Budget Message from the Chief Justice
"We thank you for the hard work and the sacrifices you have made during this fiscal year. And we also thank you for the hard work and sacrifices you will need to make in the next biennium. Because of you, we have an outstanding court system and we will fight to keep it that way. By working together we can continue to provide the good services that Nebraskans expect and deserve from their court system."
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Overview for Journalists Held in Norfolk
Journalists were given background information on PSIs, bond setting, sentencing, court structure, and internet resources.
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Through the Eyes of the Child
eFiling Wins National Recognition
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Office of Dispute Resolution – Redesigned Web Site and Annual Report
Click here for the recently posted Annual Report for 2008-2009. Please note that page 7 reports that 54% of last year’s 2,389 mediation cases were referred to the ODR-approved mediation centers by Nebraska trial judges. This is a significant leap in court-referred cases; up over 26% over the prior four years. The increase is due in large part from (a) the increasing number of district court referrals for parenting plan mediation under the Parenting Act and (b) the growing use of facilitated prehearing conferences in child abuse and neglect cases by county and juvenile judges. At last year’s regional mediation conference, Nebraska judges stated “mediation has cut the court docket by at least a fourth; I couldn’t handle the volume without it” and “mediation worked in a highly contentious divorce case, with the parties exclaiming it was the best court experience they ever had.”
June 1, 2009, to August 31, 2010:
The judiciary in Douglas County has actively used the Project to significantly reduce cases requiring dual supervision from both Probation and DHHS.
Other benefits to the judiciary are:
Outcomes from the Nebraska Juvenile Service Delivery Project will promote discussions surrounding service access and its benefits to the judiciary statewide.
Counsel for Discipline
Supreme Court Employee Recognition Award Winners for 2010
These employees will be honored at a recognition ceremony on October 4, 2010, at the State Capitol with Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Court Administrator Janice Walker, Probation Administrator Ellen Brokofsky and invited guests. A reception will follow at the Governor’s Mansion.
Congratulations to all award winners and thank you to every one who submitted nominations.
Hon. Samuel V. Cooper Passes
New Probation Personnel
Proposed Rule Amendments For Comment
|October 11||Columbus Day|
|November 11||Veteran's Day|
|November 25-26||Thanksgiving and Friday following|
Requests for Transcription
Find the new Request for Transcription form at: http://www.supremecourt.ne.gov/forms/administrative/request-transcription.pdf
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