Training & Meetings

Virtual continuing education opportunities offered by the Nebraska County Attorneys Association

Conducting and Defending a Pandemic – Era Forensic Interview

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 01:00 PM CDT
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:00 AM CDT
2 Hrs. MCLE Crimes Against Children

Link to Registration – Registration RequiredThe Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers is hosting a webinar on Conducting and Defending a  Pandemic Era Forensic Interview. The presenters will be Victor Vieth, JD, MA and Rita Farrell from the Zero Abuse Project. The Nebraska Alliance is offering two date options that will consist of 2 MCLEs with an opportunity for Q&A—meeting the Crimes Against Children credit requirement. This workshop provides concrete guidance in conducting pandemic-era forensic interviews in a manner that will help the prosecutor to defend the practice should the interview be challenged in court. Prosecutors are also provided a number of strategies in responding to potential defense attacks on a tele-forensic interview or an interview conducted with modifications resulting from the pandemic. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in Q&A during the event.

DUI Updates | Information

June 5, 11, 18 and 30, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CDT

4 MCLE – Presenters Patrick Lee and Ed Vierk

Registration to be provided – Stay tuned.

Sponsored by Nebraska County Attorneys Association and Nebraska Law Enforcement

DUI Caselaw Update
An update relating to recent DUI-related appellate rulings impacting probable cause for traffic stops, arrests, as well as Birchfield implications on blood, breath and urine testing. Discussion on emerging issues likely to be addressed by the appellate courts in the near future.

Ethical Considerations of DUI/MVH/Manslaughter Prosecutions
Discussion of the prosecution of traffic-homicide related charging decisions including an analysis of State v. Carman’s “public welfare crimes” bar to manslaughter. Analysis of the victim bill of rights and its impact on charging, plea agreement and sentencing presentations of victim testimony.

DUI-Drug Prosecutions
Brief overview of DRE-based DUI-Drug prosecutions including new NSP lab requirements for urine testing (aren’t they just testing for the categories called?). Strategies for dealing with motions to suppress relating to the DRE’s opinion, warrantless urine testing and emerging possibilities of oral fluid testing.

“In Custody” Determinations for SFSTs and Other Emerging Topics at Suppression Hearings   
Discussion of emerging trend of defense attorneys to argue a subject is “in custody” during field sobriety testing. Analysis of withdrawal of consent defenses as well as framing Title 177 breath test arguments away from suppression hearings.


NAGTRI Webinar | Crossing State Lines: Interstate Compacts for Adult and Juvenile Supervision

Monday, June 8, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CDT                                                                                                                           1 MCLE  #194489


  • Bereket Tesfu, Program Counsel, National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute
  • Nelson Bunn, Executive Director, National District Attorneys Association


  • Ashley Lippert, Executive Director, Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS)
  • MaryLee Underwood, JD, Executive Director, Interstate Commission for Juveniles (ICJ)
  • David LaBahn, President and CEO, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

Together, the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) and the Interstate Compact for Juveniles (ICJ) work to place individuals on probation or parole where they have the best chance for success through community supervision. Both compacts operate systems that facilitate the transfer of supervision from a sentencing state to a receiving state. Furthermore, the juvenile compact is the only legal mechanism for the return of runaway juveniles who have left their state of residence.

This webinar highlights interstate compact processes, which govern interstate transfers throughout the US. Both compacts have been adopted by all 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico has also adopted the adult compact.

NECAA Fall Seminar|Annual Conference

October 14-16, 2020 Embassy Suites by Hilton, Downtown Lincoln

Free juvenile justice conferences and training for prosecutors

This includes ANY juvenile prosecutor in Nebraska. Grant will cover the costs of the training (including registration, travel, lodging, and meals). Funding is provided through a $196,453 from the Nebraska Crime Commission. Contact Jenni Ryan at for more information.

Also seeking speakers for the Nebraska County Attorney’s Association Conferences. If you have ideas about speakers with an emphasis in juvenile justice or if you would like to bring to Nebraska or are interested in attending a conference with an emphasis in juvenile justice training please contact Jenni Ryan at “This project was supported by subgrant no.18-JJ-0001 awarded by the Nebraska Crime Commission and points of views or opinions contained in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Commission or the Department of Justice.”


National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
July 19-22, 2020, Reno, Nevada

Home of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Join us in Reno, Nevada, home of the NCJFCJ, for our 83rd Annual Conference that will feature amazing presentations on current and cutting edge topics that will inspire, provoke, and precipitate discussions about issues facing the juvenile and family court system. Plenary sessions highlighted by topic-specific training tracks on family law, juvenile justice, child welfare, and family violence; as well as tracks featuring practical and innovative solutions are just the beginning of the educational offerings of the NCJFCJ’s 83rd Annual Conference.  Early bird discount is $150! For more information, click here.

CJJ’s 2020 Annual Conference, Hill Day, and Council of State Advisory Groups
Dreaming Big Together: Youth Justice Reimagined

November 18-21, 2020
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Each year, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) hosts a national conference uniquely focused on improving juvenile justice and delinquency prevention systems, services, practices, and policies. More than 400 juvenile justice practitioners and advocates from across the U.S. and its territories attended. To register click here.