Judicial/Law Related Professional Activities
Nebraska State Bar Association, Member
Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Founding Member – PEOPLE Committee (Public Education Outreach
Promoting Law and Equity); Chair of the media education sub-committee.
Sarpy County Bar Association, Member
Omaha Bar Association, Memorial Committee, Member.
Robert M. Spire Inns of Court, Emeritus Master Judicial Member, President (2011-2012).
Commission on Guardianships and Conservatorships, Executive Committee Member.
Executive Committee, Member.
Judicial and Law Related Activities
Chief Justice’s Annual Leadership Conference for Judges, Invited Attendee.
JUSTICE/DOCKET computer technology in County Court, Pilot program (probate) current participant.
Expanded media coverage of the Courts, Pilot program current participant.
JUSTICE/DOCKET computer technology in County Court, Pilot program (criminal and traffic) former participant.
Sarpy County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, former Vice-chair.
National Judicial College, former Teaching Faculty Member.
2014 – Moderator of Workshop for Journalists. Topic: Legislative Changes and Juvenile Justice System Practices, Procedures and Programming
2014 - Featured Panelist for Metro Omaha Bench Bar Conference; “Civility in Trial Practice.”
2010-2014 - New Judge Orientation Judicial Branch Education; Media and the Courts.
2013 - University of Nebraska Lincoln Extension Annual Meeting; guardianship and conservatorship educator training.
2013 - Featured Speaker for the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s American Government class. Topic – Nebraska’s County Court Judicial System
2013 - Nebraska Clerk Magistrates’ annual meeting; Changes in Probate Law.
“Nebraskans Care: Changes in Guardianship and Conservatorship Laws and Rules”, feature article 2012 Nebraska Lawyer magazine; co-author.
2012 – Featured Speaker for the Nebraska State Bar Association Probate Division Seminar on Guardianships and Conservatorships in Nebraska.
2009 - The Robert M. Spire Inn of Court: “Ask a Judge” Forum for lawyers and law students.
2009 – Featured Speaker for The Nebraska Press Association and Associated Press program: “Covering the Courts”.
2009 - Judge’s Seminar for Journalists: Lincoln, Kearney, Scotts Bluff and North Platt, Nebraska.
2008 - Featured Speaker for Nebraska Judicial Branch Education: Impact of Cameras and Media in the Courtroom.
2007 - Leadership Sarpy County: The Judicial System.
2002-2006 Teaching faculty member at the National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada.
2005 – Event Chair for Press Education: Nuts and Bolts of Media Coverage of County Court.
2005 – Host and Moderator for Sarpy County Judges and Journalists Workshop.