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The OBA Podcast: Bar Talk

In Summer 2017, the Omaha Bar Association began recording podcast episodes for broadcast to both the member attorneys, and the public. The podcast is a variety of individual interviews, continuing legal education courses, and roundtable discussions on current events.

The recordings are meant to both inform and entertain listeners. The views and opinions expressed by those on the podcast do not express the views and opinions of the OBA.

We are always in search of ideas and presenters for more episodes. If you would like to be a part of the Podcast, please contact Dave Sommers at for more information.

Episode Guide:

EPISODE THIRTY-NINE: THC, CBD, & the OPD - Speech by Dr. Matthew Garlinghouse at 2020 Medical Legal Dinner

EPISODE THIRTY-EIGHT: Interview with Hon. Patrick Runge

EPISODE THIRTY-SEVEN: Leap Year, Leaping in the Workplace, & Quantum Leap

EPISODE THIRTY-SIX:The Omaha Barristers Club Christmas Show Preview

EPISODE THIRTY-FIVE: Wings, Wings, and more Wings

EPISODE THIRTY-FOUR: (Law Day 2019) Interview with Lorraine Boyd

EPISODE THIRTY-THREE: (Law Day 2019) Interview with Lynda Henningsen of The Daily Record

EPISODE THIRTY-TWO: (Law Day 2019) Interview with Mike Fenner, Creighton University School of Law

EPISODE THIRTY-ONE: "Cigars & Wires" Event with Jon Blecha & Jack Atkins

EPISODE THIRTY: Omaha Barristers' Club 2019 Xmas Show Preview

EPISODE TWENTY-NINE: Interview with Hal Daub, Husch Blackwell

EPISODE TWENTY-EIGHT: Rules of Golf with Patrick McNamara

EPISODE TWENTY-SEVEN: Mediation in NE with the "Big 3" - Mike Mullin, Mike Kinney, and John Brownrigg

EPISODE TWENTY-SIX: Cameras in the Courtroom - Interview with Hon. Jeffrey Funke


EPISODE TWENTY-FIVE: Podcasting at Creighton Law - Interview with 1L Jacob Baker


EPISODE TWENTY-FOUR: "Bar Talk" Roundtable: "I Like Beer," Hint of Lime, and Show Us Your Calendars


EPISODE TWENTY-THREE: Words of Wisdom for New Attorneys from Hon. Gary Randall of the Douglas County District Court


EPISODE TWENTY-TWO: Discussing Academy of Young Professionals in Omaha with Kate McNamara and Hannah Sommers

EPISODE TWENTY-ONE: Interview with Kenny Jacobs, Jacobs Alexander Law


EPISODE TWENTY: "Bar Talk" Roundtable: Favorites Episode - Commandment, Amendment, and Refreshment

EPISODE NINETEEN: Interview with J. Terry Macnamara, McGrath North

EPISODE EIGHTEEN: "Bar Talk" Roundtable: Non-Disclosure Agreements, Show Us the Tapes, & Favorite Legal Films

EPISODE SEVENTEEN: Interview with Troy Johnson, Interim Director, Creighton Law Library

EPISODE SIXTEEN: Interview with Hon. Michael G. Heavican, Chief Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court


EPISODE FIFTEEN: Interview with John Slowiaczek, Immediate Past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers


EPISODE FOURTEEN: Interview with Amy Longo, 2017 OBA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient


EPISODE THIRTEEN: 28th Annual "Lunch with Fenner" with Creighton Law Professor Mike Fenner


EPISODE TWELVE: Interview with Scott Hahn, Hightower Reff, about Limited Scope Representation


EPISODE ELEVEN: Interview with Mike Kinney, Cassem Tierney, about SOLACE Program


EPISODE TEN: Interview with David S. Houghton, Houghton Bradford Whitted

EPISODE NINE: Roundtable Discussion with Joe BradleyJordan Holst, & Patrick McNamara

Topics Discussed: Retailers' Return Policies, Parent Visitation Law Change, & Our Favorite Legal Cases


EPISODE EIGHT: The Omaha Barristers Club Christmas Show Preview with Barristers' President Marcus Sladek & Co.

EPISODE SEVEN: Interview with Judge Doug Johnson, Douglas County Separate Juvenile Court


EPISODE SIX: Criminal Law CLE - "Just the Basics" with Tom Gross & Jeff Leuschen


EPISODE FIVE: Roundtable Discussion with Joe BradleyJordan Holst, & Patrick McNamara

Topics Discussed: Star Wars, Merchandise Agreements, Galactic Lawyering, and Space Jam

EPISODE FOUR: Employment Law CLE - "Just the Basics" with Ken Wentz of Jackson Lewis

Recorded in May 2017. PowerPoint Slideshow used with presentation available exclusively to OBA Members; email dave@omahabarassociation to request a copy.


EPISODE THREE: Roundtable Discussion with Joe BradleyJeremy Elliott, Jordan Holst, Patrick McNamara, & Adam Tabor

Topics Discussed: Hurricanes and Property Rights, iPhone X, Reading the Fine Print, & Peak Pumpkin Spice/Truth In Advertising


SPECIAL GUEST LECTURE ON KIOS RADIO: Lecture by Professor Anthony Arend, Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service on "North Korea and the Preemptive Use of Force"

Recorded on September 8, 2017. Rebroadcast on KIOS' Noon Forum Program. PowerPoint Slideshow used with presentation available exclusively to OBA Members; email dave@omahabarassociation to request a copy.

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EPISODE TWO: Interview with Hon. Lyle E. Strom, U.S. District Court

Recorded on July 24, 2017. After 32 years on the Court, Judge Strom takes "inactive senior status" on December 1, 2017. 


EPISODE ONE: Roundtable Discussion with Joe Bradley, Jeremy Elliott, & Adam Tabor

Topics Discussed: ChatBot Eclipse, Criminalizing Legal Weed, Game of Thrones, & Pens v. Pencils