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Help New Attorneys Transition into Practice
Fastcase Offers Free Webinars
Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association Reception
NLS Office Supply Drive
Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution Summer Institute
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Evidentiary Foundations

Presented by the Litigation Section


Join Peter Christiansen and Doug Cohen as they present evidentiary foundations and objections for: physical exhibits, chain of custody, real evidence, photographs, diagrams, business records, writings, present recollection refreshed and past recollection recorded. 


Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas, NV

Friday, March 30, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1.5 CLE Hours

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State Bar of Nevada E-News
March 1, 2012
Help New Attorneys Transition into Practice
Transitioning Into Practice  

More than 200 men and women are sitting for the bar exam this week; you can assist in their transition from classroom to courtroom and help introduce them to the practical practice of law. The State Bar of Nevada is looking for attorneys with seven or more years' experience to mentor newly admitted bar members. Selected mentors will work in one-on-one relationships with new attorneys who practice in the same or similar areas of law.


The state bar will provide program materials, mentor training and opportunities to promote professionalism within the legal community. Mentors are eligible to receive three CLE credits per six-month cycle. The application deadline is March 12. For more information and to apply to serve as a mentor, visit our TiP Program webpage.

Fastcase Offers Free Webinars in March

Learn more about Fastcase, the free electronic database offered to all active members of the State Bar of Nevada, while earning one hour of free CLE credit.


The following webinars are available this month: Intro to Fastcase, March 5; Fastcase for Paralegals, March 6; Advanced Tips for Enhanced Legal Research on Fastcase, March 7; and Boolean (keyword) Search for Lawyers, March 26.


For a complete schedule of webinars and to register, visit our Fastcase webpage.

Join the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association for a Reception in Honor of Women's History Month

The Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association (NNWLA) is celebrating Women's History Month with a reception on March 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada in Reno. The guests of honor are two accomplished northern Nevada women: education advocate, Elizabeth Lenz and Margo Piscevich, the first female president of the State Bar of Nevada.  


The event will feature appetizers, drinks, socializing and musical performances by members of the Lenz family, whose talents have long been featured by both the Reno Chamber Orchestra and the Reno Philharmonic.


Reception tickets are $20 per person. Those planning to attend should RSVP to by March 16. For the address and more information download the brochure. For more information on NNWLA and its mission, visit the organization's website.

Nevada Legal Services Office Supply Scavenger Hunt

Federal funding for Nevada Legal Services (NLS) was drastically cut this year. The cuts forced the organization, a non-profit dedicated to providing free legal services to low-income Nevadans, to close one office and lay off members of its staff.


In an effort to continue with their mission, organizers started looking for ways to save and concluded that if they could free up the money used for office supplies, NLS could save $30,000 to $40,000 per year. With that in mind, NLS is conducting an office supply scavenger hunt and hoping local law firms will get involved.


On Friday, March 23, NLS representatives will go door to door to Nevada law firms and request donations of common office items, including: paper clips, printer paper, envelopes, pens and markers. Every firm that donates will be recognized at NLS' Annual Champions of Justice Luncheon. For more information on Nevada Legal Services and its mission, please visit the NLS website.

Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution Summer Institute

The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at UNLV's Boyd School of Law will be offering a third Summer Institute beginning in May. Courses offer one to two law school credits or 12 to 24 CLE hours. Courses are open to attorneys, law students, graduate students and other professionals.


For more information on the Summer Institute visit Boyd's website and  download a brochure.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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