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Firm’s Attorneys Participate in Law Day at Lincoln North Star

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Attorneys Jonathan V. Rehm and Brody J. Ockander

In 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower proclaimed May 1 as Law Day to celebrate the importance of law in our society. Every year, to recognize Law Day in Lincoln, the Lincoln Bar Association organizes lawyers and judges to make presentations to local high schools.

This year, Jon Rehm and I presented to Lincoln North Star High School on the topic of “Equality for All,” more specifically, equal protection under the 14th Amendment. The topic was chosen based on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

In order to understand the importance of equal protection under the 14th Amendment, we discussed the cases of Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) and Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and had the students act out parts from the oral argument of Briggs v. Elliot (1954), a case that was consolidated with the Brown case.

This gave the students a hands-on approach to understanding the arguments made by the parties and the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting the 14th Amendment.

In all, we had a wonderful time discussing these topics and other current topics within the courts to high school students who may someday become the next generation’s Thurgood Marshall.

The offices of Rehm, Bennett, Moore & Rehm, which also sponsors the Trucker Lawyers website, are located in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska. Five attorneys represent plaintiffs in workers’ compensation, personal injury, employment and Social Security disability claims. The firm’s lawyers have combined experience of more than 95 years of practice representing injured workers and truck drivers in Nebraska, Iowa and other states with Nebraska and Iowa jurisdiction. The lawyers regularly represent hurt truck drivers and often sue Crete Carrier Corporation, K&B Trucking, Werner Enterprises, UPS, and FedEx. Lawyers in the firm hold licenses in Nebraska and Iowa and are active in groups such as the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers, Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG), American Association for Justice (AAJ), the Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys (NATA), and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). We have the knowledge, experience and toughness to win rightful compensation for people who have been injured or mistreated.

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