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NATA 2017 ANNUAL MEETING AND FALL SEMINAR "PRACTICAL TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR LAW PRACTICE AND PREPARING FOR TRIAL"



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Friday, September 29, 2017
Embassy Suites Omaha/LaVista Hotel & Conference Center
12520 Westport Parkway, LaVista, Nebraska

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

8:00 a.m.                                  
REGISTRATION.
A continental breakfast will be served. Sponsored by Minnesota Lawyers Mutual

MORNING SESSION

8:25 – 8:30
Welcome Remarks
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                  
The Impact of Social Media on Malpractice and Ethics Complaints
Julie Jorgensen, Morrow Willnauer Klosterman Church LLC, Omaha

10:00 – 10:15                
Break - Sponsored by Physician Life Care Planning

10:15 – 10:45                
Ready, Set, Go: Trial Preparation Made Simple
Elizabeth A. Govaerts, Powers Law, Lincoln

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.                           
Luncheon
Keynote Speaker
View from the Bench
The Honorable Max J. Kelch
Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, 4th Judicial District

AFTERNOON SESSION

1:15 – 1:45
Taming the Beast: Managing and Using Electronic Documents Case Management
Kyle J. Long, The Robert Pahlke Law Group, Scottsbluff

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                              
Break

3:00 – 3:30
Case Management: What to Do Now That You Have Signed Up the Case
Christopher P. Welsh, Welsh & Welsh PC, LLO, Omaha

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.

SPECIAL OFFER TO NEW MEMBERS OF NATA

Join NATA now and pay a special new member seminar registration fee of $150.00. Dues paid now apply to a full year of membership.  Join NATA

 

Location

Embassy Suites Omaha/LaVista Hotel & Conference Center, LaVista

The Embassy Suites La Vista is located at 12520 Westport Parkway, LaVista, Nebraska. From either East or West on Interstate 80 - take the Giles Road Exit. (Exit 442) Turn south onto Giles Road and take the next right onto Southport Parkway. Make your first right onto Westport Parkway and the Embassy Suites in on your right.


Sponsors

Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance

Physician Life Care Planning
Cancellation Policy

Refunds in full will be made if cancellations are received by September 22, 2017.  After that date there will be an administrative fee charged for late cancellation.