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6/23/2017
Clear and Effective Communications With Clients, Colleagues and Staff (Webinar)

6/23/2017
Decanting and Otherwise Fixing Broken Trusts (Telephone)

6/24/2017
The 2017 Ethy Awards (Webinar)

6/26/2017
Capital Contributions Capital Calls & Finance Provisions in Companies (Telephone)

NetWORKS! – NSBA’s Professional Networking Group

Purposes:

  • Main priority:  Promote the development of collegial professional relationships among group members.
  • Secondary priorities:  Provide education on effective networking skills and ethical issues related to professional civility, and promote collegiality and effective networking among all Nebraska lawyers.

Membership Requirements:

  • Membership is open to all voluntary NSBA members except law students.
  • Members will choose which group they wish to opt in to—Omaha, Lincoln, or Greater Nebraska—and may be members of any group(s) they wish. HOWEVER, the expectation for Omaha and Lincoln area groups is you'll be available to meet in the geographic area.  For example, Omaha group members will be available to meet in the Omaha area.  If you live/work in Lincoln and join the Omaha group, you're expected to travel to Omaha rather than ask the Omaha lawyer to meet you halfway or drive to Lincoln.  Of course, whatever is convenient for members is fine with the NSBA.
  • Members agree to be matched for 6 one-to-one meetings each year and further agree to help facilitate their meetings on a timely basis. 
  • Members must be willing to provide a complete online profile and be listed in a group directory, which will be available only to other group members.
  • Members agree to report to NSBA if they AREN’T able to have their network coffee/lunch during the assigned window for any reason.  
  • Members may ask to be placed on hiatus status and will not be matched during that time.
  • Dues are $10, whether a member joins one group or all three.

How it Works:

  • Registration is open for all three groups - Omaha, Lincoln and Greater Nebraska.
  • NSBA will match members one-to-one.  NSBA will create the match, email the two attorneys, and it will be up to them to arrange to meet.  Match notices will go out around the first day of odd-numbered months.  Members will meet during the next 60 days.
  • Members of the Omaha and Lincoln groups are expected to meet in person for coffee of lunch.  Members of the Greater Nebraska group are encouraged to meet in person if possible, or by telephone or Facetime/Skype if needed.

Larger Events:

  • Depending on the success of the matches and interest of participants, the group could offer networking events for all members, tips for successful networking, and CLE seminars. 

Structure:

  • The group may become a section, but for now is a group under the NSBA umbrella. 
  • The group will have an advisory committee to help plan any group functions, and possibly to serve as extra matches in the event of odd numbers for a specific match round.  The advisory committee will include members from Omaha, Lincoln and Greater Nebraska.  If you’re interested in being on the advisory committee, please contact Lorrie Benson at NSBA.

Contact Lorrie Benson at NSBA with questions.

Join NetWORKS! online.



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