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Diversity Scholarships Available
Law Day Speakers Needed
Presumptive Maximum Amounts of Child Support
LVNBA Foundation Elects New President
Invitation to Bid
Featured CLE 
Making and Responding to Objections at Depositions: Aggressive Representation vs. Sanctionable Conduct

Presented by the Litigation Section


Speakers Mark Hutchison, Michael Rawlins and Clark Vellis will present:

  • Instructing the witness not to answer
  • Coaching vs. making objections
  • Dealing with harassing counsel
Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, April 19, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
1.5 CLE Hours

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State Bar of Nevada E-News
March 8, 2012
Diversity Scholarships Available

The State Bar of Nevada's Diversity Committee is offering two $5,000 scholarships to students at the UNLV Boyd School of Law. Scholarships are awarded based equally on merit, financial need, demonstrated potential for leadership and academic excellence. For more information visit the state bar's scholarship webpage. The application deadline is April 5, 2012.

Law Day Speakers Needed

The State Bar of Nevada's Law Related Education department is seeking attorneys to speak to students in their classrooms on Law Day, Friday, April 27, 2012. Thirty-five schools are asking for attorney visits this year. The students range from second graders to seniors in high school. The theme of this year's ABA Law Day is "No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom." If you would like to volunteer to speak to students this year, please e-mail Kathleen Dickinson at or call her at (702) 317-1408. 


Law Day Live, hosted by Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta, will take place on April 26. The live video conference will involve students in Winnemucca, Reno and North Las Vegas. The students will review the Project Real curriculum dealing with current underfunding of the U.S. court systems. Classroom discussion points will include: why do the courts matter to me?; what would our community look like if we did not have a judicial system? and; how do taxes support our courts? The video conference will be archived so that all interested teachers and students can view the discussion.  

Presumptive Maximum Amounts of Child Support

Pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 125B.070, The Nevada Supreme Court has adjusted the presumptive maximum amounts of child support. The change follows the U.S. Department of Labor's Consumer Price Index, which increased 3 percent in the 2011 calendar year. The presumptive maximum amounts originally established and modified annually will increase 3 percent effective July 1, 2012.


For a chart describing the presumptive maximum amounts for the period from July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013, and a look at historical presumptive maximum amounts, please see the original memorandum from the Administrative Office of the Courts.
Las Vegas Chapter of National Bar Association Foundation Elects New President

Attorney Patricia Lee is the newly elected president of the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association Foundation. Lee is a partner with Hutchison & Steffen.


The National Bar Association Foundation's goal is to promote diversity in the bar, in part by raising money for scholastic scholarships for minority and low-income students in law school. The foundation also supports various charitable events and initiatives in keeping with the foundation's charitable purpose. 

CLE: Fulfilling your Ethical Obligation and Making it Work for You

The Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) and Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN) are co-sponsoring a one hour ethics CLE on Wednesday, March 28 at 12 noon. The Honorable Vincent "Cam" Ferenbach, U.S. Magistrate Judge, and Melanie Kushnir, Pro Bono Project Director, LACSN, will discuss how Nevada rules define pro bono work, the impact of mandatory pro bono reporting, whether or not pro bono attorneys can accept attorney's fees, how to avoid barriers that may arise in pro bono representation and much more.


The CLE is free to CCBA members and $25 for non-members. The session will take place at the CCBA offices, located at 725 S. 8th Street. For more information and to register, please visit the CCBA website.

Invitation to Bid: Secretary of State's Office Seeks Legal Analysis

The State of Nevada, Office of the Secretary of State is seeking proposals from qualified persons to produce a comprehensive legal analysis of Nevada's incorporation statutes and review of legal requirements for a digital model operating agreement for LLCs. It is the intent of the office to enter into a professional services contract to fulfill the requirements of the analysis. The person or persons selected will act as independent contractors, and the product of said contract will be the property of the State of Nevada for use in economic development efforts. The material may be published on an official state website as well as produced for outreach materials.


To review the project scope of work and desired qualifications, the invitation to bid can be downloaded here or found under the "Announcements" section of the Secretary of State's website,

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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