June 16, 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. 

NSBA Work From Home Special - 20% OFF through June 30

Get 20% off on all NSBA OnDemand CLE programs. These social distancing specials end June 30, so act fast!! Apply promo code Spring20 at checkout to receive discount.

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

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Purchase Personal Protective Equipment the NSBA partnership with Office Depot
Is your firm having a difficult time purchasing Personal Protective Equipment? Through the NSBA's partnership with Office Depot, you can purchase a number of masks at a discount. Go here to become a registered user and purchase the masks and click here for additional information.

Join us for the NSBA’s Best Practices for Remote Hearings in County Court Live Replay Webinar on June 17!***
Nebraska County Court Judges Hon. Marcela A. Keim (Douglas County Court), Hon. C. Jo Petersen (5th Judicial District County Court), and Hon. Thomas E. Zimmerman and Hon. Laurie J. Yardley (Lancaster County Court) share updates on how their courts are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and best practices in conducting hearings remotely in the Nebraska County Courts, including guidance on handling witnesses and exhibits. Register Now!

***Can’t make this date and time? You can find the seminar in our OnDemand platform at www.nebarondemand.com!

Please Participate in the 2020 NSBA Economic Survey
The purpose of the Nebraska State Bar Association (NSBA) Economic Survey is to assess trends in attorney salaries and billing practices across the state. In addition to providing members with information on average salaries (by length of time in practice, area of practice, area of the state, etc.) and assessing whether your hourly rates are competitive with those charged by your peers, the survey will provide data on employee benefits, law school debt, retirement/succession planning and more. How useful the survey is, is dependent on you! We need as many lawyers to complete the survey as possible. Help us make this a valuable resource for our membership by taking the time to complete the survey. The survey will close on July 15th. Results will be available soon thereafter! Your responses will be confidential and results will only be presented in the aggregate. Click here to begin: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XBC8MGM. Please respond only once.  Thank you in advance for your participation.

Join us for our FREE Implicit Bias and Decision Making CLE with the Honorable Stefanie A. Martinez on June 19!
This seminar explores the formation of identity, how our identities influence our perspectives and experiences and how that foundation is used by our brain to process information. We will then explore how this process can unknowingly create implicit biases within us (yes, we all have them) and how those biases can impact our decision-making as lawyers. Most importantly, this seminar will discuss ways we can help ourselves to identify our own biases and strategies for confronting those biases. The seminar is free, but you must register to attend.

Need to Reduce Your Overhead? The NSBA Can Now Save you 5% on your Dental  Insurance and 10% on  Your Existing Vision Insurance Through a new partnership with Metlife, that carrier has committed to offering a minimum of 5% savings for a matching dental plan and 10% savings on a matching vision plan. Must have a minimum of two employees participating to be eligible. Contact North Risk Partners at nsba@northriskpartners.com to get a quote today.

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 July 6, 2020.

NSBA Communities Now Live
On May 20, 2020, the NSBA upgraded from its current listserv model to online communities. You can now view and access the NSBA communities under “Connect” on the NSBA’s website menu. To ease your transition, we have created a series of brief videos to show you how the communities work:

These “NSBA Communities” will improve on the current listserv model in a number of ways: customize how often you receive messages, access a searchable archive of discussions, access a document library and connect with other members directly.  Click here for more information . ***Please note that your current listserv addresses will not work after May 20th. Please whitelist your new listserv domain (listed in the attachment) to make sure you still receive messages.

CLE Scholarships Made Available by the Nebraska State Bar Foundation
Thanks to the generosity of the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, if you require financial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic in obtaining your required CLE credits for the year, you can request a CLE scholarship for up to 2 hours of free CLE through the NSBA. To request a scholarship, please email your request to our CLE Assistant, Lisa Henrichs (lhenrichs@nebar.com) with the name of the program that you would like to register for.  All requests will be treated confidentially. The number of scholarships awarded in 2020 will be dependent on available funding. Requests will be considered in the order that they are received.

NSBA Work From Home Special - 20% OFF through June 30 on all OnDemand CLE Programs
Get 20% off on all NSBA OnDemand CLE programs . These social distancing specials end June 30, so act fast!! Apply promo code Spring20 at checkout to receive discount. Here are a few titles that are NEW to the OnDemand Platform.

Recent Supreme Court Cases

Week of June 12, 2020

306 Neb. 91 State v. Vann
S-18-1128 306 Neb. 108   Acklie v. Greater Omaha Packing Co.
S-19-114 306 Neb. 124 
Lanham v. BNSF Railway Co. - supplemental opinion
 S-19-645 306 Neb. 127 In re Interest of Vladimir G.

Week of June 5, 2020

S-18-1146, S-18-1147, S-18-1148
306 Neb. 1
E.M. v. Nebraska Dept. of Health & Human Servs.
S-18-1149 306 Neb. 20
  J.S. v. Nebraska Dept. of Health & Human Servs.
S-19-892 306 Neb. 38
State v. Price
 S-19-1038   306 Neb. 63 State on behalf of Ryley G. v. Ryan G.
 S-19-1083  306 Neb. 81   State v. Fredrickson

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

NLF News



The 2020 Barristers’ Ball is now VIRTUAL!

To ensure the health and safety of our members, the 2020 Barristers Ball will be a live-stream virtual event on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Although the Barristers’ Ball will look different this year, we will still come together. We will still celebrate. We will still have some fun. And we will still Help Lawyers Help People. 
Help us recognize the winners of the 2020 Robert Spire Award and NLF Visionary Awards and support the Nebraska Lawyers Foundation by participating in our online silent and live auctions! Proceeds of the event support NLF programs that strengthen the legal profession and expand access to justice. Programs including the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program, the Rural Practice Initiative and LSAT Prep and Leadership Academy Scholarships.



17th Annual Greater Nebraska Golf Scramble
Friday, August 28, 2020
Dismal River Club 83040 Dismal River Trail, Mullen, NE 69152

Register Online OR Download Registration Form

 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
Working from home? This is a great opportunity to check out Casemaker4. Just as with previous versions of Casemaker, your access includes not just your state, but all 50 state and federal jurisdictions. You get case law, statutes, rules, regulations, registers, attorney general opinions, constitutions, bar journals and more. and it is available anywhere you have access to the internet!

Log in to Casemaker as you normally do, and click the Casemaker4 tile on the right of the home page. We think you will find it is an intuitive system that is easy to use but we also understand that you may want some extra help. Casemaker's support is here to help. 

While in the Casemaker4 system you can click on the Videos link in the upper right. Here you can review a tutorial overview that covers all you need to get started with Casemaker4.  
Also available in the upper right is the Help link. Clicking this link will place you in the Casemaker Learning Center. Here you are provided with a link to Quick Start Guide, an additional link for our videos and a link to our weekly search tips archive.
The Help page includes our Contact Us link. This provides our Customer Support Information. Casemaker’s live Customer Support is available Monday – Friday from 8 AM till 8 PM Eastern. Here we provide our toll-free telephone number as well as our email address, and a link to live chat with us, both on the Help page and in the Features Toolbar. 
Next to the Help link and Live Chat link is the Webinar link. These webinars are free, and you can attend as many times as you like. They are presented by our support staff training expert and cover everything you need to know to use Casemaker4 effectively. 

We are also on social media. On Facebook and Twitter, we regularly post tips, tricks, and updates about Casemaker4 and all of Casemaker’s other tools and services. 




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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Thank You to the Sponsors of the 17th Annual Greater Nebraska Golf Scramble


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