January 21, 2020
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CLE Events

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. 

Here are some titles currently available.

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

CLE Partner Webcasts


LSAT Prep Scholarship- Please spread the word
The Nebraska State Bar Association/Nebraska Lawyers Foundation works to expand the pipeline of diverse law school applicants. The LSAT Prep Scholarship Program provides a scholarship for a Kaplan LSAT Prep Course covers the costs of registering for the LSAT exam for recipients who are historically underrepresented in Nebraska's law schools, demonstrate economic need, and reside in Nebraska. The number of scholarships awarded annually is dependent on charitable contributions. The scholarship program reaches both traditional and non-traditional students from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds. On average, students achieve an eight point increase on their LSAT exam score. Since 2013, more than 80 scholarships have been awarded. Download the Application and Instruction Sheet. The deadline for submitting an application is Feb 3, 2020.

Invitation to be featured in a TNL Member Spotlight
The NSBA wants to feature YOU in an upcoming issue of The Nebraska Lawyer magazine! Our readers love learning about their fellow lawyers, and we love showing off our talented members. To be featured, please complete the questions here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TNLMemberSpotlight.

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.   For complete information download the brochure.

Save the Date! 2020 Senior Lawyers Section/Young Lawyers Section Baseball Game and Networking Event
Join the Young Lawyers and Senior Lawyers at our annual Baseball Social April 7th at T.D. Ameritrade Park. Enjoy pre-game drinks and appetizers at Blatt Beer & Table then cheer on the Huskers and Bluejays!  Click for Complete Event Information

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.

Chief Justice to Give Annual State of the Judiciary Address
Chief Justice Mike Heavican will give his annual State of the Judiciary address to the Legislature at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2020, in the Legislative Chamber.  Full Press Release

Seven Submit their Names for County Court Judge in the Sixth Judicial District
Greg M. Ariza, Omaha; Francis W. Barron III, Arlington; Patrick M. Lee, Kearney; Mark D. Raffety, Omaha; Timothy M. Schulz, Fremont; Desirae M. Solomon, Omaha; and Christina L. Thornton, Omaha, have submitted applications for appointment as County Court Judge in the 6th Judicial District consisting of Burt, Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Thurston and Washington counties. The primary place of office for the judicial vacancy will be Blair, Washington County, Nebraska, with the understanding that the judge is expected to also cover Tekamah, Burt County, Nebraska and to assist one day per week in Fremont, Dodge County, Nebraska. The public is welcome to attend the hearing and present information concerning candidates for the judicial opening. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge C. Matthew Samuelson.   Full Press Release

Ten Submit their Names for Separate Juvenile Court Judge in Lancaster County
Seth J. Felton, C. J. Roberts, Hazell G. Rodriguez, Michelle D. Sabata, David P. Thompson, Elise M. W. White, all of Lincoln; Wendy L. Elston, Seward; Jennifer A. Huxoll, Palmyra; Natalie G. Nelsen, Holdrege; and Mark D. Raffety, Omaha, have submitted applications for appointment as Separate Juvenile Court Judge in Lancaster County. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Toni Thorson.  Full Press Release

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 17, 2020

304 Neb. 804 Eddy v. Builders Supply Co.
S-18-1197   304 Neb. 829 State v. Case
S-18-1201, S-18-1203   304 Neb. 848    Goes v. Vogler
S-19-018  304 Neb. 860 Drought v. Marsh

Week of January 10, 2020

304 Neb. 779
Saylor v. State
S-19-345 304 Neb. 789 State v. Myers

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
Appetizers & cocktails provided.

Proceeds benefit the Nebraska Lawyers Foundation

Register your Team Online Today!!!
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No team? No worries! Let us know if you'd like to be matched up with a team.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
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Senior Lawyers Section
Young Lawyers Section


  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
In the Features Toolbar is a link to your Clients. In the Clients menu you can create and store a list of clients you will be doing research for. Click Add next to the client field, type in your client’s name, and click Save. You also have the ability to set up several matters you are working on for that client. To add different matters to your clients, you will go through the same process of clicking Add, typing a title, and clicking Save. Once you have made your selections, choose Continue. You have now effectively logged in to do research for this client. The Client link will display the client’s name, letting you know that from this point forward any research you do, or any documents you view, are being labeled as research for this client.

When you view your history, documents and search queries will be tagged with the time, date and client you had selected. Later, upon clicking our Sign Out link you will be logged out of the system and provided with a Session Summary. Like history, the session summary is a listing of everything you did while logged in - complete with a date, time, and client labels, however, it is limited to only what you have done during this session. It is useful for some to sign out after completing research for that client. This way, every session summary is client-specific and you can print a copy of your session summary for your client files. The date and time stamps can help you keep track of your billable hours. If you have integrated your Cosmolex practice management account with Casemaker, that particular process is already handled for you! Please note – the session summary page is unique to the session and you will not be shown that page again. However, if you wish to see your client research information you can still find that in History as we mentioned previously.



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.

Our Sponsors

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.

Thank You to the Sponsors of the 2020 Barristers' Ball

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