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State Bar of Nevada's TIP Mentors
Annual Seminar for Paralegals
Eighth Judicial District Court Vacancy
Las Vegas Defense Lawyers Inaugural Event
Tax Controversies CLE
Free CLE: Representing Abused and Neglected Children
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Renewable Energy, Public Utilities Practice and Regulatory Lawyer Ethics

Presented by the Energy, Utilities and Communication Law Section

This year's annual program will include a keynote message from Alaina Burtenshaw, Chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, and an hour of ethics credit focusing on issues facing regulatory attorneys.  


The program also offers three in-depth panel presentations by representatives from the regulators and the regulated, as well as private practice attorneys regularly engaged in the field. The renewable energy panel will discuss how to address impediments to developing Nevada's renewable energy industry. Two other panels will focus on the "anatomy of a rate case," one targeting the cost of capital topics and the second dealing with rate design issues.


Simulcast between the Las Vegas and Carson City offices of the Public Utilities Commission.

Friday, April 20, 2012
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
6 CLE Hours (Including 1 Ethics) 

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March 15, 2012
Hats Off to the State Bar of Nevada's TIP Mentors

Transitioning Into Practice

The Nevada Supreme Court formally appointed 192 attorneys to serve as mentors in the State Bar of Nevada's Transitioning into Practice (TIP) mentorship program. Congratulations to all those selected.


These mentors will be paired with newly admitted attorneys practicing in the same or similar areas of law; mentors are eligible to receive three CLE credits for each six-month cycle in which they participate. To join this group of attorneys committed to making a difference in the practice of law in Nevada, apply to serve as a mentor today!

Annual Seminar for Paralegals

The Nevada Paralegal Association in conjunction with the State Bar of Nevada Legal Assistants Division will conduct an annual seminar on April 21 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m at Harrah's in Las Vegas. On the seminar's itinerary: Hilary Muckleroy and Shaun Haley will be on hand to present a segment on employment law; Rex Velasquez will speak on immigration law; Josh Hicks will present a unit on the Nevada lobbying process; and much more.


The registration fee includes admission to the vendor fair, a continental breakfast, a prize drawing entry, CLE credit and more. Visit the state bar's website for more information or to register. To learn more about the Nevada Paralegal Association, visit the organization's website.

Eighth Judicial District Court Vacancy

The Commission on Judicial Selection is now accepting applications for the position of judge in the Eighth Judicial District Court, Department 14, due to the retirement of the Honorable Donald Mosley.


Applications may be obtained on the Nevada Judiciary's website in the coming week. The deadline for filing application is Friday, April 20. Applications may only be submitted in hard copy. Deliver or send the completed application to the commission secretary in accordance with the instructions on the application.


Rule 3(C) provides that certain information disclosed on the application, which is not considered confidential, may be made available to the public and posted on the judiciary's website. New Rule 4(D) also provides that candidate interviews, discussions of qualifications and balloting for nominations be held in a public session.


A complete copy of the rules can be found at the Commission on Judicial Selection's webpage. Questions may be directed to Myrna Byrd at the Administrative Office of the Courts, (702) 486-3201.

Las Vegas Defense Lawyers Inaugural Event

Las Vegas Defense Lawyers (LVDL) is a newly-formed professional organization of civil defense attorneys. The organization's goals include: fostering mutual education and the exchange of ideas with fellow counsel in the city of Las Vegas and Clark County; providing balanced defense perspectives in matters of civil defense; promoting cooperation and civility among fellow counsel; improving the public perception of civil defense attorneys through service to the community; and establishing and maintaining standards of professional conduct. All civil defense attorneys within the city of Las Vegas and/or Clark County are invited to join.


The organization's inaugural event will take place at the Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Avenue, on March 29 at 7 p.m. Admission is free for members. Those interested in attending should RSVP to 


For further information please contact Diana Smith at (702) 257-1997 or  

Tax Controversies CLE

Nevada Legal Services's Low Income Taxpayers Clinic is offering a tax controversies CLE on March 30 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Receive two CLE credits while learning more about practicing in front of the IRS and U.S. Tax Court. Issues on the agenda include: types of notices, common basis for dispute, avenues for resolving taxpayer disputes and litigation before the U.S. Tax Court.  


Download the registration form for more information or to sign up. Call (866) 432-0404, ext. 126 with questions. 

Free CLE: Representing Abused and Neglected Children

The Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) and Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN) are sponsoring a three credit-hour CLE on Tuesday, April 17 from 1 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. This event will focus on the role of a children's attorney in abuse and neglect proceedings and court processes, permanency planning for youth, common issues faced by children in foster care, the difference early intervention can make, preparing clients to age out of the system and much more. 


This CLE is free and open to attorneys who can and will agree to take on one new abuse/neglect pro bono case through the Pro Bono Project.  For more information and to register visit CCBA's website.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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