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Posted Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 9:44am
Eleventh grade Law Day Essay Contest winner, Bryn Carriker, will be recognized Judge David Urbom and McCook attorney Stan Goodwin who is Vice President Bar Foundation during a classroom party at McCook High School beginning at 2:35 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The Law Day Essay Contest, sponsored by the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, asked participants to select... read more...
Posted Monday, April 29, 2013 - 9:21am
MEDIA ALERT WHO:Judge Michael Offner and Judge Michael Burns, County Court – Host JudgesMargaret Burt, private practice attorney and lecturer, Rochester, New York; Kelli Hauptman, Nebraska Center for Children, Families and the Law;Amy Peters (originally from western Nebraska area), former foster youth and Statewide Training Advisor for Project Everlast -- http://projecteverlastomaha.org/WHAT:... read more...
Posted Monday, April 29, 2013 - 9:17am
MEDIA ALERT                                                                     WHO:Judge Anne Paine, County Court – Host JudgeMargaret Burt, private practice attorney and lecturer, Rochester, New York; Kelli Hauptman, Nebraska Center for Children, Families and the Law;Amy Peters (originally from western Nebraska area), former foster youth and Statewide Training Advisor for Project Everlast -- ... read more...
Posted Monday, April 29, 2013 - 9:24am
MEDIA ALERT WHO:Kelli Hauptman, Nebraska Center for Children, Families and the LawMargaret Burt, private practice attorney and lecturer, Rochester, New York; ;Amy Peters (originally from western Nebraska area), former foster youth and Statewide Training Advisor for Project Everlast -- http://projecteverlastomaha.org/WHAT:Lecture Series education program on ways to improve outcomes for older youth... read more...
Posted Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 8:27am
MEDIA ALERT                                                                    WHO:     Judge Roger Heideman, Separate Juvenile Court – Host Judge (Nebraska Center for Children, Families and the Law will attend the seminar and assist reporters in coordinating interviews)WHAT:              Lecture Series education program on what professionals in juvenile court need to know about being trauma-... read more...
Posted Monday, April 22, 2013 - 2:38pm
Who:    Law Day Essay Contest Winner Shoilee Rahman to be honored by County Court Judge Russell Harford for her winning essayWhat:   Awards presentationWhen:  Thursday, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. during the Kiwanis Honors ProgramWhere: Chadron High School Auditorium Ninth grade Law Day Essay Contest winner, Shoilee Rahman, will be recognized by Chadron County Court Judge Russell Harford, at the... read more...
Posted Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:19am
Contact:Carmen EasleyDirector of Marketing and Operations(402) 471-2154carmen@egov.com The Nebraska Administrative Office of the Courts has launched a long awaited component of their state-wide eFiling service for County and District courts.  Electronic service of documents (eService) allows attorneys eFiling in the Nebraska trial courts to receive email notification when actions are filed on... read more...
Posted Friday, April 12, 2013 - 10:14am
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice William B. Cassel, the Judicial Nominating Commission for Court of Appeals Judge in the First Judicial District (consisting of Lancaster and Seward Counties) will hold a public hearing in the Supreme Court Courtroom, located on the second floor of the Nebraska State Capitol, 1445 K Street, in Lincoln, Nebraska, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May... read more...
Posted Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:48am
Court of Appeals Judge Richard D. Sievers of Lincoln, Nebraska announced his last day on the bench will be May 31, 2013.  Sievers began work as the first judge of the Nebraska Court of Appeals in mid-December 1991, and served as the Court’s Chief Judge from 1992 through 1996.In his resignation letter to the Governor Judge Sievers noted, “It has been a great honor to have served over 21 years on... read more...
Posted Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 4:24pm
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Kenneth C. Stephan, the Judicial Nominating Commission for District Judge in the 2nd Judicial District (consisting of Cass, Sarpy, and Otoe Counties) will hold a public hearing in the District Courtroom at the ­­­­Cass County Courthouse, 346 Main Street, in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.  The primary place of... read more...
Posted Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 3:17pm
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 24-1204 to determine, based on the judicial workload statistics, whether a judicial vacancy exists in the office of county court of the 5th Judicial District, due to the retirement of the Honorable Curtis H. Evans, effective May 13, 2013, and make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to the primary... read more...
Posted Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 1:13pm
LINCOLN -- According to Supreme Court Justice Michael McCormack, the Judicial Nominating Commission for County Judge in the 3rd Judicial District (consisting of Lancaster County) will hold a public hearing in the Supreme Court Courtroom, Room 2200, State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is... read more...

Administrative Announcement

Posted Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 3:51pm
Nebraska was recently awarded a $30,000.00 grant through the State Justice Institute to enhance educational opportunities for lawyers who serve as guardians in juvenile abuse/neglect cases.  The goal is to improve court-related outcomes for children who have been abused or neglected. According to Judicial Branch Education Director Carole McMahon-Boies, Nebraska has a unique approach to attorneys... read more...

In the News

Posted Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 4:00pm
In court one day, the mom was a no-show. (More...)
Education Announcement
Posted Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 9:32am
During the first quarter of 2013 Judicial Branch Education (JBE) has produced nine educational webinar programs and 18 more are scheduled for the remainder of the year so far.  The webinars have been well-attended.  Three webinars reached the maximum participant capacity of 100 participants. DateWebinar ProgramParticipants at Live Offering1/25/13Ask a JUSTICE BA1002/19/13Leadership: Outlook 1812/... read more...
Proposed Rule Amendment