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Summit Offers Insights Into Diversity 9/18/17  09/20/17 3:32:31 PM Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly Version

– Photos by Lorraine Boyd
NSBA Executive Director Liz Neeley (at podium) listens as the panel explains “how to apply for a judicial vacancy.” From left are Sarpy County District Court Judge Stefanie Martinez, newly-appointed Separate Juvenile Court for Douglas County, Judge Matthew R. Kahler, NSBA Past President Tom Maul and Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Stephanie Stacy.
Summit Offers Insights Into Diversity
The 2017 Nebraska Legal Diversity Summit was held on September 7 at Creighton University, with dozens of lawyers in attendance. The Nebraska State Bar Association event was sponsored by Creighton University School of Law, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, and the University of Nebraska College of Law. Law Student Sponsor was Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP and the Pre-law Student Sponsor was Baird Holm LLP. The half-day event kicked off with words about NSBA’s new Diversity Section. The first hour explored “Ethical Considerations and LGBT Nebraskans, with Danielle Conrad and Amy Miller, ACLU of Nebraska. Ann Jenrette-Thomas of Stinson Leonard Street spoke on “Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Legal Profession.” A panel of newly appointed judges and judicial nominating commission members (above) provided insight into applying for a judicial vacancy. The annual event offered CLE hours for Nebraska and Iowa lawyers.
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