8:40 am Welcome
8:45 am The Ever-Changing Role(s) of C4D
Mark Weber, Nebraska Supreme Court Counsel for Discipline, Lincoln
*Nebraska MCLE #127495. 1 CLE ethics hour.
Following the 2014 ABA Audit of the Counsel for Discipline’s office, the 2016 Audit of NLAP, and recent developments around the world, there is a big push for PMBR – Proactive Management-Based Regulation, or “education before prosecution”. Mark Weber has participated in several training sessions with national regulators to see whether this is something that could gain traction in the US and here in Nebraska. It would involve voluntary participation for attorneys who would be granted “amnesty” if they agree to participate and provide honest answers to a
self-assessment of their practice. Attorneys/firms who have obtained and maintain current malpractice insurance coverage would automatically be exempt.
9:50 am Revisiting the Basics of Property Division in Dissolution of Marriage Actions
Nathan Bruner, Bruner Frank, LLC, Kearney
This presentation will address the fundamentals of Nebraska law for division of property and provide general practice tips in preparing property disputes for trial.
10:50 am Break
11:00 am Real Estate: Common Problems and Solutions
Todd Wilson, Todd Wilson, P.C. & Phelps County Title, Elwood
This presentation will address some of the more common problems I see when researching real estate titles and suggestions for resolution of the problems as well as some “hands on” information on closing statements, 521 forms, transfer of irrigation rights, and changing well registrations.
12:00 pm Pick up boxed lunch
12:15 pm Developments in Estate Planning & the Probate Process
Christin Lovegrove & Frank Heinisch, Heinisch & Lovegrove Law Office, Geneva
This presentation will cover an overview of recent changes and techniques in estate planning, including the need to focus on income tax issues and the use of entities in accomplishing client goals, as well as a discussion of the impact of LB 72 and the considerations that should be taken into account when using trusts in an estate plan and the best practices in complying with LB 72 upon the trustor’s death.
1:15 pm Eyewitness Identification in Nebraska: Key Legislative Updates and Best Practices
Leah Georges, Creighton University’s Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership, Omaha
This session will review the legal landscape and recent legislative updates regarding eyewitness identification procedures in Nebraska. We will also consider the psychology of eyewitness identification and the challenges that eyewitnesses and law enforcement officials face in making, collecting, and reporting an accurate identification.
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm Business Formation 101: Helping Your Client Organize and Protect Their New Business
AriAnna Goldstein & Stephanie Mattoon, Baird Holm, Omaha
This presentation will walk you through a scenario of a client starting a new business and cover the basics of selecting the appropriate legal entity, considerations in drafting the organization documents, and protecting the brand and product of the business.
3:30 pm Personal Injury Basics
Ross Pesek, Pesek Law LLC, Omaha
This presentation will be a primer-level review of common personal injury issues including signing contingency fee agreements, investigating the claim, working with medical providers, creating a demand, dealing with adjusters, when to file suit and settling medical debts.
4:30 pm Adjourn