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Posted August 22, 2016

The Nebraska Paralegal Association will hold its Annual Membership Meeting for all members on Thursday, September 22, 2016, commencing at 10:00 a.m., in conjunction with the 2016 Recognition Breakfast, Fall Membership Meeting and Fall Seminar.  The meeting will be held at The Thompson Center, University of Nebraska Omaha, 6705 Dodge Street, Omaha, Nebraska.  Items to be considered at the meeting include:  approval of membership applications (if any), review of officer and committee reports, proposed budget amendments (if any), proposed amendments to the By Laws (if any), nomination and election of Officers and Directors, and discussion of other new and old business.  Register for the event by September 16, 2016. Please note:

If you are an Active Member, please complete the enclosed Proxy and return it to Lauriel L. Nelson, Secretary:

VIA MAIL:      NePA – Proxy

ATTN: Lauriel Nelson, Secretary

P.O. Box 24943

Omaha, Nebraska 68124

VIA E-MAIL:   Lauriel Nelson – laurielnelson@tsys.com

VIA FAX:       Lauriel Nelson – (402) 574-7557

by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, to ensure that a quorum is present.

2016 Fall Membership Meeting – proxy and meeting notice (1)

2016-fall-seminar-packet-1

 

Posted August 17, 2016

Attached please find a flyer with regard to NePA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration.

The Celebration will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 11:30 a.m., at Anthony’s Steakhouse, located at 7220 F Street in Omaha.  A FREE luncheon buffet will be served.

In addition, all members attending the Celebration will be entered into a drawing for our 40th Anniversary Grand Prize consists to two Nebraska Football Tickets and overnight accommodations at the Cornhusker Marriott.

Oh, there will be cake too!!

Please RSVP to Angel Younger at angel.younger@kutakrock.com on or before Friday, August 19, 2016.

NePA – 40th Anniversary Celebration Flyer

Posted August 17, 2016

NePA Members: it is time to renew your membership and pay dues for the upcoming year.

Please fill out and submit the form with payment: 2016-2017 Membership Dues/Renewals

The Website Committee is in the initial stages of offering an on-line payment feature for membership renewals, lunches, seminars, etc. through NePA’s website.  We hope to have that up and running by this September. You may choose to renew your membership now by completing the renewal form and mailing a check to NePA, or you may choose to wait until the on-line system if up and running.

We will send out an email to let you know when the on-line payment system ready or if we run into any snags.

Posted July 27, 2016

The Nebraska State Bar Association has once again invited NePA members to attend an upcoming conference put on by NSBA.  Registration is $135.00 for two days of CLEs, registering after August 8th will result in a $50.00 late fee being added on to your registration fee amount.

2016 Solo and Small Firm Conference

August 11-13, 2016

Ameristar Hotel and Casino

2200 River Road, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Bankruptcy Seminar Registration Form

Posted March 22, 2016

Do you know someone who has cancer or who has had cancer?  Have you lost a loved one to cancer?  You can make a difference in the fight against cancer!  NePA is again sponsoring the “Legal Beagles” team for the Sarpy County Relay for Life.  The 2016 event is being held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 5:00 to 11:00 P.M. at Papillion-LaVista South High School located at 10799 Highway 370 in Papillion, Nebraska.

Relay for Life is an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society that mobilizes communities across the country to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones, and raise money to support the mission of the American Cancer Society.  At Relay, team members take turns walking or running around the track.  Relay for Life welcomes all cancer survivors to take part in the Survivors’ Victory lap and dinner.  (They do not have to be a member of any team.)

After sundown, hundreds of luminaries light the track to remember those lost to cancer and to honor those fighting cancer and those who have fought the battle and won. The luminaries light up the night as a symbol of the hope and perseverance to continue the fight. 

Fundraising for this important event is already underway!  

Our first fundraising event took place on Monday, March 21st at Midtown Omaha’s wine and painting studio, The Corky Canvas.  A portion of the registration proceeds was donated to the Legal Beagles’ team for the Sarpy County Relay for Life.

