A public proclamation signing ceremony was held on May 12, 2010, in the Warner Legislative Chamber of the State Capitol declaring May as Drug Court Month in Nebraska. The proclamation, presented by Governor Dave Heineman, was presented to Statewide Coordinator for Problem-Solving Courts Scott Carlson, who accepted on behalf of the problem-solving and drug court system in Nebraska.
The following Problem-Solving Court programs held graduation ceremonies in the month of May:
Congratulations to these programs and to the graduates who made the decisions to lead better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.
View Carlson’s comments and ceremony photos by clicking: Governor's Proclamation: May Nebraska Drug Court Month.
Luncheon, “Star Wars” Presentation Honor Law Day Essay Contest Winners
Student winners were Arria Lakha, 8th grade, Norfolk Junior High School; Austin Horan, 9th grade, Lincoln North Star High School; Hannah Opfer, 10th grade, Blair Senior High School; Ashley Kemling,10th grade, Perkins County High School; Nicole Stadler, 11th grade, North Platte St. Patrick’s High School; and Alex Zhu, 12th grade, Omaha Westside High School. Two tenth grade winners were selected, as they received an identical number of points in the contest. This win marks the second consecutive win for 10th grader Hannah Opfer.
Following the luncheon, University of Houston Law Center Professor and Dean Raymond T. Nimmer presented, “Star Wars: Clash of Laws, Digital Technology, and the Internet.” Nimmer’s presentation originated from the Court of Appeals Chamber in the State Capitol. The presentation was interactive via distance learning with a United States Government class in Chadron and the Mock Trial team in Sidney.
Photo slideshow available on the Nebraska State Bar Foundation Web site, Click here: Law Day at Capitol slideshow.
Students from the following communities joined the more than 2,000 fifth graders who have participated in Law Day Job Shadowing since 2002: Alliance, Kearney/Pleasanton, Kimball, Neligh, O’Neill, Pawnee City, and Wilber. Local judges and court clerks coordinated the activities and recruited lawyers and other professionals with law-related jobs to host the students. This year, students and teachers were able to prepare for their job shadowing visits by watching short orientation videos via podcasts. The podcasts may be viewed at http://www.nebarfnd.org/law-day-job-shadowing/.
In addition to learning about the day-to-day work of their hosts, students also experienced the various technologies used by the courts and law enforcement. This year’s Law Day theme in Nebraska was “Democracy Responds to Technology.”
To view online slideshows of the fifth graders in action on Law Day, click on: Law Day Celebrations. Also available on this Web page is information on events from Law Day in Omaha and Grand Island.
Omaha Daily Record Features Courts for Law Day
National Reunification Day
While June 19 is the official 2010 ‘National Reunification’ day, a number of jurisdictions across the country are celebrating on different days and weeks. Nebraska events related to National Reunification Day are:
Judicial Branch Education
Webinars and Online Education
Nebraska Supreme Court Announces Two New Interpreters for the Court System, Spring 2010
Interpreter Robert Kingston (left), Lincoln, took his oath as a Certified Court Interpreter on May 20 during a private swearing-in ceremony in the Supreme Court Courtroom presided over by Justice John M. Gerrard.
Interpreter Al Villarreal (right), Omaha, was sworn in by Hon. Stephen Swartz on May 27 during a ceremony held at the Douglas County Court.
Counsel for Discipline
To view all opinions, click: Lawyers Advisory Committee Opinions.
New Court Personnel
New Probation Personnel
Judicial Branch Education Advisory Committee
Judicial Resources Commission
A listing of commission members and a link to hearing minutes can be found here: http://www.supremecourt.ne.gov/commissions/jrc.shtml
Judicial Nominating Commission 12th Judicial District, County Court
Rule Amendments (made within the last 30-60 days):
The changes listed above are also incorporated into the full set of rules listed in the rule amendments section on the Web page. All rule changes/additions are available at: www.supremecourt.ne.gov/rules/index.shtml.
DC 6:7(1). The In Forma Pauperis (IFP) Affidavit and Application form, as well as the IFP instructions, have been redesigned for situations other than divorce. The form and instructions are currently available in English; translations will be made at a later date.
CC 6:1A. The County Court financial affidavit has been and translated Spanish.
*Forms are translated or modified with fill-in format when requested by members of the Judicial Branch. Staff and judges should email their requests to email@example.com.
|July 5||Independence Day|
|September 6||Labor Day|
|October 11||Columbus Day|
|November 11||Veteran's Day|
|November 25-26||Thanksgiving and Friday following|
Judges Filing For Retention Use Online Application
Link to the Secretary of State’s Web page ‘2010 Judicial Candidate List for retention in office’: http://www.sos.state.ne.us/elec/2010/pdf/judicial%20list.pdf
Publication Ordering Available Online
Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican