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Honorable James M. Worden

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 Hon. James M. Worden


2005 – present
Judge of the County Court, 12th Judicial District
(Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Grant, Garden, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, & Sioux)

2006 - present
Judge of the Scotts Bluff County Juvenile Drug Court, County Court

2006 & 2007
Presiding Judge of the 12th Judicial District, County Court
Judge of the Scotts Bluff County Adult Drug Court, County Court



1992 – 2004
Scottsbluff, NE
Private practice of law

1993 – 1999
Banner County, NE
County Attorney & Deputy County Attorney


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1992
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1989
Bachelor of Arts

Judicial/Law Related 

Professional Affiliations Activities 
Nebraska State Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees 
Presentations for Scotts Bluff County Bar Association
Nebraska High School Mock Trial Project, volunteer judge

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative, lead judge, Scotts Bluff and Morrill counties, 2007 – present

Nebraska County Judges Association
Fine Waiver Committee, 2012 - present
President, 2011 - 2012
Education Committee, 2008 – present
Executive Committee, 2007 – 2013
Presentations for County Judges Education Conferences

Community Activities

Scotts Bluff County Co-coordinator of National Adoption Day events.
County Court Coordinator of County Government Day
Past huddle leader & founder of Scottsbluff Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Co-founder & previous coach of the Scotts Bluff Lizards youth track & field club
Community Christian School: President, 2001 – 2002; Board member, 1998 – 2004
Board member & President of Scotts Bluff County Crime Stoppers, 1999 – 2005
Board member & campaign co-chairman of United Way, 1997 – 1998
Board member & vice President of the Scotts Bluff County Humane Society, 1995 – 1997


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