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Honorable William B. Zastera

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Honorable William B. Zastera

1997 – present 
Judge of the District Court, 2nd Judicial District
(Cass, Sarpy, & Otoe)
2006 – present
Sarpy County Adult Drug Court, District Court
1991 – 1997
Judge of the County Court, 2nd Judicial District
1986 – 1991
Otoe County Public Defender - Nebraska City, NE
1972 – 1991
Private practice of law, general law - Nebraska City, NE
1979 – 1991
Village of Palmyra, city attorney - Palmyra, NE
1976 – 1991
City of Talmage, city attorney - Talmage, NE
1972 – 1991
City of Syracuse, city attorney - Syracuse, NE
1972 – 1974
Otoe County Attorney’s Office, deputy attorney - Nebraska City, NE
Creighton University School of Law, 1971 
Juris Doctorate
University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1969
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1968
Judicial/Law Related Activities
Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Former President, 2nd Judicial District Bar Association, 1996
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Former chairperson, Nebraska Lawyer Assistance Program, 1997 – 1999
Nebraska District Judges Association
President, 2010
President-Elect, 2009
Secretary/Treasurer, 2008
Pension and Salary Committee, 2008 - 2009
Honors and Awards
Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow
Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow selection is based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge.  Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to charitable works and community education.  Membership recognizes established legal professionals dedicated to improving the administration of justice.
Community Star Award, 2009, by the Partnership for Meth Prevention, for work with Sarpy County Drug Court.
Teaching & Publishing
Led a multi-disciplinary team to develop a drug court in Sarpy County.

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