January 7, 2020
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OnDemand CLE

Watch webinars on what you want, when you want! Visit the NSBA’s on-demand CLE portal, www.nebarondemand.com to view a webinar at your convenience and earn distance-learning CLE credit, including professional responsibility (ethics) and GAL credit. 

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Visit the NSBA’s on-demand CLE portal, www.nebarondemand.com to view these and many other webinars.

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NSBA House of Delegates Vacancy for Douglas County (4th District)
The Nebraska State Bar Association’s Nominations Committee is seeking applications for a vacancy on the NSBA House of Delegates for the Fourth District (Douglas County). The House of Delegates is the official policy-making body of the Nebraska State Bar Association. For example, the House of Delegates establishes the NSBA’s legislative position and annual budget, develops and responds to rule changes proposed by the Nebraska Supreme Court, and helps establish the strategic vision for the Association. Upcoming meeting dates include January 31 and October15, 2020. The term of service for this appointment would conclude in October of 2021. If you are interested in filling a vacancy, please contact the Chair of the NSBA’s Nominations Committee, Julie Bear at  jeb@rsbmlaw.com with a brief statement of interest and/or bio by Wednesday, January 22nd.

Space Is Still Available: Travel to Portugal With the NSBA - May 18-23, 2020 - Final Registration Deadline is January 31, 2020
The Nebraska State Bar Association is offering an exclusive program to Portugal. Visit Lisbon, Porto and other beautiful cities from May 18-23, 2020 with a 3 day & 2 night optional extension to the Douro Valley wine country from May 23-25, 2020. Space is limited so don't miss this unique opportunity. Our partner, CLE Abroad, is accepting registrations through December 17, 2019 for this once-in-a-lifetime trip.  For complete information download the brochure.

The Nebraska 2020 Cover Art Competition
Calling all attorney-artists! Would you like to see your art on the cover of The Nebraska Lawyer? The NSBA is now accepting submissions for its Nebraska Lawyer Cover Art Competition! Please find the rules and guidelines regarding all submissions here.

The competition is comprised of the following categories: photography, painting/drawing, and sculpture. Submissions will be accepted through March 15, and the winning entry will be published on the cover of the May/June 20120 issue of The Nebraska Lawyer. Two submit your artwork you may email the item in an electronic format (do not send original artwork) to Allyson Felt at afelt@nebar.com or mail to: Allyson Felt, The Nebraska Lawyer, 635 S 14th Street, Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508.

Comment Period for NSC Rule Change: Remand of Removed Actions
The Nebraska Supreme Court Committee on Practice and Procedure submitted a proposed new rule, which would be codified at Neb. Ct. R. § 6-1527 and be entitled “Remand of removed actions.” The Nebraska Supreme Court directed that the proposed amendments be published for a public comment period. The Nebraska Supreme Court invites interested persons to comment on the proposed amendments. Anyone desiring to comment on the proposed amendments should do so in writing to the office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, P.O. Box 98910, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8910, or via e-mail to wendy.wussow@nebraska.gov, with the rule section(s) listed in the subject line, no later than February 3, 2020. Neb. Ct. R. § 6-1527 Proposed New Rule for Comment

Supreme Court Revised Rules - Registered In-house Counsel
New Supreme Court rules go into effect on January 1, 2020 which impact attorney licensure. The Supreme Court has amended the rules regarding the registration requirement of attorneys licensed in other states and practicing while physically in Nebraska. Noncompliance with the new registration requirements will result in an attorney being unable to motion into the Nebraska bar at a later date and subjects the attorney to disciplinary jurisdiction in the state.

The rule makes clear that there are no exceptions to the duty of an attorney admitted in another jurisdiction and employed as counsel in any capacity to either register with the Supreme Court or seek admission to the active practice of law. It will be considered the unauthorized practice of law in Nebraska for an attorney to work for a business without being licensed to practice in the state of Nebraska. Nebraska has done away with unauthorized practice of law exceptions for attorneys who are working in certain industries.

Please share this information with your colleagues who are licensed in other states and working in Nebraska.

The rules can be found at https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/sites/default/files/rule_amendments/3-1002etseq.Amds__0.pdf

Further information and registration forms will be posted in the Attorneys Services Division page at https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/attorneys/attorney-services-division

The ASD help desk will answer questions at 402-471-3137

ABA TECHSHOW 2020 - Bringing Lawyers & Technology Together
ABA TECHSHOW has over 32 years of experience bringing lawyers and technology together. Legal work today is dependent on technology to manage day to day activities, to practice more competently, and to service clients more effectively. ABA TECHSHOW teaches you how technology can work for you. Through the expansive EXPO Hall, CLEs, presentations, and workshops, you will be able to get your questions answered and learn from the top legal professionals and tech innovators, all under one roof. Regardless of your expertise level, there’s something for you at ABA TECHSHOW.

As a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, we want you to know that you can register for ABA TECHSHOW 2020 at a special reduced rate. This discount only applies to registrants that qualify for the Standard registration and will save you $150. You can register online and include this unique discount code: EP2003 at checkout to receive the discount.

