Welcome, New State Senators
Thanks to all judges and court staff who participate in this valuable outreach program.
Distinguished Judge Awards Presented to Workers’ Compensation Court Judge Laureen Van Norman and Red Willow County Court Judge Anne Paine
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Photo: Judge Anne Paine, Chief Justice Mike Heavican, Judge Laureen Van Norman
Exceptional Judicial Branch Employees Recognized by Chief Justice Heavican During Annual Awards Celebration
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Photo: 2012 Employee of the Year, Ellen Faltys, Clerk Magistrate, Colfax County.
Two New Spanish Language Interpreters Take Oath
Photo: Justice Cassel administers the Intererpreter Oath to Vladimir Bazan and Terri Doolittle.
National Adoption Day
Since Nebraska’s inaugural celebration in 1999, several other courts have joined the awareness campaign including: Grand Island, Fremont/Dakota City/Columbus, Hastings, Kearney, Norfolk, Lincoln, Scottsbluff/Gering, and North Platte.
Read about Nebraska’s 2012 Adoption Day celebrations in the Judicial Branch Special Events Newsletter.
Rights Advisement Created for County Courts
Judicial Branch Education
Information Regarding Courthouse and Office Closings
On days when courthouses and county offices are closed due to special circumstances such as a local holiday, court services must still be available. This can be accomplished by posting a notice on the courthouse door giving the public a way to contact a court employee by phone, giving the contact number on the court’s voicemail message, or by forwarding all calls to a designated employee who shall remain on call. If the court maintains a website, notice should be posted on that site. Whenever possible, notice should be given to the local bar and the public in advance of the courthouse closing.
Mileage Rate to Increase
County Court Staff Recognized
Visek Appointed as Chief
Photo: Mary Visek taking the Oath from Judge Daniels.
Upcoming Judicial Retirements
New Court Personnel
New Probation Personnel
Judges Associations Elect New Officers
Nebraska County Judges Association, 2012-2013
Nebraska Separate Juvenile Court Judges, 2012-2013
Pro Se Forms Committee
The change includes a “Confidential Information” form that meets the requirements of both Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-21,271 and Neb. Ct. R. § 6-1521. For Clerks who report this information to outside entities, the statute does not differentiate between adults and minors and “any name-change order issued by the court” shall be forwarded to the Department of Health and Human Services and the sex offender registration and community notification division of the Nebraska State Patrol under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-21,271(4) (emphasis added).
Ex Parte Domestic Abuse Protection order (DC 19:10) has been edited to include language from the Harassment Protection Order (DC 19:4) regarding returning the request for hearing form within 5 days (below).
The Ex Parte Domestic Abuse Protection order (DC 19:10) has been corrected to include language regarding returning the Request for Hearing form within 5 days of service. Be sure to reprint forms from the website for the most current version. Forms are online under the protection order category.
Pro Se Committee
A branch of the Tri-City Self-Help Desk in now open in Kearney on the first Friday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The desk is located in the Buffalo County Courthouse, 1512 Central Avenue in Kearney. Individuals needing assistance should check-in with the Clerk of the District Court’s Office, window #4. Neither desk accepts appointments and individuals are offered assistance on a first-come, first-served basis.
Minority Justice Committee
Photos and article Nebraska Lawyer Magazine: http://nebar.com/associations/8143/files/TNL-0912f.pdf
Supreme Court Opinion Release
Proposed Rule Amendments For Comment:
Mileage Reimbursement Rate to Increase
A new events calendar has been added to the Judicial Branch Website under the Administration ‘drop down’ menu. http://supremecourt.ne.gov/calendar-field-event-date/month. State holidays are in green. Appellate court arguments, special events, education sessions are in blue.
Publication Ordering Available Online
Chief Justice Michael G. Heavican