Soaring Solo Invitation
The NSBA Law Practice Management Section is organizing a very small group of solo practitioners in the Omaha area interested in greater professional success and personal satisfaction. Individuals selected for the group will receive career-building assistance targeted to their unique practices, including self-management and law practice management skills and tools. Group members will sign a 10-month contract with lawyer/coach Susan Koenig, who will facilitate monthly group meetings and work individually with each member. Click here for more details or contact NSBA Section Facilitator Lorrie Benson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-475-7091). If the pilot group is successful, the Law Practice Management Section may expand the concept geographically and/or to small firms.
Never Too Late
It’s not too late to join an NSBA section, even if you’ve already paid your voluntary NSBA dues for the year. Most of the 31 NSBA sections are planning CLE seminars, networking, and other events for 2018. Any voluntary dues-payer may join a section at any time on the NSBA website or by contacting the NSBA office. Need more information about a section? Contact NSBA Section Facilitator Lorrie Benson at email@example.com or 402-475-7091.
Cybersecurity for Lawyers and Law Firm Data Breaches
Wednesday, March 7 from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Lincoln – Live/Webcast)
Thursday, March 8 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Omaha – Live only)
2 ethic hours of live and distance learning CLE credit in Nebraska
FREE for NSBA Voluntary Members who haven’t used their 2 Free Ethics CLE Member Benefit
Kevin Ribbles, Employment Practices Risk Management Association, and Scott Sweeney, Wilson Elser, LLP, will assist attorneys with understanding cyber liability risks and its impact on professional service firms and how data breaches typically occur at professional service firms.
REGISTER HERE for March 7: https://nebar.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1062663&group=
REGISTER HERE for March 8: https://nebar.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1062677&group=
2018 YLS Best Practices Seminar
Friday, March 9, 2018
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Creighton University School of Law, Omaha
6 Hours of DISCOUNTED PRICE* CLE, including 1 FREE Ethics Hour (Nebraska, Iowa)
*$130 - Young Lawyer Section Member *$155 NSBA Dues-Paying Member *$205 Regular Registration
- Ethics Essentials for Your Daily Practice with Mark Weber, Nebraska Counsel for Discipline
- 10 Strategies for Taking Witness Testimony in Depositions and Trials with Renee Eveland, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP
- Criminal Law 101 with Megan Lutz-Priefert, Anderson Bressman Hoffman & Jacobs, PC, LLO
- Workers’ Compensation 101 with Dallas Jones, Baylor Evnen Curtiss Grimit & Witt, LLP
- Do’s and Don’ts of Depositions with Dru Moses and Courtney Ruwe, Law Office of Patrick J. Sodoro
- Data Breaches – Legal and IT Reponses with Bruce Wray, Kutak Rock LLP
REGISTER HERE: https://nebar.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1050931&group=
Eight Submit their Names for Supreme Court Judge in the Fourth Judicial District
Christine P. Costantakos, Patrick R. Guinan, Jonathan J. Papik, Leigh Ann Retelsdorf, John A. Svoboda, T. Randall Wright, all of Omaha; Michael A. Smith, Springfield; and Cathy S. Trent-Vilim, La Vista, have submitted applications for appointment as Supreme Court Judge in the 4th Judicial District consisting of portions of Douglas and Sarpy Counties. Full Press Release
Nine Submit their Names for Separate Juvenile Court Judge in Douglas County
Chad M. Brown, Susanne M. Dempsey Cook, Jessica P. Douglas, Jeri L. James, Sarah M. Moore, Kate E. Placzek, all of Omaha; Amy N. Schuchman, Mary “Peg” Stevens, both of Elkhorn; and Jennifer D. Chrystal-Clark, Bennington, have submitted applications for appointment as Separate Juvenile Court Judge in Douglas County. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy is Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Wadie Thomas. Full Press Release
Recent Supreme Court Opinions
Week of February 23, 2018
Week of February 16, 2018
For a complete listing of recent opinions, visit the Nebraska Judicial Branch Website.
Steps to Building a Sustainable Career
By Judith Gordon, Originally Published in ABA Law Practice Today
For the past several years, our profession has seen a rise in attrition and a decline in satisfaction. Too many talented attorneys have walked away from the profession, believing that it’s an all-or-none gig, and truthfully, few resources are available to discourage that.
Yet many attorneys do succeed in building thriving, sustainable careers. What sets them apart? How do you join those ranks if you’re teetering on the edge of law career despair? Whether you’re a recently admitted attorney or an experienced professional, it’s worthwhile to assess our careers and our lives at regular intervals. Circumstances, priorities, and desires all change. Full Article
2018 Barristers' Ball - April 14, 2018
The 2018 Barristers' Ball will be held at the Embassy Suites La Vista on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The theme is Escape to the Tropics.
Proceeds from the Barristers’ Ball benefit the Nebraska Lawyers Foundation
COCKTAILS & SILENT AUCTION 6:00 PM • DINNER 7:30 PM
LIVE AUCTION 8:30 PM • DANCING TO THE MUSIC OF PAM & THE PEARLS 9:00 PM
BLACK TIE OPTIONAL
Reserve your seats today!
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