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October 9, 2021
Melissa Koch with the Judicial Branch Peer Support Team joins Your Nebraska Judicial Branch to discuss the changing conversation on mental health and support in the workplace. She brings to light how the pandemic has shaped some responses, as well as how the Peer Support Team provides a shoulder to lean on. Your Nebraska Judicial Branch is available to listen and subscribe on all podcast app platforms. Additionally, it is found on the web at: https://nejudicial.buzzsprout.com/ .Read more
Courts will be closed on October 11th, 2021
October 8, 2021
Court and probation offices will be closed in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day & Columbus Day. Please contact your local court or probation office for more information.Read more
October 8, 2021
The Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) provided web-based training to 106 mediators on new screening tools available for the Initial Individual Private Session (IPS). By statute, Parenting Act/parenting plan mediators shall provide an individual initial screening session with each party using State Court Administrator-approved screening tools. Based on the screenings, mediators have a duty to determine how to structure the mediation – joint sessions or specialized Alternative Dispute Resolution...Read more
October 8, 2021
The Nebraska Mediation Center (NMC) is pleased to announce that Michele Lueders has been hired as the Executive Director, effective September 15, 2021. Lueders’ background includes working within child welfare, behavioral health, juvenile justice, and management. This background has assisted her in advocating for system changes in Nebraska. Lueders has earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Human Resources and Family Sciences and a Master’s Degree in Management...Read more
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October 6, 2021
When the pandemic began, then-bailiff Allyson Stewart and IT Division staff members Shane Smith and Anh Nguyen quickly formed a team to help both the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals convert oral arguments from in-person proceedings to WebEx. This complicated arrangement required active interaction between Justices/Judges and the parties in each case. Stewart, Smith, and Nguyen quickly worked together to assemble needed equipment. They also collaborated to educate both courts and attorneys on...Read more
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September 28, 2021
Watch the first video of a new series highlighting the different career paths available in the Nebraska Judicial Branch. Working in a court is not limited to those with a legal background. LaTanya Stricklin shares her career path, and how a customer-centric, positive attitude is the key to success. Watch now on Facebook or Twitter , and follow the accounts to stay up to date on career opportunities. Find a listing of all openings on the Judicial Branch's Careers page .Read more
September 28, 2021
The first live-in person Clerk Magistrate’s Conference, since the pandemic began, was held September 15-17 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney. Clerk Magistrates from across the state gathered to receive 13 hours of professional growth and development. Seven Clerk Magistrates who also serve as Clerks of District Court obtained an additional 4.5 hours of education tailored to their unique roles. A full list of the topics and speakers is included below: Clerk of District Court/Clerk...Read more
September 28, 2021
The Court of Appeals heard three cases during each of their argument sessions at the Wayne State Student Center on September 16, 2021. Judges dedicate their September College Campus Initiative session to the celebration of Constitution Day each year. Constitution Day is September 17 and is celebrated throughout the month. Judges for the morning panel were Chief Judge Michael Pirtle, Judge Frankie Moore, and Judge Larry Welch. The afternoon session was presided over by Judge Francie Riedmann,...Read more

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