Court Staff Salary Increase Effective July 1
Because of budget reductions during the 2009 special session and 2010 regular session of the legislature, the larger salary increase previously anticipated was not feasible. The 1.5% will appear in paychecks at the end of July.
Specialized Treatment and Recovery (S.T.A.R.) Court featured in Omaha Daily Record for Drug Court Month
North Central Problem-Solving Court Takes Clients June 22 in O’Neill Program
The North Central Problem-Solving Court is under the Supreme Court, and is a collaborative effort between the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Office of Probation Administration, operating via local teams throughout the district. Counties served are Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley, and Wheeler. Each team is led by a judge serving a portion of the district. Judges include Judge Karin Noakes (St. Paul) and Judge Mark Kozisek (Ainsworth) of the District Court, and Judge Alan Brodbeck (O'Neill), Judge James Orr (Valentine), and Judge Gary Washburn (Broken Bow).
Click here to read the full press release.
Collections Up in Douglas County Court
Library Pro Se (self-represented) Legal Resources Summit
Agenda items included a welcome from Judge Richard Sievers, Court of Appeals and Pro Se Committee Chairman, and Marie Weichman, State Librarian. Sievers outlined Supreme Court Pro Se Committee activities including the status of self-help desks, unbundling of legal services, and online forms.
A variety of Web sites with resources for pro se individuals were shared, followed by a discussion of better and more effective ways to share resources with each other and with pro se litigants.
Richard Leiter of the University of Nebraska College of Law Library organized a listserv for participants for future planning.Click here to view a slideshow of the event.
National Reunification Day
Nebraska’s 2010 National Reunification Day events included:
Judicial Branch Education
The archived webinar section holds a great number of choices for additional court employee education. Students who register in advance for an upcoming webinar will have their education history retained under the link for later reference. Registering for a webinar, even if a user is unsure of their attendance, is permissible and makes the link easier to find at a later date.
Education Tracking for Juvenile Court Guardians ad Litem
Probation R.I.S.E. Member Receives Points of Light Award
The R.I.S.E. AmeriCorps program is sponsored by Nebraska State Probation and provides education and employment guidance to those on probation in rural Nebraska. In her service role with Probation District #9 probation officers (Kearney/Grand Island), McClure has supported and reinforced probationers’ desire to change their lives for the better. McClure, who operates out of Hall County, now has 19 graduates, with 14 presently employed, 2 attending college, 1 participating in an English Language Learner (ELL) program, and 1 in outpatient treatment.
McClure also recruits area business and community leaders to conduct mock interviews and host probationers in order to complete their 20 community service hours. Including the active business community increases the probationer’s work experience and helps to build community support. Currently, five volunteers from the business community have agreed to volunteer with mock interview experiences. Click here to view the slideshow.
Nebraska Probation’s 2008-2009 Biennial Report
Click here to read the full press release.
Administrative Staff Directories Online
Reminder to County Courts Regarding Records Checks
Much of this information also links through the “Court Community” page under the title: Records Checks/Criminal Background Check:
New Court Personnel
New Probation Personnel
Taskforce on the Status of Adult Guardianships and Conservatorships in Nebraska Court System
Click here to view a slideshow of the Guardianship Task Force inaugural meeting.
Click here to view the Task Force committee listing on the Judicial Branch Web site.
The National Center for State Courts has created a new elder web page with information from Nebraska and other states. Click here to view.
Small Claims Court Jurisdiction Increased
County Court Civil Jurisdiction Increased
Child Support Guidelines
Rule Amendments (made within the last 30-60 days):
Click here for Proposed "Technology Guidelines"(comment period ends September 1, 2010).
Rule Amendments (made within the last 90 days)
Rules of the District Court of the Second Judicial District
Rules of the District Court of the Third Judicial District
Rule Amendments to the Uniform County Court Rules (made within the last 90 days):
Trial Court Record and Bill of Exceptions
Bill of exceptions, making, preserving, transcribing, and delivery of record of trial or other proceeding:
Appellate Court Making and Preserving Record:
Transcript and bill of exceptions checkout:
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Limitations on credits based on class type and credit for activities other than attending accredited or approved courses:
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.
|July 5||Independence Day|
|September 6||Labor Day|
|October 11||Columbus Day|
|November 11||Veteran's Day|
|November 25-26||Thanksgiving and Friday following|
2010 Judicial Evaluation Poll Timeline
For a voter’s guide to Nebraska retention elections click here.
Scroll down to the resources section for a listing of judges slated for retention election in 2010 with an online judicial profile.
Publication Ordering Available Online
Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican