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Justice Kennedy to Speak at Judicial Leadership Summit Luncheon
Volunteer Award Nominations
Applications Now Available for Judicial Vacancy
CCLF Accepting Liberty Bell Award Nominations
Summer Institute on Conflict Resolution
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Professionalism in a Box
Presented by the Real Property Section

Questions dealing with issues of professionalism do not generate easy answers. For that reason, it is important that the issues be discussed and debated among practicing lawyers. The materials from this seminar are intended to be used in a discussion setting, in order to encourage conversation and debate among the program attendees.


The program is divided into three segments which focus on the principles of lawyer independence, lawyer truthfulness and lawyer civility. Each segment begins with the presentation of a hypothetical fact situation and is followed by discussion questions and resource materials.   


Thursday, April 19, 2012 JAMS Resolution Experts, Las Vegas, NV

Friday, April 20, 2012 
Northern Nevada Bar Center, Reno, NV  

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2 CLE Ethics Hours

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March 22, 2012
Justice Kennedy to Speak at Judicial Leadership Summit Luncheon 

A luncheon speech by United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will highlight the Nevada Judiciary's quadrennial Judicial Leadership Summit and Nevada attorneys are invited to attend. The luncheon will take place on May 1, 2012 at the M Resort in Las Vegas. 

Justice Kennedy


Nevada attorneys may register by visiting the Supreme Court website, creating an account, registering and paying for the luncheon.


The registration cost is $55. This event is not open to the general public.

Volunteer Award Nominations Due April 20

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 20, 2012. Award recipients will be honored at the  State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting, which takes place June 28-30, 2012 at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California.


To submit a nomination, visit the state bar's Awards & Recognitions webpage 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.

Applications Now Available for Judicial Vacancy - District Court Department 4

The Commission on Judicial Selection is now accepting applications for the position of judge in the Eighth Judicial District Court, Department 4. The vacancy is due to the retirement of Judge Kathy Hardcastle.


Applications may be obtained via the Supreme Court website. The deadline for filing applications is Friday, April 20, at 5 p.m. 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 form.


The commission has revised its rules to provide for a more open selection process. A complete copy of the rules can be found at the Commission on Judicial Selection's webpage. Questions can be directed to Myrna Byrd at the Administrative Office of the Courts at (702) 486-3201.  
CCLF Accepting Liberty Bell Award Nominations

The Clark County Law Foundation (CCLF) is accepting nominations for the 2012 Liberty Bell Award. The award honors individuals who promote a greater respect for the law and government in the community.


The recipient of the award should be a community member who upholds the rule of law, contributes to good government within the community, stimulates a sense of civic responsibility and encourages respect for the law in the courts. His or her contribution should relate to the mission of CCLF, which is dedicated to providing community service programs, integrated with law-related education, throughout Southern Nevada.


More information on how to submit nominations can be found on the CCLF website. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 30.The award presentation will take place at a ceremony during Law Week in May.

Summer Institute on Conflict Resolution Applications Due April 16

The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the William S. Boyd School of Law hosts a Summer Institute geared to give law students, grad students, attorneys and other professionals an opportunity to take short, intensive courses on dispute resolution. The courses offer one to two law school credits or 12 to 24 hours of Nevada CLE credit. This year's offerings include the following: The Lawyer as a Conflict Specialist in a New Economy; Negotiation; Dealing with Difficult Clients; and International Commercial Arbitration.


Summer Institute programming runs through May and June. The application deadline is April 16.


For more detailed information on the Summer Institute visit the UNLV website or download a brochure. The application form is also available on UNLV's website.

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