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ABA Honors Nevada Supreme Court
YLS seeks Nevada Lawyer Guest Columnist
LACSN Military Assistance Program
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Effects on Custody After Fleeing Domestic Violence

Presented by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada


In this seminar, panelists will discuss how domestic violence and the issuance of protective orders impacts legal standards concerning custody, visitation and relocation rights.  


Topics to be addressed include: whether or not the act of fleeing will rebut the presumption of parental abduction; if a protection order from a state court can confer home state jurisdiction even if the child has lived in the state for fewer than six months; how domestic violence impacts relocation where paternity has not been established; whether or not a domestic violence victim who flees can be deemed to have denied contact with the other parent; and the effects on litigation under the Hague Convention regarding international child abduction.



JAMS Resolution Experts - Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, February 23, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2 CLE Hours

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February 9, 2012
ABA Honors Nevada Supreme Court
Justice Saitta Receives Law Day Award  

The American Bar Association (ABA) recently awarded the Nevada Supreme Court with the 2011 Law Day Outstanding Activity Award in recognition of the court's innovative Law Day Live program.


Chief Justice Nancy Saitta, who heads Nevada's Law Day Live programming, was on hand to receive the award on February 3, 2012 at a formal presentation which took place at the ABA's Midyear Meeting in New Orleans.


The 2011 Law Day Live activities focused on the legacy of John Adams and the rights of the accused. Students, teachers and members of the bench and bar gathered in three different locations across the state, utilizing webcasting to discuss the rights of the accused and what legal counsel they are entitled to.


Photo, from left to right: Eduardo Rodriguez, Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Public Education; Rew Goodenow, Secretary, National Conference of Bar Presidents; Kimberly Farmer, Executive Director, State Bar of Nevada; Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Saitta; Fred Ury, President, National Conference of Bar Presidents; Connie Akridge, President, State Bar of Nevada; Frank Flaherty, President-Elect, State Bar of Nevada; Dara Goldsmith

YLS seeks Nevada Lawyer Guest Columnist

The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Executive Council needs a young lawyer to be a guest writer for the June edition of the YLS column in Nevada Lawyer magazine. The columnist must be 36 years old or younger or have been in practice for 5 years or less, and be a dues-paying member of the Young Lawyers Section.


The topic for the June column is "Children and the Law." The column should be between 700 and 900 words. For a look at past YLS Section columns, visit the Nevada Lawyer archives (click on the desired month and then scroll down to "columns").


If you are interested in stepping in as a guest writer, please submit an outline of your article to Paola Armeni at by no later than Friday, March 9.

LACSN Military Assistance Program Seeks Volunteers

The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN) is looking for pro bono attorneys to assist active-duty men and women with civil cases. Types of case include divorce, custody, guardianship and consumer matters. 


If you would like to volunteer or to learn more about this program, please contact Melanie Kushnir, Pro Bono Project Director at LACSN is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. 

Fastcase Tips: Selecting a Specific Jurisdiction

 Fastcase can help users choose a specific jurisdiction for case law searches.


Start by navigating to "Advanced Caselaw Search." Next, scroll down to the "Select Jurisdictions" heading and click the circle next to "Individual Jurisdictions." This will reveal a number of categories of jurisdictions. You can expand any category by clicking the plus sign next to the category name. Then just select the specific jurisdictions you wish to search within by marking the box next to the name of the jurisdiction. You can select as many or as few as you like, and you can search across different categories.


As you search, the last four jurisdictions (or groups of jurisdictions) that you selected will begin to appear under "Recently Searched Jurisdictions."


Fastcase is available free of charge to all active members of the State Bar of Nevada. E-mail with questions or concerns.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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