Steven Burns

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Steven Burns
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Court Information:
Nebraska District 3
Title:   Judge
Active:   1997-2018
Past position:   Private practice lawyer
Past term:   1973 - 1997
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Law School:   University of Nebraska College of Law
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  District 3 Court
State:  Nebraska
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/6/2012
Retention vote:  68,691
Retention vote %:  75.11% ApprovedA

Steven Burns is a judge for the District 3 Court in Nebraska. He was appointed to this position in 1997.[1][2]

2012 election

Burns was retained in the general election on November 6, winning 75.11% of the vote.[3][4]

See also: Nebraska judicial elections, 2012

2012 judicial performance evaluation

Every two years, the Nebraska State Bar Association compiles responses from lawyers to evaluate judges in the state. Subjects are rated in seven categories, then a determination is made for whether the judge should be retained. The seven categories considered are: legal analysis; impartiality; attentiveness; opinions; judicial temperament and demeanor; appropriate communication; and timeliness.

74.9 percent of respondents stated that Judge Burns should be retained in office. To read the full evaluation, see: Nebraska State Bar Association, 2012 Evaluation Results.


Burns received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1971 and his J.D. degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law 1973.[1]


Burns worked as a private practice lawyer from 1973 until his appointment to the district court in 1997.[1]

See also


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