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1987 NSBA News 1 (1987)

handle is hein.barjournals/neblwr1987 and id is 1 raw text is: Issue 87-1                                      March 1987
'Call a Lawyer expands Bar's public information efforts

A new weekly public information
program, Call a Lawyer, was ini-
tiated Jan. 26 by KOLN/KGIN-TV,
in cooperation with the NSBA. Call
a Lawyer is a 12-minute segment of
The Morning Show. It begins with
a brief discussion of a legal topic,
followed by a viewer call-in feature.
Each program focuses on a different
legal topic. The first show dealt with
bankruptcy; February programs
covered various aspects of divorce
and family law, with March pro-
grams focusing on the court system
and jury duty. The Call a Lawyer
segment is on each Monday.
One attorney is selected by the Bar
for each program. The Morning

'Constitution'
brochure widely
distributed
The NSBA's new 16-page brochure
on the U.S. Constitution is being
widely distributed and used through-
out the state. Several thousand
copies have been requested for use
in schools. A brochure was sent to
every public library in the state,
which in turn has generated requests
for several hundred copies to be
used with discussion groups planned
at various libraries. The Nebraska
Association of Retired Federal
Employees will hand out one to each
person attending their convention in
May. Articles in newspapers through-
out the state have generated requests
for hundreds of individual copies.
Nebraska ETV is also offering the
brochure in Choice magazine and
on-air promotions.
The brochure includes the com-
plete text of the Constitution and
amendments, as well as a bibliog-

Show airs daily from 8 to 9 a.m.,
with about 27,000 viewers in a wide
viewing area in central Nebraska.
The Bar's informationai pamphlets
and Consumers Guide are offered at
the close of each segment.
Thanks to those attorneys who
have already participated or agreed
to do one of the March shows: Joe
Badami, Dave Geier, Susan Jacobs,
Karen Mowers, Steve Flodman,
Con Keating, Dennis Keefe, Judge
William Blue, Mariclare Thomas
and Mark McGuire. Future pro-
grams will cover wills and estates,
tax law, landlord-tenant, DWI, auto
accidents, employment and workers
comp, and many other legal topics.

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The Constitution of the United States
A Living Legacy
1787-1987
raphy and suggestions for related
activities for classroom or community
groups. It was published as part of
the NSBA's public education efforts.
Free copies may be obtained by
writing to: NSBA Public Relations
Department, P.O. Box 81809, Lin-
coln, NE 68501.

If you would be willing to be a
guest on Call a Lawyer,' contact
Sharon Stephan at the NSBA office,
475-7091. The program is live, from
Lincoln, but attorneys from through-
out the KOLN/KGIN viewing area
who are willing to make the trip to
Lincoln are welcome to volunteer.
'Ask a Lawyer' returns
The NSBA's long-standing program
on ETV, Ask a Lawyer returned
in January for its 9th season. Pro-
grams have been aired this year on
Divorce and Family Law and on the
Court System, with these lawyers
serving as panelists: Debra Lyford,
Dick Reiser, Alan Wood, Alan
Peterson, Tom Hoarty and Judge
John Murphy. John Brownrigg
serves as moderator. Upcoming
shows scheduled are: March 26-
Wills & Estate Planning; April 23-
School Law and Juvenile Law; and
May 28-General Legal Questions.
This is a 30-minute live call-in show
that airs at 9:30 p.m. (8:30 mountain
time) on the fourth Thursday of the
month. Again, volunteers are en-
couraged to contact Sharon Stephan
at the NSBA office.
In this issue...
The President's Page ......... 2
Chairman's Column ......... 3
Alcoholism & the Lawyer .... 4
D iscipline  .................. 7
Legislation  ................ 11
Preventing Malpractice ...... 12
N C LE  .................... 14
Section  News .............. 15
Calendar .................. 16

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