Hand-Eye Coordination is Vital to Success
Form is everything in the grueling sport of Cornholing. If you aren’t familiar with the sport, just walk through a parking lot full of tailgaters and you’ll quickly see the allure. The Omaha Bar’s young lawyers decided to chase away the frigid winter blues by throwing their own “tailgate” event. Eight teams of two to four players squared off at Thunderhead Brewing Taproom on February 5 to sample their craft brews and fling beanbags across the room. OBA Executive Director Dave Sommers said a rematch is in the works.
The first ever OBA Cornhole Champions are (from left) Zach Winter and John Wood. Winter is the lawyer and Wood the “ringer.” They bested seven other teams at the Young Lawyers Division event for the coveted trophy.
(Photos by Lorraine Boyd)
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts moves around the room as he answers law students’ wide-ranging questions. (Photo by Lorraine Boyd)
Ricketts Helps Celebrate Phi Delta Phi Centennial
The Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society Inn at Creighton School of Law kicked off a year-long celebration of their centennial on campus by sponsoring a visit from Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts.
Feb. 6, law students, professors and others heard the governor give an informal presentation on the current
state of the three branches of government in Nebraska.
He then opened the session up for questions and there was no shortage of them. Topics ranged from his stands on immigration, minimum wage, medical marijuana and consolidation of small Nebraska counties. The governor said local involvement is a must in those cases.
Inn President Christopher McMahon got the answers he was seeking on a bill which cleans up a typo in a very old bill that has had an adverse impact on recent judicial decisions.
One student wrapped up the Q&A with a question on future plans for the Chicago Cubs, the baseball team that the governor’s family owns.
“We won the World Series in 2016 and last year we won 95 games, which would have put us in the championship were it not for a couple of unlucky playoffs, so we’re doing it right,” he said.
Phi Delta Phi will welcome Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson to campus on March 19 at noon in the second of their series of talks.
– By Lorraine Boyd
Anne C. (Howell) Boyle
December 22, 1942 – Feb. 2, 2019
‘An Extraordinary Woman and a Patriot’ One of the giants of the Democratic Party in Omaha, Anne C. (Howell) Boyle passed away at home last Saturday at age 76, after suffering a stroke earlier in the week.
During her decades in politics and in the public eye, she held her family’s banner high, contributing greatly to their legacy.
In a profile story published 20 years ago when Anne ran for the Public Service Commission, she was quoted as saying that although she had been happy playing a supporting role in campaigns, “The incumbent chose not to run, so I did.”
She was no stranger to politics though. Her great-grandfather, Edward E. Howell, served on the Omaha City Council, and was elected to the Nebraska Legislature in 1896 and her grandfather, Sam J. Howell, served in the legislature in the 1930s. Her aunt, Marge Higgins, was a state legislator. Her father, Sam J. Howell Jr., was Douglas County Treasurer for 38 years – “the dean of the courthouse.” And her husband Mike, now a Douglas County Commissioner, was mayor of Omaha.
Visitation and funeral services will be Saturday at Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler, 7805 W. Center Road. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m., with funeral services following at 11 a.m. The day after the funeral, Anne will be honored for her commitment to equality. The event will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Metropolitan Community Church, 819 S. 22nd St. Memorials are suggested to: The Women’s Fund of Omaha, 1111 N. 13th St., Ste. 106, Omaha, NE 68102.
– By Lorraine Boyd
CU Phi Delta Phi Inn Celebrates Centennial
By Lorraine Boyd
The Daily Record The Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society chapter of Creighton School of Law is celebrating its centennial this year with a series of guest speakers and an alumni reunion and banquet later this year. It is the oldest student organization at the law school and one of the oldest on campus.
The 100th anniversary coincides with the 115th anniversary of Creighton School of Law, which will also have its own events scheduled. At 150 years old, the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society (PDP) is the oldest legal organization
in continuous existence in the United States, pre-dating even the American Bar Association.
Founded in 1869 at the University of Michigan School of Law by four law students at the urging of their faculty, they endeavored to create an association that would foster “scholarship, civility, and ethical conduct” in the legal profession.
