Rural Practice Initiative Associate and Summer Clerkship Placement Program - Grand Island, NE - September 28, 2018
In-person interviews for our clerkship program or full-time employment will take place at Quality Inn and Conference Center in Grand Island, NE, on Friday, September 28, 2018 from noon to 5:00 pm, with a reception to follow. The goal is to provide 15-20 minutes for each interview. We estimate that each attorney will have the opportunity to interview at least six students in the afternoon. Attorneys and students will have an additional opportunity to meet and converse at a reception following the formal interviewing session. If you are interested in hiring an associate or a law clerk for the summer of 2019, please fill out the form below and return to Sam Clinch, 635 S 14th St. #200, Lincoln, NE 68508. Please respond by September 14, 2018.
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2018 NSBA Annual Meeting - Framing the Past, Building the Future
The 2018 NSBA Annual Meeting brochure was mailed to our voluntary dues members last week. Registration is now open.
The 118th Annual Meeting of the Nebraska State Bar Association will be held at the Embassy Suites-La Vista Tuesday, October 16, through Friday, October 19, 2018. The theme of this year's meeting is "Framing the Past, Building the Future". This year’s Annual Meeting offers numerous seminars of interest, a number of section and committee breakfasts and meetings, lunches for Creighton, UNL and University of Iowa alumni, The Bench & Bar Reception, and a OctoBARfest Reception sponsored by Minnesota Lawyers Mutual and Carson Wealth Management. Complete meeting information and online registration are available on the Annual Meeting event page. Space is limited so register early. Register Online Now
Law Practice Management Made Easy
NSBA is offering a monthly series of one-hour webinars on various law practice management topics, including harnessing technology, end of year preparations, data protection, billing and accounting, and the risks and benefits of pdf files. The webinars will be 12-1 pm (Central) on the first Wednesday of every month from September through January. The series is a pilot project to see if lawyers are interested in learning more about law practice management in one-hour segments rather than full-day seminars. Sign up for only the webinars that interest you. Non-attorneys are welcome. Details and registration are online.
Lawyers in the City, Omaha, October 26, 2018
A one-day legal clinic where volunteers meet with walk-in visitors from the community to provide brief advice, referrals to a legal aid service provider, give self-help forms, brochures, and other helpful resources. This event is a collaborative event with VLP, Creighton Law School Legal Clinic, Immigrant Legal Center, Legal Aid of Nebraska, Midlands Bar Association, Omaha Bar Association, Women’s Center for Advancement, and paralegal students from Metropolitan Community College. The event will be at the South Omaha Campus, Metropolitan Community College, Friday, October 26 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Volunteer 1, 2 or 3 hours–or all day. Contact Laurie Heer Dale at VLP@ nevlp.org or (402) 475-7091 for more information or to sign up. A great way to do pro bono, network with other lawyers, and do good for the community.
Updated Legal Brochures Now Available
The Volunteer Lawyer Project is pleased to announce updated legal brochures are available in the following areas: Buying a Home, Divorce, Custody, Employment Law, Joint Tenancy, Landlord-Tenant Act, Rights if Arrested, and Wills. Others, such as Bankruptcy and Fee, will be coming soon. These brochures are available for review and print on the NSBA website: www.nebar.com. A special thanks to our volunteer attorneys who have reviewed and revised the brochures.
Intersection of Brain Injury and Cognitive Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice World
Thursday, September 6, 2018
1:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Hruska Law Center, Lincoln
3 hours of live and distance learning CLE
3 hours of GAL credit
3 hours of Crime Commission CLE for County Attorneys
Please join Matthew Garlinghouse, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences at UNMC, Peggy Reisher, MSW, and Executive Director of Brain Injury Alliance, and Joyful Stoves, Program Specialist for Communications, Eligibility and Resources of NDHHS-Division of Developmental Disabilities, who will provide GALs and juvenile law attorneys with an understanding of brain development, explain the unique needs of juveniles with brain injury and cognitive disabilities and discuss the challenges and unique needs those juveniles have when they are also involved in the juvenile justice system.