NePA members "Dancing in the Rain" at Omaha's The Corky Canvas!

NePA members “Dancing in the Rain” at Omaha’s The Corky Canvas!

A few fundraising events are still in progress. We have “Pick the Due Date.” For $1.00, you can try and guess the date that Amber Roberts (NALA Liaison and Co-Chair of our Relay team) will have her baby. She is due on April 24th. There are still plenty of dates open. The prize is 1/2 of the proceeds to the winner and 1/2 to Relay.

We also have “March Madness.” Join a March Madness basketball pool for $10, again with the proceeds being split between the winner and our Relay team.

We challenge all of you to think of some fundraising activities you can do in your individual offices.  Email the link below to your friends and relatives and ask for their help in this fight. Selling luminaries is easy and each is only $10. You may personalize your donation by designating the luminaries “in memory” or “in honor” of a friend or loved one and decorating the bags with pictures and words of love. Perhaps sell passes for a “Jeans Day” or collect everyone’s pennies or loose change—be creative!

For those interested in participating as a member of the team, please register on-line at 2016 Sarpy County Relay for Life as soon as possible. Click on the “Sign Up” button, find our team (“Legal Beagles”) and register.

You can also use the same web address to make a donation or purchase a luminary. Even a small donation from each of our members would raise a substantial sum!

With your help, we can do our part to make a difference in the lives of those who are in the fight of their life. Don’t just sit idly by; it’s time to take action!

Join us on the track as we Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back at Relay for Life!

If you have any questions, please contact Teri Gibbons at 402-343-3748 or teri.gibbons@koleyjessen.com OR Amber Roberts at 402-889-4042 or amber.roberts@gavilon.com.

 

Posted March 30, 2016

The Nebraska Paralegal Association will hold it’s Spring Seminar and Mid-Year Meeting on Friday, April 29, 2016, commencing at 8:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel, 333 South 13th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. All regsitrations will must be recieved by Friday, April 22, 2016.  

Please see the attached Notice, Registration Form, Proxy, and Agenda.

Mid-Year Proxy and Notice of Meeting-2016

2016 Mid-Year Meeting & Seminar Registration

2016 Spring Seminar Agenda

If you have not already booked your hotel reservation please use the reservation link to make online reservations:

Book your group rate for NePA Spring Seminar

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

NePA Spring Seminar

Start date: 4/28/16
End date: 4/29/16
Last day to book: 4/8/16

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel  for 89.00 USD  per night

Book your group rate for NePA Spring Seminar

Cornhusker Marriott Menu

Posted March 11, 2016

Please join us for the March District 1 Luncheon. It will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, beginning at 11:30 at Anthony’s Steakhouse, located at 7220 F Street, Omaha, NE 68127. There will be three menu choices to choose from upon arrival. Please email Katie Wibbels at kwibbels@childrensomaha.org with your reservations, or cancellations, on or before noon, Monday, March 23, 2016.

Andrea Frazier, State Program Manager for Mother Against Drunk Driving will be presenting “MADD Court Monitoring Program”

March District I Luncheon Flyer

Posted February 5, 2016

MEETING on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Place:  Metropolitan Community College, South Campus, Room MHY 524 (map attached)

Cost:  Free

Anyone thinking of taking NALA’s Certified Paralegal exam should attend the session on February 9, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. on Metro’s South Campus.

This meeting will help you prepare to prepare.  We will talk about registering for the exam, forming study groups, finding resource materials and sample exams, attending upcoming workshops and sessions with mentors, and other tried and true ideas for helping you prepare for the exam.  Please share this information with others who may be planning to take the Certified Paralegal exam.  Reservations are not required, but we would like to know how many people to expect.

Please RSVP by e-mail to lhess@bairdholm.com to save a place at the meeting on February 9th at Metro’s South Campus, Room MHY 524, at 6:30.

We hope to see you on February 9th!

MCC South Omaha Campus – Mahoney Bldg. Map