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Leading NePA for the Next Year

The newly elected members of NePA’s Board of Directors are, from left: Amber Roberts, Teresa Semerena, Kimberly Brown, Kari Schmidt, Courtney Pfeiffer, Sandi Armstrong, Jillian (JC) Tuck, Caryn Redding, and Bridget Stuhr. (Photo by Lorraine Boyd)

The Power of Paralegals

David Kramer’s tutorial on school law, with his frequent examples of his own kids, keeps the audience laughing as he rounds out day one.

By Lorraine Boyd
The Daily Record

Nebraska Paralegals Association (NePA) members were hard at work last week fine-tuning their understanding of a wide array of legal issues.
Their annual two-day Fall Seminar – The Power of Paralegals – featured these topics: Contract Management in the Digital Age; When Memory Fails: False Eyewitness Identifications; Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll: Timeless Topics in the Practice of School Law; Ethics Panel: Navigating the Grey Areas; Workers’ Compensation Tips and Tricks; What is Information Governance and Why Should I Care?; Recognizing and Dealing with “Juror Bias” – Insights for Winning; Title & Closing Essentials; and Workplace Technology: Working Smarter, Not Harder.
During the last session of the first day, participants discovered the lively, fast-moving session of David Kramer of Baird Holm, entitled “Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll: Timeless Topics in the Practice of School Law.”
As he covered topic after topic in machine-gun fashion, he joked that he was the only thing between the audience and the door.
He needn’t have worried. It was clear he had the audience’s complete attention as he wove humor into every point. Things like sexting, bullying, bathrooms, gender identity, free speech, social media and much, much more were on his radar. Rarely has there been a presentation that elicited as much laughter as information.
The Keynote Speaker at the Recognition Breakfast, Susan Koenig, of counsel at Koenig Dunne, and executive coach and author, took on the topic of “The Miracle of Multi-tasking and Other Myths.”
Other speakers were Mark Nastasi, Leah Georges, Sally Bisson-Best, Joel Carney, Andrew Sagartz, Joshua Woolf, Abigail Johnson, Scott Swanson, Dave Proksel, Michaela Seidl and David Domina.
The organization also elected their officers for 2018-2019: Amber Roberts, ACP, president; Sandi Armstrong, CP, vice president; Kimberly Brown, ACP, president-elect; Teresa Semerena, ACP, treasurer; Jillian (JC) Tuck, CP, secretary; Kari Schmidt, District II director (Lincoln area); Courtney Pfeiffer, ACP, District I director (Omaha area); Caryn Redding, CP, NALA liaison; and Bridget Stuhr, ACP, past president.
Next up on NePA’s agenda is the October 24th District 1 Luncheon titled Labor & Employment Legal Update, featuring Scott S. Moore of Baird Holm. For more information on NePA, visit http://nebraskaparalegal.org.



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