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Honorable Richard A. Birch

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2011

 

Judgeship
2011 - present
Judge of the District Court, 11th Judicial District
(Arthur, Chase, Dawson, Dundy, Frontier, Furnas, Gosper, Hayes, Hitchcock, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Red Willow, & Thomas counties)
 
Prior Judicial Experience
Administrative Hearing Officer
Lincoln County, NE, 2000 – 2011, employment hearings
Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 
2000 – 2011
Nebraska Department of Education,
1991 – 2011, enrollment option
1982 – 2011, special education
1989 – 1991, food and nutrition
 
Experience
1983 - 2011
Nielsen & Birch Law Offices, partner - North Platte, NE
 
1982 – 2011
Nebraska Department of Education, Administrative Hearing Officer - North Platte, NE
 
1979 – 1982
Crosby & Nielsen, Associate - North Platte, NE
 
1976 – 1978
Lancaster County District Court, Law Clerk - Lincoln, NE
 
1975
Nebraska Unicameral, Research Assistant - Lincoln, NE
 
Education
University of Nebraska College of Law, 1978
Juris Doctorate With Distinction
Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1975
Bachelor of Arts – Political Science, major, Humanities, minor
 
Judicial/Law Related Activities
Professional Affiliations
United States District Court for the District of Nebraska
Nebraska State Bar Association
 
Honors and Awards
Order of the Coiff
Associate Editor, University of Nebraska Law Review Executive Board
Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Art and Science of Advocacy, 1977 – 1978, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
 
Teaching & Publishing
Adjunct Professor, 1983 – 2005, Mid-Plains Community College
Adjunct Professor, 1996 – 2004, Chadron State College
Adjunct Professor, 1983 – 1995, University of Nebraska-Kearney

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