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Honorable Linda S. Porter

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Hon. Linda S. Porter


1999 – present
Judge of the Separate Juvenile Court, Lancaster County

2005 - 2009
Judge of the Family Drug Court, Lancaster County


1989 – 1997
Deputy County Attorney,  Lancaster County Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division, Lincoln, NE

1997 – 1999
Chief Deputy, Lancaster County Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division, Lincoln, NE

1983 – 1987 
Private practice of law, Cincinnati, OH  

1981 - 1883
US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Law clerk for the Hon. Carl B. Rubin, Chief Justice

1977 – 1978
Alameda County Department of Social Services, social worker, Oakland, CA


University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1981
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1976 
Bachelor of Arts

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Teen Parents and the Law Program, NE State Bar Foundation
Law Day Essay Contest, judge, 2006 

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
National Adoption Day, Lincoln host, 2005 – 2007
Commission on Children in the Court, 2004 – present 

Nebraska Judges Committees
Evidence-Based Practices Committee
Judicial Branch Education Advisory Committee, 2005 – 2012

Nebraska Children's Commisson, ex officio member, 2012 – present

Honors & Awards

2008 Honoree, by the Nebraska Foster Care Review Board, for helping children in foster care.

2007 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.

2004, Distinguished Judge for Service to the Community: for her promotion of and teaching for the innovative Teen Parents and the Law program, her deep commitment to protecting children, and helping families.

President’s Award, first in graduating class, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Order of the Coif, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Chancellor’s Scholar,  University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Phi Beta Kappa,  University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Summa Cum Laude,  University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Teaching & Publishing

Student Note Editor, University of Cincinnati Law Review, 1981




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