Seeking Nominees for the 2019 Public Service Awards
The Nominating Committee of the House of Delegates of the Nebraska State Bar Association is seeking nominees for the Public Service Awards to be presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting in October. Nominations should be made on the nomination form and returned to the committee on or before May 24, 2019.
2019 Advanced Estate Planning Institute – Estes Park, Colorado
We are headed back to Estes Park for the Advanced Estate Planning Institute July 11 – 13, 2019! We start off the weekend with a welcome reception on Thursday, July 11th. The instruction will begin bright and early on Friday and Saturday mornings with the sessions ending by 1:15 to allow you time to explore the wonderful Rockies!
We are excited to have Paul Neiffer, CPA, Partner, Clifton Larson Allen speak for two sessions on issues specifically related to our farming clients. Mr. Neiffer is a certified public accountant and business advisor specializing in income taxation, accounting services, and succession planning for farmers and agribusiness processors. Paul is a partner with CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) in Yakima, Washington, as well as a regular speaker at national conferences and contributor at agweb.com. Paul regularly publishes timely content on CLA’s agribusiness blog, Farm CPA Today. He covers topics, including taxation, accounting, succession planning, new laws, major agribusiness events, and other issues that are unique to farmers and agribusiness processors.
The seminar will include 10 hours of instruction, with two of those hours on ethics. A more detailed brochure will be distributed soon!
The Nebraska 2019 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 29, and the winning entry will be published on the cover of the May/June 2019 issue of The Nebraska Lawyer. Two submit your artwork you may email the item in an electronic format (do not send original artwork) to Amy Prenda at email@example.com or mail to: Amy Prenda, The Nebraska Lawyer, 635 S 14th Street, Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508.
Are You a Creative Counselor?
We know you are legal eagles by day, but if you write, act, sing, play in a band, do stand-up comedy or have some other talent you do once you put those law books away, then we would like to spotlight you in the “Creative Counselor” (March/April) issue of The Nebraska Lawyer. Email Amy Prenda, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to complete a short survey for the magazine so we can share your talent with our NSBA members.
Volunteer Lawyers Project Launches New Website
The website, www.NeVLP.org, provides information about VLP, including how to register to do pro bono work and donate to VLP, and upcoming events, fundraisers, and awards. Volunteers and annual pro bono award recipients are featured on the site.
Check out the new Training & Resources page, which provides training materials resources and information on legal topics common to pro bono clients, such as statutes, self-help forms and helpful brochures.
Visit the Donate page to view information for the annual Barrister’s Ball on March 30 at the Embassy Suites in La Vista. Or, learn about the annual golf tournament, scheduled for Friday, June 14 at Wild Horse Golf Club in Gothenburg.
VLP provides convenient, impactful and rewarding programs that help Nebraska lawyers fulfill their pro bono goals. Please visit the website to learn how you can do pro bono in 2019 and give your support to the Volunteer Lawyers Project.
NetWORKS! – NSBA’s Professional Networking Group
A great professional network can be extremely helpful to your clients and your career. NSBA offers an easy and enjoyable way to expand your professional contacts. NetWORKS! matches interested lawyers for one-to-one coffee or lunch every two months, at a time to be determined by the lawyers. There are two subgroups—Omaha and Lincoln. Any voluntary NSBA member lawyer or judge may join. Right now is a great time to sign up because the next round of matches begins March 1. More details and sign up are online.
Recent Supreme Court Opinions
Week of February 8, 2019
Week of February 1, 2019
For a complete listing of recent opinions, visit the Nebraska Judicial Branch Website.
Trivia Night, March 15, 2019
Know it all? Support the Nebraska Lawyers Foundation and Prove it!
March 15, 2019
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 Today!!!
Download PDF Registration Form
2019 Barristers' Ball - March 30, 2019
The 2019 Barristers' Ball will be held at the Embassy Suites La Vista on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The theme is Wonderful World of Wonka.
Proceeds from the Barristers’ Ball benefit the Nebraska Lawyers Foundation
COCKTAILS & SILENT AUCTION 6:00 PM • DINNER 7:30 PM
LIVE AUCTION 8:30 PM • DANCING TO THE MUSIC OF PAM & THE PEARLS 9:00 PM
BLACK TIE OPTIONAL
RSVP Online or Return RSVP Form by March 15, 2019
Casemaker Weekly Update
Finding a Case by Docket Number
Sometimes a case is so new you may not have a citation. If you have the docket number you can still find the case. Under the search bar on the homepage, you will see words with circles next to them. These circles are called radio buttons. The options you will see are Keyword, Citation, Party, Section, and finally Docket No. Make sure you have selected the correct jurisdiction from the jurisdiction menu drop down to the right of the search bar (it is the box with the downward pointing blue arrow); then select the radio button next to Docket No. Enter the docket number of your case and hit the blue search button. You should be able to pull up the case you are looking for.