Nebraska

109 ABA Journal Nebraska articles.

Lawyer falsely claimed he was checking on ward who was no longer at facility, suspension order says

An Omaha, Nebraska, lawyer has received a one-year suspension for claiming in guardianship reports that he was checking on an incapacitated adult who, it turned out, had moved out of…

Lawyers can accept payment in bitcoin, Nebraska ethics opinion says

Lawyers may accept payment in digital currencies such as bitcoin but must immediately convert the money into U.S. dollars, according to a Nebraska ethics advisory opinion.

The opinion, issued…

Lawyer who advised client to ‘relax’ in response to Facebook inquiries gets suspension

A Nebraska lawyer who responded to his client’s Facebook inquiries with statements such as “relax” and “this is complicated” has been suspended from practice for 90 days.

The Nebraska Supreme…

10 Questions: Omaha lawyer spends Sundays as NFL official

Every fall, plenty of lawyers have an opinion about football. The difference is that Clete Blakeman’s opinion matters.

Two federal defenders in Omaha discover they are half sisters

Julie Hansen and Kelly Mahoney Steenbock both excelled in academics and were determined to attend college and law school, despite growing up poor in households that could not pay for…

Voters in three states back capital punishment in ballot initiatives

Voters in three states on Tuesday passed ballot initiatives supporting capital punishment.

In California, voters rejected a measure to repeal the death penalty and passed a measure that seeks to…

University of Nebraska launches program encouraging more attorneys in state’s rural areas

Faced with a shortage of attorneys outside major cities, the Nebraska legal community has launched a program aimed at creating more of them.

According to a press release from…

Imprisoned Pastafarian loses lawsuit; federal judge says ‘religion’ is in fact a parody

Arguments by Pastafarians that they are entitled by their religion to wear an upside-down spaghetti strainer on their heads for driver’s license photos have succeeded in several states and a…

Longtime lawyer and CEO of failed bank gets 11 years in fraud case

A longtime Nebraska lawyer who later served as the CEO of TierOne Bank when it became insolvent was sentenced Wednesday to an 11-year federal prison term. He was also ordered…

Man with rifle case, but no gun, outside courthouse gets 210 days for obstruction, resisting arrest

There was only a tripod, a camera and other accessories in the rifle case that Floyd Wallace was carrying outside a Nebraska courthouse earlier this month.

However, the 20-year-old was…

Judge sequesters jury after courthouse hallway fight, then declares mistrial

An action-packed four days of trial in an Omaha, Nebraska, double-murder case came to an abrupt conclusion Friday morning when the judge declared a mistrial at the request of the…

Judge cites safety concerns in barring officers from bringing guns into courtroom

A Nebraska judge says he barred police officers from bringing their guns into his courtroom this week partly because of safety concerns.

Judge James Gleason of Douglas County tells the…

Nebraska lawmakers abolish death penalty with exact vote count required to override governor’s veto

Nebraska lawmakers abolished the death penalty on Wednesday, as the state’s unicameral legislature overrode a veto by the Republican governor in a 30-19 bipartisan vote.

The 30 votes to override…

Nebraska governor vetoes bill abolishing death penalty; are there enough votes for an override?

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on Tuesday vetoed a bill abolishing the death penalty in the state, saying capital punishment “is a matter of public safety.”

In the final vote on…

Dad of hurt girl sues home insurer: House guest’s chain saw prank a foreseeable cause of truck crash

The parents of a girl struck by a truck in an Omaha, Nebraska, street on Halloween 2011 have sued a home insurance company, among other defendants, seeking compensation for her…

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