Christopher McMahon, a part-time law student at Creighton, is the school chapter’s president. Assistant Professor Carol Knoepfler, is the chapter’s faculty advisor. Click here for full story
New Partners Join Smith Slusky Law Lamson Dugan & Murray Announces French, Lighthall and Feeney as Partners Lamson Dugan & Murray is pleased to announce that attorneys Catherine E. (Katie) French, Maria T. Lighthall and Adam R. Feeney have become partners of the firm as of January 1, 2019.
French’s practice focuses in the areas of estate planning and administration, real estate, guardianships/
conservatorships, business succession planning and corporate governance. She prides herself on helping clients navigate complex issues that can arise during often stressful legal proceedings, and seeks to help them achieve peace of mind by knowing their family and business is prepared for whatever the future may bring. French graduated from Creighton University School of Law and also received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Creighton University.
Lighthall is a member of the firm’s insurance defense, railroad law, torts and product liability, toxic tort, worker’s compensation and litigation practices. She represents and advises clients on a broad range of matters, with expertise defending clients in personal injury, insurance and worker’s compensation matters. Lighthall graduated from Drake University, cum laude, with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. After undergraduate school she attended Creighton University School of Law, where she participated in the Civil Law Clinic and interned for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Nebraska.
Feeney is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. He has represented clients in a wide range of disputes in areas including corporate, partnership, breach of contract, creditors’ rights, product liability, RICO, securities fraud, employment and trust and estate. Feeney has tried cases in state and federal court and before arbitral tribunals from a variety of arbitral institutions, including the International Chamber of Commerce, American Arbitration Association/International Center for Dispute Resolution and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Prior to joining Lamson Dugan & Murray, he practiced in the litigation, arbitration and employment department of the New York City office of Hogan Lovells. Feeney received a double major in political science and communications from the University of Iowa. He receicved his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, with distinction.
For more information about Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP please visist their website at www.ldmlaw.com. Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP Names Deaver to Partner; Hires O’Keefe, Estwick, Langdon and Johnson
Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP is proud to announce it has promoted Andrew P. Deaver to partner of the Firm and has added Kevin J. O’Keefe, Christopher O. Estwick, Peter M. Langdon and M. Tyler Johnson as associates.
Deaver focuses his practice on estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships and business organizational and contractual matters. He is an active volunteer in the U.S. Small Business Association’s SCORE, assisting future business owners with startup considerations. Deaver received his B.A. in Chemistry from Dordt College in 2005 and his J.D., cum laude, from Creighton University School of Law in 2010. Deaver joined the Firm as an associate in 2013. He is admitted to practice in Nebraska and Iowa.
O’Keefe brings over 10 years of experience to the Firm’s litigation team. O’Keefe will focus his practice on insurance defense, insurance coverage opinions, commercial litigation, estate litigation and criminal defense. Prior to joining the Firm, O’Keefe worked in private practice as a civil litigator and also spent two years as an Assistant Ford County Attorney in Dodge City, Kansas, where he gained significant trial experience. O’Keefe obtained his B.A. from Rutgers University in 2005 and his J.D. from Washburn University with Deans Honors in 2008. He is admitted to practice in Nebraska, Kansas, Ohio and New Jersey.
Estwick has joined the Firm’s business department. Estwick focuses his practice on business and corporate law with an emphasis in intellectual property and technology law, corporate structuring, commercial lending, franchising and real estate matters. He received his B.A. from Creighton University in 2010 and his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2014, where he served as a note and comment editor for the Journal of Corporation Law and received the Willard L. Boyd Public Service Award. Estwick currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Urban League of Nebraska.
Langdon focuses his practice on corporate matters, commercial transactions and employment law. Langdon received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014 and his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in 2017. During law school, he served as the Executive Editor of the Creighton Law Review. Langdon is currently pursuing his LL.M. in taxation from Villanova University and will graduate in the fall of 2019.
Johnson assists clients in a wide variety of matters, including entity formation, corporate governance, intellectual property, real estate, general business law matters and estate planning. Johnson graduated, cum laude, from Wayne State College in 2014 and earned his J.D. from Creighton University School of Law in 2018, where he was a member of the National Moot Court Team.
