E-Counsel Archive [May 7, 2019][5/07/2019]

May 7, 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.



Job Opportunity with the Nebraska State Bar Association: VLP Program Attorney
The Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is the pro bono program of the Nebraska State Bar Association (NSBA). Created in the early 1980s, VLP furthers the NSBA mission, “Helping Lawyers help People.” VLP creates and coordinates pro bono opportunities that are convenient, rewarding, and impactful for Nebraska lawyers. The VLP Program Attorney works under the direction of the VLP Director, assisting with planning and implementing of VLP pro bono activities across Nebraska.  Full Job Description

National Research Study
The Nebraska State Bar Association is participating in a national research study on the correlation between client outcomes and various litigation variables. The goal for this research is to help attorneys obtain better litigation and settlement outcomes for their clients. We strongly encourage you to respond to this 2-minute anonymous survey. Aggregated results of the survey will be shared at the conclusion of the study, so you can directly benefit.

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.

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.

Judicial Resources Commission to Hold June 5 Hearing
The Judicial Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the State Capitol Building, Room 1510, Lincoln, Nebraska. The purpose of the hearing is to determine, pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 24-1204 and 1206, whether a judicial vacancy exists in the following location: Office of district court of the 6th Judicial District, due to the resignation of Judge Paul Vaughan effective May 31, 2019, and if so to make a recommendation to the Supreme Court as to the primary place of office of said vacancy.  Full Press Release

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.

Recent Supreme Court Cases

Week of May 3, 2019

303 Neb. 1
Tran v. State
S-18-142 303 Neb. 15 Wintroub v. Nationstar Mortgage
S-18-181 303 Neb. 24 Winslow v. State ex rel. Peterson
S-18-657, S-18-658 303 Neb. 42 D.W. v. A.G.
S-18-699 303 Neb. 56 McManus Enters. v. Nebraska Liquor Control Comm.

Week of April 25, 2019

S-18-196 302 Neb. 968 Wilkison v. City of Arapahoe
S-18-287 302 Neb. 984 Denali Real Estate v. Denali Custom Builders
S-18-427 302 Neb. 1009 Bank v. Mickels
S-18-648 302 Neb. 1025 Wehrer v. Dynamic Life Therapy & Wellness

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!!


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.

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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