2020 YLS Best Practices Seminar
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3/13/2020
When: Friday, March 13, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Where: Creighton University School of Law
2133 Cass St
Omaha, Nebraska  68178
United States


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Currently, all Nebraska State Bar Association programs and events are taking place as planned.  Please be assured that safety is our top priority. We remind all program and event attendees to adhere to best practices for preventing the spread of respiratory illnesses, including those provided by the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html).

Our in person CLE programs have a live webcast option. If you were registered to attend in person but prefer to view the live webcast, please contact Lisa Henrichs (lhenrichs@nebar.com) or Allyson Felt (afelt@nebar.com) via email or phone (402-475-7091) to update your registration. Many of our programs will also be available for viewing in our on-demand CLE platform. You can find those programs at: www.nebarondemand.com.

If your firm or organization has travel policies or health guidelines that prevent you from attending, or if you decide not to attend, we understand and respect your decision and ask that you please let us know by contacting us in advance of the event. Under normal circumstances, the NSBA requires that a cancellation request be received at least 72 hours prior to the event in order to receive a full-refund and that requests made less than 72 hours of the live CLE event or following the live CLE event will be refunded, less a $30.00 processing fee. We are happy to waive these deadlines and grant full refunds to anyone who needs to cancel because they or loved one has been impacted by the coronavirus. 


MCLE Accreditation
NE MCLE #190001, IA MCLE #343393. 6.0 CLE hours, including 1.0 hours Ethics. (Regular/Live)
NE MCLE #190002, IA MCLE #343394. 6.0 CLE hours, including 1.0 hours Ethics. (Distance Learning)
*Only 5 distance learning CLE hours may be claimed per year for Nebraska.*
Recent Developments in Discipline (Ethics at 11:15 am)
NE MCLE #190853, IA MCLE #344329. 1 CLE ethics hour. (Regular/live)
NE MCLE #190854, IA MCLE #344330. 1 CLE ethics hour. (Distance learning)

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Registration Fees
$225.00 Regular Registration
$175.00 NSBA Voluntary Dues-Paying Member
$125.00 NSBA Voluntary Dues-Paying Junior Active Member and YLS Section Members
Free – Law students
Free - I will attend ONLY the ethics presentation at 11:15 am

YLS Section Members: To receive your discounted rate, please select the YLS Section Members - 2020 YLS Best Practices Seminar ticket when registering.  If you are unsure of your section member status, please contact the NSBA offices at (402) 475-7091.

PLEASE NOTE:  In order to ensure you are charged the correct registration rate and to ensure proper and timely reporting of CLE hours, please log-in using the credentials of the person that is to be registered for the event.  If you need assistance, please contact the administrative department.


The 2020 YLS Best Practices Seminar will provide lawyers with an overview of a wide range of law related topics, which will benefit all areas and experience levels of legal practice.

9:00 am - 10:00 am
  Practical Tips for Mediation Negotiations
Amy Van Horne, Kutak Rock LLP

This presentation will provide practical tips for negotiating before, during and after a mediation to help attorneys maximize the benefit of the mediation process for their clients.
10:00 am - 11:00 am   Stuff They Don’t Teach in Law School: Practical Lessons Learned the Hard Way
Robert S. Keith II, Engles Ketcham Olson & Keith, P.C

The presentation will focus on the things that are truly important in your practice that are not emphasized, usually, until it is too late. The presentation will focus on integrity and civility, the value of your professional relationship, developing expertise, embracing work and the value lawyers create outside of the billable hour.

11:00 am - 11:15 am
  Break
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  Recent Developments in Discipline
John Steele, Assistant Counsel for Discipline

The Nebraska Counsel for Discipline will provide an overview of the process and procedures of the Counsel for Discipline, including new developments.
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
  Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
  Joint Ownership of Assets
Christin P. Lovegrove, Heinisch & Lovegrove Law Office, PC LLO

Joint tenancy ownership is widely recognized and is the most often used form of ownership of titled assets, such as a house, car, stocks, brokerage account, and bank accounts. It is so prevalent that it creates issues in many facets of law practice with issues of multiple party accounts and non-probate transfers. This presentation will review the general principals of joint ownership, multiple party accounts, focus on cases of interest and the impacts the titling of assets can have on the execution of an estate plan.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
  Divisive Divorces: Who gets the property?
Nathan T. Bruner, Bruner Frank Schumacher, L.L.C.

Divorces can be complicated, no matter who is involved. But the complexity of a divorces can grow when there are properties involved. This session will focus on the common ways property can be divided in a divorce
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm    Break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  Footsteps and Horizons
Hon. Cheryl R. Zwart, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Nebraska

Law students focus on understanding existing law and practice. But the practice of law is not stagnant. Successful lawyers explore and promote positive changes in both the law and the practice of law. And new lawyers can, and often do, lead the way.