Strengthening Democracy Award Winner-Judge Riko Bishop

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Judge Riko Bishop is one of six judges that serve on the Nebraska Court of Appeals.  She was appointed to this position in 2013, but previously served as a law clerk for the Court of Appeals before she joined the law firm Perry, Guthrery, Haase, & Gessford.  Even before her distinguished law career began, Judge Bishop taught junior high English in the public school system, including Bellevue and Elkhorn, for 7 years.  It is this experience that makes her such a fantastic speaker to represent the role of the judicial branch to our Capitol Experience Day students.

Judge Bishop regularly provides a 30-minute overview of the court system in Nebraska, as well as provides the students with a hypothetical case that engages them in a critical thinking exercise.  High school students from Lincoln, Omaha, and beyond have all benefitted from her judicial and teaching expertise, helping them to better understand the judicial branch and a potential career option.  We appreciate the time Judge Bishop has devoted to improving our state’s civic health through her commitment to our Capitol Experience Day program.

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After School Programs

  • Sherman Elementary School

    5618 N 14th Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School

    6901 Burt St.
    Omaha, NE 68132

  • Lothrop Magnet Elementary

    3300 N. 22nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Campbell Elementary School

    2200 Dodge St.
    Lincoln, NE 68521

  • Lincoln High School

    2229 J St.
    Lincoln, NE 68510

  • Lincoln Northeast High School

    2635 N. 63rd St.
    Lincoln, NE 68507