January 2017

New Magistrate Judge for the District of Nebraska: Susan M. Bazis

In May 2016, Susan M. Bazis was appointed as a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Nebraska. She began serving on the bench on January 1, 2017. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Magistrate Judge Thomas D. Thalken.
Judge Bazis received her undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska - Omaha in 1990 and her law degree from Creighton University School of Law in 1993.
She began her legal career in private practice. From 1994 to 1996, she served as Assistant Public Defender for the Douglas County Public Defenderís Office. From 1996 to 2007, she was in private practice.
In 2007, she was appointed as a judge for Douglas Countyís 4th Judicial District, where she has served as the presiding judge since 2010.
During her time as a county judge, she served on a number of Nebraska Supreme Court Committees, including the Commission on Guardianships and Conservatorships and the Case Management Committee for County Courts. She was the recipient of the Nebraska Supreme Courtís Distinguished Judge Ė Service to the Community Award, the National College of Probate Judges Treat Award for Excellence, and the Nebraska State Bar Foundationís Public Service Award. Welcome, Judge Bazis!