Welcome to the Member Benefits section. Take advantage of these exciting new programs and discounts and at the same time, support the NSBA in its effort to make membership work for you. For more information on benefits, contact Sam Clinch, (402) 475-7091.
ESSENTIAL TO YOUR PRACTICE: THE NSBA CORE BENEFITS
Casemaker is a comprehensive online legal research library and search engine that offers timely and accurate results. This powerful research tool provides NSBA members with free and unlimited access to a wealth of legal research materials, including both state and federal case law, statutes, regulations, and much more. Casmaker also offers a number of additional premium services, free to NSBA Active dues-paying members (an additional value of $450 per year). Learn more about Casemaker.
Casecheck+ works like Shephard’s® and KeyCite® to notify you instantly of negative treatment, identifying whether your case law citations are still good law. Casecheck+ returns both positive and negative treatments instantly as you research and links to negative treatments so you can quickly review the citation history for both state and federal cases. It works seamlessly inside the new Casemaker and doesn’t require any extra steps to use. Any questions, just call customer support at 877-659-0801.
CiteCheck analyzes every citation in your brief (or your opponent’s) and provides you with a report of good law, negative treatments and potential citation format errors. In just moments, you have this critical information.
Casemaker Digest allows active dues paying members to receive daily summaries of the latest state and federal appellate decisions (within 12-24 hours of publication) classified by practice area. Choose one area, a few or all, and get exactly the information you need when you need it.
Inactive Dues Members Sign Up for Inactive Gold Membership and gain access to Casemaker.
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Free and Reduced Cost CLE
The NSBA offers high-quality and affordable continuing legal education (CLE) programs throughout the year on a variety of topics. Additionally, members who pay dues receive a significant discount off the already low prices of NSBA CLE seminars at www.nebar.com and www.nebarondemand.com.
As an added bonus, dues-paying members can attend two hours of NSBA ethics CLE free at certain NSBA-produced programs.
Nebraska Child Support Calculator
New in 2015, unlimited free access to the Nebraska Child Support Calculator, a state-of-the-art platform for calculating child support in all Nebraska courts. ($109 value per year)
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Build your professional network by joining a NSBA Section. NSBA members can also connect with other attorneys in their area of practice through NSBA Section events, seminars and listservs and gain access to resources developed specifically by Sections. See a list of sections available to NSBA Dues Paying Members.
NebDocs™ takes document assembly to the next level. Not only does this program provide you the benefits of document assembly described above, it provides you with Nebraska State Bar Association templates that can be implemented in your practice out of the box. The documents provided in NebDocs® have been created by the various substantive law sections of the Nebraska State Bar Association and will be reviewed periodically by these sections to ensure they are compliant with current Nebraska law. The NebDocs library of hundreds of legal templates is now available for purchase through a cloud-based platform. Now subscribers can access up-to-date intelligent legal templates, anytime, anywhere and from any device, including Macs.
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NSBA Health Insurance Consortium
The Health Insurance Consortium consists of multiple employers, with NSBA membership, pooling together to obtain affordable health insurance coverage on terms similar to those currently available only to large employers. There are seven Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska plans to choose from. Employers also have the option of selecting “narrow networks” to achieve additional savings. In addition to staff, employers may offer family and dependent coverage to their employees. Click here for more information.
The Nebraska State Bar Association is pleased to announce its new online resource for the public, the Nebraska Find-A-Lawyer website. The new website, www.nefindalawyer.com, allows the NSBA to both provide attorneys with a low cost marketing opportunity and help connect members of the public with legal services. Members of the public can search for a licensed attorney by area of practice and/or area of the state. The search functions also allow clients to identify lawyers who suit other needs, such as attorneys who are bilingual or who are licensed in multiple states. To participate in Nebraska Find-A-Lawyer, complete and return the application form to the Nebraska State Bar Association, along with the appropriate registration fees, and the requisite certificate of insurance addressed to the NSBA or with a copy of the declaration page of your policy showing that you carry the requisite professional liability insurance. The rules adopted by the NSBA House of Delegates regarding the program are available here. To visit the website, go to: www.nefindalawyer.com
Keeping Abreast of Changes to Nebraska Statutory Law
As lawyers, it is imperative that we are up-to-date on changes to the law. The NSBA’s Legislative Program helps to keep you informed while saving you valuable time. The NSBA Legal Counsel reviews hundreds of bills each legislative session. They collect and categorize those relevant to our various areas of practice, and, during the session, the NSBA Legislative Update is sent weekly to dues-paying members to update them on the status of bills impacting their areas of practice.
