Trial Court Survey Month Underway in Nebraska

Trial Court Survey Month Underway in Nebraska

Friday, November 13, 2020

Beginning November 1 and throughout the month, Nebraska state trial courts are asking those who use court services to participate in a survey regarding accessibility and fairness.

The survey is available in English and Spanish. Links to the surveys are:

Nebraska’s trial judges and court staff work to ensure that all court users can conduct their business efficiently, resolve their disputes fairly, and are treated with courtesy and respect. Nebraska’s Access to Justice Commission will study survey findings to help identify and prioritize recommendations for improvement to equal access to swift, fair justice as outlined in Chief Justice Heavican’s ‘Equity Statement’ issued June 11, 2020.

In his statement, the Chief Justice noted, “Racial injustice, implicit bias, and equal access to justice are complex issues but, nonetheless, issues that must be addressed.” He continued, “All Nebraskans must have equal access to justice in our courts, and there is no place in our court system for historic racial discrimination or inequity.”

(Read full statement: Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican Equity Statement to Nebraska’s Court Family and Legal Community)