Hon. Stefanie A. Martinez

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Hon. Stefanie A. Martinez

Judgeship

2017-present
District Court Judge, 2nd Judicial District
Cass, Otoe, and Sarpy counties
 
2013 - 2017
County Court Judge, 2nd Judicial District

2015
Presiding Judge, County Court, 2nd Judicial District
 

Experience

2008 - 2013
Sarpy County Attorney
Drug Court team member, 2013

2011 - 2013
Senior Deputy County Attorney and Domestic Violence Coordinator

2008 - 2011
Deputy County Attorney

2004 - 2013
Martinez Law Office
Sole Practitioner

2005 - 2008
State of Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
Administrative Hearing Officer

1999 - 2004
Douglas County Public Defender
Assistant Public Defender

1996 - 1997
Supreme Court of the State of New York
Judicial Clerk for Honorable Patricia Anne Williams

Education

University of Reno, projected 2019
Master of Judicial Studies

New York Law School, 1998
Juris Doctorate

Boston College, 1993
Bachelor of Arts

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Nebraska Supreme Court Commission/Committees
Access to Justice Planning Committe Member
Commission on Children in the Courts Member
Forms Committee for Nebraska Trial Courts Member
Judges Portal Project Planning Committee Member
Minority Justice Committee Member
Pandemic Committee Member    
Practice and Procedure Committee Member

Nebraska County Judges Association Committees
County Court Bench Book Committee Chair
Judicial Education Committee Member

Nebraska State Bar Association Committees
Annual Meeting Committee Member
Hispanic Lawyers Section Member, Executive Committee, 2013-present
Leadership Academy Steering Committee Member
Legal Services Committee Member
Legislative Committee Member
Professional Enhancement Committee Member

Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association
American Judges Association
Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
Hispanic National Bar Association
Nebraska County Judges Association
Nebraska Hispanic Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation, Law Related Education Committee Member
Omaha Bar Association
Robert M. Spire Inns of Court, Judicial Leader
Sarpy County Bar Association  
Second Judicial District Bar Association
 

Legal Community Activities

Creighton Law School, Moot Court Presiding and Performance Judge
Duchesne Academy, Mock Trial attorney coach
Nebraska Bar Foundation, State and Regional Mock Trial Presiding Judge
Omaha Bar Association, Young Lawyer Mentor
Omaha Law League, Volunteer tour guide of the courts and Bridge Club Co- Chair
Robert M. Spire Inns of Court, Judicial Co-Leader and Law Student Mentor
 

Honors and Awards

2015 Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow:
Selection based on integrity and character. Recognition to those dedicated to improvement of administration of justice.  Accredited as leaders who contribute to charitable and community education works of the foundation.

2013 Selected Observer, Military Commission proceedings in GTMO, Cuba of the accused 911 co-conspirators

2006 Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy, Develop leadership skills to enable greater contributions to the legal profession and community​
 

Community Activities

Boys Scouts of America, Cub Scout Den Co-Leader, 2014-2015
Girl Scouts, Troop Leader, 2008-2014
Midwestern Swimming
     Member, 2010-present
     Board of Review, 2011-2013 
     Delegate at Large, 2013-2015;
     Treasurer, 2015-present
Nebraska State Schools Association, Swimming and Diving Official, 2011-present
USA Swimming, Official, 2010-present
 

Presentations 

Introduction to Criminal Justice System, University of Nebraska Omaha, Guest Speaker, 2016
On the Advancement of Women on the Judiciary, Women's Bar Association, Panelist, 2016
Baird Holm, Diversity Committee, Guest Speaker, 2016
R.M. Marrs Magnet Center, Guest speaker, 2015
Christ the King School, Guest Speaker, 2015
How to Apply for a Judicial Vacancy, Nebraska State Bar Association, 2015
Holy Cross Boy Scout Troop, Guest speaker, 2015
Baird Holm, Diversity Committee, Guest Speaker, 2014
Hispanic/Latino Summit for High School Students, Nebraska Council of School Administrators, 2014
Brownell Talbot School, Guest Speaker, 2014
Christ the King School, Guest Speaker, 2014
Creighton Preparatory High School, Guest Speaker, 2014
Ethical Considerations and Guantanamo Bay, Creighton University School of Law and Robert M. Spire American Inns of Court, 2014
Views of a Guantanamo Bay Observer, Bellevue University, 2014
Views from the Bench, Southwest Iowa Lawyers League, 2014