2018 Continuing Legal Education Programs

Monday, 2018, November 26 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Seventy: Reflections on Its Relevance for Nebraskans
Approved for 1.33 credit hours

Speaker(s): 12:00 – 12:10 Introductions, Professor Brian Lepard
12:10 – 12:40 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Micheline Ishay
12:40 – 12:55 Professor Anna Shavers
12:55 – 1:10 Dr. David P. Forsythe
1:10 – 1:30 Dr. Courtney Hillebrecht; discussion and Q&A

UNL College of Law - Auditorium

About:

This presentation is a commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration, which proclaims human rights to which everyone is entitled, was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, seventy years ago. 

Wednesday, 2018, November 14 - 12:10pm to 1:10pm
The Current Debate on Brazilian Tax Reform and the Brazil Constitution: A Comparison with International and U.S. Approaches
Approved for 1.0 credit hours

Speaker(s): Dr. Arthur Neto

Nebraska College of Law

About:

This talk by Dr. Arthur Maria Ferreira Neto will discuss the current debate on tax reform in Brazil in light of related debates about amending the Brazil Constitution, which was adopted in 1988.  These debates will become even more important in the aftermath of the Brazil presidential election in October 2018.  Brazilian leaders and policymakers are considering other tax reform approaches, including guidelines on value added taxes (“VAT”) recently promulgated by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (“OECD”) as well as the reforms made in U.S.

Friday, 2018, November 2 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Accelerate 2018: Grow. Rise. Lead.
Approved for 6.16 credit hours

Speaker(s): Kristen Blankley, Barb Davis, Gail Perry, Torrey Gerdes, Jennifer Peterson, Jeana Goosmann, Molly Brummond, Elsbeth Magilton, Jamie Reyes, Marnie Jensen, Nicole Seckman Jilek, Hon. Riko Bishop, Erin C. Callahan, Tasha Everman, Kristin Krueger, Lily Amare, Brenda Smith, Kala Mueller, Danielle Allison, Kara Ronnau, Angela Zimmer, Kari Schmitz, Katie Pfannenstiel, Maleaha Brown, Tara Paulson, Ellie Rohr, Tara Stingley, Tracy Warren, Alyssa Stokes, Christin Lovegrove, Hon. Rachel Daugherty, Megan Belcher

UNL College of Law - Auditorium

About:

Accelerate 2018 is a regional conference designed to bring together law students from across the Midwest to focus on developing professional skills and building strong networks that will help them succeed both as law students and as professionals. The conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn from the unique perspectives and experiences of women lawyers that have succeeded in a variety of positions and settings. Panelists and speakers include judges, partners, nonprofit executive directors, entrepreneurs, associates, and in house counsel, among others.

Tuesday, 2018, October 30 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Roles of Judges and Lawyers in Doing Justice: A Conversation
Approved for 1.0 credit hours (includes .50 professional responsibility credit hours)

Speaker(s): Hon. Raymond Lohier and Prof. Maggie Wittlin

UNL College of Law - Auditorium

About:

In this conversation between Judge Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., and Prof. Maggie Wittlin, the Judge will discuss his experience as a top federal prosecutor and as a Federal Court of Appeals Judge. He will address the role of judges in ensuring adequate defense representation, as well as the role of prosecutors in protecting the integrity of the criminal justice system.

Monday, 2018, October 29 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Fireside Chat Featuring Hon. Raymond Lohier and Hon. Joseph Bataillon
Approved for 1.0 credit hours

Speaker(s): Hon. Raymond Lohier and Hon. Joseph Bataillon

UNL College of Law - Auditorium

About:

The Origins of the U.S. Court beginning with the 1789 Judiciary Act, the Circuit Court of Appeals Act of 1891 (The Evarts Act), the Judicial Code of 1911, the Judiciary Act of 1925, the creation of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in 1939 and the Federal Judicial Center in 1969 will be explored. The creation of the Eleventh and Federal Circuit Courts in 1980 and 1982 will be discussed. The operations of the U.S. Judicial Conference, its committees and composition will be outlined.  Finally, the Judicial Branch's budget procurement process will be outlined.

Thursday, 2018, October 25 - 11:50am to 12:50pm
International Trade: Navigating a Changing Landscape
Approved for 1.0 credit hours

Speaker(s): Matt Schaefer
Jill O’Donnell

Nebraska College of Business
730 N. 14th St.; Room 202
Lincoln, NE

About:

Long-term trends and new developments are impacting the international trading system. 2018 to date has seen the imposition of U.S. unilateral tariffs on more than $100 billion of imports and resulting retaliation by several major trading partners; renegotiation of existing trade agreements such as NAFTA and KORUS; the conclusion of major trade agreement negotiations that do not include the U.S. leaving U.S.

Wednesday, 2018, October 10 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Benefits of Meditation Workshop
Approved for 1.0 credit hours (includes .08 professional responsibility credit hours)

Speaker(s): Dean Richard Moberly

UNL College of Law - Room 109

About:

Dean Moberly will present a workshop on the importance of mindfulness and the benefits of incorporating meditation into your daily routine as a lawyer and professional.

Friday, 2018, September 28 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Rule of Law: Not Just a Law of Rules
Approved for 1.0 credit hours

Speaker(s): Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.

UNL College of Law - Auditorium

About:

Due in large part to the influence of Justice Scalia, conservative judges, academics and practicing lawyers have expressed their commitment to textualism in statutory construction and originalism in constitutional interpretation as a reflection of a deeper commitment to the rule of law – that is, to the idea that these methods of interpretation ensure that we remain a nation of laws in the sense that judges defer to the democratically legitimate expression of the law by the people and their representatives, rather than substituting their own moral or policy judgments.  For all of its f

Friday, 2018, September 28 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Rule of Law: Not Just a Law of Rules
Approved for 1.0 credit hours

Speaker(s): Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.

