It is almost the end of the year, and active Nebraska attorneys are required to receive 10 hours of CLE each calendar year, 5 of which can be distance learning. This includes receiving 2 hours of professional responsibility/ethics instruction.
If you need last-minute CLE hours in order to maintain your license to practice law in Nebraska, then take advantage of these exceptional end of the year CLE opportunities being offered by the NSBA.
If your schedule won’t allow you to attend one of our live CLEs, in the last few months we have added a number of new programs to our catalog, including programs that will qualify for professional responsibility/ethics credit, to our OnDemand CLE platform. This is a great option to get your CLE hours when it best fits into your busy schedule!
Live CLE Opportunities
Gain the Edge! Negotiation Strategies for Lawyers
December 13, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites, La Vista
6 Hours CLE, including 1 Hour Ethics (Live and Webcast)
Marty Latz, Esq., is a Harvard Law honors graduate and one of the nation’s leading experts and instructors on negotiating techniques who will provide you with tips and tricks to becoming a better negotiator, because the fact is you negotiate every day! Your ability to effectively negotiate may be the most critical skill you possess. Yet most negotiate instinctively or intuitively. This seminar will help you approach negotiations with a strategic mindset. And make no mistake – no matter how much you’ve negotiated, you can still learn. Adding that one new tactic may be the difference between winning and walking away empty-handed. See the full program and register now!
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
December 14, 2017
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Baird Holm LLP, Omaha
1 Hour CLE (Live and Webcast)
Kelli P. Lieurance and Sara A. McCue of Baird Holm's Labor and Employment section, will present on the legal liability that employers may face and the recent cases regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. You don’t have to go much farther than the daily headlines to know sexual harassment in the workplace may have reached a tipping point requiring new policies and procedures by employers to match the emerging willingness of employees to speak up and to take legal action. See the full program and register now!
How Does the Americans with Disability Act Impact You and Your Clients?
December 19, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Hruska Law Center, Lincoln
3 Hours CLE, including 1 Hour Ethics (Live and Webcast)
Christine Boone, an attorney who specializes in ADA compliance and employee training and development, will explain the ADA and how the act impacts attorneys and attorneys’ clients. There are thousands of complaints every year under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in addition to the need to integrate people with disabilities into the legal process and remove barriers that exclude individuals with disabilities. See the full program and register now!
Law, Literature, Legal Ethics and Professionalism
December 27, 2017 December 28, 2017
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Hruska Law Center, Lincoln UNO Thompson Center, Omaha
3 Hours Ethics CLE (Live) 3 Hours Ethics CLE (Live)
Tim Baland, a retired District Court Judge from Minnesota, has facilitated dozens of “Law & Literature” programs across the country. If you love to read and love the law, join Judge Baland in a discussion of two short stories and how the moral and ethical issues in the story impact the professional practice and professional responsibility of attorneys.
See full program and register now for December 27 in Lincoln!
See full program and register now for December 28 in Omaha!
A Comedic Review of Recent Supreme Court Decisions and Other Notable Cases
December 29, 2017
9:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Embassy Suites, La Vista
6 Hours CLE, including 3 Hours Ethics (Live and Webcast)
Joel Oster is a seasoned constitutional attorney who regularly litigates First Amendment issues. Joel is also really, really funny, so spend the day being entertained and informed as he takes you on a wild ride through some unbelievable case studies based on real ethics and professionalism charges. This CLE program will improve your practice as you learn about wacky cases, legal ethics in the movies, and learn about the U.S. Supreme Court Justices, including their ideologies and jurisprudence. See full program and register now!
Buy Yourself a Gift!
Treat yourself to the gift of a new practice manual this holiday season—and get a tax deduction! Check out these current practice manuals in the online NSBA Store: 2017 Nebraska Real Estate Practice Manual (The Red Book), Nebraska Evidence Handbook (2017), 2016 Appellate Practice, Nebraska Civil Practice and Procedure (2016), Understanding Adoption Procedures in Nebraska (2016), Closing a Practice (2015, 2017), and Planning for Your Unexpected Absence, Disability or Death (2016, 2017).
NetWORKS! – NSBA’s Professional Networking Group
A great professional network can be extremely helpful to your clients and your career. NSBA offers an easy and enjoyable way to expand your professional contacts. NetWORKS! matches interested lawyers for one-to-one coffee or lunch every two months, at a time to be determined by the lawyers. There are three subgroups—Omaha, Lincoln and Greater Nebraska. Omaha and Lincoln matches are expected to meet in person; Greater Nebraska members can meet in person or virtually. Any voluntary NSBA member lawyer or judge may join any or all of the three geographic groups. Right now is a great time to sign up because the next round of meetings will begin January 1. More details and sign up are online.
Recent Supreme Court Opinions
Week of December 8, 2017
Week of December 1, 2017
For a complete listing of recent opinions, visit the Nebraska Judicial Branch Website.
Make 2018 More Productive With This HBR Strategy
By Paul H. Burton, Originally Published in Attorney at Work
A few months back, Harvard Business Review published a terrific article titled “In a Distracted World, Solitude Is a Competitive Advantage.” The authors reference numerous sources, from Yoda (Star Wars) to Eric Schmidt (Google) to David Rock (Your Brain at Work), to propose that working in a quiet mental and physical space maximizes the quality and the quantity of the work accomplished. Getting the work done is, after all, the ultimate objective among the many we wrangle each day. Full Article
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