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.


Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later
By: Craig Morris, Managing Attorney in the Trademark Educational Outreach office of the US Patent & Trademark Office

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

Mr. Morris' talk will cover these topics:
- how trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registrations all differ.

- why it is important for any new business to select a trademark that will be both federally registrable and legally protectable, highlighting factors critical when choosing a mark.

- the importance of doing a complete search and whether an attorney should be used.

- what may happen if another trademark owner believes it has stronger rights in a mark and issues a "cease-and-desist" letter.

- information on what the USPTO does in the federal registration process and how to avoid "scams" perpetrated by companies that request fees for services not required by the USPTO.


Federalist Society Hosts Mike Daugherty

Speaker: Mike Daugherty, CEO, LabMD

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (12:00pm – 1:00pm)
College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 CLE credit hour
Registration

Mr. Daugherty, CEO of the now defunct LabMD, will be discussing his case defending against the FTC. He will discuss some of the complications surrounding his case. Professor Hurwitz will provide commentary.


“Sorry” Shouldn’t Be the Hardest Word: The Evolving Liability Risks of Apologizing for Medical Errors

By: Dr. William M. McDonnell, MD, JD, FAAP

Friday, October 23, 2015 (3:00pm – 4:00pm)
College of Law Auditorium
Approved for 1 Professional Responsibility credit hour
Registration

Unintended medical outcomes and medical errors account for substantial economic and psychological injuries to patients and physicians.  Disclosure about adverse medical events is widely-viewed as a health care provider’s ethical obligation, as well as an important step in preventing future harms.  Accordingly, a majority of U.S states have enacted statutes designed to encourage and protect communications with patients who have experienced adverse medical events.  Nevertheless, liability risks associated with disclosure and apologies are often poorly understood by attorneys and by their clients.  Ethical considerations mandate that attorneys better understand the legal protections and processes surrounding disclosure and apology, so that they can appropriately advise their health care clients.  This presentation is designed to update attorneys about the liability risks associated with disclosure and apologies, and to empower attorneys to advise health care clients about how they might reduce liability risks while improving health care quality and reducing the costs of medical errors.


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:


2015 Annual Institute on the Survey of Nebraska 
September 4, 2015



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

Past Programs
 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

On-Campus Programming

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Visits the College of Law

Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John G. Roberts, Jr. visited the University of Nebraska College of Law on September 19, 2014. During his time on campus he met with law students and participated in a short fireside conversation with 8th Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge William Jay Riley. The conversation, part of the Roman Hruska Institute in partnership with the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, is below.


Practice Manuals for Purchase

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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To Order:

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