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Honorable Robert R. Steinke

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1991 – present

Judge of the District Court, 5th Judicial District
(Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, & York counties)

1996 – 2008
Presiding Judge of the 5th Judicial District, District Court

1979 – 1991
Private practice of law, Columbus, NE

University of Nebraska College of Law, 1979, Juris Doctorate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1976, Bachelor of Science – Business Administration

Judicial/Law Related Activities
Professional Affiliations

Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
American Bar Association
Platte County Bar Association

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Committee on Practice & Procedure, 1995 – present
Minority Justice Committee, 2003 – present

Nebraska District Judges Association
Past President, 2004
Judicial Education Committee, Co-Chairperson
New Judges Orientation Committee, Chairperson

Community Activities
District Co-Coordinator, Nebraska Bar, 1993 – present
Foundation High School, Mock Trial Project
Columbus Area United Way Board Member, 1995 – 2000

Honors & Awards
2002 Nebraska Supreme Court Distinguished 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 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 contributeto the charitable and community education works of the Foundation.


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