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Honorable Jeffrey J. Funke

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2016

Judgeship

2016 – present
Judge of the Supreme Court, 5th Judicial District

2013 – 2016
Judge of the District Court, 2nd Judicial District
(Cass, Sarpy, & Otoe counties)

2007 – 2013
Judge of the County Court, 2nd Judicial District (Cass, Sarpy, & Otoe counties)

2008, 2009, 2010
Presiding Judge of the 2nd Judicial District, County Court

2016
Presiding Judge of the 2nd Judicial District, District Court


Experience

2005 - 2007
Private practice of law and Otoe County Attorney - Nebraska City, NE

1997 - 2005
Private practice of law and Deputy County Attorney, Otoe County - Nebraska City, NE

1994 – 1997
Private practice of law and Deputy Public Defender, Otoe County - Nebraska City, NE


Education

University of Nebraska College of Law, 1994
Juris Doctorate with Honors

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1991
Bachelor of Science Business


Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Second Judicial District Bar Association
Disciplinary Committee, past member
Annual Law Day Job Shadowing Program
Volunteer Judge for Nebraska High School Mock Trial Competitions
Co-Chair, Nebraska State Bar Foundation PEOPLE Bench /Media Committee
Presented to local grade schools and high schools concerning the role of the courts

Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Second Judicial District Bar Association, former president, 1999
Nebraska State Bar Association House of Delegates, past member

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Case Management Committee for Nebraska Trial Courts, County Court Representative
Co-Chair Uniform Statewide Rule: Cameras in the Courtroom
Facilitator for new judge leadership program

Nebraska County Judges Association
Executive Committee, past member
Instructor for New Judge Orientation, civil matters

Nebraska District Judges Association
Judicial Education Committee for Nebraska Trial Courts, District Court Representative
Instructor for New Judge Orientation, civil matters


Honors and Awards

Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow: 
Selection to become a Fellow in the Nebraska State Bar Association Foundation is based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge.  The Foundation recognizes established legal professional 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 the Foundation.


Community Activities

Judge for State Oratorical Competition for the American Legion
St. Mary's Community Hospital, past Board of Directors
Morton James Public Library Foundation, past secretary
Nebraska City Airport Authority, past member
Friends of Arbor Lodge Foundation, former vice-president

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