Randin Roland Presented with Distinguished Judge In Service to the Judiciary Award
October 20, 2022 | View PDF
Judge Randin Roland, Cheyenne County Court, was presented with the Supreme Court’s highest honor on October 12, 2022, during the annual judges’ conference.
Justice William Cassel presented Roland with the ‘Improvement of the Judicial System Award’ on behalf of the Chief Justice. The award, given annually, recognizes members of the judiciary for meritorious projects and exemplary accomplishments beyond their day-to-day duties as a judge.
Roland is recognized for promoting judicial efficiency through expanding courtroom technology beginning with the 2020 pandemic. He worked closely with the county officials, court staff, attorneys, and court users to ensure access to the courts didn’t falter during periods of social distancing.
Understanding the multiple benefits of court technology, Roland quickly realized that the successful use of technology created significant financial savings for the county, attorneys, and litigants when they were not required to travel or miss work to attend court. Roland continued his use of technology after distancing restrictions were lifted in order to maintain the savings. His forethought into the benefits of technology in expanding access to the courts resulted in him being asked to speak at the national 2022 Trial Court Leadership Academy and Conference.
In addition to his commitment to the expanded use of technology in the courtroom, Roland has also contributed to the improvement of the judicial system through his service as lead judge to the Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative in the 12th Judicial District; participation in the Supreme Court Commission on Children in the Courts, State Bar Foundation’s Bench-Media Committee, and the Dispute Resolution Advisory Council; and Nebraska County Judges Association.
During the same ceremony, Judge Rick Schreiner, Gage County District Court, received the ‘Service to the Community Award’ for his efforts to promote and improve the Nebraska judicial system and the public’s perception of the system.
Roland began his judicial career on the Cheyenne County Court bench in the 12th Judicial District in 2006.
Roland dedicated his award to the memory of his late Clerk Magistrate and friend, Lori Bartling, who passed away in January this year. He continued by thanking several judges who have served as his inspiration throughout his legal career. He also thanked the Cheyenne County Commissioners, who believed in the benefits of technology and funded the court’s investment in equipment.