2018 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 2018 Annual Meeting in October. Nominations should be made on the nomination form and returned to the committee on or before June 6, 2018.
If you’re looking for process steps and practical advice on civil or appellate practice, check out Nebraska Civil Practice and Procedure and the 2016 Appellate Practice Handbook. Both are available in the online NSBA Store, with discount pricing for voluntary NSBA members. You’ll also find current practice manuals on adoption, probate, real estate (The Red Book), evidence, closing a practice, and preparing for your unexpected absence, disability or death.
2018 Labor Relations & Employment Law Seminar
Friday, June 15, 2018
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Kutak Rock LLP, Omaha
3.5 Hours of live and distance learning CLE in Nebraska and Iowa
Qualifies for 3.5 Hours of CLE with the Nebraska Crime Commission for County Attorneys
***Attendees have a chance to win a $50 gift card from the Labor Relations & Employment Section***
Receiving up-to-date information on labor relations and employment issues should remain at the top of your need-to-know list, so register now for the NSBA Labor Relations & Employment Law Section’s 2018 Labor Relations & Employment Law Seminar and learn about recent employment-based immigration changes; evaluating damages in employment cases; the changing landscape faced by multi-state clients as the result of medical marijuana laws; lessons learned as a result of the post-Weinstein reckoning; and unions in the workplace. REGISTER HERE: http://nebar.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1050976&group=
Pathways and Opportunities for Advancing the Medical and Legal Professions
Monday, June 18, 2018
8:30 AM-12:30 PM
Creighton University, Omaha
3.75 Hours of live and distance learning CLE in Nebraska and Iowa
The NSBA Health Law Section has partnered with Creighton University Continuing Education to bring you a multidisciplinary learning opportunity. Medical professionals and lawyers will learn with and from each other as they address issues that affect both professions like practice management, burnout, substance abuse and mandatory reporting obligations; disclosing protected health information to law enforcement officers; and “I’m Sorry” statutes – the benefits, risks, economics, and best practices when communicating with patients and families in difficult situations.
REGISTER HERE: http://nebar.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1077195&group=
Recent Supreme Court Opinions
Week of May 18, 2018
Week of May 11, 2018
For a complete listing of recent opinions, visit the Nebraska Judicial Branch Website.
Workplace Technology Will Change the Law Office of the Future
By Stephen Bay, Originally Published in ABA Law Practice Today
New technology has allowed law firms to work more efficiently, enabling lawyers to work from virtually anywhere. It has helped law firms find the best workspace solution to enhance their employees’ working experience, draw in the next generation, increase productivity, and reduce costs. While many law firms desire and embrace the idea of forward-thinking space, no consensus exists yet about exactly what that space looks like.
We have seen a recent shift in law firms welcoming a more digitally driven environment; however, many senior attorneys are still more comfortable in their old ways of printing case documents, binding them in folders and filing them away. Full Article
15th Annual Greater Nebraska Golf Scramble - June 1, 2018
Presented by The Nebraska State Bar Association - Nebraska Lawyers Foundation
The Dismal River Golf Club
83040 Dismal River Trail, Mullen NE 69152; (308) 546-2900
Register Your Team Today
Format: 4-Person Scramble
Lunch & Driving Range: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Shotgun Start: 12:30 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: $200 per golfer
Includes: Lunch, dinner, green fee, cart, range balls & door prize drawings
Players: Pairings will be made for individual and partial team entries
Member Benefit Spotlight: Learn more about NebDocs, Cybersecurity and Future-Proofing Your Law Firm
Have you ever asked yourself...?
- How can I get more out of my NebDocs subscription?
- How can I prevent a client data breach or ransomware attack against my firm?
- Are there steps I can take to ‘future-proof’ my practice without breaking the bank as legal technology constantly changes?
If so, these questions and more can be answered at AbacusMaximus – the pre-imminent legal technology and practice conference for legal professionals held in Las Vegas, NV, July 9-11, 2018. AbacusMaximus is presented by AbacusNext, the new owners of HotDocs and HotDocs Market.
At this event, you will:
- Learn practical tips and techniques to ensure your firm is armed with the latest developments in technology and practice management to better serve your clients and your firm’s bottom line.
- Earn CLE credit for attending the various workshops.
- Network with fellow legal professionals, vendors and potential clients.
- Learn about Cybersecurity for law firms from experts in the field.
And thanks to our partnership with AbacusNext, we have negotiated a 50% discount to members of the Nebraska State Bar Association for the event. Use code NEBAR50 to receive your discount at the AbacusMaximus registration!
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.
You can select a jurisdiction or any combination of jurisdictions to search by clicking the Jurisdiction menu. This is located in the box located between the search box and the blue search button. There is a blue downward pointing arrow on the right side of this box. Clicking on this arrow will pull up the pop-up menu and from here you can check as many or as few boxes as you need.
At the top of the list of states in the Jurisdiction menu, you will notice a checkbox for Related Federal. This tells Casemaker to not only pull cases for the state you selected, but also for the Federal District and Circuit courts related to that state. So if you select Virginia and also select Related Federal you will get not only Virginia state level cases but also the Eastern and Western District of Virginia court cases as well as cases in the Fourth Circuit. This means you will get cases from other states in your circuit as well, in the case of our example – Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia cases would also be included. However, this would again only be cases in your circuit, not any outside of it.
Clicking on My Settings from the homepage allows you to customize Casemaker in several ways. You can set the primary email you would like to send cases to. You can set the default jurisdiction for your searches. You can also set preferred document types and page formatting as well. In addition, you can set the preferred sort method of your results from this page if you wish.