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Honorable W. Mark Ashford

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2010

Honorable W. Mark Ashford

Judgeship
2000 - present 
Judge of the District Court, 4th Judicial District
(Douglas County)
 
2007
Presiding Judge of the 4th Judicial District, District Court
 
1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, & 1998
Presiding Judge of the 4th Judicial District, County Court
 
2008 – present
Omaha, NE
Judge of the Douglas County Adult Drug Court, District Court
 
1988 – 2000
Omaha, NE
Judge of the County Court, 4th Judicial District
 
Experience
1980 – 1988
Douglas County Attorney’s Office - Omaha, NE
 
Education
National College of Probate Judges, member, 1990 - 2000
National Judicial College, 1989 – present 
National College of District Attorneys, 1981 - 1988
School of Law Prosecutor’s Education Course, 1984
Creighton University School of Law, 1978
Juris Doctorate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1974
Bachelor of Arts – with honors
 
Judicial/Law Related Activities
Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Omaha Bar Association
Robert Spire Inns of Court, charter & judicial member
 
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Nebraska State Bar Association, Judiciary Committee, 1999
Omaha Estate Planning Council, 1992 – 1999
National College of Probate Judges, member, 1990 – 2000
National Judicial College, member, 1989 – 2000
National College of District Attorneys, 1987 – 1988
Moot Court & Client Counseling, Creighton University Judge, 1985 - 2000
 
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Judicial Advisory Committee
Gender Fairness Implementation Counsel, member 1996 – 2000
Gender Fairness Committee, Domestic Violence Section, chairperson, 1999
Probation Review Counsel, 1995 – 1998 
 
Nebraska District Judges Association
Secretary/Treasurer, 2009 - present
Executive Committee, 2009 - present
Court Reporters Committee, 2008 – 2009
 
Honors and Awards
Distinguished Service Award by the Nebraska Supreme Court for Service on the Probation Advisory Committee, 1995 – 1998
Outstanding Service Award (2) as Presiding Judge, Douglas County Court, 
1993 & 1997
Certificate of Appreciation by the Corps of Engineers for lecture series in 1995
Outstanding Service Award by the Douglas County Attorney’s Office, 1988
 
Teaching & Publishing
Panel-Speaker, NE Judges Annual Meeting, “Crafting the Sentence,” 2009
Nebraska County Judges Association, taught:
Preliminary Hearings, 1995
Domestic Violence Seminar, 1998
New Judge Orientation, taught Criminal Procedures, 1994
Criminal Justice Department, guest speaker UNO, 1995 – present
Speaker in various civic and educational groups, 1989 – present
 

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