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LRIS Grant Money Available
Proctors Needed for February Bar Exam
Reception to Celebrate Black History Month Issue of Nevada Lawyer
23rd Annual Family Law Conference
Las Vegas Justice Court Adds New Fees
Featured CLE
 Guardianship Workshop
Presented by the Nevada Guardianship Association 

This workshop features experts on guardianship including Dr. Melissa Piasecki and several Nevada judges. Among the new Legislative requirements on the agenda are background check; guardian acknowledgement or instruction; and firearm issues.


NNBC, Reno, NV

Friday, March 23, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
4.5 CLE Hours

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February 16, 2012
LRIS Grant Money Available

The State Bar of Nevada is 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 to receive awards.


The 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.

Proctors Needed for February Bar Exam

The State Bar of Nevada needs experienced proctors to assist in the administration of the February 2012 Nevada Bar Exam. The exam will take place on Feb. 28, Feb. 29 and March 1, from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proctors must be present for all three days of the exam.


Qualified applicants will have previous experience working in either education or the legal profession, exam administration experience and experience working with confidential material. Compensation will be $299 for the three-day event; breakfast and lunch will be served all three days. Please fax or e-mail your resumes to (702) 382-6676 or

Reception to Celebrate Black History Month Issue of Nevada Lawyer Magazine 


The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association (LVNBA) invites state bar members to a reception celebrating the release of February's Nevada Lawyer. This month's issue of the state bar's magazine focuses on the achievements of African-American lawyers in Nevada.


The reception will take place Friday, February 24, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Bistro (located at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas, 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd., North Las Vegas, Nevada).


Look for your issue of Nevada Lawyer in your mailboxes this week and  catch up with past issues on the state bar's website.

23rd Annual Family Law Conference

When Custody Gets Dirty - High Conflict Custody Cases and Evidence is the theme for this year's Family Law Conference, which takes place on March 1 - 2, at the Bristlecone Convention Center in Ely, Nevada. The CLE programming at this year's conference is suitable for both novice and veteran attorneys and features a track designed especially for paralegals. Also on the agenda is a crowd favorite, the Nuts & Bolts of Family Law.


In addition to a wide selection of CLE offerings, attendees will get the opportunity to network with fellow attorneys, judges and justices and to vote for Family Law Section Executive Council members. The annual banquet will once again cap off the conference, and this year the state bar is pleased to present to a pie sale benefitting area pro bono agencies.


Download the complete schedule of CLE and events and register online today; the event is only two weeks away!

Las Vegas Justice Court Adds New Fees

On February 1, 2012, Las Vegas Justice Court added several new fees, as required by statute. The new fees include:

  • $15: Filing of a Motion for Summary Judgment
  • $15: Pursuant to NRS 73, Filing of an Application for Default Judgment in a civil action (other than a small claims action)
  • $10: To retrieve a file from off-site storage for the purposes of copying, research or any other reason
  • $35: Expedited, same-day retrieval of a file from off-site storage for the purposes of copying, research or any other reason
  • $40: Posting of a cash bail for a non-traffic criminal case  

Questions regarding these fees should be directed to attorney Joe Tommasino at

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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