Practicing in a Pandemic
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When: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

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NE MCLE #192497. 1.0 CLE Ethics Hours (Distance Learning)
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Many attorneys are entering a new frontier in their legal practice: working remotely during a pandemic. Many ethical concerns are presented when working remotely, leaving attorneys with questions. Join Nebraska Counsel for Discipline Mark Weber and attorney Joel Carney for up-to-date information on ethical considerations attorneys need to keep in mind as the practice of law adjusts to the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, including frequently asked questions received by the Counsel for Discipline’s office.


Mark Weber, Nebraska Counsel for Discipline
In July of 2014, the Nebraska Supreme Court announced the appointment of Mark A. Weber of Omaha, Nebraska, as Nebraska Counsel for Discipline. He began his work with the Judicial Branch in September 2014. He is a graduate of Creighton University (1984) and Creighton School of Law (1987).

Weber was a trial attorney for nearly 30 years, focusing his practice on personal injury, criminal cases, insurance litigation, and commercial work. He tried approximately 25 jury trials involving both civil and criminal cases and had a significant civil and criminal appellate practice which included many capital cases. He represented several Nebraska death row inmates at trial and on appeal such as John Joubert, Clarence Victor, Arthur Lee Gales, and Roy Ellis. In 1994, he argued the case of Victor v. Nebraska, 511 U.S. 1 (1994), before the United States Supreme Court. Eventually, Mr. Weber’s appeals lead to the removal of Clarence Victor from death row in 2000 after proving Victor’s mental retardation.

Weber served as a member of the Nebraska Supreme Court Advisory Committee (which advises on attorney ethics issues) since 2004 and chaired the committee from 2007 until his current appointment. His professional associations and memberships include the American Bar Association, The National Association of Bar Counsel, the National Council of Lawyer Disciplinary Boards, the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, and the Nebraska and Omaha Bar Associations.

Joel Carney, Goosmann Law Firm
Joel is a litigation attorney with a wide range of experience in all realms of the dispute process. As a Managing Partner of the Goosmann team’s Omaha office, Joel is equipped to provide his clients with strategic, ambitious and conscientious legal advice. Joel joins the firm with over 19 years of experience practicing in both Nebraska and Iowa, with a background in areas of law including, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and litigation. In his career, he has represented financial institutions, banks, insurance companies, small and large business and individuals dealing with creditors’ rights issues, bankruptcy representation, personal injury, property damage litigation, wrongful death, subrogation, product liability and more. Joel works closely with clients to achieve their litigation goals and will help them navigate and create strategies for every aspect of the dispute process.