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Nebraska’s Distinguished Judges

Distinguished Judge for Improvement of the Judicial System
Hon. John M. Gerrard, Supreme Court Justice, 3rd Appellate Court District (now a U.S. District Judge)

Hon. John M. Gerrard, Supreme Court Justice, 3rd Appellate Court District (now a U.S. District Judge), nominated for his unfaltering commitment to court reforms designed to better serve Nebraska’s minority and immigrant communities. In both his role as chair of the Minority Justice Implementation Committee and chair of the Interpreter Advisory Council, he has led numerous initiatives promoting racial and ethnic fairness in the courts and diversity in the legal profession.

 

Distinguished Judge for Service to the Community
Hon. Lawrence D. Gendler, Sarpy County Separate Juvenile Court Judge

Hon. Lawrence D. Gendler, Sarpy County Separate Juvenile Court Judge, honored for his extensive community involvement and leadership ability. His volunteer work spans from safety councils to detention programming to safe communities; also his recent acceptance of chairmanship of the Nebraska Supreme Court’s “Through the Eyes of the Child” Initiative, benefiting children across the state.