2017 NSBA Annual Meeting Begins Wednesday 10/10/17 10/10/17 9:20:10 AM
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2017 NSBA Annual
Meeting Begins Wednesday
By Lorraine Boyd
The Daily Record
The 2017 Nebraska State Bar Association Annual Meeting kicks off three days of seminars, award ceremonies and social events this week. It runs from Wednesday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Oct. 13, at the Embassy Suites in La Vista.
This year’s meeting includes many exciting opportunities for you to make new connections, fulfill your yearly continuing legal education (CLE) requirement, and make a difference in the lives of others, according to Executive Director Liz Neeley. She gave a rundown of some of the upcoming events:
Wednesday evening will feature the annual cocktail reception, “In Honor of Your Honors.” Thursday’s Networking Lunch is an informal event with no agenda other than conversation and fellowship.
The Third Annual Public Service Project on Thursday afternoon offers the opportunity to work as a team to package 10,000 meals to help feed some of the 842 million people across the globe suffering from hunger. Spend an hour or so having fun and enjoying each other’s company while we do good for others.
The Thursday night celebration, dubbed “OctoBARfest,” will offer an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and trivia games.
And don’t forget the Legacy Lunch on Friday, where we recognize our colleagues who are celebrating their 25th and 50th years of practice, and remember our colleagues who have passed away. New this year, the NSBA is offering a New Associate Hiring Fair. Hiring? Looking for a position? Register soon to participate in this interview event on Friday afternoon.
Continuing Legal Education
The 2017 NSBA Annual Meeting includes nearly 40 CLE programs and has been accredited in Nebraska and Iowa for 20.0 CLE hours, including 9.0 hours of ethics, Some highlights include nationally renowned lawyer coach and attorney, Roy Ginsburg, presenting, “Career and Law Firm Transitions: Challenges and Opportunities” and “Retain Your Clients: A Roadmap to Effective, Ethical, Client Service.” Also, Catherine Sanders Reach from the Chicago Bar Association will be presenting, “Tech Talks Lunch: 60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes” and “Information Management and Efficient Law Practice.”
Chief Standing Bear’s
Long Journey for Justice
Thursday’s General Session speaker Joe Starita is an award winning investigative reporter and Nebraska native.
Starita will share the powerful, compelling story that reached its climax in Omaha 130 years ago – that of Chief Standing Bear’s quest to show that an Indian “is a person within the meaning of the law” with the “same inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as the more fortunate white race.”
The session from 3:45 to 5 pm on Thursday, Oct. 12, for a 1-hour CLE seminar, “Chief Standing Bear’s Long Journey for Justice.” The story explores fundamental issues of citizenship, constitutional protection, cultural identity and the nature of democracy. And it is a story that illustrates how the nation’s delicate system of checks and balances worked almost exactly as the Founding Fathers envisioned. This program is FREE to all attorneys and includes a 1-hour CLE.
The session will also include the presentation of some of NSBA’s awards recognizing individuals for exemplary service.
Visit www.nebar.com to register for the 2017 NSBA Annual Meeting.
NSBA Annual Meeting Complete List of CLE Programs
WEDNESDAY, October 11
•Intellectual Property: The USPTO’s Development of IP Law (1.5 hours of CLE, including 0.5 of ethics)
•Agricultural Law: Assisting Agribusiness Clients with Financing Challenges; Immigration Issues Facing Agribusiness (1.5 hours of CLE)
•NATA/Appellate Practice: Bridging the Gap Between Trial and Appeal (2.5 hours of CLE)
•Alternative Dispute Resolution: Making the Most Out of Mediation: Experienced Mediators Share Secrets of Successful Advocacy (1.5 hours of CLE)
•Health Law: Update: What’s In and What’s Out In Health Care Reform; What Every Attorney Should Know About Health Law (1 hour of CLE)
•Young Lawyers/Senior Lawyers/General Practice: Career and Law Firm Transitions: Challenges and Opportunities presented by nationally renowned lawyer coach and attorney, Roy Ginsburg (1 hour of CLE)
•NebDocs: A Key to Efficiency, Profitability and Client Satisfaction (1 hour of CLE) FREE to Dues-Paying Attorneys
