Nebraska Legal Diversity Website

Welcome to the Nebraska Legal Diversity Website! The website is designed to promote a diverse legal profession by providing: Information on the programs and networks in place to assist individuals interested in preparing for law school.

  1. Information on the programs, networks and organizations in place to assist attorneys practicing law in Nebraska.
  2. Information about networking and employment opportunities from firms, the court system, and organizations actively seeking minority applicants.
  3. Information on how you can become involved in supporting a diverse legal profession by joining our Call to Action Initiative.    

Business, Law Renew Pledge for Diversity

Law firms, business leaders and politicians showed up in force last Friday at the Cornhusker Hotel in downtown Lincoln in support of a Diversity Call to Action lunch hosted by the Nebraska Minority Justice Committee and the Nebraska State Bar Association. Attendees signed a pledge to “foster diversity in the legal profession.” Full Article Call to Action Signatories

 

 

Legal Diversity Summit Features Wisdom of Diversity Pioneer, the Honorable Bernice Donald

The Nebraska Legal Diversity Summit is a regional event held each fall in Omaha. The Summit brings together pre-law students, law students, and Nebraska's legal community for a unique day of education, networking and professional development. Click here for the full story from The Daily Record
 
 

3rd Annual Pre-Law Expo

Ahmanson Law School @ 8:00-1:00pm, October 2, 2013

The Creighton University School of Law will host the 3rd Annual Diversity Law School Expo on October 2, 2013 in the Ahmanson Law School. The Expo will give multicultural students college students and graduates interested in attending law school the opportunity to learn about the application and financial aid processes while networking with practicing attorneys and current law students. We strive to encourage diversity in the legal profession by providing multicultural students with the resources needed to start the application process. This event is sponsored and hosted by Creighton's Black Law Student Association and co-sponsored by Creighton's Office of Multicultural Affairs, DiscoverLaw.org and the Diversity Retention and Recruitment Task Force. For more information please contact Luz Rodriguez at Lrodriguez@creighton.edu or register online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DiversityLawSchoolExpo.

September ETHICS CLE OPTIONS: 2 HOURS OF ETHICS CLE FOR $20: MJC Ethics Seminar Series
Cross Cultural Considerations in Client Interviewing
 

One of the skills lawyers need to have is the ability to appropriately conduct a client interview and to adequately convey that which is required by § 3-501 of the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct (scope of representation, communications, fees, confidentiality of information, conflicts of interest, declining representation, duties to the client, etc.) effectively to clients of different racial, ethnic, cultural, or linguistic backgrounds. Awareness of these differences, and skill in managing conversations across these unique cultural aspects, influences the amount, the quality, and the quickness with which the attorney can gain the information from the client that is necessary to be an effective advocate. In order to ensure that the lawyer has all of the information relevant to the case, he or she needs to understand the client in the context of the client’s culture. Otherwise, vital information could be omitted or distorted, affecting the quality of the representation and advice provided by the lawyer, and impacting significant rights and interests of the client. Click here to register: https://m360.nebar.com/admin/events/conference/setup/details.aspx?eventid=78797

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications and Resources

Attorney Spotlight

Diversity Awards

 

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