To obtain a link to the webinars, use “JBE Online Registration” to register for the webinar and then access the “Current Schedule” to retrieve the link. Look for the link labeled “Click here to enter your webinar” to enter the webinar. Webinars can accommodate 100 participants. In the event a webinar is full, the link to the recording will be posted on http://nebraskajbe.org as soon it becomes available (generally the same day). If you need assistance or have questions, contact Diona Hartwig at 402-471-0005 or Alicia Guerra at 402-471-0275
Chief Justice Heavican and Chief Judge Inbody Author Law Day Messages
In celebration of Law Day, May 1, several members of the legal community were asked to write guest columns for the Omaha Daily Record annual Law Day issue. This year’s American Bar Association theme was: No Courts ● No Justice ● No Freedom.
Law Day Essay Contest Addresses “Democracy and the Right to Vote”
Student winners of the essay contest were:
During the annual Law Day Essay Contest luncheon, each student was presented an award by the Chief Justice. Students, along with their families and teachers comprised the live audience for the voting debate following the lunch. The program was sent via online technology to schools around Lincoln as well as to Lexington and Osmond. The debate, moderated by Secretary of State Gale, centered on the question of the need for mandatory voting. Panelists Mike Nelsen, Omaha Attorney, and Eric Berger, Assistant Professor of Law at UNL College of Law, addressed the topic directly and answered questions from the audience.
Read more about the contest on the State Bar Foundation’s Web site: http://www.nebarfnd.org/news-2012-law-day-essay-contest
Photo: Secretary of State John Gale; Mike Nelsen, Omaha; and Eric Berger, Lincoln .
Law School Educational Outreach
This year the Court of Appeals has been invited to hold arguments at Peru State College in September 2012. The Court of Appeals travels throughout the state for court sessions in Omaha, North Platte, Kearney, Papillion, and Norfolk.
Judges from both courts regularly participate in educational outreach sessions for students and the public. Most events center on Law Day (May 1) and Constitution Day (September 17).
Click here to read an article from the Omaha Daily Record regarding the arguments at Creighton.
Photo: Justices and Judges at Creighton on April 5, 2012. (L to R) Miller-Lerman, Stephan, Irwin, Heavican, Connolly, McCormack, and Pirtle
Awards Ceremony of the 20th Anniversary of the Dispute Resolution Act
Click here to view a slideshow of the event.
Nebraska Supreme Court’s Probation Administration Begins Work on Implementation of LB 985 (Nebraska Juvenile Service Delivery Project)
LB 985 (Nebraska Juvenile Service Delivery Project) was signed by the Governor on April 5,
2012. The legislation expands a very successful project that was piloted in Douglas County to the 11th and 12th Judicial Districts. Thus, the Project will operate in the southwestern portion of the state, the panhandle, and in Omaha.
Click here to read the full press release.
Judicial Branch Education
Trial Court Services
FTE Committee Formed
Mediation Releases Annual Report and 20th Anniversary Compendium
Third Statewide Children’s Summit August 2012
The Chief Justice has previously requested that court hearings not be scheduled during the summit so that all juvenile court judges and county court judges with juvenile court jurisdiction can attend.
Court Bench Book
Click here to read the memo sent by Janice Walker, State Court Administrator, on May 10, 2010.
Click here to read the informational email sent May 9, 2012, to all State employees from Administrative Services, State Employee Wellness & Benefits.
Nebraska Supreme Court HR Contacts:
Governor Heineman Appoints Judge William Cassel to Supreme Court
Mostek Receives Golden Citizen Award
Click here to read the full article.
Judge Daniels Honored
Upcoming Judicial Retirements
New Court Personnel
Lecture Series Sponsored by the Nebraska Supreme Court’s Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative
Click here to read the full press release on the Judicial Branch Web site.
Judgment Interest Rate
Rules for Comment
The Court invites interested persons to comment on these proposed amendments; please do so in writing to the office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, P.O. Box 98910, Lincoln, NE 68509-8910, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 1, 2012.
Comment Sought on S-36-120001 "Petition for a Rule Change to Create a Voluntary State Bar of Nebraska..."
New Forms on the Web Site
The County Court Forms Committee created the record of disclosure form to be used for a request by an agency pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-138. It is filed in the adoption file only and will clarify why and when the clerk magistrate released information.
Filing and Reporting Requirements
Legal Aid of Nebraska Launches Spanish Language Web Site
Click here to view Legal Aid’s Spanish Language Web site.
UNO and CASA Partner to Make a Difference for Nebraska's Abused and Neglected Children
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Judiciary Committee Addresses Child Welfare through Support for CASA
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Publication Ordering Available Online
Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican