Hon. Julie D. Smith

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Hon. Julie D. Smith

Judgeship

2017-present
District Court Judge, 1st Judicial District
Nemaha, Richardson, Johnson, Pawnee, Gage, Saline, Jefferson, Fillmore, Thayer, Clay, and Nuckols counties
 

Experience

2015-2017
General Counsel, Executive Staff Member, Appeals Board Member
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
 
2007-2015
Johnson County Attorney
2004-2005
Deputy Johnson County Attorney
Johnson County Attorney's Office
 
2007-2015
Attorney at Law
Smith & Smith (partner)
 
2013
Deputy Richardson County Attorney
Richardson County Attorney's Office
 
2005-2006
Attorney at Law
Nestor & Mercure
 

Education

University of Kansas School of Law, 2004
Juris Doctor
 
Drake University, 2001
Bachelor of Science in Business Admisistration
 

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Nebraska Violence Against Women Act Implementation Plan Review Team, 2016-present
National Institute of Corrections Chief Legal Counsel Network, 2015-present
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Review Team Work Group, 2015-present
Judge for High School Mock Trial competition, 2004-present
4-County Juvenile Justice Team chairperson, 2013-2015
National District Attorney's Association National Advocacy Center Instuctor for Prosecutor's Boot Camp, Columbia, SC, 2012
Johnson County Drug Enforcement Fund Team chairperson, 2007-2015
Local Emergency Operations Plan team member and media liaison, 2007-2015
Through the Eyes of the Child team member, 2006-2015
Johnson County Child Abuse Investigatory and Treatment team member, 2004-2015
     Chairperson 2007-2015
 
 

Honors and Awards

Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Challenge Coin Recipient, for the successful completion of the Sentence Calculation Software project, 2016
Nebraska Intergovernmental Risk Management Association Award, 2008
 

Community Activities

Cook Rescue Squad, former President, Vice President, and Training Officer, 2005-present
Tecumseh Rescue Squad EMT, 2008-2015
Church Organist, Osage Church, 2007-present
 

Speaking Engagements

Guest Instruction on legal issues in Emergency Medical Services at various venues, including Southeast Community College and Community Memorial Hospital, 2007-2015
Guest lecturer on legal topics for the Red Hat Society, Cook Rescue Squad, Johnson County Central Schools and Men's Brotherhood, 2007-present