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1979 NSBA Newsl. 1 (1979)

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volume 79-1

january 1979

New ETV series-

Public invited to 'Ask a Lawyer'

Nebraska citizens who have legal
questions will be invited to Ask a
Lawyer when a new,
NSBA-sponsored public television
series and a weekly newspaper
column start in late January.
Starting on Tuesday, January 23 at
7:30 p.m., a series of monthly,
half-hour live call-in shows will be
presented on all local stations of the
Nebraska Educational Television
network. Each show will feature a
panel of thre6 attorneys wh9 will
provide on-the-air answers'to
questions phoned in by viewers. Each
panel will include an attorney from
Omaha, one from Lincoln and one
from outstate Nebraska, and judges
will also be encouraged to
participate as frequently as possible.
The moderator for each show in the
series will be Lincoln attorney Jim
Hewitt; series coordinator is Sharon
Stephan, NSBA director of public
. The TV show is patterned after
highly successful programs of a
similar nature currently running in
Indianapolis and statewide in
Michigan. The subjects and dates of
the eight programs in the Nebraska
series are:
January 23:  Marriage & Divorce
February 27: Wills & Estate
March 27:    Real Estate
April 24:    Landlord-Tenant
May 29:     The Nebraska
Court System/
Small Claims
September 25: Youth and the Law

October 30:  Contracts and
Credit Pruchases
November 27: General Legal
Some panelists have already been
selected; however, attorneys or
judges who would be interested in
appearing on Ask a Lawyer should
contact Sharon Stephan at the NSBA
office. If the series is successful in its
first year, it may continue beyond
Special thanks is extended to the
Lincoln Legal Secretaries
Association, whose members will be
answering the phone calls coming in
to the ETV studio for each show.
In conjunction with the Ask a
Lawyer television program, a
newspaper column by the same
name will begin appearing around
the state, also in late January.
Members of the public relations
committee will assist in preparing the
weekly column which will answer
readers' questions of a general
nature. In both the column and the
TV series, answers will be given with
the understanding that what is
presented is general legal
information and not specific legal
Ask a Lawyer is part of the newly
expanded public relations program
for 1979. Comments and suggestions
from NSBA members are welcome.

noto courtesy or
Lincoln Journal

Krivosha named
Chief Justice

Lincoln attorney Norman
Krivosha, 44, was sworn in December
22 as the new Chief Justice of the
Nebraska Supreme Court. A 1959
graduate of the University of
Nebraska College of Law, Krivosha
was selected from a field of eight
nominees to succeed retiring Chief
Justice Paul White, who served for 16
years on the Court.

Happy Holidays
The officers and staff of the Nebraska State Bar Association
wish you and your family a joyous holiday season and a happy,
healthful and prosperous New Year.

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