Nebraska Continuing Legal Education (NCLE) provides continuing legal education relating to the practice of law. NCLE sponsors the presentation of programs of significant merit and practicality to assist lawyers in their daily practice. Dedicated volunteers share their expertise by planning and speaking on Nebraska-specific legal topics at NCLE seminars.
Many seminars are offered each year, but here are some highlights that are annual events. The dates vary, but traditionally, the seminars appear in these months:
March: Estate Planning and Probate - a one day in-depth seminar on various aspects of estate planning, taxation, trusts, and more. In 2014 this program will be devoted to Trusts and Estates 101 and is specifically designed for those new to this area of practice.
May: Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar: The Labor Relations and Employment Law Section plan a full day program each year focusing on various aspects of employment law, and encompassing both state and federal issues.
July: Annual Family Law Update. Each Year the Family Law Section plans a seminar focusing on topics of interest to its members. If you practice in the area of Family Law, you will not want to miss this annual opportunity to gather with colleagues and learn from one another.
August: Going Ahead Prepared (GAP) Class for New Attorneys in practice 3 years or less. This class is also open to those who recently took the bar and to graduating or just graduated 3Ls. It covers both law practice management and substantive practice areas a new lawyer is likely to encounter, especially if he or she is in a small office or soloing.
September: Annual Real Estate Institute attracts real estate attorneys, real estate brokers and developers, abstracters, and title insurance agents. It covers a wide variety of topics pertaining to real estate, zoning, development, the environment and others.
October: NSBA Annual Meeting: At this large three-day convention, over 1500 lawyers will get together for three days of CLE, invited keynote speakers, social events, and meals.
November: Annual Workers Compensation Seminar. Designed to those whose practice focuses on workers compensation issues, this seminar is generally advanced in its educational level. In recent years, the Workers Compensation Section offers a pre-conference one hour "Workers Compensation 101" to introduce those new to the field to the essentials of this practice area.
Check out some of these tremendous opportunities...
- 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.
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.