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July 19, 2017
Weighted Caseload Reports for Nebraska's District, County and Separate Juvenile courts have been uploaded to the Judicial Branch Website. Weighted caseload systems provide objective, standardized determinations of resource needs. No quantitative judgeship assessment method, including a weighted caseload system will determine the exact number of judges required within a judicial district. But quantitative methods, such as weighted caseload can approximate the need for judgeships and provide a...Read more
July 18, 2017
Fiscal Year 2017 — July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 — caseload statistics for Nebraska’s District, County, and Separate Juvenile Courts are available on the Nebraska Judicial Branch Website. The reports are compiled through extracts from the JUSTICE automated trial court case management system. Caseload statistics demonstrate the volume of cases in each jurisdiction and the changes that occur over time. The reports are useful in determining staffing levels and for predicting the effect on...Read more
July 10, 2017
The Nebraska Court Filing Fees and Costs were updated to reflect new costs based on recent legislative changes. https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/rules/administrative-policies-schedules/fees Changes Include: Criminal/Traffic/Juvenile/Civil Docket Fees pursuant to §33-124 Judges Retirement pursuant to §33-124 $14 (Decrease $2) $6 (Increase $2) Informal Probate Docket Fees pursuant to §33-125 Judges Retirement pursuant to §33-125 $16 (Decrease $2) $6 (Increase $2) All fees and costs increases...Read more
July 7, 2017
Focus on Probation Multisystemic Therapy, otherwise known as MST, has been launched in multiple sites across Nebraska. This service, supported by the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation, is key to successful juvenile justice reform. The statewide implementation began May 1, 2017, and includes intensive training and support from MST International. As a key piece of Nebraska’s reform efforts, the introduction of MST increases access for youth in the juvenile justice system by...Read more
July 6, 2017
Effective July 20, 2017, the judgment interest rate will be 3.152%. Both the county court and district court rate tables have been updated in the JUSTICE system. Judgment interest rates since 1987: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/sites/default/files/rules/judgment-interest-rate.pdfRead more
July 5, 2017
The Juvenile Services Division of the Administrative Office of Probation continues to promote creativity of probation youth through an Annual Art Contest. 2017 marks the second art contest where officers and staff were encouraged to promote entries from probation youth statewide. Fourteen youth submitted their creative art pieces which were then reviewed by a select panel of judges. The two winning works are displayed on the front of the Judicial Branch Website and are also on display in the...Read more
July 5, 2017
The minutes of the Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission have been uploaded to the website. Find the minutes, members of the commission and statutory references on the webpage: Judicial Resources Commission Photo: Individuals planning to provide testimony to the Resources Commission sign-in during June 2017 public hearing.Read more
July 5, 2017
Problem-Solving Court teams from across Nebraska met in May – the month nationally designated as Drug Court Month – for team training and self-assessment of best practice standards. Experts from the National Center for State Courts conducted sessions on the Nebraska Adult Drug Court and DUI Court Best Practice Standards, giving local teams the opportunity to review operating policies and procedures. “Our standards are among the top in the nation,” said Judge Jim Doyle, Nebraska Supreme Court...Read more
June 30, 2017
Retired Judge Alan Brodbeck received a standing ovation from the county judges as he accepted a recognition award from Judicial Branch Education chair, Judge Riko Bishop, for his efforts to establish and maintain mandatory judicial branch education in Nebraska. From 1987 until his retirement in March of 2017, he was involved in building judicial branch education. Judge Brodbeck's work was instrumental in focusing the attention of the Supreme Court on the need to provide mandatory education...Read more
June 30, 2017
The Administrative Office of Probation announces the implementation of new “Juvenile Service Definitions and Service Interpretive Guidelines.” Service definitions for probation are consistent with Medicaid and the Division of Behavioral Health’s definitions. Each service definition has a “Service Interpretive Guideline” that is associated with the service definition. The Guideline is a recap of the service definition along with an expectations/requirements section providing guidance to...Read more

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