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Honorable Susan M. Bazis

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Honorable Susan M. Bazis

2007 – Present 
Judge of the County Court, 4th Judicial District
(Douglas County)
Presiding Judge of the 4th Judicial District, County Court
1993, 1996 – 2007
Private practice of law - Omaha, NE
1994 – 1996
Douglas County Public Defender’s Office -  Omaha, NE
Assistant public defender
Creighton University School of Law, 1993
Juris Doctorate
University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1990
Bachelor of Science
Judicial/Law Related Activities
Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
National College of Probate Judges
Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, Former Member
Criminal Justice System Management Council, Former Vice-Chair (2012)
Douglas County Court Referral Committee, Member
Reentry Initiatives Council, Member
Robert M. Spire Inns of Court, President (2013-2014)
Robert M. Spire Inns of Court; Atticus Finch Pupilage, Presiding Judge
Management Council
Douglas County Security Committee, Member
Douglas County Probate Committee, Member

Co-Chair of Supreme Court Commission on Guardianships and Conservatorships
Chairperson, Advisory Council on Public Guardianship
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Criminal Practice and Procedure Committee, former member
House of Delegates, NE State Bar Assoc., former member
Nebraska High School Mock Trial Competition, past volunteer judge
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Commission on Guardianships and Conservatorships, Co-Chair
Ad Hoc Committeee on Court Appointments, Member
Case Management Committee for County Courts
Joint Review Committee, Status of Adult Guardianship & Conservatorship Committee, former member
Best Practices for Judges, Lawyers & the Courts Sub-Committee, former chair
Judicial Nominating Committee, Former Alternate Member
Nebraska County Judges Association
President, 2012-2013
Vice President, 2011-2012
Secretary, 2010-2011
Executive Committee, 2009-2014

Education Committee, Member
Probate, Civil Procedure, Court Rules & By-Laws Committee, Chair
Community Activities
National Safety Council Nebraska, former Ex-Officio Board Member
Supervising Judge for externships in the Douglas County Court
Ollie Webb Center Board of Directors, former member, 2003 – 2005 
Honors and Awards
2016 Nebraska State Bar Foundation Public Service Award
2013 Treat Award for Excellence from the National Collage of Probate Judges
2011 Nebraska Supreme Court's Distinguished Judge Award for Service to the Community
2010 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.
2010 Recipient, University of Nebraska-Omaha School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Rising Star Award
Teaching & Publishing
Speaker, Country Judges Education Meeting on Extradition (2008)
Speaker, Nebraska Bar Association Seminar on Sentencing (2010)
Speaker, County Judges Education Meeting on Guardianships and Conservatorships (2011)
Speaker, Elder Rights Training on Role of the Judge (2011)
Speaker, Clerk Magistrate Education Meeting on Guardianships and Conservatorships (2012)
Speaker, Young Lawyers Education Meeting on Guardianships and Conservatorships (2012)
Speaker, Nebraska Bar Assocition Seminar, Uniform Guardianship Act (2012)
Speaker, Elder Abuse, Financial Exploitation and Elder Issues (2013)
Trainer, New Judge Orientation; Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Adoptions (2011-Present)

Speaker, What Docket Offers for Judges (2013)
Speaker, Clerk Magistrate Education, update on Guardianships and Conservatorships (2013)
Speaker, Nebraska Bar Association, Guardianships and Conservatorships (2013)
Speaker, Protecting Our Future: Understanding Child Welfare in Nebraska (2014)
Speaker, Elder Abuse, Financial Exploitation and Elder Issues (2015)
Speaker, County Judges Education Meeting, Guardianships and Conservatorships (2015)
Panelist, NSBA Leadership Academy (2015)
Facilitator, Nebraska Supreme Court Judicial Leadership Program (2015)
Speaker, County Judges Fall Meeting, Guardianship and Conservatorship Update (2013)
Panelist, NSBA View from the Bench:  Tips on Practice and Professionalism (2015)
Speaker, Count Judges Spring Meeting, Guardianship and Conservatorship Update (2016)



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