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9/27/2016
Understanding and Drafting Ground Leases, Part 1 (Telephone)

9/28/2016
Understanding and Drafting Ground Leases, Part 2 (Telephone)

Race, Law, and Practice in the 21st Century
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8/29/2016
When: Monday, August 29, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT
Where: Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine St.
Omaha, Nebraska 
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
*Nebraska MCLE #127031. Iowa MCLE #237069. 2 CLE ethics hours. (Regular/Live credit)
*Nebraska MCLE #127029. Iowa MCLE #237070. 2 CLE ethics hours. (Distance learning credit)
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$120 - Regular Registration
FREE - I paid 2016 NSBA dues and would like to claim my 2 free ethics credits
$90 - (25% discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members) (I have already claimed my 2 free ethics credits)
$10 - Law Students

NSBA Dues Paying Members:  If you have paid your 2016 dues you can claim your two free Ethics hours for 2016 by using the code ethics2016. Be sure to click the "Apply" button to ensure the discount is applied. If you are unsure if you paid dues to the NSBA, please contact the NSBA offices at (402) 475-7091.


This interactive presentation will explore how race and other social and cultural differences—differences that are becoming more pervasive as demographics are shifting at the national and local levels—are relevant to lawyers’ professional responsibilities. Using specific examples, the session will first examine the tension between the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct and relevant social disparities resulting from structural and institutional racism. The session will then consider how lawyers can most effectively fulfill their duties of confidentiality and loyalty and their advisor role (Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. §§ 3-502.1, 3-501.6, 3-501.7) with clients of different racial or cultural backgrounds and how cultural incompetency hinders an attorney’s ability to follow the duties set forth in Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. §§ 3-501.1 and 3-507.1 and the duty to maintain the integrity of the legal profession as set forth in the Preamble to the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct.

Prof. Palma Joy Strand clerked for Judge J. Skelly Wright on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Byron R. White on the United States Supreme Court.  Prior to joining the Creighton faculty, she taught at the Georgetown University Law Center and the University of
Maryland School of Law. She was the co-founder and principal of The Arlington Forum, a civic organizing initiative based in Arlington, VA, that worked with community institutions to broaden and deepen civic engagement in the area of schools, land use, youth, and government processes generally.

Dr. Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán is a professor at the Werner Institute at Creighton University. She is a certified mediator and arbitrator by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court. Dr. Font-Guzmán conducts qualitative research with a focus on the fields of healthcare disparities, law, and conflict engagement.  Specifically, how people construct meaning at critical points in their lives about their identity (e.g., professional and community), reflective learning/practice, and end of life to explore the manners in which meaning-making leads them to productively engage with conflict.

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