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Honorable Holly J. Parsley

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2014 – present 
Judge of the County Court, 3rd Judicial District
(Lancaster County) 

Presiding Judge, 3rd Judicial District, County Court


1998 - 2014
Lancaster County Attorney's Office
Deputy County Attorney, Team Leader, Lincoln 

1996 - 1998
Spinar Law Office
Associate Attorney, Crete

1995 - 1996
Kinsey, Ridenour, Becker and Kistler
Law Clerk, Lincoln


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1996
Juris Doctorate with Distinction

Doane College, 1993
Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude 

Judicial/Law Related Professional Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska County Attorney’s Association
National District Attorney’s Association

Nebraska Supreme Court Commissions/Committees
Supreme Court Commission on Guardianships and Conservatorships
Member of Executive Committee and Subcommittee of Adult Protection 

Honors and Professional Awards

Advancing Justice Cooperation in Nebraska Enforcement – Criminal Justice Award (2014)

Everyday Heroes Award (for excellence in service to Nebraska’s Children, Presented by Governor Dave Heineman (2007) 

Teaching and Invited Presentations

Presenter at Statewide Adult Protection and Safety Meeting (2014)

Instructor for Forensic Science Expert Testimony, Nebraska Wesleyan University Masters in Forensics Program (2013 and 2014)

Presenter to select students in the Doane College Leadership Program “Leadership and Ethics” (2011)

Presenter for Nebraska statewide Advocate Training organized by the Child Advocacy Center (2007)

Presenter for the Child Guidance Center (2007)

Panel member and presenter for Financial Crimes Against Seniors Training to state law enforcement agencies (2006)

Professor, Doane College, Constitutional Law (1999)

Presenter for local advocate training 

Attorney Instructor for the Nebraska Crime Lab DNA Mock Trial (scientist expert testimony)

University of Nebraska College of Law Moot Court Judge

Guest Instructor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, undergraduate course on criminal procedure

New recruit trainer for the Lincoln Police Department

Guest speaker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department Training  

Presenter, Irving Middle School students and staff on “sexting” and other social media issues   

Community Involvement


Norris Public School Booster 

Horizons Community Church – Member of Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC) beginning in January 2013; Vacation Bible School crew coach; kids church volunteer


CASA for Lancaster County – served as board member beginning in 2007 and President 2011-2012 and 2012-2013

Aiding Angels – Board member, Vice President, 2011-2014

Child Advocacy Center Volunteer and Contributor

Doane College Alumni Council

Sertoma Club (board member)

Probation Office Reporting Center Advisory Board

Horizons Community Church – music minister search committee

Omega Psi Theta Sorority – Chair of Alumni Board and sorority advisor

This page was last modified on Thursday, January 12, 2017