October 1

Federal courts open despite government shutdown, for now . . .

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Ben Thompson

Managing Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Ben Thompson is licensed to practice law in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. His law practice is at the intersection of the land, its stewardship, and justice.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.
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The federal judiciary announced that it will be business as usual despite the government shutdown, at least until October 15, 2013, when it will reassess the situation. Attorneys and parties should expect to attend previously scheduled hearings and comply with deadlines. The electronic case filing system will remain in operation. Source: uscourts.gov, Judiciary to Remain Open.

March 26

Responding to a Lawsuit

Amanda Karr

Associate Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Amanda Karr is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Nebraska.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.

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So you’ve been served with a lawsuit, now what?  One of the most important things to do when you’ve been served with a lawsuit is to file an answer.  In Nebraska state courts, once you are served with a lawsuit, you have 30 days to file an answer or otherwise plead.  For actions filed in.

October 15

Hiring a Lawyer as Coach

Lawyers are finally recognizing that some clients need just a little help. Ten years ago, trying to find a lawyer who would help you find your own way through the legal system was next to impossible. This is because, traditionally, attorneys have either taken on overall responsibility for a client’s case or declined to get.

May 8

Attorney Terry White joins Thompson Law Office

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Ben Thompson

Managing Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Ben Thompson is licensed to practice law in California, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. His law practice is at the intersection of the land, its stewardship, and justice.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.
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Thompson Law Office in Omaha is pleased to welcome Terry White as a new attorney with the law firm.  Ms. White is an experienced litigator whose legal practice has included working with two of Omaha’s most well-respected law firms prior to joining Thompson Law Office.  Her experience has included work for both plaintiffs and defendants. .

May 4

Attorney Nick Halbur teaches national teleconference on defense against nursing home collection efforts

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Nick Halbur

Associate Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Nick Halbur is licensed in Iowa and Nebraska. His law practice includes elder law, long-term care planning, estate planning, conservatorships and guardianships, and probate.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.
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Long Term Care expenses, and particularly Nursing Home care, can quickly deplete a family’s assets. While most of the work of an elder law attorney is focused on finding the best payment source for clients in need of care, sometimes clients come to an attorney after already having accrued an arrears on their bill. On.

February 27

Mediation for Small Businesses

Mediation is cheaper, faster, and more amicable than taking a dispute to court. Small businesses may benefit tremendously from using mediation — rather than litigation — to resolve conflicts. Small business owners are just as likely as major corporations to run into conflict with neighboring businesses, employees, customers, vendors, or with their own business partners,.

July 11

Working With Your Lawyer

Here are a few ways you can help your lawyer with your lawsuit – and increase your chances of success in court. The relationship between lawyer and client often comes under considerable strain during the long course of a lawsuit, and how well you and your lawyer manage that relationship can significantly affect your litigation.

July 8

Limited Scope Representation

We are embracing “limited scope representation.” Learn more at http://www.supremecourt.ne.gov/self-help/lim-scope-rep-client.pdf.