2017 Continuing Legal Education Programs

Thursday, 2017, October 26 - 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Domestic Violence Cases: From Beginning to End
Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour

Speaker(s): Amy Goodro is a deputy county attorney at the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office.
Investigator Chrissy Worster has been employed at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office since 2012.
Sue Andersen is the Community Education Coordinator and an Advocate at Voices of Hope where she has worked for twenty nine years.
Danielle Jurgens has worked at Friendship Home for 12 years.
Sara K. Houston is a Project Attorney with the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence under the Victims of Crime Act grant

University of Nebraska College of Law
1875 N. 42nd St.
Lincoln, Nebraska

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We will have speakers from the County Attorney’s office, a Sheriff, a private attorney, and 2 domestic violence shelters speak about the domestic violence case process. They will discuss how the organizations work together and what each of them does in the process of a case. They will also discuss tips for speaking with domestic violence survivors and what attorneys should be asking about and looking at for these types of cases.

Friday, 2017, October 20 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Constitution Today
Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour

Speaker(s): Akhil Reed Amar is the Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law in both Yale College and Yale Law School. After graduating from Yale College, summa cum laude, in 1980 and from Yale Law School in 1984, and clerking for then Judge (now Justice) Stephen Breyer, Amar joined the Yale faculty in 1985 at the age of 26. His work has won awards from both the American Bar Association and the Federalist Society, and he has been favorably cited by Supreme Court justices across the spectrum in more than 30 cases—tops in his generation. He has regularly testified before Congress at the invitation of both parties; and in various comprehensive surveys of judicial citations and/or scholarly citations, he invariably ranks among America’s five most-cited legal scholars under age sixty.

University of Nebraska College of Law
1875 N. 42nd St.
Lincoln, Nebraska

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For the first time in our lifetime—and for one of the few times in modern history—all four major federal institutions of power were in play in the last election.  When the two national conventions met in 2016, Democrats had a real chance to win control of the House, Senate, Presidency, and Supreme Court.  Instead, the Republicans swept the field and now control all four institutions, even though Donald Trump lost the (legally irrelevant) national popular presidential vote. In this Lane Lecture, based in part on his recently released book, The Constitution Today, Y

Friday, 2017, October 6 - 7:30am to 5:00pm
Annual Water Law CLE
Credits Pending: Nebraska; Iowa; Colorado

Speaker(s):
Anthony Schutz
Dick Wolfe
Justin Lavene
Don Blankenau
Jim Macy
Jerry Kenny
Vanessa Silke
Andrew Janzen
Jon Schroeder
Steve Mossman
Dave Bargen
Ken Winston
Jane Kleeb
Mike Klein

UNL College of Law - Auditorium

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Practice-focused presentations on water/environmental law topics.

Friday, 2017, September 29 - 12:00pm to 12:30pm
The Common Agency Problem in Bank Regulation
0.5 credit hour approved

Speaker(s): Yesha Yadav

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

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Following the Financial Crisis, regulation requires banks to fund themselves more fully by issuing equity. When a bank fails, deep equity reserves provide a cushion of capital to pay-off depositors and creditors and stop a bank’s collapse from causing wider disruption. In requiring banks to build their equity base, however, policymakers have failed to ask a critical question: who supplies this equity funding in practice?

Thursday, 2017, September 28 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Guardianship in Nebraska: An Updated View
1.0 cr hr

Speaker(s): Michael Elsken

UNL College of Law - Auditorium

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This presentation will take a look at the foundation for guardianship law, both historically and legislatively, and its application in current practice, and where the law is likely to go.  It is essentially a primer on guardianship, and the aspect of capacity which is supposed to be the primary concern with respect to the institution of a guardianship.

Wednesday, 2017, September 27 - 9:00am to 11:30am
PLAUSIBILITY, PROPORTIONALITY, AND PROFESSIONALISM: PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE CURRENT FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
2.0 credit hours

Speaker(s): Daniel E. Klaus

UNL College of Law - Auditorium

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In recent years, there have been significant changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. This CLE will examine those changes and the developing case law which interprets them. It will explore current practices with respect to pleading requirements, discovery obligations, and trials.

Friday, 2017, September 22 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Recent Changes in Nebraska Criminal Law – Positive Reform or Passing the Buck?
1.0 cr hr

Speaker(s): Professor Steven J. Schmidt

UNL College of Law - Auditorium

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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. 

