Hon. Linda S. Porter

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Hon. Linda S. Porter

Judgeship

1999 - present
Judge of the Separate Juvenile Court
Lancaster County
 
2005 - 2009
Judge of the Family Drug Court
Lancaster County
 

Experience

1989 - 1997
Deputy County Attorney,  Lancaster County Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division, Lincoln, NE

1997 - 1999
Chief Deputy, Lancaster County Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Division, Lincoln, NE

1983 - 1987 
Private practice of law, Cincinnati, OH  

1981 - 1883
US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Law clerk for the Hon. Carl B. Rubin, Chief Justice

1977 - 1978
Alameda County Department of Social Services, social worker, Oakland, CA

Education

University of Cincinnati College of Law, 1981
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1976 
Summa Cum Laude
Bachelor of Arts
 

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
Teen Parents and the Law Program, NE State Bar Foundation
Law Day Essay Contest, judge, 2006 

Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
National Adoption Day, Lincoln host, 2005 - 2007
Commission on Children in the Court, 2004 - present 

Nebraska Judges Committees
Evidence-Based Practices Committee
Judicial Branch Education Advisory Committee, 2005 - 2012
 
Nebraska Children's Commisson
ex officio member, 2012 - present
 

Honors & Awards

Nebraska Foster Care Review Board 2008 Honoree, for helping children in foster care.

Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow, 2007:
Selection to become a Fellow in the Nebraska State Bar Foundation is based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge. The Foundation recognizes established legal professionals who are dedicated to improving the administration of justice. Fellows are accredited by  colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to the charitable and community education works of Foundation.

Distinguished Judge for Service to the Community, 2004: for her promotion of and teaching for the innovative Teen Parents and the Law program, her deep commitment to protecting children, and helping families.

President’s Award, first in graduating class, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Order of the Coif, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Chancellor’s Scholar,  University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Phi Beta Kappa,  University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Teaching & Publishing

Student Note Editor, University of Cincinnati Law Review, 1981