Nebraska Apellate Court eFiling and eService Is Now Live for Nebraska Attorneys
The Appellate eFiling and eService system is now available to all practicing Nebraska attorneys who are subscribers to Nebraska.gov. eNotice of all court documents is coming soon, stay tuned for updates as new documents are available via eNotice!
** To become a Nebraska.gov subscriber, go to http://www.nebraska.gov/subscriber/
** If already a subscriber, but need permission to eFile complete and return http://www.nebraska.gov/subscriber/pdf/E-filing_signup_form%20.pdf
** If attorney is currently eFiling in the Nebraska trial courts you may now go to http://www.ne.gov/go/appellatefile and sign in to eFile in the Appellate Courts with the same user name and password.
** Contact Nebraska.gov at either email@example.com or call 800.747.8177 for subscribing, log-in assistance or technical problems.
PRACTICE NOTE: Neb. Ct. R. App. P. §§ 2-200 et seq. (Rules for Electronic Filing and Service System in Appellate Courts) apply to eFiling, however Neb.
Ct. R. App. P. §§ 2-101 et seq. shall be fully applicable to appellate eFiled documents to the extent those rules are not modified by the rules in §§ 2-200
et seq. Supreme Court Rules available at https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/rules.
Still need in-person CLE hours? Check out these programs:
How to Write More Better: Legal Writing for Lawyers
Wed., Dec. 21, 9 am to 4:30 pm CST; attend in person in Omaha or via live webcast; 6 hours of CLE.
View from the Bench: Tips on Practice and Professionalism
Tues., Dec. 27, 10 am to 12 pm CST; attend in person in Lincoln or via live webcast; 2 hours of CLE.
Law, Literature, Legal Ethics and Professionalism
Thurs., Dec. 29, from 9 am to 12:15 pm OR from 1 pm to 4:15 pm, in Omaha; in person only; 3 hours of ethics CLE (2016 NSBA dues-payers can use their 2 free ethics credits member benefit for a discount!).
OR Fri., Dec. 30, from 9 am to 12:15 pm OR from 1 pm to 4:15 pm, in Lincoln; in person only; 3 hours of ethics CLE (2016 NSBA dues-payers can use their 2 free ethics credits member benefit for a discount!).
2017 NSBA Voluntary Dues
Thank you for support of the NSBA. Your 2017 dues entitle you to a number of benefits and services. To ensure you are taking advantage of all that is available to you, please visit our Member Benefits page.
Members who pay by credit card have the option of setting up an auto-renewal process. By selecting auto-renewal, the NSBA will automatically extend member benefits, without the hassle of completing a dues statement each year.
To pay your 2017 dues online, follow these steps
- Log-In to your NSBA Account.
- Locate and click on the **Renew Your Membership Now** link.
- Review your contact information and complete the online dues statement.
- Submit payment.
If you need assistance logging-in, please contact the administration department.
Resolve to Expand Your Professional Network in 2017!
NetWORKS! is NSBA’s new professional networking group. Sign up now for the Omaha or Lincoln NetWORKS! groups and you’ll be included in the next round of matches in early January. You’ll be matched with another lawyer and schedule coffee or lunch at your convenience during January or February. Members are also being recruited for a Greater Nebraska group. The Greater Nebraska group will require more initiative by participants, and will be shaped by the number and locations of participants. Any Nebraska lawyer or judge may join any or all of the three geographic groups for $10. Look for NetWORKS! on your dues statement or sign up online. Questions? See details here or contact Lorrie Benson
New! Federal Law Section & International Law Committee
Look for the new Federal Law Section and the new International Law Committee when you pay your 2017 NSBA voluntary dues. The Federal Law Section, chaired by Tessie Smith, will serve as a way to better connect the federal courts and practitioners, and offer CLE and networking opportunities. The International Law Committee, under the umbrella of the Business Law Section, is for lawyers practicing any type of international law—not just business law. Chair Grant Leach is planning CLEs on topics such as working in China and international e-docs, as well as a directory of all international practitioners, including which countries they work in, type of work, etc. Those interested can join the Business Law Section and then opt into the International Law Committee at no extra charge. Contact NSBA Section Facilitator Lorrie Benson with questions.