“We are pleased to have Andy join the partnership and we look forward to his continued service to our clients and contributions to the Firm,” said Tom Malicki, a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. “We also welcome Kevin, Chris, Peter and Tyler to the Firm, who will provide us with the knowledge, skill, and capacity to meet the ever-changing legal needs of our clients. As the Firm celebrates its 75th year, the addition of this group of talented attorneys will allow the firm to provide quality legal services to our clients for years to come.”
For more information about Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP please visist their website at www.akclaw.com.
Ashley Albertsen and Melissa Oestmann have joined Smith Slusky as partners. Albertsen and Oestmann bring their thriving legal practices in criminal, domestic and tribal law to the firm.
“Smith Slusky Law is proud and excited to welcome Ashley and Melissa to the firm,” said Dan Smith, “Their extensive abilities in criminal and domestic law is impressive.
This brings our firm and clients unique and important legal knowledge to continue our level of excellence.” Oestmann and Albertsen graduated as classmates from Creighton School of Law in 2010. They practiced in a partnership of Oestmann and Albertsen prior to joining Smith Slusky.
Oestmann’s expertise in domestic law has grown to include divorce, adoption and child custody, child support
and guardianships. Oestmann works with clients to support and guide them towards their legal goals.
Albertsen’s professional expertise is in criminal and domestic law. Her practice includes probate, protection orders and juvenile law. Albertsen works diligently to pursue justice for her clients.
Proficiency in criminal and domestic law has led Albertsen to practice in the Winnebago and Ponca Tribal Courts, while Oestmann’s family law practice also led her to the Winnebago and Ponca Tribal Courts.
“Tribal Law is a specialized practice that requires professionalism, skill and experience,” according to Jerry Slusky. “We are privileged to have Melissa and Ashley part of the Smith Slusky team.”
For more information about Smith Slusky Law please visit their website at www.smithslusky.com.
Carlson & Burnett, LLP
Announces New Partners
The Omaha law firm of Carlson & Burnett, LLP is pleased to announce the addition of three new partners – Andrew J. Wilson, Charles L. Grimes and DeAna K. Shaffer – to strengthen its expertise in three of its existing practice areas. Andrew “Andy” Wilson is an Omaha native and 1991 graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law with over twenty-five years of criminal and civil litigation experience. After starting his career with a firm in Des Moines, Wilson moved back to Omaha in 1993 to join the Douglas County Public Defender’s office. In that role, his case load included serious felony offenses, including drug trafficking, murder and sexual assault. In 2000, he moved into private practice and built a civil litigation practice focused on personal injury and insurance defense. He has an extensive trial background, including over forty jury trials as lead counsel. In 2013, Wilson was awarded the Jury Trial of the Year award from the Federal Public Defender’s office. He is active in his church, the Millard Rotary Club and Omaha Central Legion Baseball, for which he currently serves as president.
Charles “Charlie” Grimes grew up in Omaha and graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2011. He has spent the last seven years specializing in family law, including divorce, child custody and court ordered modifications and other post-divorce issues. Grimes’ favorite part of being an attorney is navigating the judicial system, both in and out of the courtroom. He enjoys the nuances of family law and developing the specific strategy that each case requires. His community involvement has included serving as Team Captain of the March of Dimes and chair of the Immigrant Legal Center’s Annual Fundraiser.
DeAna Shaffer is a 1997 graduate of Creighton University School of Law. The early years of her career were spent working in railroad labor relations. Following a hiatus to focus on family and community service, Shaffer shifted direction and returned to the legal profession in the area of trust and estate administration. This practice area reflects Carlson & Burnett’s
commitment to helping clients through all life stages. She understands that navigating the estate process following the loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. She is committed to efficiently guiding clients through this process with dignity and compassion.
For more information about Carlson & Burnett, LLP please visit their website at www.carlsonburnett.com.
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The leadership of CleanWash Laundry Systems includes (from left): Vice President Mike Lyman, Kevin Carlson and President Todd Santoro. (Photo by Emily Kerr) CleanWash Laundry
Taking the Competition to the Cleaners
By Emily Kerr
The Daily Record
From its vintage showroom built in 1890, CleanWash Laundry Systems has been a staple in the Omaha community since their opening in 2011.
This month, the Omaha Chamber of Commerce honored them with their Small Business of the Month Award because of their steadfast commitment to quality and service.
