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Honorable James T. Gleason

2003 – present
Judge of the District Court, 4th Judicial District
(Douglas County)
2009 – present
Judge of the Douglas County Adult Drug Court, District Court
1975 – 2003
Private practice of law - Omaha, NE
1972 – 1974
City of Omaha, Assistant City Prosecutor - Omaha, NE
Creighton University, 1972
Juris Doctorate
Creighton University, 1969
Bachelor of Science, Biology
Judicial/Law Related Activities
Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Omaha Bar Association
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.
Robert Spire Inns of Court, 2003 – present
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Nebraska State Bar Foundation PEOPLE Committee (Public Education Outreach Promoting the Law & Equity), 2006 - present
Law-Related Education Committee, PEOPLE sub-committee
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Re-engineering Committee, 2010
Implementation Committee on Pro Se Litigation, 2004 – present
Host Judge, Law Day, 2008 & 2009
Nebraska District Judges Association
New Judge Orientation Committee, 2009
Sub-Committee Judicial Education Committee, 2008 – present
Pension and Salary Committee, 2008 – present
Teaching & Publishing
Speaker, “Restitution Issues,” District Judge’s Summer Meeting, 2009
Host, ‘Media’ segment of “Justice at Stake” campaign of PEOPLE Committee, 2005
Graduate, Institute for Faculty Excellence in Judicial Branch Education, 2005


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