E-Counsel Archive [November 5, 2019][11/05/2019]
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CLE Events

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.

CLE Partner Webcasts


2020 NSBA Voluntary Dues- Help us “go green” by paying online!
Thank you for support of the NSBA. In the coming weeks you will be receiving your 2020Dues Statement via mail.  We would like to encourage you to make life simpler and help us “go green” by paying online and signing up for auto-renewal. Members who pay by credit card have the option of setting up an auto-renewal process. By selecting auto-renewal, the NSBA will automatically extend member benefits, without the hassle of completing a dues statement each year.

Your 2020 dues entitle you to a number of benefits and services. To ensure you are taking advantage of all that is available to you, please take a minute review the member benefits flier:  Active Attorneys OR  Inactive Attorneys. Additionally, your 2020 dues support programs that help us achieve the NSBA’s three-fold mission—(1) promoting professionalism and competence among the profession, (2) strengthening the court system, and (3) serving the public. This includes programs like the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program, the Rural Practice Initiative and more.

To pay your 2020 voluntary dues online, please follow these steps

  • Log-In to your NSBA Account on www.nebar.com and click on your Member Profile. Your username is your bar number. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it through the website or contact the NSBA for assistance.
  • Locate and click on the **Renew Your Membership Now** link.
  • Review your contact information and complete the online dues statement.
  • Submit payment. 

If you need assistance logging-in, please contact the administration department.

Volunteer for a NSBA Committee
NSBA President Steven F. Mattoon of Sidney will be appointing NSBA committees. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please review and return the Committee sign up form to the NSBA by November 8th.

Just Published!  Nebraska Title Standards (2019)
The Nebraska Title Standards have been completely reviewed and updated by the NSBA Real Estate Practice Guidelines Committee.  The update includes both new standards and updates to existing standards.  See the table of contents and pricing information, and place your order through the online NSBA Store or call the NSBA office.

Space Is Still Available: Travel to Portugal With the NSBA - May 18-23, 2020
The Nebraska State Bar Association is offering an exclusive program to Portugal. Visit Lisbon, Porto and other beautiful cities from May 18-23, 2020 with a 3 day & 2 night optional extension to the Douro Valley wine country from May 23-25, 2020. Space is limited so don't miss this unique opportunity. Our partner, CLE Abroad, is accepting registrations through the end of December 2019 for this once-in-a-lifetime trip.  For complete information download the brochure.

ABA TECHSHOW 2020 - Bringing Lawyers & Technology Together
ABA TECHSHOW has over 32 years of experience bringing lawyers and technology together. Legal work today is dependent on technology to manage day to day activities, to practice more competently, and to service clients more effectively. ABA TECHSHOW teaches you how technology can work for you. Through the expansive EXPO Hall, CLEs, presentations, and workshops, you will be able to get your questions answered and learn from the top legal professionals and tech innovators, all under one roof. Regardless of your expertise level, there’s something for you at ABA TECHSHOW.

As a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, we want you to know that you can register for ABA TECHSHOW 2020 at a special reduced rate. This discount only applies to registrants that qualify for the Standard registration and will save you $150. You can register online and include this unique discount code: EP2003 at checkout to receive the discount.

Public Notice: Solicitation Of Applicants To Serve As Subchapter V Trustees
The United States Department of Justice, Office of the United States Trustee, seeks resumes from persons wishing to be considered for inclusion in a pool of trustees who may be appointed on a case-bycase basis to administer cases filed under the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (Subchapter V), which amended chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (Bankruptcy Code). All resumes must be received on or before November 15, 2019.  Full Notice

Recent Supreme Court Cases

Week of November 1, 2019

304 Neb. 356
Burgardt v. Burgardt
S-18-500 304 Neb. 369 State v. Simmer
S-18-1196  304 Neb. 395  State v. Roberts

Week of October 25, 2019

S-17-1123 304 Neb. 323  State ex rel. Counsel for Dis. v. Hoffman
S-18-740 304 Neb. 326  State v. Mata
 S-18-1020  304 Neb. 346   Nelssen v. Ritchie

For a complete listing of recent opinions, visit the Nebraska Judicial Branch Website.

NLF News

17th Annual Greater Nebraska Golf Scramble
Friday, June 26, 2020
Dismal River Club 83040 Dismal River Trail, Mullen, NE 69152
Format: 4-Person Scramble
CLE Seminar: 9-11 a.m.
Lunch & Driving Range: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Shotgun Start: 1:00 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM
Entry Fee: $200 per golfer
Includes: Lunch, Prime Rib buffet for dinner, green fee, cart, range balls & door prize drawings
Players: Pairings will be made for individual and partial team entries
Overnight Accommodations: Call the Dismal River Club at 308-546-2900


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  • Average 10% off 200 technology core items

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Casemaker Weekly Update
The results page appears after you have submitted your search. These results may vary depending on what you selected in the Jurisdiction and Compilation menu. Unless you specified a specific compilation type, Casemaker4 defaults to showing Cases. On the left, however, you can select a different compilation, such as Statutes, Administrative Code or Attorney General Opinions.

On the left, you will also see a number of ways to narrow the search results you found. Search within results allows you to type in a new search query that will apply only to the results from your initial search. You can set up your Search Within Results query just as you would any other query in Casemaker, using the same search operators. In addition, the left bar allows you to narrow your results by jurisdiction, courts, date and published or unpublished for Case Law. For Statutes and Administrative laws, you can narrow by jurisdiction or by Chapter or Title.

The results page can be sorted. Along the top of the results list is a toolbar with the option to change your sorting criteria. When viewing case results the system defaults to Relevance, but at the top of your results list you can choose to sort by state, date, the number of times cited and court level. When viewing statutes or similar material you will see the options to sort by relevance, state, code section or title. The toolbar above your list of results also provides the opportunity to save the search, create a new search alert, create or edit a document alert, print, email, save to folder, download, and send selected documents to the print queue.

The results themselves show you the case name, citation, and parallel citation where available; court, date decided, and the number of times it was cited in our database along with a graph plotting how often it has been cited over the years. Clicking on this graph will allow the graph to open larger. There are different colored lines for which courts the case was cited in: Same state of publication, Federal, or Other states. You can hover over the dots provided to see how many times it was cited in that year specifically. Clicking on the dot will provide you with a list of clickable links to those cases.

Case results have green thumbs up or red thumbs down icons. These indicators are part of CaseCheck+, a citator service letting you know whether or not the case is still good law. The green thumbs-up indicates the case has not received any negative treatment by subsequent cases, while the red thumbs down indicates that it has. Clicking to view the case will give you more information on the treatment.



NSBA Career Center

The NSBA has a new Career Center. Employers can post job openings and job seekers and posters can search openings and subscribe to new posting notifications.


Our Sponsors

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 Annual Meeting

General Session


Hotel Key Cards

Technology Seminars by Jim Calloway

Presidential Public Service Project

The Bench & Bar Reception

  • Lincoln Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Buffalo County Bar Association
  • Custer County Bar Association
  • Lincoln County Bar Association
  • Madison County/7th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Sarpy County Bar Association
  • Tri-County Bar Association

Thank You to Our 2019 Annual Meeting Exhibitors