Boasting a family history of owning small businesses and the discipline of 16 years in the National Guard Reserve, Todd Santoro realized his potential success as a business owner. In fact, Santoro’s in-laws had an extensive history in the laundry business, owning and managing their own laundromats for more than 50 years.
After buying their first location in 2008, Santoro decided to make the switch from laundromats to distribution; selling and servicing new equipment to local hotels, laundromats, apartment complexes and even prisons.
While most laundromats are owned by families, the average distributor works from a mobile office (aka their vehicle), whereas CleanWash utilizes a more internet-based approach. Click here for full story
Catherine “Katie” French loves her work at Lamson Dugan & Murray. (Photo by Lorraine Boyd)
Young Lawyer Welcomes Challenges
By Elizabeth A. Elliott
The Daily Record
Catherine “Katie” French, a young attorney at Lamson Dugan & Murray LLP, wanted a career that would challenge her.
“I knew a law degree would give me many options to develop my career over a lifetime,” she said.
She has found several mentors at her law firm, where she has worked for eight years – two years as a clerk and six as a practicing attorney – who encourage her to grow as an attorney.
“I can bounce ideas off the more experienced attorneys at the firm, and I have gotten to work hand-in-hand with attorneys that practice in other areas of law when a case brings together my practice and some other area of litigation,” French said. “Having colleagues who are supportive of the evolution from a new attorney to a more experienced attorney make it enjoyable to come to work every day.”
French advises other young lawyers to learn as much as they can in the area in which they want to practice.
“Go to seminars, read articles, talk to other attorneys with more experience in that area of law,” she said. “You are doing your clients a disservice if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you are comfortable in your knowledge of the law, you can confidently give advice to clients.” Click here for full story
(Photos by Lorraine Boyd)
Omaha Bar Association Wine Tasting
Historic Setting, Extraordinary Wine
The venue for the 19th Annual Omaha Bar Association Wine Tasting took place at The Barn at the Ackerhurst Dairy Farm, owned by attorney Jill Podraza with her husband Troy. The beautiful, Dutch gambrel-style barn was built in 1935 and designated a landmark by the City of Omaha’s Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission in 2002. That same month, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The ambiance delivered by The Barn elevated the annual event, which featured fine wines from wineries on the West Coast for tasting, poured into souvenir OBA glasses. Click here for more photos
Frederick S. “Fritz” Cassman
Sept. 26, 1925 – Jan. 20, 2019
‘He Never Wasted a Second of His Life’
Frederick “Fritz” Cassman, one of the first members of Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman law firm, has died at 93.
The firm was established in 1944 when Creighton University law school graduates Milton R. Abrahams and Ben E. Kaslow combined their legal practices.
A new Harvard law school graduate, Cassman joined the firm in 1949 as the third partner.
Howard J. Kaslow, a partner in the firm and the son of Ben Kaslow, remembered his friend, colleague and mentor.
“We’ve been partners since I joined the firm in 1964. We had a long and close relationship. His passing is part of the end of an era. Just recently, we’ve lost attorneys Harold Rock and Dick Croker and others and now Fritz.”
Kaslow said Cassman was practicing law “well into his 80s. He was a terrific lawyer.”
In fact, another veteran member of the firm, John W. Herdzina, said, “Fritz retired so many times that at one of his parties, we announced, “Welcome to the annual Fritz Cassman retirement party!”
Nebraska Supreme Court Justices Jonathan Papik (left) and John Freudenberg attended the Nebraska Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in October. A Tale of Two Justices
Getting to Know Supreme Court’s Newest Members
By Lorraine Boyd
The Daily Record
Two new justices joined the Nebraska Supreme Court in 2018, both appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts. One, taking office at 36, is the youngest ever to serve on the Nebraska Supreme Court. The other is the second youngest justice now serving on the court. Jonathan Papik and John Freudenberg complete
the court of six justices and a chief justice.
Papik, a native of Stromsburg, holds a law degree from Harvard, graduating magna cum laude. He clerked for Neil Gorsuch, now a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, who was then on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, as well as for Laurence Silberman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Papik maintained
a relationship with Justice Gorsuch as friend and mentor, so much so that Papik invited him to administer his oath, which he did on May 7, 2018, in Lincoln.
