Annual Government Practice Seminar
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When: Friday, June 23, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM CT
Where: University of Nebraska College of Law
1875 N 42nd St.
Lincoln, Nebraska  68503
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
*Morning Session 8:30 am - 11:45 am*
*Nebraska #140664. Iowa #260171. 3 CLE hours. (Regular/Live credit)
*Nebraska #140662. Iowa #260170. 3 CLE hours. (Distance learning credit)
*Afternoon Session 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm*
*Nebraska #140670. Iowa #260190. 3.25 CLE hours, including 1 ethics hour. (Regular/Live credit)
*Nebraska #140668. Iowa #260189. 3.25 CLE hours, including 1 ethics hour. (Distance learning credit)

Registration Fees
Morning Session (8:30 am - 11:45 am)
$195 - Regular registration
$150 - NSBA dues-paying member (discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members)
Free - Law student
Afternoon Session (12:30 pm - 4:00 pm)
$195 - Regular registration
$150 - NSBA dues-paying member (discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members)
Free - Law student
*Pricing options available for non-attorneys. Contact the NSBA for more information.

If you are attending both the morning and afternoon sessions, lunch will be provided for you.

Optional Fees
$45 - Attending Seminar Want Printed Materials (added to registration fee)
$95 - Printed Materials Only (not attending seminar)

8:30 am    E-Discovery: Know the Rules
Stephanie Caldwell, Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, Lincoln
The rules and laws concerning e-discovery have considerably changed during the past few years due to advancements in technology. This presentation will focus on the rules and case law concerning e-discovery. We will explore the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that recently became effective as well as some cases that have interpreted the changes.

9:30 am    Cyber Crime: A Practical Overview
Kristi Johnson, FBI, Omaha Field Office
An overview of the global threats posed by cyber criminals and the impact it is having on victims.

10:30 am   Break

10:45 am   Tabletop Exercise: What Would You Do?
Krista M. Eckhoff, Arianna Goldstein, Baird Holm, Omaha
It’s not a matter of whether your organization will be breached, but when; and, most importantly, how bad the damage will be.  Your organization likely has a response plan in place, but is it battle-tested? Your response in the first hours after initially discovering the incident will be crucial in mitigating financial and reputation damage. In this session, attendees will participate in an interactive in-depth discussion around a data breach scenario, details of which will unfold throughout the session, to discover best practices for breach preparation and response.

11:45 am   Morning Session Adjourns

12:30 pm   Complying with the Hatch Act
Eric Grunder, FBI Chief Division Counsel
Federally funded positions often require compliance with the Hatch Act, which prohibits engagement in political activities. This presentation will provide guidance for compliance with the Hatch Act.

1:00 pm    The Use of Government Resources: What’s Permissible and What’s Not (Ethics)
Frank Daley, Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, Lincoln
This session will review the development and current provisions of the law on the permissible use of government resources at the state and local levels. The session will include an examination of law and ethical guidelines as they apply to the use of government vehicles, government facilities, government personnel and government communications systems such as email and electronic devices.

2:00 pm    Break

2:15 pm    Competing Values: Applicant Confidentiality v. Public Information
Greg Perry and Josh Schauer, Perry, Guthery, Haase & Gessford, Lincoln
Applicants for high-profile public positions often have good reasons for wishing to keep their applications confidential, which can affect the quality of an applicant pool. But law and democratic values favor transparent public processes.  How can and do governmental entities balance these competing interests to hire the best people?

3:00 pm    First Amendment Retaliation Claims: What They Are and How to Avoid Them
Charley Campbell, Angle, Murphy & Campbell, York
First amendment retaliation claims have greatly increased in recent years. They are now one of the most common civil rights suits that are filed. This topic will discuss common scenarios involving first amendment retaliation claims and applicable law and defenses to these claims. We will also discuss ways to avoid the claims and the potential responses that are available.

4:00 pm    Afternoon Session Adjourns