The Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys is dedicated to the improvement of the trial practice, and preservation of the jury system. The Association provides quality continuing legal education and is active in the legislative process insofar as it impacts upon justice in Nebraska. The membership of the Association is open to all lawyers,and law students. The resources of the Association are committed to providing advocacy-related services to members and sponsoring, supporting or opposing legislation as needed to protect rights of citizens to recover for wrongs inflicted upon them and maintaining the integrity of the legal system.
Dan Thayer, Grand Island, assumed the NATA Presidency at the association's annual meeting and fall seminar on Friday, September 14. Officers elected are Jason Ausman, Omaha, President Elect; Andrew Sibbernsen, Omaha, Secretary; and, Brock Wurl, North Platte, Treasurer. Directors elected for three-year terms are: Jacqueline Tessendorf, Columbus, District Three Director; Craig Kelley, Omaha, District Four Director; and Directors at Large, Todd Bennett, Brody Ockander, and Mark Richardson, all of Lincoln.
Workers’ compensation laws have changed! LB 953 affects lump sum settlements, especially those involving Medicare. LB 957 allows for electronic payment of workers’ compensation benefits. The seminar presented by attorneys who drafted language of both laws explains how these changes affect you and your clients. Additionally, an overview of the 2018 legislative session and other bills affecting the practice of law will be included in the presentation. The seminar will be presented on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. Registration is through the Nebraska State Bar Association.
NATA is pleased to offer a unique program on November 30, 2018 at the Scott Conference Center, Omaha. NATA’s “Peak Performance for Lawyers” seminar will educate you in becoming physically, mentally and spiritually equipped to excel in your professional and personal lives. NATA President and Program Chair Dan Thayer has assembled a faculty of individuals who themselves have excelled in their chosen fields, and who have educated and trained others to achieve peak performance. We are especially pleased to have Tom Osborne, a Nebraska legend, on the faculty, along with other Nebraska notables, Peak Performance for Lawyers" Seminar Faculty. Details of the seminar and registration will be available in mid- October.
Volume 24, Number 3, Fall 2018 is available for Download.