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Employment Law and a Breath of Fresh Air 5/26/17  05/26/17 1:58:25 AM Printer Friendly VersionPrinter Friendly Version

– Photos by Lorraine Bo
Ken Wentz III of Jackson Lewis PC headlined the fourth in the OBA Young Lawyers Division CLE series.

Employment Law and a Breath of Fresh Air
Finally, the Corkscrew Wine and Cheese in Blackstone was able to throw open its garage doors and let in warm air and light for the almost-monthly “Just the Basics” hour-long CLE! It was a welcome addition to the popular new series of training on the basics. This one, held on May 17, featured Ken Wentz talking about Employment Law. He covered the “rules of the road,” the top five things to do when evaluating a case from a) the plaintiff’s perspective and b) the defense perspective, and a look at the importance of unemployment (insurance). He also counted the three mistakes new lawyers make in employment cases. Very popular was the discussion on changes in the law, either by lawmakers or by the courts.
Between a dozen and two dozen practitioners have attended each topic, and they are not just limited to young attorneys. Veteran attorneys attend to sharpen their skills in an area in which they may not have had much work or to share some of their hard-won knowledge with the novices.
A fine glass of wine, a succinct presentation of basic information, a sharing of questions and answers … it all adds up to a satisfying hour of painless education. The Omaha Bar Association invites all attorneys to consider attending. The next one – on divorce law – is on July 19.
All “Just the Basics” CLEs will be held from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, and the cost to OBA members is just $10 per hour.
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