Hon. PaTricia A. Freeman

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Hon. PaTricia A. Freeman

Judgeship

2017 - present
Judge of the County Court, 2nd Judicial District
Cass, Otoe, & Sarpy counties

Experience

1999-2017
Sarpy County Attorney’s Office, Chief Deputy County Attorney
Papillion, NE

2003-2011
Creighton University School of Law, Adjunct faculty
Omaha, NE

1999-1999
Sarpy County Attorney’s Office, Acting County Attorney
Papillion, NE

1996-1999
Sarpy County Attorney’s Office, Deputy County Attorney
Papillion, NE

1994-1996
Sarpy County Attorney’s Office, Law Clerk
Papillion, NE

Education

Creighton University School of Law, 1996
Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
 
University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1992
Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude

Judicial/Law Related Professional Activities

Nebraska Supreme Court Commissions/Committees

Professional Affiliations
United States Supreme Court
United States District Court, District of Nebraska
Nebraska Supreme Court
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska County Attorneys Association
National District Attorneys Association
National Conference of Bar Examiners
Sarpy County Bar Association

Community Activities

Papillion LaVista Schools
Titan Defenders Booster Club Board
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Honors and Awards

World Herald Media Group Suburban Under 40 Award, 2010
Project Harmony’s Kids First Award, 2009
Domestic Violence Coordinating Counsel Outstanding Leadership Award, 2003
Police Chiefs Association of Nebraska Educator of the Year Award, 2002

Speeches & Publications

“The Uniform Bar Exam: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Nebraska”, The Nebraska Lawyer, Author, March/April 2013 (reprinted with endnotes May/June 2013)

Speaker at Nebraska Child Support Enforcement Association on: Crimes Against Children, 2016; Ethics & Professionalism, 2016

Nebraska County Attorneys Association, Statewide Child Advocacy and Child Depositions, Speaker, 2015; Evidence, Ethics and Professionalism, 2015; Discovering Discovery, 2014

Creighton University School of Law, Ethics for Prosecutors, Lecturer, 2013-2017

National Conference of Bar Examiners, UBE Update: User Experiences, Panelist, 2014

Springfield Platteview Community Schools, Responsible Use of Technology, Panelist, 2013-2015

Speaker at National District Attorneys Association on: Managing for Success, 2017; Ethics & Professionalism, 2009 & 2014; I did it, but...defenses, 2011; Approach Point Cross-Examination, 2011; Working Child Sex Abuse Cases, 2009; What Prosecutors Should Know About Working with a SANE, 2009