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Candidates Sought for Judicial Opening in Second Judicial District
LRIS Grant Money Available
23rd Annual Family Law Conference
Boyd CLE Conference
Goldilocks - The Trial of the Century
Early-Bird Rates End January 31  
State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting  


This year's annual meeting will be comprised of three half-days of CLE programming plus some fun in the sun and a variety of social gatherings. General session speakers include Ari Kaplan, Hon. Johnnie Rawlinson, a number of Nevada Supreme Court Justices, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, Frank Fahrenkopf and company, and Professor Erwin Chemerinsky.


Hotel del Coronado

Coronado, California

Thursday, June 28 - Saturday, June 30, 2012 

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January 19, 2012
Candidates Sought for Judicial Opening in Second Judicial District 

The Commission on Judicial Selection is accepting applications for the position of judge in the Second Judicial District Court, Department 9, due to the death of the Honorable Robert Perry.


Applications may be obtained via the Supreme Court website and are due on or before Friday, February 24, by 5 p.m. Applications must be submitted in hard copy format. Completed applications should be delivered to the Commission Secretary in accordance with the instructions on the application. Use only the application provided for this vacancy.


The commission has revised its rules to provide for a more open selection process. A complete copy of those rules can be found at the Nevada Supreme Court website. Questions may be directed to Myrna Byrd at the Administrative Office of the Courts at (702) 486-3201.                      

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 Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2012.

23rd Annual Family Law Conference 

The Family Law Section's Annual Family Law Conference will take place on March 1 - 2, 2012 in Ely, Nevada. The theme of this year's conference is When Custody Gets Dirty - High Conflict Custody Cases and Evidence. This annual CLE features programming for novice and seasoned attorneys alike, along with a track designed especially for paralegals. Crowd favorites Nuts & Bolts of Family Law and a Q&A session with a panel of Supreme Court Justices are both on the schedule again this year.


Other topics will include: jurisdictional problems under the UCCJEA and UIFSA; better ways to present custody cases; ethics and very hard choices in evidence; case update; drug & alcohol abuse and domestic violence overlays during a case; and an advanced attorney track on The Hague Convention and UCCJEA.


For more information and to register, visit the state bar's website or download the conference brochure.

Boyd CLE Conference: Literature and the Law

On February 17 the William S. Boyd Law School will host a day-long CLE conference titled Literature and the Law. The conference is sponsored by the student chapter of the law school's J. Reuben Clark Law Society, and produced by Travis R. Marker, an attorney and mediator, for Saint George, Utah.


The conference will feature many local attorney speakers and Chief Justice Nancy Saitta is tentatively scheduled to make a presentation. CLE accreditation is also pending. For the latest details on this program and to register, visit Boyd's website.

Goldilocks - The Trial of the Century

The Young Lawyers Section would like thank the following people for volunteering and presenting its Goldilocks - The Trial of the Century program: Sandra Douglass Morgan, City of North Las Vegas; Frances-Ann Fine, The Fine Law Group; and Paola Armeni, Gordon and Silver.


The section would also like to thank the following past volunteers: Michelle Anderton, Arneson & Associates; Paul Gaudet, Law Office of Paul M. Gaudet; Jennifer Carr, UNLV/Boyd; Adam Schrule, Clerk to Justice Pickering; Kim Ferrari, Selman Breitman LLP; and Melanie Morgan, Kravitz, Schniter, Sloane, & Johnson.


The Goldilocks program, which introduces elementary school students to the legal process, is always looking for volunteers. More information on the program is available on the state bar's website.
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