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NATA 2018 Annual Meeting & Fall Seminar "Practice Pointers"


Friday, September 14, 2018
Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street, Omaha, Nebraska

Program Chair:  Brock Wurl, Paloucek, Herman & Wurl,  North Platte


8:00 A.M.               
Registration. Continental Breakfast – Sponsored by Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance


8:25 – 8:30                               
Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Brock Wurl,  Paloucek, Herman & Wurl, North Platte

8:30 – 9:15                               
Social Security: Does My PI/WC Client Have a SSA Case and How Will a SSA Case Affect My Client's PI/WC Case and Vice Versa
John S. Lingo, John S. Lingo, P.C., L.L.O., Omaha

9:15 – 9:45                               
Ethics: The Attorney Client Privilege; How to Protect Your Client's Information, Even If Your Office Is Raided by the Feds
Jonathan D. Urbom, Dowding, Dowding, Dowding & Urbom Law Offices, Lincoln

9:45 – 10:15                            
Ethics: The Court of Public Opinion; What You Can, Can't and Shouldn't Say To and Through the Media (Both Social and Traditional)
Jacqueline Tessendorf, Tessendorf & Tessendorf, P.C., Columbus

10:15 – 10:30 

10:30 – 11:15                          
Effective Communications: Persuasion and Best Practices for Communicating to Clients and a Jury
Aaron Duncan, Assistant Professor, Communications Studies,  University of Nebraska, Lincoln

11:15 – Noon                           
UM/UIM: When the Limit Of Coverage Isn't Enough, How Do I Go About Tapping in to My Client's UM/UIM Coverage?
Jason Galindo, Galindo Law Office, Lincoln

Noon – 12:15 P.M.               
NATA Membership Meeting & Election of NATA 2018 – 2019 Officers and Directors

12:15 – 1:15 P.M.                  
Lunch on Your Own


1:15 – 2:00 P.M.                    
MediatIon: An Inside Look at What the Mediator Wants to Know, Needs to Know, Doesn't   Care About, How to Avoid the Landmines, and How to Prepare Your Client for the Mediation.
Stephen S. Gealy, Baylor, Evnen, Curtiss, Grimit & Witt, LLP, Lincoln

2:00 – 2:45                               
ERISA After Montanile: So…Now What?
Ross Pesek, Pesek Law LLC, Omaha

2:45 – 3:30                               
Discovery from the Defense Side: Understanding the Mind of the Defense Attorney in Discovery and Case Strategy.
Renee A. Eveland, Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather L.L.P., Lincoln

3:30 – 4:30                               
Cocktail Hour – Sponsored by True North Medical Consulting


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 electronic course materials and all lectures, refreshments, and payment for registrants’ Nebraska MCLE credit.

SEMINAR 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 flash drive 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.

MANDATORY CLE: NATA is an accredited sponsor under the regulations of the Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado Supreme Court Boards of Continuing Legal Education. The seminar has been approved for 5.5 hours of MCLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, which will apply to the mandatory requirements.  Nebraska MCLE Activity #161154. Iowa MCLE Activity #301935

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)


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 Now








The Scott Conference Center is located at 6450 Pine St., Omaha. From I-80 East take Exit 449 for 72nd Street.  Turn left onto South 72nd Street, and proceed north to Pine Street. Turn right onto Pine Street, and proceed east to the Scott Conference Center which will be on the left.  Parking is available across the street from the conference center in Parking Lot 9.



The Marriott Courtyard at Aksarben Village extends a special rate for those attending meetings at the Scott Conference Center.  The room rate is $129.00 per night.  To make reservations, please call the Marriott Courtyard directly at (402) 951-4300, and advise reservations that you are attending a meeting at the Scott Conference Center.


Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Professional Liability Insurance

True North Medical Consulting

Summit Structured Settlements

The Centers
Cancellation Policy


Refunds in full will be made if cancellations are received by September 7, 2018. After that date there will be an administrative fee charged for late cancellation.