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10/8/2014
The Art of Advocacy - What Can Lawyers Learn from Actors? (Webcast)

Nebraska Continuing Legal Education

The Nebraska State Bar Association is the primary provider of continuing legal education in Nebraska. With an emphasis on providing current, relevant, and practical legal information in a convenient and timely manner, NCLE is dedicated to meeting the needs of Nebraska practitioners for continuing education in the information age.

Using the skill and expertise of volunteer lawyers, as well as bringing in national speakers, the CLE staff, Education Committee members and volunteers plan and present a number of live seminars annually. NSBA CLE seminars address new legislation and developments in case law, practice management, litigation, negotiation, technology, and in-depth coverage of the substantive areas of law.

Fees and Discounts
Registration fees cover the cost of producing course materials, refreshments and food, accreditation fees, and the rental of the facility. NSBA dues-paying members receive a 25% discount on CLE programming, and are also entitled to attend two hours of live ethics programming (the annual requirement) for free.

CLE Credits
NSBA is an accredited provider of CLE under the rules established by the Nebraska Supreme Court and the MCLE Commission. NSBA accredits all of its live programs in Nebraska and Iowa, and will usually apply for credit in other states upon request, or staff can assist you in making an application yourself by providing forms, information about other jurisdiction’s requirements, or other assistance.

Distance Education – Teleseminars and Webcasts

Under Nebraska’s MCLE rules, any seminar where the speaker is not in the room with the participant is classified as distance education. Five of the total ten hours may be acquired through webcasts, webinars, or telephone seminars.

Telephone Seminars
NSBA has partnered with WebCredenza to offer live, one hour telephone seminars on a variety of topics. www.ne.webcredenza.com Four or five programs are offered every month, usually airing at noon Central time on a weekday. You can listen to the live lecture via conference call and ask questions at the end. The live lectures are recorded and available for purchase as audio CD ROMs. Written materials are provided for both the live program and the audio CD ROM. Attending a live telephone program usually qualifies for credit in Nebraska.

Webcasts
NSBA has partnered with Periaktos, Inc. to produce a year-long series of accredited webcast seminars on famous legal figures: Clarence Darrow, Thurgood Marshall, Sir Thomas More, and William O. Douglas, Benjamin Franklin, and Abraham Lincoln. Each program is being airs at least twice over the course of a year and qualifies for professional responsibility credit. See the NSBA calendar for information and dates.

NSBA also has the capability of webcasting our own live seminars, which we have done for the past several years, concentrating on the larger programs more likely to appeal to a broad audience.

NSBA and the Education Committee are exploring the development of additional options to offer members the opportunity to interact via video conferencing and internet-based meetings.


NCLE gratefully acknowledges the assistance of volunteer lawyers, who plan, create, and present the programs sponsored by this organization. Without their hard work, we would not be able to provide the educational opportunities that benefit practicing lawyers in Nebraska.

NCLE also gratefully acknowledges the volunteers who serve on its standing advisory committee, who set policy, aid in planning, and help determine the content for educational seminars and related publications.

 

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