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Friday, February 23, 2018
Hotel RL, 3321 S. 72nd Street, Omaha

8:00 – 8:20                            
Registration. Continental Breakfast will be served


8:20 – 8:30                            
Welcome & Introductory Remarks
John F. Carroll, Watson & Carroll, PC, LLO, Omaha

8:30 – 9:00                            
Ethical Horror Stories AKA The Tort Claim Files
Angela Zimmer, Watson & Carroll, PC, LLO, Omaha

9:00 – 9:30                            
Leggo my Ego – Balancing Caps and Consortium Claims
Denise M. Destache, Lamson Dugan and Murray LLP, Omaha       

9:30 – 10:00   
Whatcha mean I don’t have capacity? The Role of PRs, SAs, and Guardian Ad Litems
Jodie McGill, McGill Law, P.C., L.L.O., Omaha

10:00 – 10:20   

10:20 – 10:50   
When a Dollar Isn’t a Dollar Anymore: Reducing for Present Value
David Rosenbaum, PhD, Forensic Economist, Lincoln                                                                              

10:50– 11:20    
If You Think You Need a Life Care Plan, You Probably Do
Shelly Kinney, MSN, RN, CCM, CNLCP, Kinney Consulting, Inc., Ralston                                              

11:20 – Noon     
Communicating Harms and Losses Through Film and Humor (Yes, Humor!)
Krissy Hamm, Producer/Attorney, Pretrial Productions, Inc., Omaha
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.             
Lunch On Your Own


1:00 – 1:30  p.m.                         
Do Learned Treatises Have to be Authoritative? Heck No!
R. Collin Mangrum, Professor, Creighton University School of Law, Omaha

1:30 – 2:00
When Did the Term Evidence-Based-Medicine Become a Dirty Word?
R. Collin Mangrum, Professor, Creighton University School of Law, Omaha

2:00 – 2:30                            
Your Honor, May I Have an Expert Please? (Rule 706: The Forgotten Rule)
The Honorable Gary B. Randall, Judge of the District Court, Fourth Judicial District, Omaha

2:30 – 3:00                            
Work Comp for Dummies: Everything You Never Wanted to Know
David M. Handley, Watson & Carroll, PC, LLO,  Omaha                                               

3:00 – 3:15                            

3:15 – 3:45
The (Unspeakable?) Things I’ve Seen (and Have Never Said Until Now)
Mark E. Novotny, Lamson Dugan and Murray, LLP, Omaha

3:45 – 4:15                            
Bad Expert Depositions: Where Good Cases Go to Die
Christopher P. Welsh, Welsh & Welsh, PC, LLO, Omaha        


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 6  hours toward the mandatory CLE requirements, 1 hour of which will apply to Ethics. Nebraska MCLE Activity #153110; Iowa MCLE Activity #286270.

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.

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



Hotel RL by Red Lion

The Hotel RL is located at 3321 S. 72nd Street, Omaha. From I-80 East take Exit 449 for 72nd Street. Turn left and proceed north to 72nd & Grover.  Turn right on to Grover Street. The hotel will be on your left.  The seminar will be held in the Nebraska C Room, which is on the north side of the building. 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and Refunds

Refunds in full will be made if cancellations are received by February 16, 2018. After that date there will be an administrative fee charged for late cancellation.