UNL College of Law - Auditorium

About:

Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. is one of the nation’s leading lawyers and a former Solicitor General of the United States. He has argued dozens of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier Supreme Court and appellate advocates.  Mr. Verrilli will offer his perspectives on the rule of law, the Constitution, and contemporary events in American society.

Tuesday, 2018, June 12 - 9:10am to 3:45pm
Researching Patent and Trademark Information
Approved for 4.83 credit hours

Speaker(s): Spruce Fraser and Sharyl Overhiser

UNL College of Law

About:

A free public seminar for inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, students, and legal professionals on how to get the patent and trademark information you need to protect your intellectual property, presented by United States Patent and Trademark Office staff.

Thursday, 2018, May 10 - 8:00am to Friday, 2018, May 11 - 4:00pm
2018 John M. Gradwohl Estate and Business Planning Program

Speaker(s): James M. Anderson
Christina L. Ball, Esq.
Kara E. Brostrom, Esq.
Alexandra K. Cassidy
Dennis W. Collins, Esq.
Richard P. Dooling, Esq.
Richard J. Gilloon, Esq.
Hartley Goldstone, Esq.
Jonathan L. Grob, Esq.
Brandon D. Hamm, Esq.
Glen R. Kampschneider
Lindy L. Mahoney
Paula J. Metcalf
Timothy L. Moll, Esq.
Paula E. Olsen
Jesse A. Patton, LUTCF, HIA, MHP, FAHM, HIPAAA, EHBA, PHIAS, DBA
Matthew V. Rusch, Esq.
Jerry R. Schaffart, Esq.
Stephen van den Heever
Andrew R. Willis, Esq.
Thomas M. Worthington, Esq.

College of Law

About:

https://law.unl.edu/estateplanning-2018/

Wednesday, 2018, April 11 - 12:05pm to 1:05pm
Of Weddings, Babies and the Freedom of Speech
Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour

Speaker(s): Jordan Lorence

UNL College of Law - Auditorium

About:

This will be a presentation by Jordan Lorence, Senior Counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), regarding two ADF cases that will be decided by the United States Supreme Court this term:  Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission and NIFLA v. Becerra.

NOTE: Food will be available for all.

Monday, 2018, April 2 - 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Family Law: Update for Lawyers and Mediators
Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour

Speaker(s): Professor Kristen Blankley
Melanie A. Kirk
Laurel Johnson
Elise M. W. White

UNL College of Law -- Room 111

About:

Attorneys will present on recent developments in family law from their perspective. They will also present on things that family law lawyers would like family mediators to know to stay up to date and on the same in their practices.

Wednesday, 2018, March 28 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Your Computer is Smarter and Faster Than You: Using Technology-Assisted Review in Your Litigation Practice to Increase Efficiency and Reduce eDiscovery Costs
2 cr hr

Speaker(s): Maura Grossman

Kutak Rock LLP | 1650 Farnam St, Omaha, NE 68102

About:

Professor Maura Grossman, Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, will present a two hour, two credit CLE talk titled Your Computer is Smarter and Faster Than You: Using Technology-Assisted Review in Your Litigation Practice to Increase Efficiency and Reduce eDiscovery Costs.

Tuesday, 2018, March 27 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Reflections from Senator Kelly Ayotte
Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour

Speaker(s): Senator Kelly Ayotte

UNL College of Law - Auditorium

About:

Sen. Ayotte has devoted her career to public service, as a state Attorney General, US Senator, and the person who helped guide Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch through the Senate confirmation process. In her talk, Ayotte will discuss what led her down this path, the role she believes lawyers play in government at all levels, and what she has learned through her own experiences.

Wednesday, 2018, March 14 - 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Changing the Talent Trajectory
Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour

Speaker(s): Robert Grey

UNL College of Law - Auditorium

About:

Robert Grey will outline the rise of the Leadership Council of Legal Diversity from a private meeting of like-minded individuals in 2009 to a powerful collaboration of nearly 300 corporate general counsel and law firm managing partners, all of them personally engaged and dedicated to the principles of leadership, action, and results.

 

By 2020, LCLD will have enhanced the lives and careers of more than 10,000 diverse attorneys, contributing to the next generation of leaders and a legal profession that is as diverse as the country we serve.

Friday, 2018, March 2 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Law’s Hesitation: Under-Reported Sexual Misbehavior
Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour

Speaker(s): Saul Levmore
Martha C. Nussbaum

UNL College of Law; Auditorium
McCollum Hall
1875 N. 42nd St.
Lincoln, Nebraska

About:

It’s about using law (or other means) to encourage reporting of sexual misbehavior and other under-reported wrongs.

Thursday, 2018, March 1 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Recent Changes in Nebraska Criminal Law – Positive Reform or Passing the Buck?
Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour

Speaker(s): Professor Steven J. Schmidt

Buildertrend
11818 I Street
Omaha, Nebraska

About:

Nebraska criminal law has undergone sweeping changes in the past few years with the passage of several new laws billed as criminal justice reform.  Penalties for criminal conduct have been reduced, post-release supervision has been established, certain entries in criminal histories are automatically sealed and bail considerations have been changed. But are we safer? Are we reducing recidivism?  Or are we simply passing the buck – shifting the costs, shifting the responsibility, shifting the victimization.