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Honorable Lawrence D. Gendler

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2013

Hon. Lawrence D. Gendler

Judgeship

1992 – Present
Judge of the Separate Juvenile Court, Sarpy County

2000 – Present
Judge of Juvenile Drug Court, Sarpy County


Experience

1978 – 1992
Sarpy County Attorney, Papillion, NE

Assigned to Juvenile Court, Child Abuse and Neglect prosecutions. Responsible for the screening of all juvenile cases for the County  Attorney’s Office Juvenile Diversion Program, beginning in 1978


Education

Creighton University School of Law, 1978
Juris Doctorate

University of Missouri at Columbia, 1975
Bachelor of Science,Public Administration


Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Legislative Advisory Committee
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Sarpy County Bar Association
Nebraska Juvenile Court Judges Association

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees

  • Committee on Problem-Solving Courts, 2008 – present
  • Project chair, Supreme Court Initiative, “Through the Eyes of the Child” 2006 – present
  • Judicial Ethics Committee
  • Chair, 2011
  • Vice Chair, 2010 - 2011
  • Member, 2006 – 2012
  • Supreme Court Commission on Children in the Courts, 2005 – present
  • OJS Subcommittee of State Legislature's Children in the Courts Committee, 2012-Present
  • Juvenile Bar Code Revision Committee, 1992 – 1996
  • Governmental /Advisory Boards
  • Sarpy County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, 2005 – Present
  • Nebraska Disproportionate Minority Contact Committee, 2002 – Present
  • Nebraska Coalition for Juvenile Justice (Crime Commission Advisory Committee), 1996 – 2009
  • Governor’s Task Force on Diversion, Detention, and Probation Services, 2000 – 2002
  • Governor’s Commission for Protection of Children, 1992 – 1998
  • Vice Chair, Nebraska Child Protection Commission, 1991 – 1992


Community Activities

Volunteer Coach, Papillion Recreational Baseball, 2006, 2007
Volunteer, Stephen Center, 2004 – present
Volunteer, Rebuilding Together, 2000 – 2007
Board of Trustees, Temple Israel, 1999 – 2004
Alegent Health Midlands Community Hospital Advisory Board, 1998 – 2004
Omaha Community Partnership, 1996 - present
Board of Directors – PRIDE OMAHA, Inc., 1995 – 1998
Sarpy County S.A.F.E. Policy, 1992 – present
Region VI Advisory Committee, 1992
River Cities Camp Fire Council Board Advisory Committee, 1991 – 1992
Board of Directors – Nebraska Committee for Children and Youth, 1991 – 1992
Lutheran Family Services Advisory Committee, 1990 – 1992
Omaha Community and Family Resources Advisory Committee, 1989 – 1992
Board of Directors, Youth Emergency Services, 1989 – 1992
Founder and President, Marilyn Gendler Memorial Scholarship Foundation, 1988 – present
Drug Free Schools and Community Advisory Committee – Papillion/LaVista Public Schools, 1988 - 1992
Board of Directors and Founder – Papillion/LaVista Schools Foundation, 1986 – 1992


Honors and Awards

2011 Distinguished Service Award, University of Nebraska at Omaha
2007 Heartland Family Service Victim Empathy Award of Merit
2006, Metropolitan Child Advocacy Coalition Award of Appreciation
2006 Nebraska Supreme Court Distinguished Judge for Service to the Community Award
2001 Bellevue Mayor’s Commission on Alcoholism Recognition Award
2000 Youth Emergency Services – Lifetime Membership Award
2000 Child Saving Institute – A.W. Clarke Award
1991 Omaha Jaycee’s Ten Outstanding Young Omahans
1986 State of Nebraska Prosecution Award for Juvenile Court, presented by the Nebraska Crime Commission and Governor Kerry


Teaching & Publishing

Author, “New Legislative Session has Tough Act to Follow,” Speaking for Children Vol. 3, No. 2, January 1991 edition, (pages 4 – 5)
Author, “Nebraska Juvenile Justice System: Still Room for Improvement,” Speaking for Child  Vol. 4, No. 5, October/November 1985 edition, (pages 12 – 13)
Adjunct faculty member, Bellevue College, Bellevue, NE, 1981 – 1992  

 

 

 

 

 


 

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