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Honorable J. Patrick McArdle

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Honorable J. Patrick McArdle

1983 – present 
Judge of the County Court, 1st Judicial District
(Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, & Thayer counties)
Presiding Judge of the 1st Judicial District, County Court
1972 - 1983
Private practice of law - Wilbur, NE, Crete, NE
University of Nebraska College of Law, 1972
Juris Doctorate
Doane College, 1968
Bachelor of Arts
Judicial/Law Related Activities
Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Saline County Bar Association
Tri-County Bar Association
First Judicial District Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Mock Trial Competition, judge in local and statewide competitions
Nebraska County Judges Association
President, 1994 – 1995
President-elect, 1993 – 1994
Treasurer, 1992 - 1993
Probate, Civil Procedure, Court Rules, & By-Laws Committee, chairman
New Judge Orientation Committee
Judicial Education Committee, vice-chair
Planning Sub-Committee, 2007
Community Activities
Sertoma Club
Great Plains International Director
Director at Large, Sertoma Inc., 2008 - 2010
Foundation Trustee, 2006 – 2008
District Governor, 1990 – 1991, 2001- 2002
Member, 1972 – 1990, 1995 – present
Congregational United Church of Christ, Crete
Fellowship host, 2007 – present
Former Director, 6 years
Former Deacon, 6 years
Former Sunday school teacher, 5 years
Member Table
Choir member, 30+ years
Alumni Council, Doane College
President, 1 year
Volunteer Head Timer, all Doane College Track meets, 1973 – present
Member of Chain Crew, Doane College & Crete High School home football games, 15 years
Member, Crete Volunteer Fire Department, 1976 – 1986 
Honors and Awards
Paul Kersenbrock Humanitarian Award, Doane College
Club Sertoman of the Year, several years
Teaching & Publishing
Guest lecturer, Doane College
Teaching Assistant & Group Leader, National Judicial College, workshop on Education of Tribal Judges
Certified Trainer, Sertoma Inc., numerous local, regional, & international programs
Trainer, Clerk Magistrate Annual Meetings, several years


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