Get a Practice Manual and a Tax Deduction
You know you’re going to buy that updated practice manual anyway, so why not get it now and take the tax deduction in 2016? Check out these newly updated practice manuals in the online NSBA Store: Appellate Practice, Nebraska Civil Practice and Procedure, and Understanding Adoption Procedures in Nebraska, along with a completely new manual on Planning for Your Unexpected Absence, Disability or Death.
Gov. Ricketts Names Dirk V. Block to Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court
Governor Pete Ricketts announced his appointment of Dirk V. Block to the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court.
Block, 55, is managing member of Marks, Clare, and Richards, LLC in Omaha where he leads a team of attorneys who try cases before the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court and counsel clients on employments matters. He has also worked as a partner and associate attorney at the firm. Full Press Release
Recent Supreme Court Opinions
Week of November 25, 2016
Week of December 2, 2016
For a complete listing of recent opinions, visit the Nebraska Judicial Branch Website.
Save the Date 2017 Barristers' Ball - March 18, 2017
The 2017 Barristers' Ball will be held at the Embassy Suites La Vista on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The theme is Emerald City.
Trivia Night, February 9, 20176
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February 9, 2016
Liv Lounge; 2285 S 67th St., Omaha
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Appetizers & cocktails provided.
Proceeds benefit the Nebraska Lawyers Foundation
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Making Clients’ Lives Easier
By Sally J. Schmidt, Originally Published in Attorney at Work
Lawyers have a lot of questions about how to develop new business. Once they start working with a client, however, the question often becomes, “How can I expand the business?” The simple fact is that clients want to work with lawyers who “get” them — lawyers who understand how, as a client, I like things done, who take the time to learn my business and my situation, and who respect my guidelines and deadlines.
If you can work in a way that makes a client’s life easier, you will get more work. Period. So how do you do that? Full Article
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Casemaker Weekly Update
Using the Advanced Search
If you look on the left side of your home screen under the heading My Accounts section you can see a column of links. Located here is the Advanced Search link. Clicking this link will allow you to type in specific search information in a combination of your choosing, including citation, case name, docket number, court, attorney, judge, panel and date range.
When using the advanced search link you will still use the jurisdiction drop down menu to pick your search area. Then you can use the link to enter your specific information. For example, you can select your jurisdiction and locate all cases, from January 1st of this year through today, decided by a particular judge. You can then use the facets in the left menu again to narrow that down even farther if you like.
Searching for Cases with Citation
The most frequently used function of Casemaker for most users is searching by citation. From the home page you can simply type your citation in. You do not have to worry about being too picky if you use the wrong spacing, punctuation, or capitalization; Casemaker will automatically correct that for you. You do however need to make sure you are using only the reporter citation and the proper abbreviation. Casemaker goes by the Blue Book citation guidelines if you have any questions regarding abbreviations. For example, with Kearns v. Ford Motor Co., 567 F.3d 1120 (9th Cir. 2009), all you would put in the search bar is 567 F.3d 1120. Be sure you select the correct jurisdiction however – you will not be able to pull up a New Hampshire Superior Court case when searching in US Court of Appeals!
Sometimes a particular citation brings up more than one result, and there is a very good reason for this. The other case shares a page with the case you were searching for. For example, your case may end on page 104 and another case begins on the same page of the reporter. This means even if you are typing in a pincite, you will still be able to locate the case you are looking for.
Archived Session Laws
You likely have found need to see the session law that affected a statute in the past. You can see these previous session laws in Casemaker. From the home page click on Archive in the blue bar above the list of states. Next click on Session Laws. >From here you can select your state and then the year of interest. Note – Federal libraries are in this list as well!