The Nebraska Lawyer Magazine
Published six times a year, The Nebraska Lawyer offers dues-paying members access to articles on a variety of substantive legal topics, practice tips, and ethics, as well as news from the bar, the court, and their colleagues.
The Nebraska State Bar Association Leadership Academy
The NSBA Leadership Academy is a program designed to nurture effective leadership with respect to ethical, professional and community service issues; build relationships among legal leaders from across the state and from across disciplines within the profession; raise the level of awareness among lawyers regarding the broad range of issues facing the legal profession; and enhance the diversity of leaders within the legal profession and the community as a whole.
The NSBA Library: NSBA Publications and Videos at Your Fingertips
You remember a great article in The Nebraska Lawyer that’s on point for a case you have now. And there was a form in that seminar last fall, but where are your materials? You need to quickly get an overview of an area of law you’re not familiar with—but how? The online NSBA Library has what you need. The NSBA Library has thousands of pages of written materials and hundreds of hours of seminar videos organized by topic or practice area. Materials include articles, seminar materials, some practice manuals and forms. The information is also searchable using the search function on the NSBA website. Check out of the NSBA Library under Practice Tools on the NSBA home page, and let us know if there’s material to be added, deleted or cross-listed.
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Through its partnership with Mercer Health & Benefits Administration the NSBA offers a full range of insurance options, including life, disability, and employment practice liability. Our most popular option is our Professional liability coverage. Mercer is the exclusive provider of professional liability insurance to members of the NSBA. For additional information on insurance products, please call 1-866-236-6582 or visit online at www.nebarinsurance.com. For professional liability inquires please contact John Collentine at 1-800-328-4671.
Conference Calling Services
Does your practice rely on conference calling services? Make sure you aren’t paying more than you have to for conference call services. Through your NSBA membership, you have access to West Unified Communication Services, which offers industry-leading features and ease of use for only .0225 cents a minute. With West Unified Communication Services's legal conferencing solutions, you get services that improve your communication with clients and co-workers so you can be more efficient. From holding a conference call at a moment’s notice to collaborating on briefs and contracts to recording and transcribing depositions, we offer everything you need to streamline projects and eliminate time constraints. To foster employee development, we provide video and web conferencing services that let you conduct remote training and continuing education to members of your firm. By using West Unified Communication Services's audio, web and video conferencing solutions, you save time, increase productivity and enable collaboration from anywhere at any time. For more information contact Jerrell Wilkinson, Dedicated Nebraska Meeting Consultant, Ph: (773) 867-7067 or Katie Hochberg, Ph: (773) 867-7047.
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ADDITIONAL MEMBER BENEFITS
ABA Retirement Program
Does your retirement plan offer no out-of-pocket expenses, professional fiduciary services, a broad range of investment options, and full-service administration? Ours does! The ABA Retirement Funds Program (“the Program") has been providing affordable 401(k) plans exclusively to the legal community for 50 years. The Program's bundled approach allows your firm to keep its focus on the success of the practice. We provide you with trustee, record keeping, tax reporting, compliance testing, investment management, and participant communication services - all from a single source - at no additional cost to your firm. Maybe it's time to find out what's inside your 401(k). Call us at (866) 812-3580 for a free consultation or visit www.abaretirement.com/welcome/nebraska/ for more information.
Bringing the Nebraska legal community together. A one-stop employment resource to help attorneys, lawyers, paralegals, law school students and legal professionals find legal jobs in their local areas. For questions, call 866-376-0949 x7049.
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Credit Card Processing
Endorsed by 45 state and more than 50 local bar associations, LawPay is proud to be the preferred payment partner of more than 35,000 law firms. Designed specifically for the legal industry, LawPay provides attorneys with a simple, secure, and online way to accept credit cards in their practice.
Additionally, LawPay understands the unique compliance and financial requirements placed on attorneys, which is why the LawPay platform was designed specifically to correctly separate earned and unearned payments, giving you peace of mind that your credit card transactions are always handled correctly.
LawPay is proud to partner with the Nebraska State Bar Association, and any Nebraska State Bar members who sign up for a LawPay account will get their first 3 months free. To learn more or to get started, visit lawpay.com/nebar/ or call (866) 376-0950.
Office Depot is proud to be a partner with the NSBA. Please Click the link to sign up for your Business Account. This account will provide money saving discounts for you and your company.
For additional questions, please contact Larry Leal, Lead Business Account Manager, 1-855-337-6811 x16011.
Did you know you get Exclusive Member Pricing at any Office Depot® or Office Max® Store? Show the cashier your Store Purchasing Card when checking out to see the savings! Don't have a Store Purchasing Card? Text “NSBA” to 555-888 to get a Store Purchasing Card to save on your phone!
