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In a courtroom devoid of the usual noise of shifting paper and shuffling feet, Chief Justice Mike Heavican called the Nebraska Supreme Court to order at 9:00 a.m. on March 31, 2020. Respecting the health and safety of court users and staff, the Nebraska Supreme Court conducted oral arguments via...
Thank you for taking COVID-19 seriously; thank you for the sacrifices you are making during this difficult time; and, thank you for your hard work in keeping the courts and Judicial Branch services open and available to the public. The Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation is here to do...
Changes to Supreme Court Rules relating to guardianships and conservatorships go into effect April 1, 2020. https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/sites/default/files/rule_amendments/6-1433etseqAmds_1.pdf A webinar is now available on the JBE website for court staff who work with guardianships and...
A newly designed Emergency Status Information page for courts, probationers, Judicial Branch staff and public is linked from the front of the Branch website. Judicial Branch Emergency Status Information: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/administration/nebraska-judicial-branch-emergency-status...
Reminding employees who are working from home during this unprecedented time to maintain their mandatory education credits is a universal message. Recently a Chicago-based probation manager reached out to Nebraska Judicial Branch Education staff for ideas and was pleased to find a resource page...
For just over 40 years, the Nebraska Supreme Court has held oral argument sessions at the Creighton University School of Law. Over the years, argument sessions have moved from fall to spring. The October 2, 1979, edition of the Omaha World-Herald announced the Court’s first session visit with the...
The Justices of the Nebraska Supreme Court held arguments at Northwest High School on March 5 in conjunction with National Judicial Outreach week. March 1-10 marks the time that the American Bar Association (ABA) requests judges and court officials to extend an extra effort to meet with the public...
The Office of Public Guardian has moved to develop emergency preparedness plans for wards in their care. They have communicated with housing and medical care providers to ensure plans are in place to protect the health and wellbeing of OPG wards to the greatest extent possible. At this time in...
Bookended by standing ovations, Chief Justice Mike Heavican accepted his State Bar Foundation Public Service award from longtime friend and former colleague, Judge John Colborn. The Chief Justice took the podium and began by recognizing members of the Nebraska Supreme Court, noting that this Court...
After adjourning on March 16 th, the Nebraska Legislature reconvened from March 23 rd through the 25 th to authorize additional appropriations related to COVID-19. It is still the Speaker of the Legislature’s intent to meet again later to complete work on the budget and other matters, most likely...