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Honorable Susan I. Strong

2015 – present
Judge of the District Court, 3rd Judicial District
(Lancaster County)

2006 – 2015
Judge of the County Court, 3rd Judicial District
(Lancaster County)

2008 – 2009, 2014 – 2015
Presiding Judge of the 3rd Judicial District, County Court
Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, Public Protection Bureau - Lincoln, NE
1994 – 2006
Plessman Law Offices - Lincoln, NE
1990 – 1993
Kobayashi & Associates - Denver, CO
1986 – 1990
Sherman & Howard - Denver, CO
1985 – 1986
U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch, judicial law clerk - Denver, CO
Pepperdine University School of Law, 1985
Juris Doctorate cum laude
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1981
Bachelor of Arts


Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow, 2013

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.

Nominated for “Distinguished Judge for Improvement of the Judicial System;” and “Distinguished Judge for Improvement of Community Relations,” 2010

Literary Editor, Pepperdine Law Review 1984-85

Vincent S. Dalsimer Moot Court Awards for Brief and Oral Argument, 1984-85

American Jurisprudence Awards in Criminal Law, Real Property and Administrative Law, 1983-84

Judicial/Law Related Activities
Professional Affiliations
Nebraska County Judges Association, Executive Board Member 2014- Present, Member 2006-Present

Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Fellow 2013-Present

Lincoln Bar Association, Board of Trustees 2012-2015, Member 1994-Present

Nebraska State Bar Association, Member 1994 – Present

Robert Van Pelt American Inns of Court, Master of the Bar 2002-2006, Master of the Bench 2006–2007

Nebraska State Bar Association Women & the Law Section, President 2002-2004, Exec. Committee 2002-2006, Member 1998-Present

Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, Member 1998-2006

Colorado Bar Association, Member 1985 - Present

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees

Nebraska Supreme Court Case Progression Standards Committee for District and County Courts, Committee Member (2014-Present)

Case Management Committee for County Courts, Committee Member (2009-2012)

Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Pro Se Litigants, Committee Member (2007-2009)

Nebraska Supreme Court Disciplinary Committee on Inquiry, District One Vice Chair (2004-2005), Committee Member (2000-2005)

NSBA One Hour of Sharing Campaign, Steering Committee Member (2003-2005)

Community Activities
Frequent Speaker and Host of Lincoln’s high school classes
Teaching & Publishing

Speaker, Court Appointments in Criminal Cases, Lincoln Bar Ass’n Clinic (February 2015)

Speaker, New Judge Orientation, Civil Litigation in County Court (February 2015)

Speaker, “The Vanishing Jury Trial” and “Top Ten Reasons to Try Your Case in County Court,” Nebraska Bar Association Annual Meeting (October 2014)

Speaker, Judicial Panel, Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference (August 2014)

Moot Court Judge, Mock Jury Trial Competition, UNL College of Law (February 2014)

Moot Court Judge & Speaker, Mock Jury Trial - Voir Dire Demonstration, UNL College of Law (2013)

Group Leader, UNL College of Law, Orientation on Professionalism & Ethics (2010 - 2013)

Speaker, New Judge Orientation, Civil Litigation in County Court (2011)

Webinar for Judicial Education – “Taking Control of Out of Control Attorneys and Courtrooms,” Judges Gossett & Strong (2011)

Initiated development of computer docket system for civil matters in Nebraska County Courts (2010-2011)

Speaker, Judicial Panel, Young Lawyers Section Best Practices Seminar (2010)

Moot Court Judge & Speaker, Appellate Advocacy Tournament, Pepperdine University School of Law (2009)

Chapter Author, “The First Women of Nebraska Law,” The History of Nebraska Law (Ohio University Press 2008)

Moot Court Judge, Regional Appellate Advocacy Tournament, UNL College of Law (2008)

Moot Court Judge, Mock Jury Trial Competition, UNL College of Law (2007)

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