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Friday, March 15

The Nebraska State Bar Association is hosting the 2019 Young Lawyers Section Best Practices Seminar at Creighton University from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions include: Ten Ways to be More Persuasive in Your Next Mediation; The Basics of the Counsel for Discipline; Changing Our Approach to the Criminal Trial; Should I or Shouldn’t I Take This Case; A View from the Bench: How Logic and Common Sense Can Lead to Success; and Now Your Aunt Wants a Will: Estate Planning Tips Every Lawyer Should Know. Registration is available online.

The Nebraska Lawyers Assistance Program and The Coeur Group have partnered to offer a unique eight-week Stress Management Boot Camp tailored for Nebraska lawyers. This program will enable lawyers to build and incorporate practical stress management and resiliency skills into their professional and personal lives. The program will be lead by T.J. Gorman of The Coeur Group who brings 18 years of experience helping individuals in the counseling profession. Registration is available online.




Tuesday, March 19

Heartland Women’s Network is hosting a meet-and-great with Andrea Batten, employee benefits strategist with Gallagher and a certified coach, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Security National Bank at 1120 S. 101st St. Batten has a background in the insurance and benefit industry including experience with local and national carriers, pharmacy benefit management and benefit management for a large university. She strategically advises clients on plan direction and development-all with the employer and employee in mind. Registration is available online.

FranNet of the Heartland is hosting a seminar on “Insider’s Guide to Buying a Franchise” from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Thrive Space, LLC., 800 North Front St. in Waterloo. Discussion topics will include: why semi-absentee opportunities are prev- alent; research questions to ask franchisors & franchisees; current trends and fastest growing sectors; average investment rang- es; and tools to structure research. Research is online and the cost is $10.

The third annual Hastings Nonprofit Leadership Conference will take place at the Hazelrigg Student Union at Hastings College. The full-day conference includes topics like: collaboration and innovation, effective volunteer recruitment and en- gagement, grant funding and nonprofit advocacy. The full agenda and registration is available online.




Wednesday, March 20

The Business Ethics Alliance will be hosting its Spring Executive Breakfast from 7:10 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at the Holland Performing Arts Center. The keynote address will be given by Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center’s (since 2014) and the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (since 2017) chancellor. He will be discussing the Ethics of Corporate Governance. Registration is available online.

The Nebraska State Bar Association is hosting a Health Insurance Consortium Lunch and Learn from noon to 1 p.m. at 1415 Meeting Space. Law firms of all sizes face significant challenges in relation to the affordability of health insurance. NSBA has established a new health insurance option for its members, the NSBA Health Insurance Consortium. The Consortium consists of multiple employers, with NSBA membership, pooling together to obtain affordable health insurance coverage on terms similar to those currently available only to large employers.

The Society of Marketing Professional Services will present Bold Brand 2.0 at 11:30 at Spezia. Bold Brand is a framework and best-practices approach to help professional services firms identify a niche, position themselves within that niche, and build a compelling brand. This framework guides professionals step-by-step through the process, illuminating potential pitfalls along the way. Josh Miles developed Bold Brand 2.0 as a way of sharing and teaching that framework in a way that applies to a broad cross-section of professional services and B2B clients. Registration is available online.




Thursday, March 21

The Nebraska Recycling Council is hosting a Construction and Demolition Mixer from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lancaster County Extension Office. Local vendors that accept a variety of scrap materials from builders will be on hand to provide information on what materials they accept, quality standards and tipping fee, if any. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Registration strongly encouraged. 

The 2019 Nebraska Climate Summit will take place at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Innovation Campus. The one-day information session on climate and climate change will be led by Martha Shulski, director of the state climate office; Tyler Williams, Nebraska Extension climatologist; and partners across the university and state. Highlights of the summit include a panel discussion; climate projections and impacts; future of climate and expected affects for Nebraskans; weather and climate monitoring; climate scenario planning by Nebraska Extension; agricultural impacts; climate and health; and details on how climate change will affect municipalities. Registration is available online.

The 2019 Agricultural and Water Law Seminar will take place at the University of Nebraska College of Law McCollum Hall from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The seminar will feature practice-focused presentations on agricultural law topics, including legal issues associated with water, the environment, land use, technology, taxation and finance. Approximately eight hours of CLE credits will be available. Registration is available online.




Friday, March 22

The 2019 Annual Estate Planning and Probate Seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Nebraska Innovation Campus. Topics will include: estate planning, probate disputes, personal injury cases, probate appeals and professional responsibility in probate matters. Registration fees vary and are available online. The program has been approved for seven hours of CPE, including one hour of ethics, by the NE Board of Public Accountancy. Webinars will be conducted online and printed materials will be available for those unable to attend the program. This program is put together by the Nebraska State Bar Association.




Wednesday, March 27

The Nebraska Health Care Association is hosting a LPN IV Therapy Course. There are new state regulations that require all licensed practical nurses to complete an IV therapy eight- hour didactic course prior to Oct. 31, 2021. All LPNs must complete the training whether they will be performing IV therapy in their work setting. This course meets the didactic portion of the new requirement and counts toward the annual continuing education requirement for an LPN license. LPNs who have been previously licensed as LPNCs or graduated after May 1, 2016, have already fulfilled the new require- ments Registration is online.




Saturday, March 30

The 2019 Barristers Ball at the Embassy Suites La Vista Hotel & Conference Center will return with the theme of the Wonderful World of Wonka, which will include cocktails, a silent and live auction, and music from Pam & The Pearls. The following attorneys are being recognized for their efforts in making Equal Justice for All a reality in Nebraska: Roberts M. Spire Pro Bono Award — Harold L. Rock (post humously); The Visionary Award — Terry Grennan, Todd Richardson and Molly Brummond. Reservations need to be made by March 16. All proceeds will go to the Nebraska Lawyers Foundation.




Thursday, April 4

The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce will host Women in Business, the annual half-day conference with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business. The event is geared toward visionary men and women who want to discover the tools for success, make strategic business connections and feel empowered. This year’s event theme is “Embracing Change.” Registration is available online and the cost to attend the event is $65.




Monday, April 15

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host the 2nd Annual Duncan Lecture on Constitutional Law from 12:05 p.m. to 1:05 p.m. at the UNL College of Law. Professor Rick Garnett from Notre Dame Law School will deliver the 2nd Annual Duncan Lecture on Constitutional Law. Garnett will address issues involving religious freedom in America today. It’s approved for one hour of CLE. Registration is available online.






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