Hon. Mary C. Gilbride

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Hon. Mary C. Gilbride


1998 - present 
Judge of the District Court, 5th Judicial District
Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, Saunders, Seward, and York counties
1992 - 1998
Judge of the County Court, 5th Judicial District


1984 - 1992
Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc., corporate counsel
Omaha, NE
1982 - 1984
Law clerk to Justice Leslie Boslaugh, Nebraska Supreme Court
Lincoln, NE



Creighton University School of Law, 1982
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Omaha, 1977
Bachelor of Science

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Mentor, Judiciary’s Law Day Job Shadowing Program for 5th  Graders
Volunteer judge, Nebraska High School Mock Trial Project
Master of the Bench, Inns of Court, Robert Van Pelt Inn, 2006 - present
Master of the Bench for the Louis Brandeis pupilage
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Gender Fairness Implementation Committee
Nebraska District Judges Association
Bench Book Committee, 2000 - 2006
Government & Public Relations Committee, 1998 - present, chairman since 2006 
Nebraska County Judges Association
Executive Committee, 1994 - 1998
Education Committee, 1992 - 1998

Honors and Awards

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.

Teaching & Publishing

Presenter, local high school students concerning the role of the courts, 1992 - present
Faculty Advisor, National Judicial College, Special Court Jurisdiction, 1995
Presenter, “Making the Record,”  County Judge’s Association, 1995
Teacher, New Judge Orientation, both County and District Court levels
Mentor Judge, to newly appointed judges
Student Articles Editor, Creighton Law Review, 1981 - 1982