Thursday, 2017, September 7 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Using the Law in the Global and National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking
1.0 cr hr

Speaker(s):
Moderator:
Anna Williams Shaver

Panelists:
Martina Vanderberg
Jesse Rudy
Tina Frundt

UNL College of Law - Auditorium

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The presenters will discuss from the perspective of each of the organizations they are involved in the law as it relates to the use of civil ligation to combat trafficking, obtaining extraterritorial jurisdiction, criminal restitution for trafficking survivors, and the role of survivors in combatting trafficking.

 

Wednesday, 2017, September 6 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Right to be Forgotten
1.0 cr hr

Speaker(s): Arthur Ferreira Neto

UNL College of Law - Auditorium

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This talk by Dr. Arthur Maria Ferreira Neto will discuss the emerging “right to be forgotten” that is now being recognized in many legal jurisdictions, including the European Union as well as particular countries. It is exemplified most prominently by the 2014 ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union against Google, requiring it to permit individuals to request that certain personal information about them not appear in its search results.  Dr.

2017 John M. Gradwohl Estate and Business Planning Program 
May 11-12, 2017

Resilience of the Marine Food Supply

Speaker: Robin Kundis Craig, James I. Farr Presidential Endowed Professor of Law, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Friday, April 14, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
College of Law Courtroom

Approved for 1.0 Credit Hour

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Speaker: Sheila Heen, Author and Lecturer at Harvard Law School

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
12:10pm – 1:10pm
College of Law Auditorium

Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hours

The Role of Ethics in Legal Practice & Public Service

Speaker: Michael C. Turpen

Monday, April 3, 2017
12:10pm - 1:10pm
College of Law Auditorium

Approved for 1.0 Professor Responsibility Credit Hour

Immigration Law Issues that (Ought to) Concern the General Practitioner

Speaker: Professor Kevin Ruser, University of Nebraska College of Law

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm
College of Law Clinic Professor Lake & Berger Classroom (Rm S117)

Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hours

Environmental Law and Federalism: Must Environmental Policy be Controlled by Big Central Government?

Speakers: Becky Norton Dunlop, Heritage Foundation

Anthony Schutz, Associate Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law

Monday, March 27, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
College of Law Auditorium

Approved for 1.0 CLE Credit Hour

11th Annual Lincoln Conference: State, Local and Regional Issues in Cybersecurity

Friday, March 17, 2017
9:00am – 2:30pm
College of Law Auditorium

Approved for 4.83 CLE credit hours

The National Security Agency and Public Privacy: Did the Telephone Metadata Collection Program Violate the Fourth Amendment or Materially Infringe Upon Your Privacy?

Speakers: Robert F. Turner, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Gus Hurwitz, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law

Thursday, March 16, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
College of Law Auditorium

Approved for 1.0 CLE Credit Hour

The Limits of Executive Power: The Obama-Trump Transition

Speaker: Jody Freeman, Archibald Cox Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Friday, March 10, 2017
12:10pm – 1:10pm
College of Law Auditorium

Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour

EPA in the Time of Trump

Speaker: Rob Verchick, Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law, Loyola University

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
12:10pm - 1:10pm
College of Law Courtroom

Approved for 1.0 CLE Credit Hour

Women, Law & Leadership Conference

Friday, March 3, 2017
11:30am – 5:30pm
College of Law Auditorium

Approved for 5.0 CLE credit hours

Life on the Judiciary Panel

Speaker: Hon. Joseph F. Bataillon, U.S. District Court of the District of Nebraska; Hon. Riko Bishop, Nebraska Court of Appeals; Hon. Linda S. Porter, Lancaster County Juvenile Court

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
12:00pm - 1:00pm
College of Law Auditorium

Approved for 1.0 CLE Credit Hour

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

Speakers: C. Steven Bradford, Early Dunlap Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law

Thursday, February 23, 2017
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Sullivan's Steakhouse
222 S 15th St.
Omaha, NE

Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour

Women and the Second Amendment

Speakers: Sandra Froman, Attorney & Former President of the NRA & Jane Tooley, first female Nebraska State Trooper

Monday, February 13, 2017
12:00pm – 1:00pm
College of Law Auditorium

Approved for 1.0 CLE credit hour

Storytelling in Business & Law

Speaker: Matthew Luhn, Write and Story Consultant, Pixar Animation

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
12:10pm - 1:10pm
College of Law Auditorium

Approved for 1.0 CLE Credit Hour