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Amanda Cox
February 29, 2024
Administrative Assistant for the Adult Probation Services Division, Amanda Cox, extended her support to the Attorney Services Division during a hectic time. She swiftly adapted to a new role, handling numerous tasks with ease. She efficiently assisted attorneys with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) inquiries and annual filings. She also managed CLE submissions from various sponsors and promptly resolved account issues. Her ability and adaptability were consistently remarked upon by coworkers...Read more
February 23, 2024
According to the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, Judge James R. Coe will retire on April 15, 2024, after serving more than 35 years on the bench. The court extends its appreciation and thanks to Judge Coe for his many years of dedicated service. NEWS RELEASE: Judge Coe to retire after more than 35 years with the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation CourtRead more
February 22, 2024
Simon Rezac, a longstanding employee of the Lancaster County Clerk of the District Court, has been named Clerk by the Lancaster County Commissioners, effective February 28, 2024. Rezac, who has worked in the District Court Clerk’s Office for the past 30 years, takes over from Troy Hawk, who resigned on January 15, 2024.Read more
Supreme Court-Oral Arguments-Sidney
February 22, 2024
As an ongoing initiative for outreach and education, the Nebraska Supreme Court Justices will hold court in the Sidney High School auditorium on the morning of May 3, 2024. This visit is part of the Nebraska Supreme Court's and the legal community's sustained efforts to enhance understanding of court processes and underscore the significance of civics education in American society. Principal Ryan Plummer along with District Court Judge Derek Weimer and County Court Judge Randin Roland will...Read more
February 20, 2024
The Nebraska Access to Justice Commission and the Committee on Equity and Fairness submitted a proposed rule amendment to eliminate the confidential portion of the Nebraska Juror Qualification Form and revise the form to include the demographic information in the main body of the form. The intent being to encourage potential jurors to provide demographic data to ensure the jury pool represents a fair cross-section of the community. The form was further revised to be easier for a juror to...Read more
February 20, 2024
Judges, Clerks of the District Court, Clerk Magistrates, and Probation Chiefs, The Nebraska Supreme Court is considering proposed amendments to Neb. Ct. R. § 6-701 et seq. entitled “Interpreters in Court.” This includes proposed amendments to the Code of Professional Responsibility and the Continuing Education Compliance Form which were updated to harmonize with the proposed rule amendments and deleted the Language Access Committee Payment Policy from the Personnel and Miscellaneous Rules: Non-...Read more
Regan Van Matre
February 15, 2024
Awarded to: Regan Van Matre , County Courtroom Clerk, Certified Electronic Reporter in Buffalo County Court Regan consistently demonstrates unwavering commitment and enthusiasm in contributing to the court's operations. Her reliability and willingness to collaborate with colleagues during workflow challenges make her an invaluable asset to the team. Regan's exemplary assistance extends across various facets of court proceedings, showcasing her comprehensive understanding of court operations...Read more
February 15, 2024
The Douglas County Young Adult Court celebrated the graduation of Angel Cardona-Ramirez at the Douglas County Courthouse in Omaha on February 14, 2024. Judge James Masteller presided. The ceremony marks the completion of an intensive program of comprehensive mental health treatment, intensive community supervision, and full accountability. This achievement is great for Angel, and we proudly celebrate his success. Young Adult Drug Courts are an alternate route through the criminal justice system...Read more
February 15, 2024
Nebraska Chief Justice Michael Heavican will announce the celebration of Trial Court Week during a proclamation signing in the Supreme Court courtroom at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2024. The ceremony will officially kick off trial court celebrations throughout the Judicial Branch during the week of March 18-22, 2024. Nebraska Public Media will livestream the proclamation signing as part of its regular Appellate Court coverage. Watch Live: Nebraska Public Media (link will appear as Nebraska...Read more
February 15, 2024
!Muchas gracias to all Nebraska Judicial Branch employees and members of the legal community who shared information about the Interpreter Certification Pathway with bilingual individuals! A well-attended Orientation was held January 25 & 26, 2024, with the participants representing a microcosm of the communities the courts and probation offices serve daily. Here’s a breakdown by the numbers: • 24 participants: employees, current interpreting partners, and aspiring interpreter partners • 8...Read more

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