New Family Law Practice Manual Now Available
Thanks to the generosity of dozens of Nebraska lawyers, a totally new Family Law Practice Manual (2019) is now available through the online NSBA Store. The manual includes topics from the initial client meeting through marriage and the various ways marriages may end. It includes issues related to reproduction, parental and grandparent rights, immigration, disabilities and more. Many chapters include forms. The 1000-page manual is available electronically and in print in two sturdy binders. An abridged table of contents and more details are available in the NSBA Store.
Updated Statutes of Limitations Reference Just Published
The Nebraska Revised Statutes include several thousand time limits on a myriad of issues. They are collected into the Nebraska Statutes of Limitations Reference (2019), which has just been updated by the Nebraska State Bar Association.
Each statute is briefly summarized, followed by the time limit, and then by the event from which the time limit is calculated. The reference is current though December 31, 2018.The reference is available through the online NSBA Store for $40 in electronic form, and $60 for a print version. Electronic use is strongly encouraged to take advantage of search functions.
First Annual “Lawyers on the Prairie” Pro Bono Event, Grand Island
This event brings lawyer and non-lawyer volunteers into communities where low-income residents work and live to provide brief, limited advice on civil issues. Meet with walk-in visitors to answer legal questions on family law, debtor issues, landlord/tenant, name changes, powers of attorney, protection orders, small claims, record sealing and set aside, and immigration.
The event will be held on Saturday, April 27, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Great Western Bank Building, 1811 W 2nd St. in Grand Island.
Volunteer for one, two, or three hour shifts, or all day. Free lunch and snacks will be provided throughout the day.
For additional questions contact: Laurie Heer Dale, Director Volunteer Lawyers Project, email@example.com or (402) 742-8133
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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” (May/June) issue of The Nebraska Lawyer. Email Amy Prenda, email@example.com, if you would like to complete a short survey for the magazine so we can share your talent with our NSBA members.
Recent Supreme Court Opinions
Week of March 22, 2019
Week of March 15, 2019
For a complete listing of recent opinions, visit the Nebraska Judicial Branch Website.
16th Annual Greater Nebraska Golf Scramble
Friday, June 14, 2019
Wild Horse Golf Club • 40950 Rd 768, Gothenburg, NE 69138
Format: 4-Person Scramble
Lunch & Driving Range: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Shotgun Start: 12:30 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: $150 per golfer
Includes: Lunch, dinner, green fee, cart, range balls & door prize drawings
Players: Pairings will be made for individual and partial team entries
REGISTER YOUR TEAM TODAY!!
Member Benefit Spotlight: MyCase - 8 Essential Technologies to Increase Your Firm’s Productivity
Though adoption of legal technology is on the rise, many lawyers still find themselves situated between complacency and overwhelm.
The reality is: If you want to practice law in the 21st century, stay competitive, and not lose your license, it’s imperative that you pursue technological competence. To ease you in, we’ve outlined the 8 essential technologies lawyers need to increase efficiency and productivity in a modern practice.
In our guide “8 Essential Technologies” you’ll learn:
- Why adopting tech is essential for your firm
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Casemaker Weekly Update
Citing References and Citing Cases Graph
When viewing search results, the number of cases that cite the case in question is provided as part of the result set in the right margin. In addition, a "Citing Cases Graph" is also available that provides a graphic display of the citing cases, by count, on a timeline. Once in the graph, a user can pick a point in time to see the citing cases and link to them if desired. When you are reading a case, you will see a tab labeled “Citing References” along the top grey bar. This lists all the cases which cited the case you are viewing. You can see Casecheck+ results here and you can also search within this list of cases as well.