Mission: Under the direction of the Nebraska Supreme Court, the Administrative Office of the Courts’ mission is to ensure the public has equal access to justice, using leadership, education, technology, and administrative services to implement consistent, efficient, and effective court practices.
The office is organized into three divisions:
With two specialized offices:
All programming is planned in accordance with the Nebraska Judicial Branch Strategic Agenda.
Administrative Offices and Divisions include both internal branch services and programs/services for the public:
Internal Branch Services
- Budget and Finance
- Financial staff of the Judicial Branch, housed within each of the Administrative offices.
- Coordinates services for the trial courts and probation to provide qualified interpreters for those unable to communicate in the English language.
- Judicial Branch Education
- Provides required educational services for all members of the judicial branch.
- Personnel Services
- Responsible for personnel services including payroll and benefit distribution for all employees and judges of the Judicial Branch.
- Public Information and Communications
- Manages internal and external communications for the court system.
- Information Technology
- Support and enhancement for the statewide case management system (JUSTICE) and other technology projects
Programs/Services for the Public
- Children in the Courts, including: Court Improvement Project, Through the Eyes of the Child, Parenting Plans and education.
- Resources and program development designed for the protection/care of children who become involved in the court system.
- Community Outreach and Public Education
- Special events planning and community outreach programming for citizens of all ages.
- Dispute Resolution and Mediation
- Manages and assists the statewide organization of non-profit mediation centers.
- Domestic Violence/ Sex Offender
- Serve as the single point of contact for the Judicial Branch on domestic violence, sexual assault, and victim specific issues.
- Jury Service
- Provides materials and information designed to enhance the understanding of the Petit and Grand Jury systems throughout the state.
- Problem-Solving Courts
- Development and coordination of drug and other specialized Problem-Solving courts.
- Public Guardian
- Serves as a means of last resort as guardian or conservator where no family member or suitable individual is available.
- Self-Represented Litigants/Pro Se Resources
- Provides access to the courts for those unable to afford legal counsel.
- Attorney Services Division
- Provides administrative support to the Counsel for Discipline, MCLE Commission, State Bar Commission, and the Commission on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
Corey R. Steel was appointed State Court Administrator on May 2, 2014, to oversee the administrative operations of the statewide court system. The State Court Administrator plans for statewide Judicial Branch needs, develops and promotes statewide administrative practices and procedures, oversees the operation of trial court programs and strategic initiatives, and serves as a liaison with other branches of government.
Room 1213, State Capitol
1445 K Street
P.O. Box 98910
Lincoln, NE 68509-8910
Phone: (402) 471-3730
Fax: (402) 471-2197