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1991 NSBA News 1 (1991)

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LS/LR answers
Desert Storm call
The NSBA Legal Services/Lawyer
Referral Program has answered the
call to deliver legal services to mili-
ta,'y personnel involved in Operation
Desert Storm.
According to LS/LR Committee
Chair John S. Pierce of Lincoln, the
program will serve as a statewide
clearinghouse on legal issues such as
wills, powers of attorney and guard-
ianships. A letter outlining the LS/LR
Desert Shield Project will be included
in a packet being prepared by the
Heartland Chapter of the American
Red Cross for distribution to the
family of every Nebraska service-
person activated.
According to the American Bar
Association, Nebraska joins 27 state
and local bar associations in commit-
ting aid to Desert Shield/Storm mili-
tary personnel. The ABA reports over
800 Nebraska servicemen and women
have been activated since Operation
Desert Shield began last fall.
Soldiers' and Sailors' Act
LS/LR Program Director Kathryn A.
Bellman of Lincoln said military per-
sonnel called to active duty in the
Persian Gulf and their dependents
may have certain legal rights and
protections under the Soldiers' and
Sailors' Civil Relief Act. The act
addresses relieving some of the finan-
cial hardships brought on by activation.
To meet the increased need for pro
bono, reduced-fee and full-fee ser-
vices, the LS/LR Program is recruit-
ing additional attorney volunteers, If
interested, please call Bellman at
(800) 927-0117 (in NE), or (402)
Inside this issue . . .
Law-related seminars ....... 4-5
Living Trust opinion ......... 7
Section  news  ............... 11

Bar adds toll-free telephone service

An in-state 800 number is the
newest service offered Nebraska State
Bar Association members. Effective
Feb. 1, lawyers living in Nebraska
may call the Roman L. Hruska Law
Center toll-free at 800-927-0117.
The new WATS line accommodates
six simultaneous incoming calls, and
is manned Monday through Friday
from 8 am.-5 p.m. Central Stan-
dard Time.
Continuing effort
The 800 number was installed as


part of the Bar's continuing effort to
provide service to its members,
according to President Bevin B.
Bump of Chadron. Initially it is not
intended for use by the general public,
nor will it appear on NSBA business
cards or letterhead stationery.
The Membership Services Commit-
tee will review the toll-free number
at year's end and make a recommen-
dation to the Executive Council
regarding continuing it in 1992.

adopts legislative positions

Six inches of snow almost did what 836 bills could not: postpone the 1991 NSBA
House of Delegates Legislative Session. Prior to the meeting, House Chair Fredric
H. Kauffman of Lincoln consults witb Legislative Committee Chair Steven R. Voigt
of Kearney and Legislative Counsel Larry L. Rutb and William J. Mueller of
Lincoln. After an hour's delay, delegates adopted association positions on bills and
resolutions pending before the first session of the 92nd Unicameral. For a complete
accounting, see the legislative summary on pages 8-9.

February 1991

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