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The Nebraska Consortium of Tribal, State, and Federal Courts, co-chaired by Judge Patrick Runge (Winnebago and Ponca Tribe Chief Judge) and Judge Andrea Miller (District 12) traveled to four locations around the state to engage in initial conversations with Nebraska’s Native American communities...
The Central Nebraska Drug Court held its 33rd graduation ceremony on November 5, 2019, in Holdrege, Nebraska. Twenty-one participants were recognized for successfully completing the program. State Senator John Lowe attended the ceremony and addressed the drug court participants. Nebraska Adult Drug...
The Douglas County Veterans Treatment Court is featured in the Veteran’s Day issue of the Omaha Daily Record after reaching its third anniversary the previous Sunday. According to the article, there are the 15 graduates so far, plus 35 former service members currently participating. The veterans...
More than 450 probation, community corrections, and behavioral professionals came together October 28th-30th in LaVista for the 2019 Justice and Behavioral Health Conference. The Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation sponsored this statewide event in partnership with the Nebraska...
In honor of Kris Riekenberg’s 30th anniversary as an official court reporter with the state court system, News Channel Nebraska aired a profile of her career. Riekenberg used the opportunity to educate the public about the court system and the career of court reporting. Listen to full story: Veteran...
The Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Commission sponsors programs for attorneys that focus on Supreme Court priorities, rules, procedures and programs. The MCLE Commission staff sponsored seven programs across the state in 2019 providing live education on court programs and requirements...
A new manual for court reporting personnel is now available. The manual is a tool that outlines the role and responsibilities of personnel operating the digital recording systems and courtroom procedures related to exhibits. It also provides instructions on operating the digital recorder, providing...
The 6 th Judicial District Drug Court in Fremont held a graduation ceremony on October 22, 2019. The ceremony was held in the District Courtroom of the Dodge County Courthouse. State Senator Lynne Walz attended the ceremony and addressed the drug court participants. Problem-Solving Court Judge...
“Restorative Justice and Youth Offenders in Nebraska” is an article recently published in the Nebraska Law Review and co-authored by Professor Kristen Blankley, Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) Advisory Council member, and Alisha Caldwell Jimenez, J.D., M.A., ODR’s Restorative Justice Program...
Ashley Griess, new Chief Probation Officer for District 1, was sworn-in Monday, October 20, 2019 in the Saline County District Courtroom by District Judge Vicky Johnson. Griess replaces former Probation Chief Jeremy Behrends who joined the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation earlier...