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Honorable Paul D. Merritt, Jr.

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Honorable Paul D. Merritt, Jr.

1988 – present 
Judge of the District Court, 3rd Judicial District
(Lancaster County)
Presiding Judge of the 3rd Judicial District, Lancaster County
2005 – present  
Judge of the Lancaster County Adult Drug Court
1987 – 1988
Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Nebraska
1977 – 1987
Private practice of law - Ogallala, NE
University of Nebraska College of Law, 1977
Juris Doctorate
University of Maryland, 1974
Bachelor of Arts - European Division
Judicial/Law Related Activities
Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Interpreter Advisory Committee, founding member, 2005 – present
Nebraska Interstate Compact, State Council, Judicial Representative, 2005 – present
Nebraska District Judges Association
Past president
Child Support Guidelines Committee
Nebraska Child Support Advisory Commission
Legislative Committee
New Judge Orientation Committee, Judicial Branch Education
Teaching & Publishing
Adjunct professor, University of Nebraska College of Law, 1997 – 2006 
Guest Lecturer, frequently, Nebraska Judicial Branch Education
Course instructor, Jury Management Training for Court Staff
Lecturer, New Judge Orientation for Nebraska Trial Court Judges
Lecturer, Judicial Notice and Preservation of the Record for Court Reporters
2013, Nebraska Supreme Court Distinquished Judge Award for Service to the Judiciary: is given to a judge who has distinguished himself or herself through contributions to the improvement of the judicial system; service as a trial judge; or promotion of judicial efficiency.


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