REGISTER HERE: https://www.nebar.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1124489&group=
2018 Nebraska Legal Diversity Summit
Friday, September 7, 2018
12:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Harper Center Ballroom, Creighton University, Omaha
3.75 hours of Live CLE, including 3.75 hours of ethics
We hope that you will plan on joining us again this year for the 2018 Nebraska Legal Diversity Summit scheduled for Friday September 7th in Omaha at the Creighton University Harper Center. This year, the Summit will include 3.75 hours of ethics CLE and is FREE for voluntary dues paying members of the NSBA, law students and pre-law students. The program will include David Houghton speaking on The Business Case for Diversity (1:00 to 1:30); Karen Hester, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Legal Inclusiveness, speaking on Engaging Influencers in Your Diversity and Inclusion Efforts and Helping Your Diverse Associates with Effective Mentoring; and Megan Belcher, Jeana Goosmann, Nicole Theophilus, and Dana E. Washington speaking on Women in the Legal Profession.
REGISTER HERE: https://www.nebar.com/event/2018LegalDiversity
Recent Supreme Court Opinions
Week of August 24, 2018
Week of August 17, 2018
For a complete listing of recent opinions, visit the Nebraska Judicial Branch Website.
Self-Care is the Key to Stress and Anxiety Management
By Jeena Cho, Originally Published in ABA Journal Magazine
It’s paradoxical that even though most lawyers would say they would like to lessen the impact of stress and anxiety, only a small percentage of us utilize concrete strategies for doing so. As lawyers, we’re conditioned to work hard, putting our well-being second to our clients. And we tend to hold ourselves to impossibly high standards. We can falsely believe that every minute not spent billing is time being unproductive, therefore wasted. We can discount the importance of resting the mind and the body. Full Article
Nebraska Lawyers Foundation 2018 Annual Campaign
The Nebraska Lawyers Foundation is the charitable giving and fundraising arm of the Nebraska State Bar Association. We are pleased to present the Nebraska Lawyers Foundation 2017 Impact Report, which summarizes how the Nebraska Lawyers Foundation supports programs dedicated to ensuring justice for all Nebraskans and strengthening the legal profession.
We hope you will help us improve our impact by participating in our 2018 One Hour of Sharing Campaign. Please consider donating the equivalent of one billable hour. Whether you give $10 or $1,000 you can help us tip the scale toward our goal of $10,000 by December 31, 2018. Your gift through the One Hour of Sharing Campaign is an opportunity to help make an impact.
Casemaker Weekly Update
The Importance of Signing Out
Any time that you have logged in to a web page, be it your social media account, your bar association page or your bank, it is always a good idea to log out for security purposes. Clicking the sign-out link in Casemaker will not only log you out but also show you a session summary. This is a complete listing of everything you did while logged in, including date and time stamp, and client labels if you performed them while logged in to a client. You can print this page and keep it for your records if you wish. Please note once you leave the session summary screen the information cannot be retrieved.
Have you have been viewing a document in Casemaker and wanted to just email it to your client or colleague? Casemaker allows for just that! To email a document to your client, your colleague, or even yourself – you first need to click on the envelope icon located in the upper right-hand corner of the document in the dark gray bar. A pop-up window will appear giving you a number of options to choose from. You can select the document format. You can choose to send a PDF, Word or WordPerfect document as well as chose dual or single column format. You can also decide to include your notes or any highlighted terms. If you would like, you can attach the list of citing references and any negative treatment found as well. Make your choices then enter the recipient's email address (or addresses), a subject for the email, and a short message if you wish. Then hit the blue email button and Casemaker will email the document for you. It is that simple!
Do you find yourself using the same search query often? Maybe you would just like to come right back to the search you just did? In Casemaker you can save your searches! Once you have entered your query and submit the search you will notice the blue “save search” link will appear under the jurisdiction menu. You can click on this to save the search you just performed. Later when you want to access this search again, you can find it in the left sidebar on the homepage by clicking “My Saved Searches”