Free CLE: Starting a Practice and Succession Planning for Lawyers & Clerkship Interviews
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When: Friday, September 20, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT
Where: Ramada Inn
301 2nd Ave
Kearney, Nebraska  68847
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
NE MCLE #178528; 2.0 CLE Credit Hours, including 1.0 Ethics Credit (Regular/Live)

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The Seminar is FREE, but you must register to attend.

If you want to participate in the 6TH ANNUAL Rural Practice Initiative Associate and Summer Clerkship Placement Program please complete and return the form to:

Sam Clinch
Nebraska State Bar Association
635 S 14th St. #200, Lincoln NE 68508; FAX: (402) 475-7098

9:00 am - 11:00 am     Starting a Practice and Succession Planning for Lawyers in Greater Nebraska

9:00 am     Basics of Starting a Law Practice in Rural Nebraska, Tana M. Fye
Have you considered starting your own law practice? If so, it’s difficult to know where and how to start. In this one-hour CLE, you will learn the basics of starting your own law practice [particularly in a rural community],  how to manage the business side of the practice of law, how to find a mentor, how to get your first cases, and find out what other resources are available on the topic.

10:00 am    Practical and Ethical Succession Planning for Lawyers in Greater Nebraska, Dan Lindstrom
This presentation will discuss applicable Nebraska Ethics Rules (§3-501.4). Nebraska Ethics Advisory Opinions (12-09; 12-07; and 17-01), and the American Bar Association’s Formal Opinion 471, as they relate to the ethical and practical reasons for lawyers and law fi rms to engage in meaningful succession planning, including successor attorney designation for solo practices. The discussion is intended to focus on issues specifi c to the demographic of lawyers basing their practice in Greater Nebraska and other rural settings.

Topics covered will include:  successor selection, competence, diligence, safekeeping of fi les and client property, winding down and closing, other kinds of transitions to a practice, and dealing with the unforeseen absence, disability, or death.

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm     IN PERSON INTERVIEWS

6TH ANNUAL: Rural Practice Initiative Associate and Summer Clerkship Placement Program

In an effort to provide attorneys and law students with an opportunity to experience the practice of law in Greater Nebraska, the Nebraska State Bar Association is conducting its sixth annual Rural Practice Initiative Program.

  • Students participating in the program can support your fi rm while gaining practical experience.
  • In-person interviews for our clerkship program or full-time employment will take place following the CLE Seminar.
  • The goal is to provide 15-20 minutes for each interview.
  • We estimate that each attorney will have the opportunity to interview at least six students in the afternoon.
  • Attorneys and students will have an additional opportunity to meet and converse at a reception following the formal interview session.

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