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Honorable Donna F. Taylor

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Honorable Donna F. Taylor

2001 – present 
Judge of the County Court, 7th Judicial District
(Antelope, Cuming, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, & Wayne counties)
2006, 2009, 2012, 2017
Presiding Judge of the 7th Judicial District, County Court
Judge of the Northeast Nebraska Juvenile Drug Court, Madison County
1991 – 2001
Antelope County Attorney’s office, county attorney - Neligh, NE
1984 – 2001
Private practice of law - Neligh, NE
1986 – 2001
Elgin City Attorney’s Office, city attorney - Elgin, NE
1980 – 1984
Private practice of law - Omaha, NE
1977 – 1980
Private practice of law, law clerk - Omaha, NE
Creighton University School of Law, 1980
Juris Doctorate
Creighton University, 1977
Bachelor of Arts – Psychology
Judicial/Law Related Activities
Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Nebraska County Attorney Association
Board of Directors, 1999 – 2000
Legislative Committee, 1998 – 2000
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Supreme Court Personnel Board, alternate member
Nebraska Judicial Structure and Administration Task Force
Law Day, member, 2005 – present 
PEOPLE, Law-Related Education Sub-Committee
(Public Education Outreach Promoting the Law & Equity)
Nebraska County Judges Association
Vice-President, present
Judicial Education Committee
Executive Committee, 2005-2012
President, 2010-2011
Education Committee
Community Activities
5th Grade Job Shadow, coordinator
Nebraska High School Mock Trial Project
Regional coordinator, 1987 – present
State Competition, several years
National Competition, 1996
Honors and Awards
2002, Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow
Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow selection is based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge. Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to charitable works and community education. Membership recognizes established legal professionals dedicated to improving the administration of justice.
Neligh chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
President, 1989
Member, 1987 – 1989
2013, Nebraska Supreme Court Distinquished Judge Award 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.

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