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David K. Arterburn

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2017 – present
Judge of the Court of Appeals, 4th Judicial District

2005 – 2017
Judge of the District Court, 2nd Judicial District
(Sarpy, Cass, & Otoe counties)
2008 - 2017
Judge of the Sarpy County Adult Drug Court, District Court
1992 – 2005 
Assistant Attorney General, NE Dept. Of Justice - Lincoln, NE
1995 – 2005
United States Attorney’s Office - Omaha, NE
Special Assistant United States Attorney
1991 – 1992
U.S. Dept. Of Health & Human Services, staff attorney - Omaha, NE
1986 – 1991 
Private practice of law - McCook, NE
1986 - 1991
Deputy County Attorney, Red Willow County - McCook, NE
University of Nebraska College of Law, 1985
Juris Doctorate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1982
Master of Arts
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1978
Bachelor of Arts
York College, 1977
Associate of Arts
Judicial/Law Related Activities
Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Second Judicial District Bar Association
Sarpy County Bar Association
National Association of Drug Court Professionals
National District Attorney’s Association, former member
Nebraska County Attorney’s Association, former member
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Robert M. Spire Inns of Court-pupilage mentor
Guest Speaker for Sarpy County Government Day,  various student groups and classes affiliated with local school districts, York College criminal justice students, and Sarpy County community leadership groups.
Governor’s Task Force on Methamphetamine, past member
Nebraska District Judges Association
Court Reporter’s Committee
Community Activities
Volunteer judge for the Nebraska High School Mock Trial Project through the Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Cornhusker Christian Children’s Foundation - Board of Directors
Youth soccer and baseball coach, Papillion, Nebraska 
Referee, high school and youth soccer, Omaha, Nebraska
Southwest Church of Christ, Sunday class teacher and former Youth Committee chairman, Omaha, Nebraska 
Honors and Awards
Certificate of Appreciation, United States Dept. of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, 1999
Nebraska Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee (LECC) Award, 1997
Teaching & Publishing
Presenter, Community corrections Conference, Lincoln, NE, 2007
Presenter, Governor’s Summit on Methamphetamine, Billings, MT, 2003
Presenter, Nebraska County Attorney’s Association, 2002 – 2004
Trainer, United States Drug Enforcement Administration
Trainer, Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center
Trainer, WING Drug Task Force, Scottsbluff, NE
Trainer, CODE Drug Task Force
Trainer, Police Department, McCook, NE

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