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Honorable Russell W. Harford

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2010

Hon. Russell W. Harford

Judgeship

2009 – present
Judge of the County Court, 12th Judicial District
(Banner, Box Butte, Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Grant, Kimball, Morrill, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, & Sioux counties)

2010
Presiding Judge of the 12th Judicial District, County Court


Experience

1989 – 2009
Chadron, NE
Private practice of law, partner

1994 – 1995, 1997
Chadron, NE
Dawes County Attorney’s Office, interim county attorney

1988 – 1989
Chadron, NE
Private practice of law, associate

1988 – 1989
Alliance, NE
Box Butte County Attorney’s Office, deputy attorney

1986 – 1988
Lincoln, NE
Nebraska State Patrol, law clerk


Education

University of Nebraska College of Law, 1987
Juris Doctorate – with distinction

Chadron State College, 1983
Master of Arts – Guidance/Counseling

University of Maryland, 1975
Bachelor of Science
Law Enforcement & Corrections


Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Alternate Chairperson, Dawes/Sioux/Sheridan County Mental Health Board, 1998 -2009
Coach, Chadron High School Mock Trial Team

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Lead judge, District 12 Team 1, Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative

Nebraska County Court Committees
Judicial Liaison, County Court Trial Court Forms Committee


Community Activities

Guardian ad litem, 2007 & 2009
Board member, Dawes County Crimestoppers
Board member, Drug Abuse Resistance Education


Honors and Awards

Good Neighbor Award, 2009, from Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben/Omaha World Herald
Order of the Coif, 1988, University of Nebraska College of Law
Law Review, 1987 – 1988, University of Nebraska College of Law


Teaching & Publishing 

Adjunct faculty member, Chadron State College, teaching pre-law and psychology classes 

 

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