Hon. Gary B. Randall

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Hon. Gary B. Randall


1998 - present 
Judge of the District Court, 4th Judicial District
Douglas County
2003 - Present
Judge of the Douglas County Adult Drug Court
2003 - 2004
Presiding Judge of the District Court, 4th Judicial District
Douglas County


1983 - 1997
Private practice of law
Omaha, NE
1975 - 1982
Private practice of law
Omaha, NE



Creighton University School of Law, 1974
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1972
Bachelor of Science

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association, 1998 - present
     Presidential Appointment:
          Commissioner ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, 2012 - present
          Chair Education and Trainer Committee of ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, 2013
     Presidential Appointment:
          ABA Presidential Task Force on the Preservation of the Justice System, 2011 - 2013
     Communications Committee, 2011 - present
     Judicial Outreach Committee, 2012 - present
     Liaison to the ABA-Section on Individual Rights and Responsibilities, 2009 - present
     Officer Nominating Committee, 2011
     Litigation Section, 2010 - present
     Tort Trial and Insurance Practice, 2010 - present
     Finance & Non-Dues Revenue, 2008 - 2009
     Strategic Planning & Communications Committee, 2008 - 2010
     Judicial Evaluation Committee
     Ad Hoc Committee on the Court System
     Court Technology Committee, 1999 - present
 Nebraska State Bar Association, 1995 - present
     Annual Meeting Committee, chairman, 2002
     Annual Meeting Committee, member, 2001 - 2004 
     Legislative Committee, 1997 - present
     Volunteer Lawyers Program, 1995 - 1997
     Elder Law Section Officer, 1991 - 1997
     Family Law Section, 1991 - 1997
National Association of Metropolitan Courts, 2000 - present 
     American Inns of Court, William Jennings Bryan Pupilage Group, 1998 - 2005 
     National Association of Drug Court Professionals, 1998 - present 
National Conference of State Trial Judges - ABA Judicial Division
     Immediate Past Chair, 2010 - 2011
     Chair, 2009 - 2010
     Chair-elect, 2008 - 2009
     Vice-chair, 2007 - 2008
     Secretary, 2006 - 2007
     Member, 1998 - present
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Minority & Justice Committee, 2014
Commission on Children in the Courts, Co-Chair: Subcommittee Parenting Act, 2014 - present
JUSTICE District Court Automation Committee, 2012 - present
Pilot Participant for JUSTICE District Court E-Sign
Pilot Participant for E-Protection Orders
Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution - Parenting Act Study Committee 2011 - present
Nebraska Courts Re-Engineering Committee 2010 - present
Ad Hoc Committee on Mental Health in Courts, 2008 - present
Committee on Problem-Solving Courts, 2008 - present
Committee on Practice and Procedure, 2003 - present
Sub-committee on Strategic Planning in Technology, chair, 2004 - present 
Technology Committee, 1999 - present 
Nebraska District Judges Association
Chair Legislative Committee, 2009 - present
     Officer, 2002 - 2004
     Member, 1998 - present

Community Activities

National Moot Court Finals Judge, 2014
Judge with Creighton Law School Appellate Arguments class, 2012 - present
Nebraska High School Mock Trial Judge
Volunteer Speaker at High Schools, Colleges, and Law Schools
Boy Scouts of America, 1960 - 1966
Eagle Scout - Awarded 1966
March of Dimes Midwest Chapter Volunteer, 1976 - 1991
North Central Regional Representative of March of Dimes National Council of Volunteers, 1989 - 1991
Alzheimer's Association, 1991 - 1998
Midlands Chapter volunteer and member of the Board of Directors
National Public Policy Chairmant, 1994 - 1995


Honors and Awards

Distinguished Judge for Improvement of the Judicial System: 
Given to a judge who has distinguished himself or herself through contributions to the improvement of the judicial system; service as a trial judge; or promotion of  judicial efficiency.  2014
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.
Key to the City of Omaha, recognition for service on the Charter Review Commission
Robert M. Spire Pro Bono Service Award, presented by the Nebraska Bar Association for pro bono service to the poor and 
non-profit entities, 1994
United Way of the Midlands Volunteer of the Year Award, recognition for pro bono legal services for the community

Teaching & Publishing

Speaker, Nebraska Parenting Act, Fall Judges Meeting 2014
Speaker, "MAT - A View From the Bench", Promoting Tools for Successful REcovery Regional Symposium, 2014
Panelist, NSBA Family Law Seminar: "Joint Custody: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly", 2014
Convener and faculty member of Great Plains Justice Leaders Symposium for Change in the Criminal Justice System, 2013
Presenter, ABA Annual Meeting, "Apps for Judges: Introducing the Best Tools, Spotting the Ethical Issues, and Empowering the Courts for the Next Level of Productivity and Service", 2013
Presenter, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts "Evaluating Complex Parenting Legislation: Lessons from Nebraska's Parenting Act", 2012
Presenter, American Conference Institute "Social Media and The Courts", 2011
Speaker, Presiding Judges Symposium: Enhancing Court System Efficiencies through Emerging Addiction Science, 2011
Presenter, ABA Annual Meeting, NSBA Annual Meeting, and Alaska Bar Association Annual Meeting: "Social Media for Judges", 2010
Volunteer speaker, high school law classes
Presenter, “The Twenty First Century Judge: Challenge for the Future, Developing a Collaborative Court,” American Bar Association Meeting, 2008
Presenter, “Cameras in the Courtroom,” Nebraska Supreme Court, 2008
Presenter, “Updates in Nebraska Law,” Nebraska District Court Judges Association Summer Meeting, 2003 – 2007 
Speaker, “Navigating the Roles and Responsibilities of the National Conference of State Trial Judges, American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting, 2004
Instructor, “Social Work in the Law,” University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2003 & 2004
Speaker, “Use of Web Board in Association Communication,” American Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2003
Speaker, “Substance Abuse and Domestic Relations,” American Bar Association Family Courts Meeting, 1998
Presenter, “Housing for the Elderly and Americans with Disabilities Act,” White House Conference on Aging, 1995
Speaker, “Advanced Directives in Nebraska,” Nebraska Bar Association Annual Meeting, 1994