Lincoln, NE – The Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court recently announced that Judge Laureen Van Norman has been re-elected as Presiding Judge for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2017.
The Court is composed of seven judges who are initially appointed by the governor and who then remain on the bench for successive six-year terms upon approval of the electorate. Every two years one of the judges is elected as presiding judge by the judges of the court, subject to approval of the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Judge Van Norman is a Graduate of University of Nebraska ‒ Lincoln (BA, social work) and University of Nebraska College of Law (JD). She is the former Legal Counsel to the Nebraska Department of Labor. Her involvement in the Nebraska State Bar Association includes being a past Chair of Government Practice Committee; a past member of the Executive Board of Women and the Law Section; a past member of the Supreme Court Gender Bias Task Force. She also is a current member of the Judicial Branch Education Board and Curriculum Committee and the Supreme Court’s Technology Committee.
Source: NE WCC