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Become a TIP Mentor and Earn CLE Credits
Judicial Symposium
Justice Kennedy to Speak May 1
Amendment to Eighth Judicial District Court Rule 2.34
Join the Labor and Employment Law Section
Latino Bar Association Lunch
Free CLE:...Arguing an Eviction Appeal
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Twelve Angry Men (and Women): Fixing Common Mistakes in Jury Selection 

Presented by the
Litigation Section


Jury selection is too often the last component of trial preparation. This interactive and demonstrative session focuses on strategic and research-based recommendations for improving performance and effectiveness in jury selection, by addressing six common mistakes. The session includes insights from experienced trial counsel and a respected jury consultant, providing thorough coverage of what is persuasive, effective and practical in jury selection.

Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, February 16, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1.5 CLE Hours

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State Bar of Nevada E-News
February 2, 2012
Become a TIP Mentor and Earn CLE Credits!
Transitioning Into Practice  

The State Bar of Nevada is recruiting qualified attorneys to serve as mentors in the new Transitioning into Practice (TIP) program. By signing up, you will become part of an esteemed group of attorneys formally appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court to help shape new attorneys joining the profession. Mentors are also eligible to earn three CLE credits for each session they serve.


Visit the state bar's website to learn more about TIP and complete an online application. The deadline for application is February 6, 2012.

Judicial Symposium on Feb. 1 Combines Tribal, State and Federal Opportunities

The National Tribal Judicial Center at The National Judicial College is holding a Tribal/State/Federal Judicial Symposium on February 1-2, in Sparks, Nevada. This regional conference is an opportunity to create and maintain cooperative alliances among tribal, state and federal justice systems. Attendance is open to tribal, state and federal participants from Nevada, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Topics will include VAWA and "Full Faith and Credit," Project Passport, legal updates, and agreements between tribes and state/federal partners.


The symposium has been approved for Nevada CLE credit. Attendance is free of charge and some travel and lodging reimbursement is available. For more information or to register, visit the National Judicial College's website. Contact Christine Folsom-Smith at with questions.

Save the Date: Justice Kennedy to Speak at Summit May 1

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will be speaking at the 2012 Nevada Judicial Leadership Summit in Las Vegas. Justice Kennedy will be the keynote speaker for this event and will speak on Tuesday, May 1. The summit is being held April 30 - May 4 at the M Resort.
Amendment to Eighth Judicial District Court Rule 2.34: Discovery Disputes

On January 17, 2012, the Eighth Judicial District Court modified rule 2.34, regarding discovery disputes, conferences, motions and stays for civil cases. A new subsection, "subsection h" has been added to the rule.


Per the new subsection, attorneys are now required to indicate in a joint conference report whether or not they would like to participate in a settlement conference. If they do wish to participate, they must provide five dates of availability occurring at least 90 days after the filing of the case conference report.


All settlement conferences will be scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. As of January 17, attorneys should use this joint case conference report.

Join the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada

The Labor and Employment Law Section focuses on all areas of labor/management-employee/employer relationships and provides opportunities and forums in which section members and others may network and exchange ideas regarding the provision of legal advice to employers and employees. Members of both the plaintiff's bar and the defense bar are active in this section.


To learn more or to join, visit the Labor and Employment Law Section's page on the state bar's website.

Latino Bar Association Lunch: Feb. 9

The Latino Bar Association will host its February Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 9 at noon. The luncheon will take place in Las Vegas at Duffer's Bar & Grill in the Desert Pines Golf Club, 3415 E. Bonanza Road, and will feature guest speaker Rene Valladares, Federal Public Defender for the District of Nevada. For more information, contact the Latino Bar Association at .
Free CLE:  Arguing an Eviction Appeal

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN) and Nevada Legal Services are presenting a free CLE on appealing summary evictions from Justice Court. Attendees will learn about eviction procedures and defenses along with the basics of the eviction appeals process. Speakers include the Honorable James M. Bixler and staff attorneys from Nevada Legal Services.


Attendees must sign up for a "Pro Bono Evictions Appeal Panel" and take on an appeals case on a rotating basis. In this way, they will learn more about the appeals process and gain appeals experience at the same time.


The training takes place on Friday, February 10, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Cashman Center, Room 208. Registration must be completed by February 1. Information on registration and parking is available on LACSN's website.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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