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Honorable Paul W. Korslund

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Hon. Paul W. Korslund
1998 – present 
Judge of the District Court, 1st Judicial District
(Clay, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, & Thayer counties)
Judge of the Southeast Nebraska Adult Drug Court: District Court
1977 – 1980 
Judge of the County Court, 1st Judicial District 
(Originally the 18th Judicial District, consisting of Gage & Jefferson counties)
1980 – 1998 Private practice of law - Beatrice, NE
1975 – 1977 City Attorney’s Office, attorney - Beatrice, NE
University of Nebraska College of Law, 1974
Juris Doctorate
Georgetown University, 1971
Bachelor of Science
Judicial/Law Related Activities
Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Board member, 1997 – 1999 
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Nebraska State Bar Association:
Law Day Essay Contest Judge
Mock Trial Coordinator for 1st Judicial District, 2001 – 2004 
House of Delegates
Member, 1986 – 1997 
Chairperson, 1995
Client Security Fund Committee, 1985 – 1990 
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Nebraska Court Re-Engineering Task Force, 2010-2013
Parenting Act Fund Policy Committee, 2008 – present
Commission on Children in the Court, 2004 – present
Subcommittee on Children in the District Courts, chairperson
Nebraska District Judges Association
Governmental & Public Relations Committee
Judicial Education Committee
Sub-Committee: Curriculum Development Committee
Pension and Salary Committee
Community Activities
Homestead Early Risers Kiwanis Club, member & past president
Southeast Nebraska Mediation Center Board, 1998 – 2003 
City of Beatrice, mayor, 1990 – 1998 
Family Resource center Board, 1988 – 1995 
Blue Valley Mental health Association Board, 1986 – 1994 
Gage County United Way, president, 1989
Certificate of Need Appeal Panel, 1985 – 1987 
Beatrice Chamber of commerce, president, 1985
St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Council, 1982 – 1984 past president
CCD/Godparent Teacher, 2008-2013

Honors and Awards
2008, Nebraska Supreme Court Outstanding Judge, for Service to the Community: is the highest honor given by the Chief Justice to recognize members of the judiciary for meritorious projects and exemplary accomplishments that enhance the vision of justice within Nebraska communities.
Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow:
Selection to become a Fellow in the Nebraska State Bar Foundation is based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge. The Foundation recognizes established legal professionals who are dedicated to improving the administration of justice. Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to the charitable and community education works of Foundation.
Homestead Monument of America, Pioneer Award, 1996
Robert M. Spire Pro Bono Award, 1987

Teaching & Publishing
Speaker, District Judges Education Programs on the Nebraska Parenting Act, Contempt of Court, Protection Orders and Cameras in the Courtroom, and Official Court Reporters Education Program on Drug Court and Nebraska Bar Association Education Program on Municipal Law.

Robert Van Pelt Inns of Court, 2011-2013

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