•Casemaker: Unleashing the Power of Casemaker- Beginners (1 hour of CLE) FREE to Dues-Paying Attorneys
•Real Estate Probation & Trust: The Mechanics of Medicaid (2 hours of CLE)
•Law Practice Management: Information Management and Efficient Law Practice presented by Catherine Sanders Reach from the Chicago Bar Association (2 hours of CLE)
•Casemaker: Unleashing the Power of Casemaker- Advanced (1 hour of CLE) FREE to Dues-Paying Attorneys
•Nebraska Innocence Project: Vision Correction: Examining Eyewitness Identifications Through the Lens of LB 1000 and the Exoneration of Richard Jones (1.5 hours of CLE)
•Legal Aid: Disaster Law 101 (2 hours of CLE, including 1 hour of ethics) -FREE if you accept a case through Legal Aid’s Disaster Relief Network
•ETHICS: Retain Your Clients: A Roadmap to Effective, Ethical Client Service presented by nationally renowned lawyer coach and attorney, Roy Ginsburg (2 hours of ethics CLE) FREE to Dues-Paying Attorneys
THURSDAY, October 12
•Volunteer Lawyers Project: How to Provide Competent Limited Legal Services in Pro Bono Programs (2 hours of ethics CLE)- FREE to All Attorneys
•Indian Law: Practicing in Nebraska Tribal Courts (1.5 hours of CLE, including 1 hour of ethics)
•Bank Attorneys: Working Through Reorganizations in Bankruptcy; Agricultural Loan Issues in Workouts and Bankruptcy; Legislative Update (1.5 hours of CLE)
•Business and Corporate Counsel: Cloud Computing: Key Legal and Business Issues and Other Practical Considerations (2 hours of CLE)
•Tech and Cyber Law: Confidence in Contracting and Cutting Costs: Why Attorneys Need to Pay Attention to Blockchain Systems (1 hour of CLE)
•Tech Talks Lunch: 60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes presented by Catherine Sanders Reach of the Chicago Bar Association (1 hour of CLE)
•How to Run for the Legislature (no CLE credit) FREE to All Attorneys
•Omaha Bar Association: Trial Skills Workshop: A Practical Toolkit (2 hours of CLE)
•Christian Legal Society (Electoral Votes, the Senate, and Art. V; The Ethics of Conscience (2 hours of CLE, including 1 hour of ethics)
•ETHICS: How to Honestly Answer a Malpractice Insurance Application (2 hours of ethics CLE)
•Natural Resources and Environmental Law: After the Spill Film Screening (credit pending) FREE for Section members- use promo code: natfilm2017 online
•GENERAL SESSION: Chief Standing Bear’s Long Journey for Justice (1 hour of CLE) FREE to All Attorneys
FRIDAY, October 13
•Child Support Calculator: Do the Math: Tips for Using the NSBA’s Child Support Calculator (1 hour of CLE) FREE to Dues-Paying Attorneys
•Bankruptcy: Sign Here, Please: The Use of Digital Signatures in Nebraska (1 hour of CLE)
•Women in the Law: Collaborative Coffee (no CLE credit) FREE to Dues-Paying Attorneys
•NCDAA and Military Law: 10 Years of Guantanamo Goo and Veterans Treatment Courts in Nebraska: Explained, Reviewed, Compared and Contrasted (3 hours of CLE)
•Labor and Employment: The Top 5 Recent Employment Law Cases from the Plaintiff’s and Defendant’s Perspectives (1 hour of CLE)
•Juvenile Law: Miranda Evaluations From an Empirical and Clinical Perspective (2 hours of CLE)
•Government and Administrative Law: Who’s Your Client When You Represent the Government? (2 hours of ethics CLE)
•Taxation: Tax Developments Update (2 hours of CLE)
•Family Law: Adoption Issues in the Modern World; The Ethics of Representing a Stressed Out, Difficult Client (2 hours of CLE, including 1 hour of ethics)
•2017 Legislative Update (2 hours of CLE)
•Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program: A Disturbing Trend and Strategies for Changing Course (2 hours of ethics CLE) FREE to All Attorneys
•Immigration: Recent Changes and Updates in Immigration Law for Practitioners (1.5 hours of CLE)
•Workers Compensation: Workers Compensation Law for the General Practitioner (1 hour of CLE)
•Nebraska Supreme Court Update and Ethics Program (3 hours of CLE, including 2 hours of ethics) FREE to All Attorneys
For those who are not yet registered, walk-in registrations will be accepted for all seminars/social events that are not at capacity.
Dues-paying members can enjoy free or discounted registration fees for many of the programs offered. If you are not a dues-paying member but would like to be, you can sign up today and enjoy the perks of dues-paying member status at the Annual Meeting.
Visit www.nebar.com to find out more and to register for the 2017 NSBA Annual Meeting