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Honorable Michael P. Burns

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2014

Judgeship
2011 – present 
Judge of the County Court, 10th Judicial District
(Adams, Clay, Fillmore, Franklin, Harlan, Kearney, Nuckolls, Phelps, & Webster counties)

2013 – present
Presiding Judge, County Court, 10th Judicial District
 
Experience
1998 – 2011
Sullivan, Shoemaker, Witt, & Burns - Hastings, NE
 
2006 – 2011
Clay County Public Defender - Clay Center, NE
 
1996 – 1998
Seiler, Parker, & Moncrief - Hastings, NE
 
1994 – 1996
Hall County Attorney’s Office, Deputy County Attorney - Grand Island, NE
 
1992 – 1993
King County Prosecutor’s Office, temporary special prosecutor - Seattle, WA
 
Education
Creighton University School of Law, 1992
Juris Doctorate

Creighton University, 1989
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance
 
Judicial/Law Related Activities
Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Hall/Howard County Bar Association
Adams County Bar Association
President, 2006 – 2007
Treasurer, 2003 – 2011
Nebraska Mediation Association
Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, 1997 – 2003
Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, 1997 – 2000   
National District Attorneys Association, 1994 – 1996 
 
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Supreme Court Commission on Children in the Courts, Education Sub-Committee, member, 2013 – present
Judicial Leadership Program, 2013 –  present
Juvenile Summit: “Through the Eyes of the Child,” Clay County Implementation Committee, member, 2007 – 2011
Juvenile Summit: “Through the Eyes of the Child,” Adams County Implementation Committee, member, 2006 – 2009 
State Court of Appeals, 5th District, Judicial Nominating Commission alternate member, 2005 – 2009 
Tenth Judicial District of Nebraska, District Court, Judicial Nominating Commission member, 1999 – 2003

Nebraska County Judges Association
Education Committee, 2012 – present
Juvenile Committee, 2013 – present
 
Community Activities
Governor's Commission for the Protection of Children, member, 2013 – present
Nebraska Mediation Association, Board of Directors, 2011
Transitional Living Center, Policy Committee, Hastings, NE, 2011
Nebraska Mediator Standards Project, Standards/Ethics Committee, 2008
Family Drug Court Planning Group, 2006 – 2008 
Hastings TeamMates, board member, 2005 – 2009 
Hastings Literacy Program, board member, 2005 – 2009 
City of Hastings Board of Appeals, group member, 2003 – 2009 
Leadership Hastings, board member, 2002 – 2005 
Nebraska State Planning Group, member, 2001 – 2002 
Hastings Sunrise Rotary Club, 2001 – 2008
District Rotary Youth Protection Officer, 2007 – 2008
Legal Aid of Nebraska, board member, 2000 – 2011
South Central Nebraska CASA, board member, Hastings, NE, 1999 – 2011
Western Nebraska Legal Services, board member, 1999 – 2000 
Tenth Judicial District Mental Health Board, chairman, 1999 – 2007
Mid-Rivers Nebraska American Red Cross, board member, Hastings, NE, 1998 – 1999  
Knights of Columbus, Hastings Council 1123, 1997 – present
Financial Secretary, 2008 – 2009 
Deputy Grand Knight, 2007 – 2008 
Hastings Noon Rotary Club, 1997 – 2001 
Crisis Center, Board member, Grand Island, NE, 1995 – 1996                                                                                
 
Teaching & Publishing
Presenter, Mock Trial, Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center, Grand Island, NE, 1995 – 2011 
Speaker, Clay and Fillmore County Government Day, 2012 – present
Moderator, panel discussion, Foster Care Review Office training seminar, 2013

Honors & Awards
2012 "Most Impact" Award from the Supreme Court's "Through the Eyes of a Child" Initiative

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