Law Clerk Ryan Crnkovich Wins Creighton Trial Competition

On April 10, 2014, Ryan Crnkovich won the championship round of Professor R. Collin Mangrum’s annual trial competition at Creighton University School of Law.  Ryan, along with his partner Skyler Pearson, competed in seven trials during the course of the competition before being named the tournament champions.  The competition took place over the course of four weeks, with over forty second year law students competing in the tournament.  The winners of each round were selected by third year students on Professor Mangrum’s Advanced Trial Practice Team who compete at both the regional and national level.  Since winning the trial competition, Ryan has accepted an invitation to compete as a member of Professor Mangrum’s Advanced Trial Practice Team next year.

Sarah Smith Participates in the Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Summit

From March 24-26, 2014, Sarah Smith traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the Arthritis Foundation’s annual Advocacy Summit.  Ms. Smith has been involved with the Arthritis Foundation for over a year and was asked to lend her advocacy skills in support of the Foundation.  While attending the Summit, Ms. Smith met with Nebraska Members of Congress and their staff to discuss policy initiatives that the Foundation supports.  She will continue her advocacy efforts throughout the year by staying apprised of changes in healthcare law and reaching out to Members of Congress.

OLPA Legal Professional of the Year

Kristine Flott, a legal administrative assistant with LDM since 1998 has been named OLPA Legal Professional of the Year.  The Omaha Legal Professionals Association receives nominations each year and selects one professional through letters of recommendation and votes by legal professionals in the community.   We are proud of Kris and her accomplishments at LDM and her involvement with OLPA.