Donna Farrell Taylor is no stranger to media. As a Neligh attorney, county attorney and now as a judge, her name appears in stories all over the state.
Now, she can add The Washington Post to the list.
Taylor was featured recently in a profile called "Working Stories."
According to The Washington Post, "Working Stories" is a recurring series of pieces in which they collect stories of how and why people work.
The article was a first-person account of how Taylor ventured from a Denver high school to Creighton University and finally to Neligh, where she has spent decades in law, first practicing privately, then as the Antelope County attorney and now as a judge.
"In 1990, I ran for county attorney. It was pretty unusual then for a woman to be elected to an office like that. But all those farmers in Antelope County thought it was okay for me to be their county attorney. After 20 years there, I applied for a county judge vacancy and was appointed by the governor," she wrote.
In the article, Taylor talks about the joys of her job and why splitting time in seven rural counties feels like she's going "a mile a minute."
Would she recommend a new lawyer making Neligh their home? Of course.
"Practicing law in small town Nebraska means you’re highly visible. You’re a pillar in your community. You’re never going to be another face in the crowd. Want to make a real difference? Give it a try," Taylor wrote.
Read the full article in The Washington Post