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October 27, 2017
On November 13, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court’s electronic filing system will begin operation. While paper will remain the official form of filing as under existing practice, parties represented by counsel will also be required to submit most documents through the new electronic filing system. Attorneys who expect to file documents electronically will need to register in advance for the system. Additional information is available at https://www.supremecourt.gov/filingandrules/electronicfiling...Read more
October 25, 2017
Valley and Greeley County Court Clerk Magistrate Kathy Sweeney submitted her notice of retirement effective November 3, 2017, after 33 years of service to the Judicial Branch. According to fellow Clerk Magistrate Cathy Reiman of Boyd and Rock Counties, neighboring courts could always count on Kathy to step up and help when called upon, “Her experience in working for the court for 33 years and her vast knowledge of the system will leave a huge void in the 8th Judicial District.” Reiman continued...Read more
October 25, 2017
Howard County Court Clerk Magistrate Marsha Anderson submitted her notice of retirement effective November 30, 2017, after over 28 years of service to the Judicial Branch. “Marsha Anderson’s quiet courtesy and professionalism have made the court system less intimidating to those who found themselves in her court. Customer service was natural to Marsha even before it became a watch-word throughout the Nebraska Judicial Branch,” according to Trial Court Services Director Sheryl Connolly. County...Read more
October 24, 2017
A Swearing-in ceremony for Jennifer Myers as Clerk Magistrate of Hall County Court was held October 23, 2017, in the Hall County Court in Grand Island, Nebraska. Judge Arthur Wetzel presided over the ceremony with Judge Alfred Corey participating in the event. Before joining the courts, Jennifer (Jen) Myers served as the Planning and Zoning Administrator of Merrick County in Central City from 2008 – 2017. While in Omaha, she served as Community Planning Coordinator at the University of Nebraska...Read more
October 16, 2017
Fifty-Five Nebraska State Probation officers were officially sworn in on October 5, 2017 in the Capitol Rotunda by Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican. Ellen Fabian Brokofsky, Probation Administrator, addressed the new officers, their families and fellow Probation employees noting that probation officers play an integral role in the administration of justice. Probation Officers are officers of the court and the right arm of the court system. They provide to the court two important...Read more
October 11, 2017
A new scam has surfaced in Scottsbluff threatening fines for missing a non-existent grand jury summons. In response to the ever-changing number of court collection scams being perpetrated against the public, the Attorney General’s Consumer Fraud Division has offered the following guidelines for Clerks who find themselves in the position of answering callers who have received erroneous calls: Remind the consumer to never give out any personal or credit card/banking information over the telephone...Read more
October 11, 2017
The Office of Dispute Resolution has issued a Report of PreHearing Conferences (PHCs) conducted by Nebraska’s six ODR-approved mediation centers. PHCs are a front-loaded child welfare conference which has been promoted by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges to increase the engagement of families and child welfare stakeholders to expedite judicial intervention into child safety, permanency and well-being. The Report identifies the county and juvenile courts using PHCs,...Read more
October 10, 2017
As part of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s ongoing outreach and education efforts, Supreme Court Justices will hold oral arguments in the Hevelone Center on the Beatrice High School Campus on November 3, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. The visit is part of a continuing effort by the Nebraska Supreme Court and the legal community to raise awareness of court processes and the importance of civics education to American society. For over 30 years, the Supreme Court has traveled annually to each of Nebraska’s law...Read more
September 27, 2017
The six-month milestone of the Supreme Court rule allowing Expanded Media Coverage in trial courts was celebrated with awards from Nebraska broadcasters to several of the rule’s founders. Following the September 26, 2017, video conference for reporters, Nebraska Broadcasters Association Executive Director Jim Timm presented Judicial Branch and broadcast industry individuals with the prestigious NBA Chairman’s Award in appreciation for work regarding media cameras in the Nebraska courtrooms...Read more
September 22, 2017
Six Nebraska Clerk Magistrates were recognized by State Court Administrator Corey Steel during the September 2017 Clerk Magistrate’s meeting in Lincoln. “Above and Beyond” awards were given to the individuals listed below for exemplary efforts in addition to their daily duties with the court system: Darla Schiefelbein (photo: top right) was commended for her work with the Guardian Conservator Committee, Office of Public Guardian Advisory Council, Clerk Magistrate’s Education Committee and as a...Read more

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