Judge Susan Strong has been named County Court Presiding Judge of the 3rd Judicial District (Lancaster County) for the year 2014. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the nomination of Strong, whose name was submitted by her fellow county court judges for the leadership position.
Judge Strong has served the county court in Lancaster County since taking the bench in 2006. She currently serves on the Case Management Committee for County Courts and various committees of the Nebraska County Judges Association. She has previously served two terms as presiding judge in 2008 and 2009.
As presiding judge, Strong has primary responsibility for overseeing the delivery of county court services within Lancaster County. Judge Strong will serve as the liaison to other agencies of local and state government for the courts of the district and to the Nebraska State Bar Association and the media.
Presiding judges also bear the responsibility for the hiring, evaluation, and discipline of county court staff and provide county courts in the area with direction in matters of local district policy.