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* Mock Trial Coaches

* Construction Law Section

* Car Rental Discounts





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Featured CLE

Introduction to PowerPoint

Back by popular demand! At the end of this workshop attendees will be able to create and fashion slide presentations for successful advocacy in trial, mediation, arbitration, administrative hearings and appeals.

This is a hands-on workshop featuring step-by-step instruction.

Reno: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012
Las Vegas: Friday, Jan. 20, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
6 CLE hours

 Register Online



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State Bar of Nevada - Weekly E-Newsletter


E-Newsletter for the week of December 15, 2011


Do You Have What it Takes to Coach the Next Generation of Lawyers?


The State Bar of Nevada’s Transitioning into Practice (TIP) program is asking experienced attorneys to serve as mentors to newly admitted attorneys.


Beginning in April of 2012, mentors will be paired with new attorneys for six-month training sessions geared toward assisting them in acquiring the practical skills and judgment necessary to practice law in Nevada. For more information or to apply visit the state bar’s website.


The deadline for mentor applications is January 2, 2012.





Applications Welcomed for Nevada Continuing Legal Education Board


The Nevada CLE Board is seeking two attorneys to serve on its board. This is a working board; applicants must be willing to attend quarterly meetings, rotated between Reno, Las Vegas and rural areas. To maintain equal state representation, the board currently needs members from southern Nevada or the rural areas.


Applicants should submit letters of interest and resumes to the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education, attention Toni Sarocka, Executive Director, 457 Court St., Reno, NV 89501. The submission deadline is February 28, 2012. 




Mock Trial Coaches Needed


Attorney coaches are still needed for the 2012 Mock Trial competition. The Southern Nevada competition takes place on January 14 at the Regional Justice Center, so the teams need to start practicing with their coaches as soon as possible. This year’s Mock Trial case is available on the bar’s Mock Trial webpage for your review.


Please contact Kathleen Dickinson at with questions or to volunteer.




Join the Construction Law Section


The Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada focuses on current legal issues related to the construction industry. The section’s goal is to keep its membership informed of recent trends in construction law in the state of Nevada.


During legislative session years, the section’s Legislative Committee provides its members with weekly conference calls tracking pending legislation relevant to the construction industry, and provides a forum for discussion and healthy debate. The section also hosts regular CLE events as well as social mixers. Membership dues are $30 per year.


Those interested in joining the section can find more information on the state bar’s website.




Traveling for the Holidays? Bar Members Receive Discounts on Car Rentals


Avis and Budget are providing a discount coupon to members of the State Bar of Nevada. As a member benefit, these rental companies are offering $20 off a week long car rental, along with one free weekend day. To get a discount voucher, e-mail


More information on car rental benefits for state bar members can be found on the state bar’s website.