Before his ascension to the bench, Papik worked at the Omaha law firm of Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, L.L.P. for nearly eight years. Click here for full story
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TO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
MLK Panel Discussion On Service
By Scott Stewart
The Daily Record
A panel discussion at Creighton originally planned as part of a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy has been rescheduled after being cancelled due to inclement weather.
Douglas County Board of Commissioners Chairman Chris Rodgers, Omaha City Council President Ben Gray and State Sen. Justin Wayne of Omaha will discuss “Advancing Community Issues Through Government Service” and answer questions from the audience on March 22.
Jamel Walker, a second-year law student and president of the Black Law Students Association, will moderate the event. Walker said previously that panelists will discuss how to make progress on public policy issues.
“They will be able to talk about the challenges and the opportunities that they see moving forward on issues that are important to all of us but to the African-American community in particular,” Walker said.
Rodgers said he plans to discuss issues in the context of Martin Luther King Jr. and his policy agenda.
“We still have a long way to go to get where Dr. King wanted to get to,” he said.
Gray said he plans to bring up the importance of voting as much as possible in his remarks.
“I would hope that people would come for the discussion,” Gray said. “I would also hope that they would come with their minds open.”
The panel discussion will be held at Creighton University’s Ahmanson Law Center, 2133 Cass St., in Room 124 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. A reception will follow in the commons area. Information on how to RSVP will be available online at alumni.creighton.edu.
Judge James Coe has presided over Workers’ Compensation cases for more than 30 years now and is still going strong.
(Photo by Lorraine Boyd) Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court
Move to Bench Was ‘Good for the Soul’ for Coe
By Lorraine Boyd
The Daily Record
In the lower level of the Hall of Justice, behind an unassuming door leading to a short hallway, lies the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court. Not many people are aware it’s there, much less who the judges are that preside
Meet James Coe. The Omaha native graduated from Westside High School, then earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska in business administration. He continued his education at Nebraska College of Law, where he attained his law degree in 1974.
Coe started his law career at Mathews, Cannon and Carpenter, eventually becoming a partner at Carpenter, Rowen, Fitzgerald and Coe. While there, he was a litigator who primarily tried workers’ compensation cases.
“I enjoyed working with the attorneys and judges in that court. I liked the practice and I liked that cases moved fast, unlike a lot of other courts.
When he decided that “change is good for the soul,” he accepted then-Governor Kay Orr’s appointment to the Workers’ Compensation Court in 1988. That was the first year the court began operating in its present form with seven judges who hear disputes throughout the state, no longer using three judge panels. Each judge hears cases, usually two a day, independently. Appeals of their decisions go to the Nebraska Court of Appeals.
Now 30-plus years later, Coe is still on the bench there and still enjoying the job. Click here for full story
County Releases Financial Reports Omaha – The Douglas County Clerk/Comptroller’s Office has recently published Douglas County’s most recent financial reports.
Douglas County Clerk/Comptroller Daniel Esch said Douglas County’s Fiscal Year 2017/18 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and Fiscal Year 2017/18 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) have been made available on the Douglas County Clerk/Comptroller’s website, www.douglascountyclerk.org.
Esch said by producing a CAFR and PAFR, Douglas County has gone beyond the minimum requirements of creating a basic audited financial statement.
“The goal of these reports is to display the spirit of transparency and full disclosure to the citizens,” Esch said. “There are several staff members of the Clerk/Comptroller’s Office who put a lot of time into these reports. I’m proud of these public servants and their effort to provide the citizens with this kind of information.”
According to latest information available on the Government Finance Officers Association website, Douglas County is the only county in Nebraska to issue a CAFR and the only public agency in Nebraska to issue a PAFR.
To go directly to the webpage containing Douglas County’s CAFR and PAFR, visit https://www.douglascountyclerk.org/financialreport.
The Douglas County Clerk/Comptroller is the official record keeper for the Douglas County Board. They maintain financial accounting records for Douglas County, audit all payments made by Douglas County, process payroll for Douglas County employees, record military discharge papers, issue marriage licenses, issue locksmith licenses, and issue liquor and tobacco licenses for establishments in unincorporated Douglas County.
Safe Harbour Helps Real Estate Investors
With 1031 Exchanges
By Scott Stewart
The Daily Record
The earning power behind a 401(k) comes from compounding the value of returns while deferring taxes as the account grows its balance.
