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Bazis Moves From County to Federal Bench 3/2/17  03/03/17 3:06:33 PM Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly Version

– Photos by Lorraine Boyd

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska welcomes its newest federal magistrate judge in Susan M. Bazis as Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp administers the oath of office.
Bazis Moves From County to Federal Bench
Susan M. Bazis served as a Douglas County Court judge for 10 years before being selected to serve on the United States District Court, District of Nebraska Magistrate bench. There are currently nine, including three magistrate judges and three senior judges. Bazis replaces retired Judge Thomas D. Thalken. Magistrate Judge F.A. Gossett III will retire in June; his replacement, Omaha attorney Michael D. Nelson, has already been selected.
The ceremonial swearing-in was held at the Roman L. Hruska Federal Courthouse in Omaha on February 24. There was a full house despite the morning snowstorm. Speakers were all people that Bazis worked with, including Douglas County Public Defender Tom Riley, Omaha attorney Michael A. Kelley and Sarpy County Judge Todd J. Hutton. Her husband, Anthony, his mother Linda Bazis, grandmother and brother, and her siblings were in attendance. Family friend Chaplain Thomas Backer gave the invocation and benediction.

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