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April Issue of Nevada Lawyer
Ten reasons to serve as a TIP mentor
Opening for Eighth Judicial District Court Judge
Opening for Tenth Judicial District Court Judge
Annual Paralegal and Legal Assistants CLE
Latino Bar Association Luncheon
Saltman Center Summer Institute
Internet Gaming Regulation Symposium
Featured CLE
Professionalism in a Box

Issues of professionalism do not always generate easy answers. For this reason, it is important that practicing attorneys debate and discuss these issues. The format of this seminar, presented by the Real Property Section, encourages such discussion and debate among program attendees.

 

The program is divided into three segments, each devoted to a separate topic: lawyer independence, lawyer truth telling and lawyer civility. For each, attendees are presented with hypothetical fact situations followed by discussion questions and resource materials.

 

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

Friday, April 20, 2012
NNBC, Reno, NV 

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


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April, 12 2012
April Issue of Nevada Lawyer Features Public Law
Nevada Lawyer - April 2012  

The April issue of Nevada Lawyer can now be found in a mail box near you! This month's issue is dedicated to public law, and is filled with articles on a variety of related topics. Readers will get a look at recent changes to the Open Meeting Law, a prosecutor's take on a typical civil forfeiture case, practice tips for analyzing public records requests and a short course in the basics of bankruptcy cases for the government attorney.

 

In addition to the features on public law, readers will also find all of the usual columns, including the message from the state bar president and Bar Counsel's monthly Discipline Report.

 

Check out all of this month's features and columns on the state bar's website. If you've missed an issue, be sure to check out the Nevada Lawyer archives for articles from past issues.

Don't Just Practice the Law - Help Shape it
Transitioning Into Practice

Looking for a reason to serve as a TIP mentor? We have at least ten. The State Bar of Nevada is recruiting attorneys to serve as mentors in the fall Transitioning into Practice (TIP) cycle.

 

For more  information about TIP and to apply online, visit the state bar's website, or e-mail the bar at  tip@nvbar.org. The application deadline is May 21, 2012.

Opening for Eighth Judicial District Court Judge

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

 

Applications may be obtained via the Supreme Court website. Applications are due by Friday, April 20, at 5 p.m. and may only be submitted in hard copy. Deliver or send completed applications to the commission secretary in accordance with the instructions in the application. Use only the application provided for this vacancy.

Opening for Tenth Judicial District Court Judge
 

The Commission on Judicial Selection is now accepting applications for the position of Judge in the Tenth Judicial District Court due to the death of the Honorable David Huff.

 

Applications may be obtained via the Supreme Court website. Applications are due by Friday, May 11, at 5 p.m. and may only be submitted in hard copy. Deliver or send completed applications to the commission secretary in accordance with the instructions in the application. Use only the application provided for this vacancy.

 

As you may know, the commission revised its rules to provide for a more open selection process. Rule 3(C) provides that certain information disclosed on the application, which is not considered confidential, can be made available to the public and will be posted on the Supreme Court website. New Rule 4(D) provides that candidates' interviews, discussions of qualifications and balloting for nominations shall be held in a public session. A complete copy of the rules can be found on the commission's web page.

 

Questions should be directed to Myrna Byrd at the Administrative Office of the Courts at (702) 486-3201.

Paralegals and Legal Assistants to Host Annual CLE in Carson City May 18
   

Sierra Nevada Association of Paralegals (SNAP), in conjunction with the State Bar of Nevada Legal Assistants Division (LAD) will hold its annual CLE on May 18 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The CLE event, titled Explore the Nevada Supreme Court, Legislature, Senate and Assembly, will take place in Carson City; bus transportation from the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno to the seminar will be provided.

 

Attendees will listen to Nevada Supreme Court Oral Arguments of future precedent-setting cases, meet with Justice Hardesty for a discussion on ethics and discuss politics with Legislative Council Bureau Director Lorne Malkiewich. Also featured will be tours of the Supreme Court Law Library and the Nevada Legislature, Senate and Assembly.

 

The seminar is worth five CLE hours, including one ethics hour. Lunch will be included. For pricing information and to sign up, download a registration form.

Latino Bar Association of Las Vegas Invites Attorneys to Luncheon
   

The Latino Bar Association of Las Vegas is holding its April luncheon on Thursday, April 19 at Duffer's Bar & Grill, Desert Pines Golf Club, 3415 East Bonanza Road. Romeo Perez of the State Bar of Nevada Diversity Committee is the guest speaker. The luncheon begins at noon.

 

The event is open to non-members for a small admission fee. To RSVP or for more information, please e-mail latinobarlv@gmail.com. Those interested may  learn more about the Latino Bar Association of Las Vegas by visiting its website.

Saltman Center Summer Institute Begins in May
 

The Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at UNLV's Boyd School of Law is offering a third Summer Institute. Courses begin in May. Attendees can earn one to two law school credits or 12 to 24 hours of Nevada CLE credit. The courses are open to lawyers, law and graduate students, and other professionals.

 

The application deadline is April 16. For more information, course offerings and fees, visit UNLV's website.

Boyd to Present Internet Gaming Regulation Symposium May 18

The UNLV Boyd School of Law is presenting an international symposium addressing best practices for the regulation of Internet gaming. It will take place on May 18, at UNLV's Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility.

 

The symposium will feature world-renowned speakers and authors who are highly knowledgeable in their respective fields. Each speaker will tackle a category of regulation critical to a well regulated Internet gaming environment. Categories include, among others: age and identity verification; location verification; fraud and cheating detection and prevention including anti-collusion; international dispute resolution; technical requirements for systems including testing; error prevention; reliability; security; random number generators and disaster recovery.

 

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, visit UNLV's website. A complete symposium schedule is also available.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren, melindac@nvbar.org  

  

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