E-Counsel Archive [May 21, 2019][5/21/2019]

May 21, 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.


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Job Opportunity with the Nebraska State Bar Association:  Director of Continuing Legal Education/Editor of The Nebraska Lawyer
The Director of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) coordinates and administers all activities related to the delivery of Bar Association sponsored CLE programs (90% of position). The Editor of The Nebraska Lawyer magazine is responsible for the day-to-day editorial decision-making for the publication (published six times per year) in collaboration with staff and volunteers (10% of the position). The position is full-time, with occasional evening and weekends and some travel required. The ideal candidate will be interested in both roles (CLE and the magazine).   Full  Job Description

Super-short Nonprofit Seminar Survey
NSBA has offered a nonprofit seminar the last two years and is considering what to offer this year.  If you have any interest in a nonprofit seminar, please complete this very brief, five-question survey.  Thanks!

Building a Roadmap for Your Success in Law
Do you have a set of goals and aspirations for your legal practice, but aren’t quite sure how to achieve them? If your answer is “no,” then this program presented by the Women and The Law Section is just the program for you.

On June 4, from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM, at the Thompson Center in Omaha, Megan Belcher, The Scoular Company, will teach you how to build an individual development plan (IDP) focused on achieving your career and development goals, as well as teaching you how to resource that IDP.  Whether it is growing your client base, launching your transition into an in-house practice, developing new and evolved business development skills, acquiring expertise in a new practice area, picking up new courtroom or transactional skills, growing as a leader of teams in your practice venue, or the infinite other options for your development as a lawyer, this CLE will demystify how to build a plan for your development and success.

Plan to walk away with a template IDP tool, a supporting 90-day development tool, and a list of resources focused on the legal industry that you can use as you continue your development journey! 

This program is free for Women and The Law Section Members and only $25 for everyone else! 

After the program please join the Women and The Law Section for “Cocktails and Conversation” networking reception at DJ's Dugout in Aksarben Village, 2102 S 67th Street. 

REGISTER HERE: https://www.nebar.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1235212&group=

Recent Supreme Court Cases

Week of May 17, 2019

303 Neb. 129
State v. Goynes
S-18-214 303 Neb. 146 Bruning v. City of Omaha Zoning Bd. of Appeals
S-18-815 303 Neb. 156 Pantano v. American Blue Ribbon Holdings
S-18-875 303 Neb. 167 State v. Barnes

Week of May 10, 2019

S-18-050 303 Neb. 69 State v. Munoz
S-18-179 303 Neb. 85 Rohde v. Rohde
S-18-858 303 Neb. 100 State v. Manjikian
S-18-959 303 Neb. 121 Hollomon v. Taylor

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!!


Member Benefit Spotlight: SoFi – Refinancing Student Loan Debt
We understand that many of our members are burdened with student loan debt. SoFi, the largest provider of student loan refinancing, may be able to reduce the cost of that debt. SoFi’s refinancing can help those with student debt save money on total interest, make lower monthly payments, and/or shorten the duration of their loans. The main benefits include:

  • Bonus: $300 welcome bonus1 for members, their family members, and friends who refinance through SoFi.com/NebraskaBar.
  • Savings: Members save thousands by refinancing.
  • Rates: Low variable and fixed rates with 5, 7, 10, 15 and 20-year repayment options.
  • Simplicity: Consolidate all existing student loans (federal and private) into a single loan with one monthly payment.
  • Membership perks: SoFi offers complementary financial planning, exclusive member events, a referral program, and more.
  • No fees: No application fees, no origination fees, and no prepayment penalties for paying off your loan early. 

Questions about these SoFi products? Visit SoFi.com/NebraskaBar to start an application then contact SoFi customer service by calling 833.277.7634 or emailing partner@sofi.com.

1Additional Terms and conditions apply. Offer is subject to lender approval. To receive the offer, you must: (1) register and/or apply through the referral link you were given; (2) complete a loan application with SoFi; (3) have and provide a valid US bank account to receive bonus; (4) and meet SoFi’s underwriting criteria. Once conditions are met and the loan has been disbursed, you will receive your welcome bonus via automated clearing house (ACH) into your checking account within 30 calendar days. Bonuses that are not redeemed within 180 calendar days of the date they were made available to the recipient may be subject to forfeit. Bonus amounts of $600 or greater in a single calendar year may be reported to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as miscellaneous income to the recipient on Form 1099-MISC in the year received as required by applicable law. Recipient is responsible for any applicable federal, state or local taxes associated with receiving the bonus offer; consult your tax advisor to determine applicable tax consequences. SoFi reserves the right to change or terminate the offer at any time with or without notice.

Casemaker Weekly Update

Keyword Searching
The basic Casemaker search is the keyword search. It can also be the most complex if you wish – just use the search operators found in the blue Search Tips link under the Search button. To search first select your jurisdiction from the jurisdiction menu, then type in your word or words in the search bar and hit the blue search button. The keyword search can be found in other places as well. When you are viewing the list of cases you discovered in a previous search you can narrow that search by keyword in the left menu. If you are looking at a list of citing references you can also narrow that list by keyword on the citing references page.

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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