Hon. Teresa K. Luther

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Hon. Teresa K. Luther

Judgeship

1994 - present 
Judge of the District Court, 9th Judicial District
Hall and Buffalo counties
 
Present
Judge of the Central Nebraska Adult Drug Court, District Court

Experience

1981 - 1994, Kearney, NE
1980 - 1981, Hastings, NE
1976 - 1980, Lincoln, NE
Private practice of law
 
1976 - 1978
Nebraska State Legislature, Counsel to the Judiciary Committee

Education

University of Nebraska College of Law, 1976
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1970
Bachelor’s degree
 

Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Hall, Buffalo, & Adams County Bar Associations
 
Nebraska State Bar/Local Attorney Association Committees
University of Nebraska Law School Alumni Council:
     Executive Board, 2004 - present
     Member, 2004 - present 
Nebraska State Bar Association:
     Professionalism Committee, 
          Chairperson, 2007 - present 
          Member, 2002 - present
     Continuing Legal Education Board, 2000 - 2006
     Mentoring Committee, 1998 - 2002
     Budget & Audit Committee, 1992 - 1996
     Chairperson, Public Relations Committee, 1986 - 1988
Nebraska Bar Commission, 1993 - 1994
 
Nebraska Supreme Court Committees
Nebraska Supreme Court Pro Se Committee, vice-chair, 2001 - present 
Midwest Regional Pro Se Planning, Committee, 2005
Access to Justice Committee, vice-chair, 1999 - present
Nebraska Legislature Child Support Commission, 1999 - 2001
Gender Fairness Task Force & Implementation Committee, 1991 - 1996
 
Nebraska District Judges Association
Member, Child Support Guidelines Committee
Member, Judicial Education & Curriculum Development Committees

Community Activities

Goodwill, Board of Directors, 2008 - present 
Facilitator for 5th Grade Job Shadow Program, 2004 - 2005
YWCA Board of Directors, 2003 - 2006
Hall County Public Safety Advisory Group, 2003 - 2007
Grand Island Community Foundation, partner teacher for public schools, 2000 - 2002
Educational Service Unit No. 9 Advisory Board, 1999 - present
Nebraska Mock Trial Competition, Regional Coordinator, 1998 - present
Mosaic Advisory Board & Human Rights Committee, 1998 - present 
YWCA Self-Help Program Advisory Board, 1998 - 2000

Honors and Awards

Nebraska Supreme Court Outstanding Judge for Service to the Community Award:
The highest honor given by the Chief Justice to recognize members of the judiciary for meritorious projects and exemplary accomplishments that enhance the vision of justice within Nebraska communities.  2005
 
Nebraska State Bar Foundation Fellow:  
Based on the integrity and character of the lawyer/judge.  Fellows are accredited by colleagues as leaders of the legal profession who contribute to charitable works and community education.  Membership recognizes established legal professionals dedicated to improving the administration of justice.  1995
 

Teaching & Publishing

Instructor, Southeast Community College, 1980
Instructor, UNL College of law, 1977, 1979 - 1980