Hon. John A. Colborn

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Hon. John A. Colborn


2000 - present 
Judge of the District Court, 3rd Judicial District
Lancaster County


1991 - 2000
Chief Deputy County Attorney, Lancaster County
Lincoln, NE
1979 - 1991
Deputy County Attorney, Lancaster County
Lincoln, NE
1977 - 1979
Lancaster County Attorney’s Office, Law Clerk
Lincoln, NE


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1978
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1976

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees

Judicial Branch Education Advisory Committee, District Judge representative, 2007 - present
Practice and Procedure Committee, Criminal Instruction Sub-Committee, 2000 - present
Nebraska Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, chairman, 2005 - 2009 
Technology Committee, 1999 -  present
E-filing Sub-Committee, chair, 2015
Committee on Problem Solving Courts - Veteran’s Treatment Court Sub-Committee, co-chair, 2016
Justice Reinvestment Initiative Committee, 2015
Justice Reinvestment Implementation Committee, 2016
Public Health Emergency Bench Book Task Force, 2016
Probation Services Committee, 2015 - present
Nebraska District Judges Association
Governmental & Public Relations Committee
Judicial Educational Committee, co-chair

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Judge for Improvement of the Judicial System, 2015

Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow:
Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow selection is based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge. Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to charitable works and community education. Membership recognizes established legal professionals dedicated to improving the administration of justice.