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Mock Trial Judges Needed
Become a TIP Mentor
LRIS Grant Money Available
Clients' Security Fund Committee Seeking Members
Appointment of Temporary Member to the Commission on Judicial Selection
Appointment of Permanent Member to the Commission on Judicial Selection
Featured CLE 
Extreme Basics of Bankruptcy
  

This seminar is presented by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judges. It is intended to provide third-year law students and new attorneys with an introductory-level review of basic bankruptcy concepts. Attendees will become familiar with the basic tools bankruptcy attorneys need to advise clients on filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility, Las Vegas, NV

Friday, February 10, 2012
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
2 CLE Hours


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Thursday, January 5, 2012
Mock Trial Judges Needed

The 2012 Mock Trial competitions are almost upon us and volunteer judges are still needed to evaluate and provide feedback to competing teams. The southern Nevada competition takes place on January 14 at the Regional Justice Center. Volunteers can sign up to judge either the morning or afternoon session (just under four hours each) or may sign up for both.

 

This is an easy way to become involved and to support the valuable Mock Trial program without making a long-term commitment. To ask questions or to volunteer contact Kathleen Dickinson at kathleend@nvbar.org.

Help Shape the Legal Profession:
Become a TIP Mentor!

Transitioning Into Practice   

Become part of an esteemed group of attorneys appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court as mentors in the State Bar of Nevada's Transitioning into Practice (TIP) program. By serving as a mentor you can help shape the next generation of legal practitioners as they transition into practice in an ethical and professional manner.   To learn more about TIP or to sign up as a mentor, visit the state bar's website. The deadline for mentor applications is February 6, 2012.

LRIS Grant Money Available 
 

The State Bar of Nevada is now accepting applications for the LRIS Public Service Grant Program. Nevada organizations that fund law-related public service and/or law-related education activities are eligible. These grant awards are made annually on a "funds available" basis. All applications are subject to review and final approval by the State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors.

 

For an  application or more information, please visit the state bar's website or contact Programs and Services Manager Lori Wolk at loriw@nvbar.org. Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2012.

Clients' Security Fund Committee Seeks Members 
 

The State Bar of Nevada's Clients' Security Fund is seeking attorney members from northern and southern Nevada to fill upcoming vacancies. It is the job of committee members to investigate claims related to client theft including fiduciary fund theft, embezzlement and fraud. The committee meets twice a year to determine reimbursement from the fund. Members serve three-year terms and may be reappointed for a total of nine years.

 

For  more information or to submit an online application, visit the state bar's website. Contact Client Protection Manager, Lisa McGrane, at lisam@nvbar.org with questions.

Appointment of Temporary Member to the Commission on Judicial Selection

The Commission on Judicial Selection has begun the process to fill a vacancy in the Second Judicial District Family Court, Department 9. Pursuant to Article 6, Section 20, Subsection 4(c) of the Constitution of the State of Nevada, the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada will appoint a temporary member of the Commission on Judicial Selection. The appointee must be a member of the state bar and reside in the judicial district in which the vacancy occurs.

 

Interested applicants can complete this online application form. Direct questions to Gale Skala at gales@nvbar.org. All applications must be received by January 13, 2012.


 

Appointment of Permanent member to the Commission on Judicial Selection
    

The Commission on Judicial Selection has begun the process to fill a permanent member vacancy from Northern Nevada on the Judicial Selection Commission. The term of the appointment will expire December 31, 2013. Article 6, Section 20, of the Constitution of the State of Nevada, calls for the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada to appoint members of the Commission on Judicial Selection. The Board of Governors will consider applications at their January 19, 2012 meeting.

 

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an online application form. All applications must be received on or before January 13, 2012.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren, melindac@nvbar.org  

  

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