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Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys Seminar "TRIAL LAWYERS' FAQs"


Friday, December 1, 2017
Downtown Embassy Suites
1040 "P"Street, Lincoln, Nebraska


8:00 a.m.                                  
REGISTRATION. A continental breakfast will be served.


8:25 – 8:30 a.m.                    
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Jonathan D.  Urbom, Program Chair, Dowding, Dowding, Dowding & Urbom Law Offices, Lincoln


8:30 – 9:00                                                                                     
Drafting Complaints in County, District and Federal Court
Mark R. Richardson, Rembolt Ludtke LLP, Lincoln

9:00 – 9:30                                                                                     
Identifying and Protecting Your Injured Client’s Employment Law Claims
Jennifer Turco Meyer, Dyer Law, Omaha

9:30 – 10:00                                                                                  
Ethical Considerations Related to Settlement Funding
Brody J.  Ockander, Rehm, Bennett & Moore, P.C., L.L.O., Lincoln

10:00 – 10:15                                                              

10:15 – 10:45                                                              
What is the Standard for Modification in a Workers’ Compensation Case? Who Can Do it and When?
Joseph C. Dowding, Dowding, Dowding, Dowding & Urbom Law Offices, Lincoln
10:45 – 11:15                                                              
Paperwork and Process for Settling a Minor’s PI Claim – Ditto for a Client with Diminished Capacity
Nicole M. Mailahn, Jacobsen Orr Lindstrom & Holbrook, P.C., L.L.O, Kearney

11:15 – 11:45                                                              
Ethics of Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity: What Is Required When a Lawyer Comes to Believe a Client May Be Mentally Incompetent?
Stephen A. Sael, Friedman Law Offices, Lincoln                   

11:45 – 1:00 p.m.                  
Lunch on Your Own


1:00 – 1:30 p.m.                    
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Jessica  L. Piskorski, Stowell & Geweke, P.C., L.L.O., Ord

1:30 – 2:00                                                                                     
Paperwork and Process for Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim
Michelle D. Epstein, Ausman Law Firm, Omaha

2:00 – 2:30 
Appealable Final Orders and Judgments
Danny Leavitt,  Law Offices of Terrence J. Salerno & Associates, Omaha

2:30 – 2:45                                                                                     

2:45 – 3:15                                                                                     
Divorce and Child Support and How They Affect Personal Injury Proceeds and Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Mitchell C.  Stehlik, Lauritsen, Brownell, Brostrom & Stehllik, PC, LLO, Grand Island

3:15 – 3:45                                                                                  
Don't Overlook the Wage and Hour Claim....Big Damages Available
Kathleen M. Neary, Powers Law, Lincoln


SEMINAR REGISTRATION FEES: The seminar registration fee includes breaks, lectures, and electronic course materials. The registration fee is $225.00 for non-members. The discounted registration fee for NATA members is $175.00.

MANDATORY CLE & SEMINAR SCHEDULE OPTIONS: 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 for 5.5 hours  toward the mandatory CLE requirements, 1 hour of which will apply to Ethics. Nebraska Activity Number 147447.  Iowa Activity Number is 272949

COURSE MATERIALS: 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.

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)

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 online!

Online: Go to www.nebraskatrial.com for secure online registration.
By Phone: (402) 435-5526. We will take your registration by credit card. 
By Mail:  Complete the registration form and send with payment to NATA, 941 “O” Street, Ste. 203, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508.




Downtown Embassy Suites

The Downtown Embassy Suites is located at 1040 "P" Street, Lincoln.  From I-80: Take the downtown exit onto I-180 South. Proceed to P Street and turn left. The hotel is on the corner of 10th and P Street.  Parking Garages are located on the east and west sides of the hotel.

Cancellation Policy


Refunds in full will be made if cancellations are received by November 24, 2017.  After that date there will be an administrative fee charged for late cancellation.