Hon. Reggie Ryder

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Hon. Reggie Ryder


2007 - present
Judge of the Separate Juvenile Court
Lancaster County


1998 - 2007
Public Defender’s Office, Lancaster County
Lincoln, NE
1997 - 1998
Private practice of law
Beatrice, NE


University of Nebraska College of Law, 1997 
Juris Doctorate - with distinction

University of Nebraska-Kearney, 1994
Bachelor of Science

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Lincoln Bar Association
United States District Court, 8th Circuit

Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees 
Nebraska State Bar Foundation:
Nebraska High School Mock Trial Project, volunteer judge
Moot Court Competition, volunteer judge, 1999, 2000, 2002, & 2005
Regional Trial Competition, volunteer judge, 2001

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Host Judge, National Adoption Saturday Celebration, Lincoln/Lancaster County, 2008 - present
Automation Advisory Committee, member, 2008 - present  

Nebraska Separate Juvenile Judges Association
President, 2009 - present

Other Governmental Committees
Nebraska Coalition for Juvenile Justice, governor-appointed member, 2006 - present
Lancaster County Run Response/Truancy Prevention Committee, 2005 - present
Lancaster County Juvenile Detention Center Advisory committee, 2004 - present
Lancaster County Juvenile Court Collaboration Project, 2002 - 2005

Community Activities    

Volunteer coach for YMCA & Junior SaltDogs baseball, 2005 - present

Teaching & Publishing    

Speaker, "The View from the Bench," Nebraska State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, 2010
Speaker, "Children in Court," Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative, 2009