E-Counsel Archive [June 4, 2019][06/04/2019]

June 4, 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. 

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Visit the NSBA’s on-demand CLE portal, www.nebarondemand.com to view these and many other webinars.


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Paralegal Job Opportunity with the Nebraska State Bar Association: Volunteer Lawyers Project Paralegal, EVOLVES Program
Established in 1982, the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) is the oldest and largest volunteer legal services organization in Nebraska. The mission of VLP is to provide quality pro bono legal services to eligible low-income Nebraskans. VLP achieves this goal through its core case placement program and other targeted pro bono programs that serve specialized legal needs. Working under the general direction of the VLP Director, the Paralegal performs a broad range of administrative duties in support of the VLP program providing legal services to victims of crime.

This position requires significant interaction with lawyers, nonlawyers, applicants for services, and members of the general public. The Paralegal plays an integral role in the administration and continued development of pro bono and reduced-fee case placement and pro bono outreach activities. General work hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, with occasional evening and weekend work.
  Full Job Description

Please update your Member Profile!
The NSBA is updating its member database. Having current contact information and practice area information helps us to provide you with more relevant content (and bother you less with content that may not be applicable). Please help us provide more value to you by logging in to your profile at www.nebar.com and updating your practice areas, contact information and communication preferences. Your login is your bar number. If you need assistance with your password, please call 402-475-7091. If we don’t have current information for you, you may receive a courtesy call from our staff this summer.

NebDocs is a forms library/document assembly system on a Hot-Docs platform. NebDocs templates automatically create customized documents based on the answers given—saving members time, effort, and money in the production of documents and forms. We are happy to report that 26 criminal forms have just been added to the already expansive NebDocs library. To learn more and subscribe, go to: http://www.nebar.com/page/NebDocs

Corporate Counsel Section Informal Lunch
NSBA’s Corporate Counsel Section offers periodic informal lunches in Lincoln and Omaha to hear from a guest expert and/or discuss topics of mutual interest. The next Lincoln lunch is Wed, June 12 and will feature data privacy expert Stacey Shadden, who practices with McGrath North. If you’re interested in learning more about data privacy and checking out the Corporate Counsel Section, please contact Lorrie Benson for details and to RSVP.

FTC Hearing #14: Roundtable with State Attorneys General
The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for the 14th session of its Hearings Initiative. This session, at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska on June 12, 2019, will conclude the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. Full Press Release

Recent Supreme Court Cases

Week of May 31, 2019

303 Neb. 257
State v. Cosey
S-18-818 303 Neb. 268 Robert M. on behalf of Bella O. v. Danielle O.

Week of May 24, 2019

S-18-603 303 Neb. 172 State v. Beehn
S-18-636 303 Neb. 193 Kaiser v. Union Pacific RR. Co.
S-18-642 303 Neb. 207 State on behalf of Mia G. v. Julio G.
S-18-715  303 Neb. 214  Abay, L.L.C. v. Nebraska Liquor Control Comm. 
 S-18-744  303 Neb. 224  State v. McGinn
S-18-780 303 Neb. 235 In re Guardianship & Conservatorship of Alice H.
S-18-922  303 Neb. 245  Christine W. v. Trevor 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!!


Member Benefit Spotlight: Casemaker Launches Next Generation Research Platform! Members Now Have Free Access to Casemaker4
Beginning today, all members may enjoy free access to Casemaker4, the next generation legal research platform from Casemaker, which features a redesigned user interface and leverages improved search speed and more intuitive site navigation to deliver faster results.

To try Casemaker4, simply log in to Casemaker through the web site as you normally would, and then click the link provided.

“We are thrilled to announce the release of Casemaker4,” said Sarah Gorman, Chief Operating Officer at Casemaker. “The new platform is informed by several years of user feedback and an extensive beta testing process. The response from the last round of beta was overwhelmingly positive and we are extremely excited to now open up Casemaker4 to our entire subscriber base.”

Expanded feature functionality on Casemaker4 includes a new Alerts feature that enables you to have new developments in areas of interest delivered straight to your in box; an expanded Search Input Box with an Advanced Search option; predictive “Type Ahead” functionality; and the incorporation of intelligent algorithms to suggest related primary and secondary materials not previously displayed.

What hasn’t changed with the launch of Casemaker4? The expert care and handling of legal content by editorial staff that has long distinguished Casemaker among legal research providers. Now, with Casemaker4, you can get the best of both worlds: a much-improved platform with state-of-the-art functionality, and content you can rely on with confidence. Try it today!

Trouble logging on? Contact Casemaker at info@casemakerlegal.com or 877-659-0801.

Casemaker Weekly Update

Client Tracking in Casemaker
Need to keep track of time spent doing online research for a client? Utilizing the Client and Session Summary features of Casemaker can help. Simply create a Client and select the client each time you begin to conduct research for that client. Once you have finished, click the Sign Out link to sign out of Casemaker and view the Session Summary. The Session Summary contains the date, time and client for each search, which can be used to keep track of billable hours for the client. Please remember to print this information as it cannot be retrieved after closing the Session Summary.

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