2018 Family Law Seminar
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When: Thursday, May 3, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CT
Where: Embassy Suites - Lincoln
1040 P St
Lincoln, Nebraska  68508
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
*Nebraska MCLE #156347 (Regular/live). #156346 (Distance learning) 6.75 CLE hours, including 0.5 ethics.
*Only 5 distance learning CLE hours may be claimed per year for Nebraska.*
*Iowa MCLE #294892 (Regular/live). #294891 (Distance learning) 6.75 CLE hours, including 1 hour ethics.
*Approved for 2 hours of Guardian ad Litem CLE credit*
*Approved for 3.5 hours, including .75 ethics of Continuing Mediator Education for Parenting Act Mediators*

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Registration Fees
$438 - Regular registration
$337 - NSBA dues-paying member (discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members)
Free - Law students
*Pricing options available for non-attorneys. Contact the NSBA for more information.

Optional Fees
$45 - Attending Seminar Want Printed Materials (added to registration fee)
$95 - Printed Materials Only (not attending seminar)

8:30 am    Welcome

8:45 am    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Implementing Positive Business Practices in the Small-Firm Environment
Kelli P. Lieurance, Baird Holm LLP, Omaha
Sexual harassment in the workplace may have reached a tipping point requiring new policies and procedures by employers to match the emerging willingness of employees to speak up and to take legal action. This presentation will focus on the legal liability that employers may face and will discuss recent cases regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. The actions of both employers and employees impact legal liability, economic success, and the ability to hire and retain a diverse workforce.

9:45 am     Break

10:00 am   Parental Conflict: Special Consideration with LGBTQ Children
Megan Smith-Sallans, MS, LIMHP, LIPC, Omaha
One of the most difficult experiences for a gender nonconforming or transgender youth is getting caught in the conflict between parents, caregivers, and legal guardians who cannot see eye to eye concerning their child’s gender health. The fields of mental health and law have not always been effective at reducing parents, caregivers, or legal guardians’ confusion and mutual antagonism. However, it is possible or parents/caregivers/legal guardians to minimize the harm to the child by focusing on the child’s best interests.

12:00 pm    Lunch (included with your registration)

12:30 pm    Family Law: Legislative Update
Tracy Hightower-Henne, Hightower Reff Law LLC, Omaha
This program will provide an update on legislation passed by the Nebraska Legislature during the 2018 Legislative Session that impacts the practice of family law.
1:00 pm     Ethics and Voluntary Pro Bono Legal Services
Carol A. Cleaver, NSBA Volunteer Lawyers Project
The Nebraska State Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) develops and manages pro bono programs to help lawyers fulfill their special responsibility to provide pro bono legal services. This introduction to VLP will discuss ethical considerations relating to pro bono representation in programs facilitated by VLP.

1:15 pm     The Ethics of Limited Scope Representation Proceedings
Scott V. Hahn, Hightower Reff Law LLC, Omaha
This program will provide best practices for providing limited scope representation. This program will also provide how the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct and case law apply to limited scope representation.

2:00 pm     The Desjardins Deception: Preserving Alimony Rights and Obligations in Consent Decrees
Kathryn Putnam, Astley Putnam, PC, LLO, Omaha
This program is a “best practices” guide for properly protecting consent decrees from later modification. This program will examine Desjardins v. Desjardins, 239 Neb. 878 (Neb. 1992), and the modifiability of Property Settlement Agreements.

3:00 pm     Break

3:15 pm     Updates: Case Law and Child Support Calculator
Adam Astley, Astley Putnam, PC, LLO, Omaha

4:30 pm     Reception
Sponsored by:
Astley Putnam, PC, LLO and
Reagan Melton & Delaney, LLP