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June 24, 2022
The target audience for the Justice and Behavioral Health Conference is intended for individuals who work with Nebraska’s justice system in a variety of ways, including Problem-Solving Court teams, behavioral health clinicians, probation officers, child welfare workers, judges, lawyers, and law enforcement. The in-person conference is September 28-30, 2022, at the Embassy Suites La Vista Hotel & Conference Center. Presenters will explore the relationship between criminogenic risk factors,...Read more
June 22, 2022
Krysta Applegate Hampton, Law Clerk for Nebraska Court of Appeals Judge Lawrence Welch, has been chosen to receive the Harold L. Rock LRAP (Loan Repayment Assistance Program) payment through Creighton University for the 2021-2022 year. The award honors the memory of Harold L. Rock, BS’54, JD’59, co-founder of Kutak Rock LLP, who was involved in the university until his passing in November 2018. As the selected recipient, Krysta Applegate Hampton received loan repayment for debt she incurred...Read more
Schreiner
June 22, 2022
To further the understanding of the duties of a judge, District Court Judge Rick Schreiner graciously agreed to create an educational video to explain the limitations and obligations of those behind the bench. Although originally designed for journalist education, the video is appropriate for the general public. Anyone interested can access the video via the Judicial Branch media webpage. Please watch and share with educators, journalists, and others: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/media/...Read more
June 22, 2022
The Legislature uses the summer and fall to study topics of interest to senators. In most cases, committees assigned to interim studies take no action. However, hearings may be held and some topics are the basis for future legislative bills. Several interim studies are of interest to the Judicial Branch. They involve topics such as the juvenile code, postconviction relief, and problem-solving courts. A complete list of interim studies can be found on the legislative website at https://...Read more
June 21, 2022
Katie Benson was appointed as a judge of the District Court for the Fourth Judicial District on June 17, 2022, to fill the new position created by the legislature’s establishment of an eighteenth district court judge in Omaha. Full Media Release: Gov. Ricketts Appoints Katie Benson as District Court Judge in the Fourth Judicial DistrictRead more
jenkins
June 21, 2022
Robin Jenkins, Ph.D., and Renee Boothroyd, Ph.D., experts in the science of program/project implementation, served as keynote speakers for the 2022 Chief Justice’s Leadership Council. Judicial Branch leaders participated in discussions on how the elements of implementation science can help to enhance and promote the mission of each Supreme Court committee/commission. Jenkins and Boothroyd are the principal investigator and senior implementation scientist on Nebraska’s statewide juvenile...Read more
ludden
June 21, 2022
Statewide Support and Outreach for Nebraska’s Guardians and Conservators The Office of Public Guardian (OPG) continues to provide outreach and support to guardians and conservators across the state, along with training for service providers. In April, Erin Wiesen, Education & Outreach Coordinator, traveled to McCook to give three training sessions on guardianship and conservatorship. Attendees included agency staff and board members of a developmental disability provider, family guardians,...Read more
June 21, 2022
Members of District 4A Probation volunteered their time to support the annual ‘One Day Without Shoes’ event hosted in part by Omaha’s Stephen Center. These probation officers helped sort and count a portion of the 2,236 pairs of shoes that the event raised this year. They volunteered on Saturday, May 14, working with the Shoe Collection. Stephen Center partners with the community, family, and individuals to overcome homelessness, addiction, and poverty, making this a great cause for these...Read more
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June 17, 2022
The Nebraska Supreme Court designated Juneteenth National Independence Day as an annual court holiday following the 2022 passage of LB29, marking the occasion as a state holiday. While Juneteenth is generally celebrated on June 19, because that date falls on a Sunday in 2022, Juneteenth will be observed on Monday, June 20. Please call before visiting a court office, some offices remain open. Contact information for courthouses may be found at: https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/courts/districtsRead more
Royce Gonzalez Everyday Hero
June 16, 2022
Royce Gonzales excels not only in his role for the county, but also as Clerk of the District Court in Nuckolls County and President of the Central District Clerks Association. He aids his courthouse’s IT team and makes sure he is available to fellow clerks should questions arise. Additionally, he serves on numerous Supreme Court committees and is available to give valuable advice and feedback to his colleagues. Gonzales’ personality, kindness, and great sense of humor helped ease the stress...Read more

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