Friday, December 7, 2018

Gallup Riverfront Campus

1001 Gallup Drive

Omaha, NE 68102

1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Continuing education credit for this program has been sought from:

  • Nebraska CLE Commission - 2.0 Ethics Hours
  • Iowa CLE Commission - 2.0 Ethics Hours


1:00-1:15     Welcome and Introductions

1:15-1:45     Ethical Obligations When You Discover an Employee is Not Legally in the Country (Even Though She Thought She Was) Daniel W. Oldenburg

This presentation seeks to provide background on the relevant immigration and employment laws related to an employer’s obligation to maintain an authorized workforce. We’ll explore the multitude of ways in which undocumented employees are inadvertently hired, how their lack of status is discovered and the obligations incumbent upon the employer. Expect lively discussion involving of the tension that arises at the confluence of ethical duties, employer benevolence and economic realities.   

1:45 - 2:15     Negotiating in an Ethical Manner  Shannon E. FallonKatherine M. KockTracy A. Oldemeyer

This presentation will explore the applicability of rules of ethics to lawyers’ conduct during negotiations. The presentation will examine several common scenarios which highlight various ethical and unethical negotiation tactics.   

2:15 - 2:30     Business Break

2:30 - 3:00     2018 Update on Ethics Opinions and Disciplinary Cases  Alison K. Janecek, Nathan D. Clark

This presentation will summarize important developments over the last year in legal ethics and lawyer discipline. It will focus both on ethics opinions and disciplinary cases, reviewing those opinions and highlighting their significance to the practice of law in Nebraska.   

3:00 - 3:30     You’re Being Watched: Facebook, Google, Surveillance, Tracking, and the Privilege Richard P. Jeffries

"If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product.”  In 2018, we found out the unsettling things Facebook and Google do to learn about you, and then turn that information into cash.  Tech and trial lawyer Rick Jeffries will argue that how you use the internet even for non-legal purposes could jeopardize your work product and privileged information, and has some ideas on what to do about it.