Continuing Legal Education and Programming

No Cost CLE Programming

As a service to its alumni, Nebraska Law, in partnership with the student organizations, offers multiple continuing legal education opportunities to all alumni. These programs are typically held over the lunch hour. Because programming develops throughout the course of the semester, registration is exclusively online and alumni are encouraged to check this website routinely as programs are added continuously throughout the semester. Non-alumni may also register for these programs at a cost of $20, payable at the door.


Overcriminalization: Is America Becoming an Incarceration Nation?

By: Clark Neily, Institute for Justice; Arlington, VA

Thursday, February 25, 2016 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

America has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. There are many reasons for this, but among the most important are the sheer number of things we criminalize (there are more than 4,000 federal criminal laws, not counting the hundreds of thousands of federal regulatory crimes) and the fact that many laws criminalize behavior that most people recognize as non-wrongful and do so without the benefit of any mens rea requirement. Add to this a complete lack of accountability when prosecutors engage in morally dubious behavior (e.g., overcharging) or even blatant constitutional violations (e.g., withholding potentially exculpatory evidence from the defendant) -- along with perverse incentives supplied by policies like civil forfeiture – and you have a recipe for serious injustice.


Managing Your Professional Online Presence
(CLE & Reception open to only UNL Law Alums & their guests)

Speaker: Marcia Dority Baker, Associate Professor of Law Library, University of Nebraska College of Law

Thursday, February 25, 2016 (4:00pm – 5:00pm)
Happy Hollow Country Club
1701 S. 105th St., Omaha, NE
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour (0.5 professional responsibility)
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The way in which people search for information, including legal assistance has drastically changed. A professional’s online or digital presence can reach further than the traditional business card or face-to-face networking interaction. Managing online presence is a necessary skill for all professionals, providing the opportunity to showcase one’s expertise as a practitioner, to better communicate with clients and colleagues, and to share valuable information in a timely manner.

This program will review what online presence is, and how to best manage online presence. The discussion will include: information ethics, reputation management, online marketing, budget and time management of online presence, and building digital connections with colleagues and/or potential clients. Your online presence works for you 24/7 – you’re “on” even if you are not online.


The NCAA and the Professional and Ethical Responsibilities of Lawyers

By:Jo Potuto, Richard H. Larson Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Nebraska College of Law

Monday, February 29, 2016 (4:00pm – 5:00pm)
Beatrice Holiday Inn Express
4005 N. Sixth St., Beatrice, NE 68310
Approved for 1 Professional Responsibility credit hour
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The NCAA is a private association of universities that governs the conduct of its member institutions, their staffs, and student-athletes. Its organizational structure and administration has import for the competent representation of coaches, students, and universities charged with NCAA violations or challenging NCAA decisions. Its enforcement processes differ from traditional trials and, in salient ways, from ADR processes, again raising serious issues for competent representation as well ethical issues such as identifying the client, potential conflicts of representation, and impact of NCAA proceedings on related civil and criminal trials. In this CLE presentation I describe the NCAA structure, rule-making and dispute-resolution processes as foundation for discussing the role and responsibilities of lawyers in these processes.


Dean or Alive? The 2nd Amendment in Today's Courts

By: Alan Gura, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
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The event will highlight and explain current application of the 2nd Amendment in today's courts. Mr. Gura's talk is not meant to be predictive of future Second Amendment jurisprudence, but instead what kind of laws exist today that are going to be the subject of future 2nd Amendment litigation.


Legal Zoom, Legal Hacking and Why You Shouldn't Look for a Job

By: Greg McLawsen, founder, Sound Immigration

Monday, April 4, 2016 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
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In the past 10 years the legal services industry has experienced unprecedented disruption. When most Americans have legal questions, they no longer turn exclusively to lawyers for answers. Automated online solutions and non-attorney service providers own a market share that only grows each year. To survive in this new landscape - let alone to flourish - law students should abandon the expectation that they will have the luxury of only practicing law. The contemporary legal field demands an entrepreneurial mindset, even for new lawyers joining established practices. This talk will share insights from the legal hacking movement and discussions held by the Washington State Bar Association's Future of the Legal Profession Task Force. We will talk about strategies law students can use to maximize their chances of success in the new legal services marketplace. 


My Client's About to Commit Securities Fraud: What Should I Do?

By: C. Steven Bradford, Earl Dunalp Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
College of Law Room 109
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

You represent a business that has engaged in, or is about to engage in securities fraud--which could include just about any misrepresentation made by a business. What are your legal and ethical obligations? Is there any risk that you will be liable?


Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart: Implications for 2016

Moderator: Bill Kelly, Senior Producer, NET Television & Radio
Panelists: Chief Justice Michael Heavican, Alan Peterson, Richard Dooling, John Bender, and Rose Ann Shannon 

Thursday, April 14, 2016 (3:30pm – 5:00pm)
College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour 
Registration

The 1976 Supreme Court decision in Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart upheld prior restraints on media as unconstitutional. In the 40 years since this decision media outlets have changed dramatically. A panel of legal and media experts will discuss the case’s impact on the legal and media systems today.


Other CLE Programming

In addition to the No Cost CLE programming, Nebraska Law plays host to other continuing education events throughout the year for the benefit of our alumni and friends. Upcoming events are:



2016 John M. Gradwohl Estate and Business Planning Program
May 12 - May 13, 2016

Past Programs
 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

CLE Contact

Marcy Tintera
Continuing Legal Education
University of Nebraska College of Law

P.O. Box 83094
Lincoln, NE 68583-0904
Phone: (402) 472-1258
Email: mtintera1@unl.edu

Bankruptcy Manual by Professor Kevin Ruser, 2012 Edition
  • Resources
  • Pre-Bankruptcy Counseling
  • Information Gathering
  • Pre-Filing Requirements
  • Preparation of the Bankruptcy Papers
  • Signing & Filing the Forms
  • Post-Filing Matters
  • Lien Avoidance
  • Reaffirmation Agreements
  • Discharge of Student Loans
  • Chapter 7 Discharge
  • Finishing up a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

45 Appendices containing forms or documents commonly used in Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings, including a sample checklist, sample questionnaire, sample Chapter 7 Petitions and Schedules, and sample Motions.

A companion CD-ROM is included that contains fully searchable text in .pdf format and forms in .pdf and Word format. Cost of the Guide and companion CD-ROM is $100.00.

Immigration Manual by Professor Kevin Ruser, 2012 Edition
Part One
  • U.S. Immigration Agencies & Procedures
  • How to determine the immigration status of clients
  • How to determine possible immigration consequences of criminal proceedings (including ground of inadmissibility and deportability)
  • Waivers available to overcome certain grounds of inadmissability
  • Relief from removal remedies that will help a client avoid deportation
Part Two

A tabbed appendix containing analysis for nearly 240 Nebraska criminal statutes for the following possible immigration consequences

  • Inadmissability
  • Deportability
  • Aggreavated Felony
  • Good Moral Character
  • Patriculatly serious crime and mandatory detention

Inadmissability Deportability Aggreavated Felony Good Moral Character Patriculatly serious crime and mandatory detention A companion CD-ROM is included that contains fully searchable text in .pdf format and forms in .pdf and Word format. Cost of the Guide and accompanying CD-ROM is $80.00 if you have purchased past copies. If this is a first time purchase then the cost is $85.00.

Immigration Manual
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Contact Marcy Tintera
Continuing Legal Education
University of Nebraska College of Law

P.O. Box 83094
Lincoln, NE 68583-0904
Phone: (402) 472-1258
Email: mtintera1@unl.edu