February 4, 2020
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NSBA Health Insurance Consortium: New Eligibility Criteria, New AA Rate and New Broker
In January of 2019, the NSBA Health Insurance Consortium officially launched. The Consortium consists of multiple employers, with NSBA membership, pooling together to obtain affordable health insurance coverage on terms similar to those currently available only to large employers. The Consortium has grown quickly, representing more than 75 firms and more than 700 employee lives. The participating firms and organizations range in size from solo practitioners with a part-time staff person1 to firms with over 100 employees. Participating firms come not only from Omaha and Lincoln but many rural areas of the state, including Scottsbluff, Holdrege, Norfolk, Columbus, Sidney, and Broken Bow, just to name a few.  Now, a year into the plan, the NSBA Health Insurance Consortium Board was able to advocate for some important changes to expand eligibility.
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7th Annual Rural Practice Initiative Associate and Summer Clerkship Placement Program - North Platte, NE - February 21, 2020
In-person interviews for our clerkship program or full-time employment will take place at the Prairie Arts Center in North Platte, NE, on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 12:30 to 5:30 pm, with a reception & NSBA Health Insurance Consortium Informational Meeting to follow. The goal is to provide 15-20 minutes for each interview. We estimate that each attorney will have the opportunity to interview at least six students in the afternoon. Attorneys and students will have an additional opportunity to meet and converse at a reception following the formal interviewing session. If you are interested in hiring an associate or a law clerk for the summer of 2020, please fill out the form below and return to Sam Clinch, 635 S 14th St. #200, Lincoln, NE 68508. Please respond by February 14, 2020. This year’s program also offers 2 hours of CLE on Current Issues in Agricultural and Environmental Law.

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Lancaster County Self Help Center Reopening- February 20, 2020
The Lancaster County Self Help Center will be reopening on February 20, 2020! The center will be open from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm every Thursday the courthouse is open. If you are interested in volunteering or getting more information about this great pro bono opportunity to help low income Lancaster County residents navigate legal proceedings, email Shannon Seim at sseim@nevlp.org

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.

2020 State of the Judiciary
Chief Justice Mike Heavican gave his 2020 State of the Judiciary speech to the Nebraska Legislature on January 22, 2020, highlighting the Court’s Access to Justice programming across several areas. He noted the Court’s restorative justice work, language access programming, guardian-conservator services, probation efforts, and the dedication of Nebraska’s judges and staff.  Full Press Release

Public Hearing Rescheduled for Separate Juvenile Court Judge in Lancaster County
According to Supreme Court Justice Jonathan J. Papik, the public hearing for the Judicial Nominating Commission for Separate Juvenile Court Judge in Lancaster County has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020, beginning at 1:00 p.m. in Supreme Court Courtroom at the Nebraska State Capitol (1445 K Street) in Lincoln, Nebraska. At the hearing, the Commission will receive information on the qualifications of candidates to fill the vacancy in the office of Juvenile Court Judge due to the retirement of Judge Toni Thorson.  Full Press Release

ABA TECHSHOW 2020 - Bringing Lawyers & Technology Together, February 26-29
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 31, 2020

304 Neb. 890 TNT Cattle Co. v. Fife
  S-18-1118   304 Neb. 926 Gage County v. Employers Mut. Cas. Co.
S-19-047  304 Neb. 945   White v. White
S-19-225  304 Neb. 968 Bohling v. Bohling

Week of January 24, 2020

304 Neb. 868
In re Interest of Zoie H.
S-19-230304 Neb. 883 Loyd v. Family Dollar Stores of Neb.

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

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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


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Casemaker Weekly Update
When you open Casemaker4, you will see a list of states. This State Library page- is your default landing page. This list includes all 50 States plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, and access those collections. On the left, you can change the page to be a list of Federal materials or Tribal court materials. Additionally, using the left side menu, you can view the materials by Compilation type and see Archived materials from previous years. These same menus are available in the menu bar below the search bar and can be found on any page, clicking on a menu item in this upper bar area will then direct you to the corresponding page. 
From the State menu or library page, clicking on a state provides you with a listing of collections that the state has to offer and the currency or coverage for each collection. Each state is going to offer you different collections - at a minimum giving you access to case law, constitution, administrative code, court rules, statutes, and session laws. Casemaker defaults to List View, and you can select or change this in the blue navigation bar about the list of contents. List View allows you to navigate through the particular items in an index or table of contents fashion. Another option available is Tree View which will allow you to expand and collapse the information that you're looking for in a directory tree-like structure. This not only allows you to have a more visual frame of reference for where you are in the library, but it also allows you to explore the content around a particular statute as well as viewing the structure and contents of previous year versions. If you prefer List View, you can also view previous versions of content by clicking on the Archive option in the blue navigation bar. 

As you browse Casemaker the search bar updates to match where you are. So, if you clicked on Virginia, then Statutes – the search bar will show you that any queries you enter will only search Virginia Statutes. You can always override this by specifically selecting your jurisdictions or compilations from the Jurisdiction/Compilation menu. 

While in list view, if you are browsing materials that have sections, such as statutes or administrative codes, you will notice a small search bar in the upper right of the list of content. This search bar allows you to enter in just the section number and be taken directly to that section in the content. 

While viewing a document in list view, you will notice that in the grey bar across the top of the content, there is a path of clickable links. This path, known as the Breadcrumb Trail, shows you where you are in the content. Any portion of the path is clickable and allows you to go back to that section of the hierarchy.

Need more help with Casemaker4? Support is available Monday-Friday from 8 am to 8 pm EST. You can call 877.659.0801 or email support@casemakerlegal.com. Prefer to text chat? Click the Live Chat link in the upper right of the Casemaker system to connect to a member of the support team. 



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