Hon. Roger J. Heideman

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Hon. Roger J. Heideman


2006 - present
Judge of the Separate Juvenile Court
Lancaster County
Presiding Judge, Separate Juvenile Court
Lancaster County

2010 - present
Family Treatment Drug Court Track Lead Judge


1992 - 2006                        
Morris Titus and Heideman

1992 - 2006
Heideman Law Office
Sole Practitioner

1992 - 2006
Dawson Cygan and Heideman
Attorney in general practice law firms working in primary practice areas of juvenile law, domestic relations, probate and estate planning and corporate and business planning.

1984 - 1989                        
Nebraska Book Company
Accounting office administrator for wholesale college textbook and college retail bookstore corporation.


University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
Juris Doctorate

Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas
Bachelor of Arts - Accounting
Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Lincoln Bar Association
National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges
Robert Van Pelt American Inns of Court
Child Welfare League of America

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Technology Committee, 2006 - present
Children in Court - Parenting Time Sub-Committee
Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative, lead judge, Lancaster County   
Nebraska Supreme Court Juvenile Judges Curriculum Committee
Nebraska Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Advisory Committee
Nebraska Supreme Court Juvenile JUSTICE Automation Committee
Nebraska Supreme Court Technology Strategic Planning Committee
Advisory Committee to Review Nebraska Court System Clerks' Offices

Nebraska Separate Juvenile Judges Association
Former President, 2008
Lancaster County Juvenile Court Collaboration Committee

Community Activities

Lancaster Manor Foundation, Lincoln NE, former president
St. Peter’s Parish, former parish council secretary
Knights of Columbus Council 10510

Honors and Awards         

Michael Offner Award for Judicial Leadership, 2016
Children and Family Futures 2016 National Collaborative Excellence Award
Nebraska Child Support Enforcement Association Judicial Officer of the Year, 2007

Teaching and Publishing

Nebraska Children's Summit: Utilization of an Infusion Model in Family Treatment Drug Courts
Co-Author: Giving Parents a Voice: A Case Study of a Family Treatment Drug Court
Track in Lancaster County, Nebraska.  American Judges Association Court Review, 2016
Presenter: Nebraska Children’s Summit: Children in Court
Presenter: Nebraska County Attorneys Association: Use of Restorative Justice Conferencing in Lancaster County 
Presenter: Nebraska Children’s Summit: Project Safe Start  – Child
Relationship Assessments and Child Parent Psychotherapy in Family Drug Treatment Court
Presenter: Nebraska Young Child Institute: Child Parent Psychotherapy in Nebraska        
Presenter: Child Welfare League of America Advancing Excellence in Practice and Policy What Works for Families Affected by Substance Use: The Importance of Relationships in Family Drug Court:  Enhancing Well-Being for Children and Familes Using a Team Approach
Presenter: Nebraska Children’s Summit: Project Safe Start - Child
Relationship Assessments and Child Parent Psychotherapy in Family Drug Treatment Court
Presenter: National Association of Drug Court Professionals: Project Safe Start - Child Relationship Assessments and Child Parent Psychotherapy in Family Drug Treatment Court