoln March 30, 2022: Creighton University School of Law in Omaha April 28, 2022: McCook High School in McCook – Law Day session November 2, 2022: Nebraska City High School in Nebraska City For the past 35 years, the justices of the Nebraska Supreme Court have traveled to each of Nebraska’s law schools for the purpose of...Read more
Outstanding Clerk of District Court, 2021
February 3, 2022
Awarded to: Diane Wells , Clerk of the District Court, District 1 - Gage County The Marjorie Schaffer Memorial Award recognizes commendable performance by a clerk of a district court. Recipients exhibit exemplary leadership, effective guidance of change, achievement of sustainable results, or strength in coaching and mentoring. Diane Wells, an elected Clerk of the District Court since 1986 and county employee since 1973, has dedicated herself to the court system through involvement in the Clerk...Read more

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