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Honorable Riko E. Bishop

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Judge of the Court of Appeals, 1st Judicial District
(Lancaster and Seward County)


August 1993 - August 2013
Perry Guthery Haase & Gessford, P.C., L.L.O.
Positions of Attorney and Shareholder

January 1998 - January 1999
University of Nebraska College of Law
Adjunct Instructor

August 1992 - July 1993
Nebraska Court of Appeals
Judicial Law Clerk

January 1986 - January 1989
Bader Rutter & Associates
Office Manager/Executive Assistant

January 1983 - January 1985
Bellevue Public Schools
Creative Writing Coordinator and Instructor, Gifted Program\

January 1981 - January 1983
Mission Junior High School
English Teacher

January 1978 - January 1980
Elkhorn Junior High School
English Teacher


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1992
Juris Doctorate w/Distinction

Kearney State College, 1977
B.A. Education, English

Judicial/Law Related Activities

            Professional Affiliations

Nebraska State Bar Association-Member (1992-Present)
American Bar Association (1992-Present)
Lincoln Bar Association, Board of Trustees (2000-08)
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR) Advisory Council (Term 2012-14)
Parenting Act Mediator, ODR Approved (2010)
Nebraska Mediation Association (2011-Present)

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees

Supreme Court Committee on Practice and Procedure (1998-Present)
Nebraska Judicial Resources Commission (2004-Present)

Honors and Awards

Member, National Moot Court Team (1992)

National Brief Writing Award

Regional, Best Oral Advocate

Regional, Best Brief Award

Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow (2000)
 An honor based on integrity and character. 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 the Foundation.

Nebraska State Bar Association, Award of Appreciation (2006)

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