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Posted Friday, October 26, 2012 - 2:02pm
The Nebraska Supreme Court Strategic Agenda 2013 - 2015 has been approved.
Posted Friday, October 26, 2012 - 9:52am
Two Nebraska Judges were presented with the Supreme Court’s highest honor of the Judicial Branch.  Workers’ Compensation Court Judge Laureen Van Norman was given the Service to the Community Award and Red Willow County Court Judge Anne Paine was given the Service to the Judiciary Award by Chief Justice Mike Heavican.The awards, designed to recognize members of the judiciary for meritorious... read more...
Posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 9:44am
Photos are allowed if the adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Carrie Hauschild for participating families.  Omaha Celebration Judge Wadie Thomas, Host Judge Adoptions: 9:00 a.m. to noon, Douglas County Courthouse, Civic Center side19th and Farnam Streets Celebration: Omaha’s 13th Annual Adoption Day - 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Douglas County Courthouse, Civic Center side - Cafeteria... read more...
Posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 9:53am
Hastings Celebration Judge Michael Offner, Host Judge Adoptions: Morning Adoptions (six children/four families) in the Adams County Courthouse (please contact Judge Offner for specifics).  Professional family photos and gifts, including Adoption Day Bears, for the children being adopted at Courthouse Celebration: Hastings’ 8th Annual Adoption Day “Super Heroes” Celebration: following adoptions,... read more...
Posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 9:54am
Photos are allowed if the adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Kari Kraenow for participating families.  Norfolk Area Celebration Judge Ross Stoffer, Host JudgeCelebrating all adopted children and their families. Celebration: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 4:00 p.m.YMCA301 W. Benjamin AveNorfolk, NEActivities include swimming, laser tag, and a meal.  There will also be door... read more...
Posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 9:57am
Photos are allowed if the adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with the press contact for participating families.  Kearney Celebration Judge Gerald Jorgensen, Host Judge  Celebration:  11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Kearney Area Children’s Museum, 5827 4th Ave., Kearney, NE Kick, Jump, Run, Play…Let’s Celebrate National Adoption Day!  Seven adoptions for the year, as well as... read more...
Posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 9:57am
Photos are allowed if the adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with the press contact for participating families.  North Platte Celebration Judge Michael Piccolo, Host Judge Celebration: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 402 Baytree Avenue, North PlatteCelebration will have a carnival, chili,  meat and cheese tray, cake refreshments, photographer taking... read more...
Posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 11:00am
Photos are allowed if the adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with Rickie Wynne for participating families.  Scottsbluff/Gering Area Celebration Host Judges: James Worden and Kris MickeyAdoptions will be held in the Scottsbluff County Courthouse prior to the celebration. (Call press contact for individual adoptions.)  Celebration: Carnival! Saturday, December 1, 2012 -- 11:00 a.m... read more...
Posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 9:35am
Photos are allowed if the adoptive parents have signed a waiver. Please check with the press contact for participating families.  Grand Island Celebration Judge Phillip Martin, Host Judge Adoptions: Hall County Courthouse will finalize approximately five adoptions on this day. Celebration: “The Magic of Adoption” - 5:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Hall, 112 Cedar Ave, Grand IslandJudge Martin will recognize... read more...
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:21pm
The Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative will be co-sponsoring a Helping Babies from the Bench training with the Nebraska Early Development Network in Scottsbluff on October 11 and 12, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This training combines two training phases into one two-day session and focuses on assessing trauma and child development; necessary medical care and child care; improving the... read more...
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:19pm
Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, Mike Heavican, presented nine Employee Recognition Awards to individuals and teams on October 5, 2012, during the Nebraska Supreme Court’s fourth annual recognition event. The Employee Recognition Committee selected nine employees and an employee team from the nominations submitted for the Employee Recognition Awards.  Candidates for the awards were... read more...
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:14pm
County Court Judge Carlton Clark of Lexington, Nebraska, recently submitted his notice of retirement to the Governor indicating his plan to step down December 31, 2012, after more than twelve years on the bench.In a letter to Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Clark noted, “I have enjoyed the honor of serving as County Judge of the 11th Judicial District and especially Dawson and Gosper County courts.... read more...
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:11pm
The Creighton University School of Law hosted Orientation for Nebraska Court Interpreters September 8-9, 2012.  Twenty-one prospective interpreters, speaking a total of 12 languages, received instruction from Federally Certified Spanish Court Interpreters Jeck Navarrete and Laura Garcia-Hein.  Among many other areas of study, training topics included ethics, court procedures, and types of... read more...
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 3:58pm
Thirty-four new probation officers were sworn-in by Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice MikeHeavican on September 6, 2012.The ceremony took place in the Warner Chamber of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln in front of anaudience of family, friends, and fellow Judicial Branch employees.All probation officers taking their oath of office have completed extensive training and now meet... read more...
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 3:53pm
(Peru, Neb.) The Nebraska Court of Appeals will be in session on the campus of Peru State College (PSC) Thursday, Sept. 13. The visit marks the first time the Court has convened at an undergraduate higher education institution. Chief Judge Everett O. Inbody said, “The Nebraska Court of Appeals judges welcome this opportunity to visit Peru State College and the residents of Nemaha County.  The... read more...
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 3:25pm
Judge Alan Brodbeck and his ‘Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative’ team was honored during the Nebraska Children’s Summit in Kearney for having the quickest timeframe for processing children’s court cases, beginning with the first hearing through the closing of the case. The Most Timely Court Progression Award, presented by Children’s Commission Chairman Judge Everett Inbody during the... read more...
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 3:18pm
Judge Michael Burns and his Adams County ‘Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative’ team was honored during the Nebraska Children’s Summit in Kearney for their work on establishing The Living Center (TLC), a housing unit for children who have aged-out of the foster care system. The Most Impact Award was presented to Judge Burns by Children’s Commission Chairman Judge Everett Inbody during the... read more...