Nebraska Continuing Legal Education (NCLE) provides educational programs for the study and discussion of information relating to the practice of law. NCLE sponsors the presentation of programs of significant merit and practicality to assist lawyers in their daily practice.
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LIVE Seminars - NCLE offers a variety of live seminars year round. To see all upcoming events, visit the NSBA Event Calendar.
Distance Learning Opportunities** - NCLE provides both Telephone Seminars and Webcasts as alternative methods of obtaining your CLE credits. For a full schedule, visit the NSBA Event Calendar.
**Please note, that you may obtain only 5 hours of CLE via distance learning.
Event Accreditation - To accredit a program for CLE credit in Nebraska, please visit the Supreme Court's MCLE Commission website. For information on accreditation in other states, visit the ABA's Center for CLE.
Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions - In 2010, the United States Supreme Court issued its momentous Sixth Amendment right to counsel decision in Padilla v. Kentucky, 599 U.S. (2010). The Court held that, in light of the severity of deportation and the reality that immigration consequences of criminal convictions are inextricably linked to the criminal proceedings, the Sixth Amendment requires defense counsel to provide affirmative, competent adivce to noncitizen defendants regarding the immigration consequences of a guilty plea, and, absent such advice, a noncitizen may raise a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. Immigration Law is a highly specialized area of the law.
NCLE gratefully acknowledges the assistance of volunteer lawyers, who plan, create, and present the programs sponsored by this organization. Without their hard work, we would not be able to provide the educational opportunities that benefit practicing lawyers in Nebraska.
NCLE also gratefully acknowledges the volunteers who serve on its standing advisory committee, who set policy, aid in planning, and help determine the content for educational seminars and related publications.