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Clio is the most widely used legal cloud-based practice management software. Tens of thousands of lawyers and legal professionals use Clio to organize their cases, track time, invoice their clients, generate documents, and more. Working on Mac and PC, and through iPhone, iPad, and Android apps, lawyers can easily access and manage their practice from any location and on any device.
Clio is the only practice management platform that integrates with other Nebraska State Bar Association member benefits, like LawPay for credit card processing. Nebraska lawyers can easily connect these services together for seamless syncing of information. Clio also integrates with other popular software like Dropbox, Quickbooks, Gmail, and Google Apps, letting law firms design their perfect practice with their favorite tools.
Members of the Nebraska State Bar Association receive an exclusive 10% discount on Clio. Register here for a free trial.
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Save up to 10% on Tabs3 and PracticeMaster Software through the end of 2018! Tabs3 Software would like to extend a 10% discount (with no dollar limit) on all new licenses and upgrades of Tabs3 and PracticeMaster software in 2018 to all members of the NSBA! Tabs3 and PracticeMaster are reliable and easy-to-use to give you a seamlessly integrated experience. The Tabs3 software suite ranges from billing to practice management, check writing to general ledger, and document management to trust accounting. Call us at 402-419-2200 or visit Tabs3.com/nsba for more information or to download a free trial!
Kurent, new cloud billing from Tabs3, gives you an easy way to track your time, create invoices, record payments, and get paid on any device. Without elaborate practice management features to get in the way, billing should take minutes, not hours, making time for what matters most, your clients. Enjoy 10% off when purchasing an annual subscription, click here to learn more!
MyCase is an affordable, intuitive and powerful legal case management software designed for the modern law firm. Give your law firm the advantage of a complete case management software solution – get organized with contacts, calendars, cases, documents, time tracking, and billing. MyCase also includes a first of its kind integrated client portal so everyone stays informed and connected. Nebraska Bar members get a 10% lifetime discount. Start your free trial today!
Rocket Matter helps law firms offer better client service and also increase revenues by more than 20%. The company was the first cloud-based legal practice management software on the market, landing its first client in 2007. It has been a leader ever since—Rocket Matter has the most powerful, easy-to-use time and billing software in the industry. Also, when law firms want to make more money, go paperless, or increase confidence in their trust accounting, Rocket Matter helps them achieve those goals. With award-winning customer service based in the United States, it’s no wonder thousands of law firms swear by Rocket Matter. Members of the Nebraska State Bar Association receive an industry-leading 15% discount on Rocket Matter. Get started today! Contact Kelley Nicholson, firstname.lastname@example.org; (888) 432-1529 x107.
User-Friendly Email Security Designed for the Legal Community
Delivery Trust Email Encryption by Identillect Technologies ensures total security and control over your sensitive email communications, both outbound and when recipients respond. As legal professionals, it is not only an ethical obligation to ensure confidentiality when communicating with clients but also a legal obligation when dealing with clients in heavily regulated industries. Sign Up Today. NSBA Members use Promo Code NEBR2 to receive a 20% discount. For additional information: 888-781-4080 or Info@identillect.com.
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Student Loan Refinancing
Nebraska State Bar Association has partnered with SoFi to provide you with the option to refinance your student loans. SoFi consolidates and refinances federal and private student loans to offer rates customized to you, creating meaningful savings. Upon refinancing through
SoFi.com/NebraskaBar, members receive a $300 welcome bonus.* Watch this 1 minute video for more information.
- Cash Welcome Bonus: Members receive a $300 welcome bonus* when you refinance through SoFi.com/NebraskaBar
- Savings: Borrowers can save up to $15,7671over the life of the loan when they refinance with SoFi.
- Rates & Terms: Low variable and fixed rates with 5, 7, 10, 15 and 2-year repayment terms.
- Simplicity: Consolidate all existing student loans (federal and private) into a single loan with one monthly payment.
- Perks: SoFi offers career counseling, member events, a referral program, and more.
- No Fees: No application fees, no origination fees and no prepayment penalties.
If you have any questions about SoFi student loan refinancing, please visit SoFi.com/NebraskaBar or contact customer service by calling 855.456.7634 or emailing email@example.com.
*Payment will be issued electronically once you become a SoFi borrower; you have submitted a completed application with documents and your loan has been disbursed. Offer good for new customers only.
NSBA is pleased to offer an exclusive worldwide travel discount service to our members.
Savings may exceed 50%, and average 10-20% below-market on all hotels and car rental suppliers around the world.
Save time and money. Let us negotiate the best deals and comparison price for you.
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