E-Counsel Archive [April 23, 2019][04/23/19]

April 23, 2019    


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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.



Notice of Comment Period
The Nebraska Supreme Court has a number of proposed rule amendments, which it has posted for comment. The Court invites interested persons to comment on the proposed amendments. Anyone desiring to comment on the proposed amendments should do so in writing to the office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, P.O. Box 98910, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-8910, or via e-mail to wendy.wussow@nebraska.gov.

VLP Collaborates with Legal Aid of Nebraska to Provide Legal Services to Disaster Victims
Nebraska families and communities have suffered mass destruction and devastation by the recent flooding.  Access to legal services and resources is critical to recovery. Victims need your help now. Disaster survivors who do not qualify for Legal Aid of Nebraska’s services are being referred to VLP to have their cases placed with attorneys who have agreed to provide free legal assistance.  Assistance may include telephone and in-person consultations, limited scope and extended representation.  Volunteer attorneys will receive online training and written resources on the issues they are likely to encounter and are covered by the VLP malpractice insurance policy.  To volunteer, please contact Laurie Heer Dale at lheerdale@nevlp.or or 402-742-8133.

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 May 1. More details and sign up are online.

Giving a Law Day, School or Group Presentation?
NSBA has created a presentation that any lawyer or judge may use when invited to give a presentation to a local civic or school group. The topic is “Fair and Impartial Courts,” including an explanation of how judges are appointed and the role of courts in our society. The presentation, which can be tailored to an audience and time allowed, includes a PowerPoint, a loose script and links to background information. Lawyers are often asked to give local presentations, including for Law Day coming up May 1. Get the presentation and more details online.

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, lheerdale@nevlp.org or (402) 742-8133

Recent Supreme Court Cases

Week of April 19, 2019

302 Neb. 892
Diamond v. State
S-18-072 302 Neb. 904 Leners v. Leners
S-18-122 302 Neb. 919 State v. Fuentes
S-18-372 302 Neb. 931 State v. Mrza
S-18-517 302 Neb. 954 In re Maint. Fund Trust of Sunset Mem. Park Chapel

Week of April 12, 2019

S-17-1272 302 Neb. 833 State v. Gibson
S-17-1278 302 Neb. 847 Bower-Hansen v. Nebraska Dept. of Health & Human Servs.
S-18-382 302 Neb. 858 Bayne v. Bayne
S-18-472, S-18-474 302 Neb. 869 Glasson v. Board of Equal. of City of Omaha
S-18-629 302 Neb. 878 In re Interest of Reality W.

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

NLF News

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

Sponsorship Opportunities         REGISTER YOUR TEAM TODAY!!


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Casemaker Weekly Update

Searching for Statutes
You know exactly the citation for the statute you want and would you'd like to create a search and locate that statute. You can actually type that statute number in right into the search bar on the homepage. First, select the jurisdiction of the statute using the jurisdiction menu which is the box with the blue downward pointing arrow between the search bar and the search button. Next, using the circles below the search bar, also known as radio buttons, select section. This tells Casemaker you want it to look for a statute section with the information you put in the search bar. Now enter your citation in the search bar and hit the blue search button. Your statute should pull right up!

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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 2019 Greater Nebraska Gold Scramble