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Honorable Laurie J. Yardley

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2010

Judgeship

1995 – present 
Judge of the County Court, 3rd Judicial District
(Lancaster County)
 
1997, 2003, 2010
Presiding Judge of the 3rd Judicial District, Lancaster County
 
Experience
1983 - 1995
Lancaster County Attorney’s Office, county attorney - Lincoln, NE
 
1982 – 1983
Lancaster County Attorney’s Office, law clerk - Lincoln, NE
 
Education
University of Nebraska College of Law, 1983
Juris Doctorate
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1980
Bachelor of Arts & Science
 
Judicial/Law Related Activities
Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Lincoln Bar Association
 
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Lincoln Bar Association, Board of Directors
NE State Bar Association, Criminal Law Practice & Procedure Committee, past member
Family Preservation/Case Coordination Team, past member
 
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Case Management Committee for the County Courts, member
 
Nebraska County Judges Association
Executive Committee, member, 2009 – present
Criminal Procedure Committee, member
Orientation Sub-Committee of the Education Committee, member
 
Community Activities
Initiated County Court Amnesty Day
Mock Trial Regional Coordinator
 
Honors and Awards
2005, Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow
Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow selection is based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge. Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to charitable works and community education.  Membership recognizes established legal professionals dedicated to improving the administration of justice.
 
UNL Chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta
UNL Political Science Honor Society
 
Teaching & Publishing
Instructor, Press Education Seminar, on pre-trial detention and bonds
Education presentations in schools, on child support, paternity juvenile & criminal law
Trainer, police & child protective services, on investigation of child sex abuse
Participated in taping of program, “Having Kids, Cost…Responsibility of Parents,” 1992
Judge, mock trials, UNL Law College Trial Advocacy classes
Presenter, at County and District Judges Education meeting on DWI law

 

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