Recent Supreme Court Cases

Week of January 3, 2020

304 Neb. 720 Adair Holdings v. Johnson
S-19-215   304 Neb. 734 In re Interest of Jeremy U. et al. 
S-19-276   304 Neb. 753   State v. Torres
S-19-304  304 Neb. 759 State v. Iddings 

Week of December 27, 2019

Due to the Christmas holiday, there will be no Supreme Court release for the week of Dec. 27, 2019.

For a complete listing of recent opinions, visit the Nebraska Judicial Branch Website.

NLF News


NLF Trivia Night
March 13, 2020
Cunningham’s Pub and Grill,
10904 W Dodge Rd., Omaha

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Proceeds benefit the Nebraska Lawyers Foundation

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  17th Annual Greater Nebraska Golf Scramble
Friday, June 26, 2020
Dismal River Club 83040 Dismal River Trail, Mullen, NE 69152
Format: 4-Person Scramble
CLE Seminar: 9-11 a.m.
Lunch & Driving Range: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Shotgun Start: 1:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Entry Fee: $200 per golfer
Includes: Lunch, Prime Rib buffet for dinner, green fee, cart, range balls & door prize drawings
Players: Pairings will be made for individual and partial team entries
Overnight Accommodations: Call the Dismal River Club at 308-546-2900


Casemaker Weekly Update
This week we are going to talk personalization and customization with the Casemaker4 My Account menu.

The first option provided in the My Account menu is settings. Clicking this link will allow you to change the Casemaker default settings in favor of your preferences. On the settings page, you will see four tabs. First, the General Settings tab. Here you can choose how many results appear on the screen at a time and what page you land on when you first log in. If you want the system to default to include related federal materials when searching from a state page, as well as when using the Annotator and Citing References tabs. You can choose if your default browsing method is list view or tree view, and if you would like the Notes you type in to be visible on those documents.

The Search Settings tab is next. Here you can select your default search area and data type, number of results per page, and sort order. You can also let the Casemaker4 system know if you want to include unpublished cases in your search results.

The Email and Print Settings tab provides an opportunity to enter an email address to be automatically populated when emailing documents. You can also choose your default document format for printing, emailing, and downloading, as well as the page layout and preference for printing documents or a list of results.

The next option in My Account menu is Profile. Here you can provide some basic personal information for your profile. This makes it easier for our customer service representatives to locate your account in the event you need assistance and allows you to manage your billing information for any paid subscriptions you may be subscribed to. If you are a member of a bar association that provides Casemaker4 as a valued member benefit the billing tab will not be relevant to you as your subscription is paid for by the association.

The Folders, and Client links, as well as the Print Queue link, works, in the same way as the corresponding links in the top Features Toolbar. These links allow you to manage your folders, clients and the documents in your print queue.

The Notes link allows you to view and manage the notes you have added to various documents throughout Casemaker all in one place. Clicking on the citation the note is associated with will bring you right back to the document and your notes.

My Libra Books provides you with the listing of documents you have leased through Libra. Several bar associations and publishers offer materials via Casemaker Libra. (Casemaker Libra will soon be fully integrated into Casemaker4 as well).

You will also see a link for Mobile Application in the My Accounts menu. Casemaker does have a mobile application that you can download to your Android or Apple Device. It is free to use and free to download. To use the application, you will need to register for it. Clicking the link will pull up the registration form. Some basic registration information is needed, such as first and last name, email address, phone number, that kind of thing. Once you have registered you will be provided with a reference code. After you have registered, each time you click the Mobile Application link the reference code will be provided to you. Once you have downloaded the app you will be asked to provide the email address you registered with as well as the reference code you were given. This will link your mobile application to your Casemaker account, storing your search history and allowing you to utilize your folders.

The last few options in the My Account menu are related to services Casemaker partners with. While all of these partnerships are separate subscriptions and costs, many of the companies listed offer Casemaker4 users discounts for their services.

  • Cosmolex is an accounting a practice management software that integrates with your Casemaker4 account
  • vLEX is an international law database which offers users access to legal information around the world. vLex also offers Vincent, the first AI-powered intelligent legal research assistant of its kind.
  • Memos, Briefs, and Discovery leads to the Legal Research Center. This service that helps you manage your workload by doing research for you, and writing memos, briefs and more
  • US Legal forms partners with Casemaker to provide you access to legal forms from all 50 states
  • Tracers is a public records service that gives you access to billions of public records

As always feel free to contact customer support with any questions you may have. Support is available Monday – Friday from 8 am to 8 pm EST and can be reached by email at support@casemakerlegal.com, by phone at 877.659.0801 or by clicking the LIVE CHAT link in the upper right of the Casemaker4 system.



NSBA Career Center

The NSBA has a new Career Center. Employers can post job openings and job seekers and posters can search openings and subscribe to new posting notifications.

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Special Thank You
The NSBA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, the Winthrop & Frances Lane Foundation and the Nebraska Lawyers Foundation.

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