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12/2/2016
To Indemnify, or To Hold Harmless? (Webinar)

12/2/2016
The Ethics of Creating Attorney-Client Relationships in the Electronic Age (Telephone)

12/2/2016
Employees, Secrets and Competition: Non-Competes and More (Telephone)

12/5/2016
UNL: Negotiation Ethics

12/5/2016
Adding a New Member to an LLC (Telephone)

Keepin’ It Real: Ethical Advice for Social Situations Webinar
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Picture this: You’re enjoying a casual gathering with friends, drinking a tasty libation and munching on a cracker when someone says, “Hey, you’re a lawyer, can I ask you a question?” While you finish chewing, you ponder the possible responses: a) “Who me?” b) “Why, yes. Yes I am!” or c) “I am about to establish an attorney client relationship, and I have done nothing to check for conflicts before I start talking and providing legal advice.”

11/17/2016
When: Thursday, November 17, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

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*Nebraska MCLE #126470. Iowa MCLE #234909. 1 CLE ethics hour. (Distance learning credit)

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Picture this: You’re enjoying a casual gathering with friends, drinking a tasty libation and munching on a cracker when someone says, “Hey, you’re a lawyer, can
I ask you a question?” While you finish chewing, you ponder the possible responses: a) “Who me?” b) “Why, yes. Yes I am!” or c) “I am about to establish an attorney client relationship, and I have done nothing to check for conflicts before I start talking and providing legal advice.”

Everyone is looking for an edge to help generate business. You have clients who were happy with your work. Why not have them share their good comments through testimonials that you can post on your website? With Avvo and LinkedIn, should you be seeking endorsements? What about rating features? What can (and can’t) you tweet on Twitter? Ethical prohibitions against making false or misleading statements extend to social media and professional websites... but what exactly does that mean? Who can (and can’t) you friend on Facebook?

From tailgates to Tupperware parties, from LinkedIn to Facebook, we often have contact with people we know and perhaps even more often with people we don’t
know. Providing legal advice inadvertently is done in a heartbeat, and the consequences can last a lifetime. Social exchanges – whether in person on over the internet – cultivate situations that have unintended consequences of which we, as legal professionals, must be aware. It is important to be vigilant in such times of potential danger. We can help you identify those types of situations, the possible dilemmas that may arise from them, and provide helpful information to successfully navigate them to avoid unintended consequences.

Mark Weber, as Nebraska’s Counsel for Discipline, directs the operations of the regulation and discipline functions of the Nebraska lawyer disciplinary system under the supervision of the Nebraska Supreme Court. Prior to his appointment as Counsel, Weber was in private practice for 20 years. He received his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law.

Joel Carney
is a partner with Larson, Kuper, Wenninghoff & Carney in Omaha. Joel specializes in personal injury, property damage, wrongful death, bankruptcy, and estate disputes litigation. Joel is the former chair of the NSBA Forms Committee.

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