A 1031 exchange, referring to a different section of the Internal Revenue Code, offers
similar tax-deferring advantages
for real estate investors looking to dispose of a property while reinvesting those gains into a new piece of real estate.
Such exchanges can be done for one-time transactions – like swapping developable farmland for acreages elsewhere or trading an office building for a new location – or as part of a strategy real estate investors could use regularly as they manage their portfolio.
While a true exchange involves trading one property for another, the IRS allows the proceeds of one property to fund the acquisition of another, so a typical exchange involves four parties: the owner of the original property, a buyer, a seller and an intermediary.
Jennifer Strand, manager of Safe Harbour Exchange, said a qualified intermediary assists by completing 1031 exchanges by holding money in escrow as one property is sold and another property is purchased.
Sam DelSenno, managing director of D4 Omaha, poses for a photo at their office near 15th and Farnam Streets. The Omaha location handles all types of paper legal work for briefs, exhibits and evidence in house. (Photo by Scott Stewart)
Keeping Paper, Digital Records Flowing
To Area Law Firms, Legal Departments
By Scott Stewart
The Daily Record
Binders of paper fill a courtroom as a trial gets underway, representing a multitude of billable hours and painstaking research upon which the outcome of litigation hangs in the balance.
Someone has to run copies of all those exhibits. Someone has to be certain a page isn’t missing from a brief and that all those carefully collated copies are accessible at a moment’s notice.
That’s where Sam DelSenno’s team at D4 Omaha enters the picture.
D4 is a litigation support company that works with law firms and legal departments that need help with managing their documents or data, typically connected to litigation.
While the bulk of their business is electronic discovery, the more traditional “paper side” of the business works on preparing exhibits, printing and copying files, and scanning physical documents.
“It almost feels like a FedEx Kinko’s, but we only work for these legal people,” DelSenno said. “We can’t miss a document. It has got to be perfect. Just imagine that you’re in litigation for a year and then all of a sudden you’re in a trial and they’re like, ‘Well, where’s that page?’ And they say, ‘Oh, the copy guy missed it.’ The judge isn’t going
to take that.” Click here for full story
Ron Holesko (above) talks about his experience in the Veteran’s Treatment Court and his life in the military (below). (Photo by Antone Oseka)
Veteran’s Court Posts Another Win
By Andy Roberts
The Daily Record
That evening in the fall of 2016 didn’t quite go as planned.
But that dark night put Ron Holesko on the road to a much better place. Now he’s looking forward to his graduation from the Douglas County Veteran’s Treatment Court today. Like so many, his story began long before the problems of that night.
Holesko was raised in the Omaha metro, attended OPS schools in the southern part of the district and graduated from Bryan High. He recalls growing up with a younger sister and having a generally good experience in his youth.
“Nothing crazy, nothing too far out of line,” he said. “My father did 24 years in the Air Force ... kind of a standard middle-class existence.”
Upon graduation from high school Holesko joined the Marine Corp. It’s a course that was set a few years earlier. Click here for full story
Meetings & Seminars
For the Legal Community
FEBRUARY 13, 2019
Nebraska Paralegal Association
District II Luncheon – Breaking the Ties that Bind:
Birth Mother Concerns and Ending Parental Rights
11:30 AM until 12:30 PM
Green Gateau, Lincoln
For More Information: www.nebraskaparalegal.org
FEBRUARY 14, 2019
Nebraska Legal Professionals Association
LLPA February Lunch and Learn
For more Information: http://www.nebraskalegalprofessionals.org
FEBRUARY 15, 2019
Nebraska State Bar Association
Rural Practice Initiative Associate
and Summer Clerkship Placement Program
12:00 PM through 5:00 PM
Quality Inn & Suites Sandhills Convention Center, North Platte
For More Information: www.nebar.com
FEBRUARY 20, 2019
Nebraska Paralegal Association
District I Luncheon – The European Union’s GDPR
has Changed the World of Privacy Law
11:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Beacon Hills, Omaha
For More Information: www.nebraskaparalegal.org
FEBRUARY 20, 2019
POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 27, 2019
Omaha Bar Association
29th Annual “Lunch with Fenner”
11:45AM until 1:00PM
For More Information: www.omahabarassociation.com
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