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September 29, 2022
Supporters of the Nebraska Judicial System providing behavioral health services and legal support gathered to hear from national experts and area speakers on topics ranging from problem-solving courts to trauma services to adolescent behavior. “In the Nebraska Justice and Behavioral Health systems, we share a collective goal of promoting constructive change through rehabilitation, collaboration, and partnership to enhance safe communities,” noted Supreme Court Justice Jeffrey Funke. Headline...Read more
September 29, 2022
The 2021-2022 Report on Adult Community Corrections Programs, Centers, Services, and Supervision is now available on the Judicial Branch website. The purpose of this report is to identify the most important factors related to the population on community supervision, evaluate costs of programming, and to conduct an evaluation of the progress made in expanding community corrections centers, programs, and services statewide.Read more
Podcast Promo
September 28, 2022
Listen as Your Nebraska Judicial Branch recaps Chief Justice Heavican's Summer Tour. Each year, the Chief Justice and members of the Supreme Court visit courthouses and judicial branch offices throughout the state. This year saw the culmination of all 93 counties visited. Chief Justice Heavican discusses the importance of the Court's outreach efforts Your Nebraska Judicial Branch is available to listen and subscribe on all podcast app platforms. Additionally, it is found on the web at: https://...Read more
September 27, 2022
What began as a summer 2009 visit to the 10th Judicial District to view the area’s innovative use of technology turned into a goal by the Chief Justice to visit each Nebraska courthouse during the tenure of his administration. Heavican had visited many state and federal courthouses before becoming Chief Justice but felt he would like to visit every county courthouse while serving as the leader of the third branch of government. 2022 marked the completion of that goal. The first summer visit...Read more
September 27, 2022
“Young people in their formative high school years need to be exposed to as many ideas as possible in regard to government, especially the judicial branch of government,” noted Chief Justice Heavican following a visit with one of Lincoln’s high school classes. “I hope that a visit to the Nebraska Supreme Court is a great learning experience for students since it is a great learning experience for us on the Court.” Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on September 26, 2022, Lincoln Southeast High School...Read more
September 27, 2022
Clerk Magistrates from across the state of Nebraska gathered at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney on September 21-23, 2022. The two-and-a-half-day Fall Conference offered 13.25 hours of education. Presentations and group discussions focused on modernization and technology in the courtroom, records retention, human resources and hiring practices, as well as cases involving juveniles, guardian conservators and working with the press. Round table discussions were facilitated so Magistrates...Read more
September 26, 2022
Court Reporting Personnel who are working toward becoming a Certified Court Electronic Reporter and/or a Certified Court Electronic Transcriptionist now have access to a Judicial Branch webpage where they can register for and complete online courses offered by Blueledge, a leader in online training for legal professions. The 80-hour online Legal Transcription course is designed to be taken by a person wishing to become certified through AAERT as a legal transcriptionist. Individuals taking this...Read more
September 23, 2022
The Court Improvement Project (CIP) hosted approximately 500 attendees at the 2022 Children’s Summit in Kearney, Nebraska. Chief Justice Michael Heavican and Court Administrator Corey Steel welcomed attendees to the two-day conference Wednesday morning, September 13. The theme of this year’s triennial Summit was “Keeping It R.E.A.L. – Relate, Engage, Affirm, Listen” and focused on authentic engagement of children and families who are involved in the Nebraska court system. The Summit consisted...Read more
Heroes award
September 22, 2022
In her role as an Administrative Assistant to the Nebraska Supreme Court Information Technology Division, Jeanette Chun regularly demonstrates the highest standards for the position. She is quick to respond to requests, even if the request is last minute. She is innovative in her planning and maximizes efficiency on every project. Her general knowledge of software and computers, her willingness to teach others, and her kind disposition make her an asset to the Judicial Branch. Thank you,...Read more
September 19, 2022
The Nebraska Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission has developed its first comprehensive strategic plan to guide the work of the Commission and standing committees for the next five years. The plan has been several years in the making, and the foundational work began long before the commission existed. Co-chair of the Access to Justice Commission, Justice Stephanie Stacy said, “We want to acknowledge the transformative work of the many judges, court and probation staff, legal...Read more

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