Law, Literature, Legal Ethics & Professionalism - Lincoln
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When: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Where: Hruska Law Center, 1st Floor Conf Room
635 S 14th St
Lincoln, Nebraksa  68508
United States

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NOTE:  The AM Session is at capacity and registrations are no longer accepted that session.  If you would like to be added to a wait list, please email Staci Williams or call (402) 475-7091.  There is still limited space available for the PM Session.

MCLE Accreditation

*Morning Session - Nebraska MCLE #148519. Iowa MCLE #275570. 3 CLE ethics hours. 
*Afternoon Session - Nebraska MCLE #148521. Iowa MCLE #275590. 3 CLE ethics hours.

Registration Fees
$195 - Regular Registration
$150 - Discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members
$50 - I paid 2017 NSBA dues and would like to claim my 2 free ethics credits.
Free - Law students
You can attend either the AM or PM Session.

NSBA Dues Paying Members:  If you have not already claimed your 2 hours of FREE Ethics for 2017, please enter the Promo Code ethics2017 when checking out in store.  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. 

8:30 am or 12:30 pm      Registration
9:00 am or 1:00 pm        Seminar begins
10:30 am or 2:30 pm      Break
10:45 am or 2:45 pm      Seminar resumes
12:15 pm or 4:15 pm      Adjourn

How the Law & Literature Seminar Works
You will be sent two short stories to read in advance of the seminar. The seminar itself involves a facilitated discussion by the participants of professional practice and professional responsibility issues drawn from the stories. The discussion draws on two texts: the text of the story, and the “text” of each individual participant’s
personal experience. Tim Baland will pose questions which encourage participants to tap into their life experience and to share their viewpoints, perspectives and ideas on the issues that come up for discussion. 

The short stories for this presentation are:

  • Virata by Stefan Zweig
  • The Letter by W. Somerset Maugham

TIM BALAND has facilitated dozens of “Law & Literature” programs. He has done programs for Judges in three states as well as programs for lawyers, doctors, architects, corrections’ personnel, court administrators and other groups. His programs involve a discussion by participants of professional practice and professional responsibility issues, with an emphasis on the moral and ethical choices and difficult decisions which individuals must make in their professional lives. Baland, who recently retired after twenty-two years of service as a District Court Judge in Minnesota, has also served as an International Judge for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo.