2019 Annual Government & Administrative Practice Seminar
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When: Friday, June 21, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:15 PM CT
Where: University of Nebraska College of Law
1875 N 42nd St
Lincoln, Nebraska  68503
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
*Morning Session 8:30 am - 12:15 am*
Nebraaka  #175768 (Regular/live); #175769 (Distance learning),  3.5 CLE hours
Iowa #324837 (Regular/live); #324838 (Distance learning), 3.5 CLE hours
*Afternoon Ethics Session 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm*
Nebraska #175773 (Regular/live); #175772 (Distance learning), 2.0 CLE ethics hours
Iowa #324839 (Regular/live); #324840 (Distance learning), 2.0 CLE ethics hours

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Registration Fees
Both Sessions (8:30 am - 3:15 pm)
$225 - Regular Registration
$175 - NSBA voluntary dues-paying member
FREE - Law Student
Note — Receive morning and afternoon for the price of the morning session! You also do not have to use your 2 free hours of ethics.
If you are attending both the morning and afternoon sessions, lunch will be provided for you.

Morning Session ONLY (8:30 am - 12:15 pm)
$225 - Regular Registration
$175 - NSBA voluntary dues-paying member
FREE - Law Student

Afternoon Session ONLY (1:00 pm - 3:15 pm)
$130 - Regular Registration
$100 - NSBA voluntary dues-paying member (Member benefitMay apply 2 free hours of ethics if only registering for afternoon session.)
FREE - Law Student

NSBA Dues Paying Members:  If you have not already claimed your 2 hours of FREE Ethics for 2019, please enter the Promo Code ethics2019 when checking out in store.  Be sure to click the "Apply" button to ensure the discount is applied.***  THIS CODE WILL APPLY TO THOSE WHO ARE REGISTERING FOR THE AFTERNOON SESSION ONLY.

***PLEASE NOTE: As a voluntary dues-paying member you are only eligible to attend ONE NSBA two-hour FREE ethics program each year.  If you are unsure whether you have already used the promo code to attend one of the member benefit ethics CLE programs for free, then please contact Karla Roscoe at 402-475-7091 or email her at kroscoe@nebar.com before registering, otherwise you will be invoiced the full registration price.

Election Law (Morning Session)

8:30 am    Election Law 2020 and Beyond
Wayne J. Bena, Esq., Nebraska Secretary of State’s Office

This session is for any lawyer interested in elections. This seminar will provide lawyers with an overview of election laws, including the conduct of the elections, initiatives, referendums, election contests, candidate filing protests and recalls on the state and local level. A review of recent Nebraska Court cases and legislation will be discussed regarding their impact on the 2020 elections and beyond. The session will also discuss how possible foreign interference has changed the way officials think about election security.

9:30 am    Election Laws – A Local Perspective
Charles W. Campbell, Esq., Angle Murphy & Campbell, PC LLO
Gregory H. Perry, Esq., Perry Guthery Haase & Gessford, PC LLO
Brianna L. McLarty, Deputy County Attorney, Dodge County Attorney’s Office

This session will provide an overview of election administration at the local level. This panel will discuss issues related to municipal elections, school bond elections, ballot issues, filling board/council vacancies, recalls, and compliance.

10:30 am   Break

10:45 am   Elections and Campaigns: A National Perspective
Danielle M. Conrad, Esq., Executive Director, ACLU of Nebraska

This session will focus on emerging national trends and hot topics in election law, including electioneering, voter list purging, and campaign materials.

11:30 am    It’s Always Election Season: An Overview of Nebraska’s Campaign Finance Laws Applicable to Businesses and Other Organizations
Frank J. Daley, Jr., Executive Director, Nebraska Accountability & Disclosure Commission

This session will review the law applicable to corporations, unions, limited liability companies and other organizations making campaign contributions in state and local elections. It will also review the requirement to report this activity pursuant to the Nebraska Political Accountability and Disclosure Act.

12:15 pm    Lunch provided (if attending both sessions)


Ethical Issues In Government Practice (Afternoon Session)

1:00 pm     Ethical Issues for Lawyers in Election Campaigns
Margaret M. Blatchford, Assistant City Attorney, Lincoln City Attorney’s Office
Elizabeth D. Elliott, Assistant City Attorney, Lincoln City Attorney’s Office

When a lawyer is a candidate for public office, he or she is faced with the idealistic standards of the Rules of Professional Conduct and the necessities of waging a successful campaign. This session will assist lawyers who may want to someday run for public office or who manage the campaigns for lawyer candidates in understanding what their ethical obligations are under the Rules of Professional Conduct.

1:30 pm     Break

1:45 pm     Defining the Scope of the Government and Public Sector Attorney’s Duties: Responsibilities, Conflicts and More
David J. Bargen, Esq., Rembolt Ludtke LLP
James B. Gessford, Esq., Perry Guthery Haase & Gessford, PC
Milissa D. Johnson-Wiles, Assistant Attorney General, Nebraska Attorney General’s Office

This session focuses on the unique ethical issues that confront government and public sector attorneys. During this session, attorneys will receive a perspective from a panel of attorneys whose areas of practice include school, state, county and municipal governance. Ethical issues to be discussed include identifying who is the client, avoiding conflicts of interest, maintaining confidentiality, preserving attorney-client privilege,
and ensuring proper communication.

3:15 pm    Adjourn