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10/31/2014
2014 Ethics in Litigation Update, Part 2 (Telephone)

11/3/2014
Ethics of Working with Witnesses (Telephone)

11/3/2014
Attorney Ethics and Elder Abuse (Telephone)

11/4/2014
Drafting Buy/Sell Agreements, Part 1 (Telephone)

11/4/2014
Ethical Issues for Business Attorneys (Telephone)

Nebraska Lawyers Foundation FAQ

The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation is a non-profit corporation who’s focus is to obtain grants, gifts and contributions to fund the work of the Minority and Justice Committee, the Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program, the Volunteer Lawyers Project and the New Initiatives Fund.


Q. Why was The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation created?
A. The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation was created, at the request of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, to raise funds for the charitable, educational and research activities of the Nebraska State Bar Association. 

Q. What are the differences between The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation and the Nebraska State Bar Foundation?
A. The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation is a non-profit corporation who’s focus is to obtain grants, gifts and contributions to fund the work of the Minority and Justice Committee, the Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program,  the Volunteer Lawyers Project and the New Initiatives Fund. The Nebraska State Bar Foundation serves the citizens of Nebraska and the legal profession by funding and administering law-related programs such as the High School Mock Trial Competition, the Annual Law Day Essay Contest, the Age of Majority publication and the job shadowing program. 

Q. What is the mission of The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation?
A. The mission of The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation is to serve the legal profession by securing contributions to support programs dedicated to the improvement of the practice of law and the administration of justice. The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation was created to secure contributions for four current projects:

a. Volunteer Lawyers Project
VLP funds a statewide volunteer legal services project and referral network founded on the belief that all citizens should have access to the legal system, regardless of ability to pay.

b. The Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program
NLAP offers help to lawyers, judges, and law students troubled by substance abuse problems, stress, depression and other types of disorders that may impair their ability to perform in a competent and professional manner.

c. The Minority and Justice Committee
MJTF was formed in 1999 to study the state’s justice system and the legal profession as they related to actual or perceived racial and ethnic bias within the justice system and legal profession. The Minority and Justice Implementation committee will implement the findings of the 2002 MJTF report .which includes developing and coordinating community outreach initiatives, devising methods for the public to communicate to the committee their concerns relating to perceived ethnic or racial bias within the judicial system and coordinating court-and bar-sponsored programs to make courts more user friendly to citizens from all cultures.

d. New Initiative Fund
The new initiative fund will fund initiatives, projects, or programs before a dedicated fund is established. 

Q. What are the goals of The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation?
A. To help the Nebraska lawyers by promoting integrity, competence and legal excellence through financial support for NSBA charitable, educational and research programs. 

Q. What is the legal status of The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation?
A. A letter from the IRS, dated August 7, 2003, notified us that us that “we have determined that you are exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c). 

Q. “How many of my bar dues dollars go to The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation?”
A.  None of your bar dues dollars are used. 

Q. “If none of my bar dues dollars go to The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation, how is it financed?”
A.  NLF receives funding from three sources: 1) Voluntary contributions from NSBA members, 2) Grants to support specific programs from local, state and national foundations and 3) Contributions from our corporate sponsors. 

Q. Who are the officers of The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation?
A. The voting members of the Nebraska State Bar Association Executive Council are the board of directors of The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation. Officers and Board of Directors 

Q. How can I contribute to The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation?
A. To contribute to The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation, contact Sam Clinch at the Nebraska State Bar Association, 635 South 14th St. #200, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 or at 1-800-927-0117.

Nebraska State Bar Association, 635 S. 14th St., Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 475-7091; Toll Free (800) 927-0117; FAX (402) 475-7098