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October 13, 2023
The Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) partnered with the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) and Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF) to recognize Conflict Resolution Day, celebrated this year on October 19, 2023. This collaboration came about to teach students across the state about conflict and that there are many ways to work through differences. Several lesson plans were developed around conflict resolution, giving schools and teachers options to choose from. Lesson plans...Read more
Faltys and McKitrick
October 12, 2023
Clerk Magistrate Ellen Faltys and Clerk of the District Court Minda McKitrick welcomed the 2023 Chief Justice’s summer tour group to Schuyler with multiple events: a language-based tour of the courthouse, demonstration of language access options in the courtroom, a 50th anniversary of interpretation in the courts proclamation signing ceremony, and a luncheon celebration honoring bilingual employees. Thank you, Ellen and Minda, for a great first day on the Chief Justice’s Summer Tour. Your...Read more
October 11, 2023
On Saturday, September 30th, the Beatrice Police Department hosted a carnival in the park for all community members along with the Gage County Sheriff's Office, Beatrice Fire & Rescue, and many other community sponsors. District One Probation Officers Rachel Knoble and Samantha Truka participated in the event and provided games and prizes for attendees. This event was a great opportunity for the community to interact with public safety agencies.Read more
Holiday
October 5, 2023
In observance of the holiday, Court and Probation Offices will be closed on 10/9/2023.Read more
September 29, 2023
Trial Court Services is pleased to announce the launch of a poster series designed to assist Self-Represented Litigants in finding resources on the Judicial Branch Website. These posters are a valuable addition to courthouses across our jurisdiction and aim to make accessing critical self-help information easier. Why These Posters Matter Self-Represented Litigants play a significant role in our justice system, and ensuring they have access to the resources they need is a top priority. The new...Read more
September 29, 2023
The University of Nebraska – Omaha’s (UNO) Milo Bail Student Center was filled with college and Omaha area high school students as the Nebraska Court of Appeals prepared to celebrate Constitution Day. In commemoration of events on September 17, 1787, the Nebraska Court of Appeals took their “College Campus Initiative” to the UNO campus on Friday, September 15, 2023. Court of Appeals judges divided themselves into their customary morning and afternoon panels, each comprised of three judges, to...Read more
September 29, 2023
Judge Michael Burns participated in a September news interview with the Hastings Tribune regarding the new equipment installed in the Adams County Courthouse. The report highlights the benefit of the Supreme Court IT upgrade including better sound and clarity for recordings. Read Hastings Tribune IT News Report: Courthouse sees tech upgrades as part of statewide pushRead more
September 28, 2023
A newly created Evidence flowchart has been designed and distributed by the Judges' Education workgroup of the Bench Media Committee. The document, a top-requested resource for over six years, was created by Judges John Rademacher and Derek Weimer, with Trial Court Services Director Sheryl Connolly, Clerk of the Supreme Court Wendy Wussow, and Public Information Officer Janet Bancroft. Click to view and download – please share with local journalists: Criminal Case Evidence Flowchart for News...Read more
September 28, 2023
The State of Nebraska clerk magistrates gathered for their fall conference at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, September 20-22, 2023. Approximately 77 individuals participated in the two-and-a-half-day conference where they earned 11.5 hours of education credits. A few of the highlighted topics covered were Ethics, State Audit Procedures, Jury Management, and Courtroom Technology Upgrades. A special roundtable session was held where clerk magistrates were able to share their individual court...Read more
September 28, 2023
Diane Pieper, initially employed at the clerk's office since November 2012, has been designated as the Clerk of the District Court by the Wayne County Commissioners, effective from September 22, 2023. She is scheduled to take her oath of office on Friday, September 29. Pieper assumed the role of interim clerk on September 15, succeeding Deb Allemann-Dannelly, who retired on September 8, 2023, after working for the clerk's office since November 2012.Read more

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