Friday, September 29, 2017
Embassy Suites Omaha/LaVista Hotel & Conference Center
12520 Westport Parkway, LaVista, Nebraska
A continental breakfast will be served. Sponsored by Minnesota Lawyers Mutual
8:25 – 8:30
Andrew D. Sibbernsen, Sibbernsen, Strigenz & Sibbernsen, P.C., Omaha
8:30 – 9:00
Your Firm’s Got Talent: Strategies for Hiring, Firing, Retaining Your Firm’s Employees
Jennifer Turco Meyer, Dyer Law PC, LLO, Omaha
9:00 – 9:30
Reduce your Firm’s Research Costs with NATA’s Legal Research and Investigative Tools
Kent Hughes, President & CEO, Trialsmith
9:30 – 10:00
Taming the Beast: Managing and Using Electronic Documents Case Management
Kyle J. Long, The Robert Pahlke Law Group, Scottsbluff
10:00 – 10:15
10:15 – 10:45
Case Management: What to Do Now That You Have Signed Up the Case
Christopher P. Welsh, Welsh & Welsh PC, LLO, Omaha
10:45 – 11:45
Technology & Ethics: Practical Considerations for Lawyers
Jeffrey Lapin, Lapin Law Offices, Lincoln
11:45 - Noon
NATA Annual Membership Meeting
Election of NATA 2017 2018 NATA Officers and Directors
Download the 2017 NATA Nominating Committee Report
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Achieving Justice for Your Client
Alejandro Blanco, Founder of the Trojan Horse Method of Trial
1:15 – 1:45
The Impact of Social Media on Malpractice and Ethics Complaints
Julie Jorgensen, Morrow Willnauer Klosterman Church LLC, Omaha
1:45 – 2:15
Great Expectations: Managing the Attorney Client Relationship
Susan K. Sapp, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, Lincoln
2:15 – 2:45
Preparing Your Client (And Yourself) For Deposition and Trial
Steven H. Howard, Dowd, Howard & Corrigan, LLC, Omaha
2:45 – 3:00
3:00 – 3:30
Ready, Set, Go: Trial Preparation Made Simple
Elizabeth A. Govaerts, Powers Law, Lincoln
3:30 – 4:00
Ethical Considerations and Practical Management of Your Trust Account
Matthew J. Knowles, Knowles Law Firm, Omaha
INFORMATION FOR REGISTRANTS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
NATA BOARD MEETING: The NATA Board meeting will be held on Thursday, September 28 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Omaha/LaVista Hotel & Conference Center. All NATA members are invited to attend NATA Board meetings. If you plan to attend, please RSVP.
NATA CELEBRATION (Blacktie Optional Dinner): The reception and dinner will be held on Thursday, September 28 at the Happy Hollow Country Club, 1701 S. 105th St., Omaha. The reception is at 6:30 p.m., dinner and awards presentation is at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are $85.00 per person. Click here to make reservations.
NATA ANNUAL MEETING AND FALL SEMINAR REGISTRATION FEES: The registration fee is $225.00 for non-members. The discounted registration fee for NATA members is $175.00. The seminar registration fee includes breaks, luncheon, electronic course materials and all lectures.
The written materials for NATA’s seminar will be in electronic format, and will be available on NATA’s website prior to the seminar. A link to the materials will be e mailed 3-4 days in advance of the seminar to all those who pre-registered. In addition, the materials will be distributed to registrants on CD ROM at the seminar. Wireless Internet is available at the seminar so that materials can be viewed online. We encourage registrants to bring their laptops or iPads.
If you would prefer a printed copy of the materials to be given to you at the seminar, there will be an additional charge to the registration fee. Please call the NATA office at (402) 435-5526 if you would like a printed copy of the materials. Printed materials must be ordered one week prior to the seminar.
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Embassy Suites Omaha/LaVista Hotel & Conference Center for Thursday night, September 28. The rate is $129 per night. To make reservations call the Embassy Suites LaVista at (402) 331-7400, and request the group name "NATA.” Cut-off date for reservations is August 28, 2017.
TAX DEDUCTION: Educational expenses, including registration fees, hotel and travel expenses are deductible if the course aids or improves in maintaining educational skills. (See Treasury reg. 1-162-5)
MANDATORY CLE: NATA is an accredited sponsor under the regulations of the Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado Supreme Court Boards of Continuing Legal Education. This seminar has been approved: Nebraska MCLE Activity Number is 142572, 6 hours toward the mandatory requirement, 2 hours of which will apply to Ethics. Iowa MCLE Activity Number is 264016, 6 hours, 2 hours of which will apply to Ethics.
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