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Animal Law Section Meeting
Reminder: E-Mail Addresses Now Required
Volunteer Award Nominations
Labor and Employment Section CLE and Mixer
Family Court Bench Bar Meeting
LRIS Grant Money Available
YLS seeks Nevada Lawyer Guest Columnist
Featured CLE 
Sealed Records in a Nutshell  

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media, Reynolds School of Journalism (UNR) and William S. Boyd School of Law (UNLV) present a seminar on sealed records. Topics include: A Trial Judge's Perspective; Nevada Rules of Court; and Dealing with Counsel & Courts in High Profile Cases.


Speakers include: Hon. William F. Dressel (ret.), Chief Justice Nancy Saitta and Sam Lionel, Managing Partner, Lionel Sawyer.

Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility, Las Vegas, NV

Friday, March 23, 2012
1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
3 CLE Hours

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February 23, 2012
The Animal Law Section Invites You to Attend its Next Meeting

The Animal Law Section's next meeting is set for Thursday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Law Offices of Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck, LLP, located at 300 S. Fourth Street, Suite 500, Las Vegas, Nevada.


Members and prospective members of the section may attend in person or join the meeting via teleconference. The call-in numbers are (877) 594-8353 or (702) 362-6860. After dialing in, enter passcode 65292496 followed by the # key.


Those planning to attend in person should RSVP to Jennifer Braster at

Reminder: E-Mail Addresses Now Required

Please remember that every bar member is now required to provide an e-mail address to the State Bar of Nevada. An amendment made on October 21, 2011 to Nevada Supreme Court Rule 79 requires that all members disclose their e-mail addresses. Members may update or add e-mail addresses by logging into the state bar's website.

Volunteer Award Nominations

State Bar of Nevada members work hard to contribute to our organization, donating countless hours of volunteer time every year. In recognition of these members' efforts, the state bar has created three membership awards, and is currently seeking nominees to receive these recognitions.


Nominations for the 2011 calendar year must be received no later than April 12, 2012. Award recipients will be honored at the  State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting, which takes place June 27-30, 2012 at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California.


To submit a nomination, visit the state bar's website and click on the individual award links to download nomination forms. Forms include complete descriptions of each award as well as instructions for submitting nominations.

Labor and Employment Section CLE and Mixer in Reno

Treat your intellect and your appetite by joining the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of Nevada for some free CLE, appetizers and social interaction with colleagues. A CLE entitled Dissecting Faragher and Ellerth: A discussion from the plaintiff and defense perspectives will take place on March 1 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Siena Hotel and Casino in Reno. A panel discussion, featuring Jeff Dickerson, Rebecca Bruch, Robert Spretnak and Jeff Winchester, will be moderated by section chair Laura Thalacker.  


A mixer featuring soft drinks and appetizers will follow the CLE from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. No-host cocktails will be available. Attendance is free for Labor and Employment Section members and $25 for nonmembers. The attendance fee will be waived for those who join the section.


Those planning to attend should RSVP to by February 27.

Family Court Bench Bar Meeting

The next meeting of the Family Court Bench Bar will take place on Thursday, March 8 at the Family Courts and Services Center, Courtroom 9, located at 601 N. Pecos Road, Las Vegas, Nevada. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Judge Gloria Sanchez at (702) 455-5991.

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.

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.


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.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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