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September 12, 2022
Five veterans graduated from the Veterans Treatment Court on September 1, 2022. This was the seventh group to graduate since the program’s inception in 2016. Graduates speak about their experience with the court in an Omaha World Herald article linked below. Read the full story: Veterans Treatment Court Giving Omaha-area Veterans Second ChancesRead more
September 9, 2022
Juvenile Court Administrator Theresa Emmert strives to make Lancaster County Juvenile Court a model of efficiency. Emmert created a “new attorney” orientation, elaborating the various issues they may face and nuances involved. Additionally, she’s trained to substitute in any position courts require for last-minute coverage so that court continues to run efficiently. Her responsible eye for accounting enabled the court to return thousands to Lancaster County. Emmert also represents on numerous...Read more
September 8, 2022
Calling All Interpreters! Join the Nebraska Court Interpreter Orientation session in mid-October in Lincoln. Workshops are an enjoyable and challenging opportunity to learn about court interpreting and network with professional interpreters interested in this career. Orientation is the first step toward certification as a court interpreter. Registration form for the workshop: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/sites/default/files/AD-2-09.pdf The cost for orientation is $150, and applications...Read more
September 7, 2022
A featured article in the July/August issue of The Nebraska Lawyer, Expansion of Restorative Justice Initiatives for Youth in Nebraska , was written by Kristen M. Blankley, the Henry M. Grether, Jr., Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law and a member of the Supreme Court’s Dispute Resolution Advisory Council, and Nicole Britten, Program Specialist for the Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR). Professor Blankley and Nicole collaborated to provide an overview of the current...Read more
August 30, 2022
The Language Access team has seen some changes in the past year. Coordinator Adrian Hinojosa offices in Douglas County; Interpreter Scheduler Kari Corkle is in Lancaster County; and Interpreter Scheduler Veronica Wieczorek assumed her position in Hall County effective July 11. Olivia Brockman, previously a contract Interpreter Coordinator serving the 2nd Judicial District, will be employed by the Judicial Branch to provide statewide support effective September 1, 2022. Coordinators and...Read more
August 25, 2022
“This is home for me,” noted Justice John Freudenberg during his opening address to the group of individuals welcoming the Chief Justice’s Summer tour to the district courtroom at the Box Butte County Courthouse. He added that he represents the 6th Appellate Court Judicial District which includes 47 of Nebraska’s 93 counties. The Alliance courtroom was the first stop on the third day of the Chief Justice’s Summer Tour. While thanking the staff and county commissioners for the work they do for...Read more
August 25, 2022
The new home of the Probation Reporting Center served as a focal point for the first day of the final visit of the Chief’s summer tour. Chief Probation Officer Lonnie Folchert guided guests to the Dawson County Annex Building, where the county’s probation offices were moved this past June. Judges, staff, attorneys, and county commissioners toured the building with Reporting Center Coordinator Brian Flanders and Chief Deputy Probation Kurt Stevens while discussing programming and services...Read more
Heroes award
August 25, 2022
Special populations probation officers Rob Hall, Chris Gillaspy, Megan Loomis, and Sarah VonWonder of the Juvenile Re-entry Unit (JRU) serve as shared supervision officers for youth who are court-ordered to the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Centers (YRTC) and Whitehall Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. These officers are leaders who ensure exhaustive efforts are made through collaboration with probation staff before youth enter any of the three YRTC facilities. Upon admission,...Read more
August 24, 2022
The “Distinguished Judge for Improvement of the Judicial System” and “Distinguished Judge for Service to the Community” awards are open for 2022 nominations. These awards are designed to recognize any type of project or activity that has a positive impact on the administration of justice, that is effective in addressing public needs and enhancing public trust and confidence in the justice system, and that will benefit present and future users of the Nebraska court system. Service to the...Read more

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