Hon. Christopher Kelly

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Hon. Christopher Kelly


2000 - present 
Judge of the Separate Juvenile Court
Douglas County

2001, 2006, 2011, 2016
Presiding Judge of the Separate Juvenile Court
Douglas County


1987 - 2000
Private practice of law
Omaha, NE

1985 - 1987
Douglas County Attorney’s Office, Felony Division Prosecutor
Omaha, NE

1980 - 1985
Douglas County Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Court Division Prosecutor
Omaha, NE


Creighton University School of Law, 1979
Juris Doctorate

Creighton University, 1974
Bachelor of Arts, School of Arts & Sciences

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
American Inns of Court, Omaha Chapter, 2000 - present
President, Omaha Chapter of the American Inns of Court, 2008 - 2009
Omaha Model Court, co-lead judge, 2006 - 2010
Chair, Juvenile Court Collaboration Council, 2016

Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Nebraska State Bar Association: Executive Council, 1999 - 2005
Nebraska Commission to Select a Chief Justice, lawyer member, 1996 - 2000
Judicial Resources Committee Studying District & County Courts

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees

Automation Advisory Committee, 2005
Language Access Committee, 2011 - present
Portal To JUSTICE Planning Committee, 2014 - present

Nebraska Separate Juvenile Judges Association
Past President

Community Activities

PEOPLE Media Committee
Nebraska Adoption Day
Mary Our Queen Parish, School Board