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Trial by Peers Summer Training
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Handling Small Estates in Nevada 101  

This seminar, presented by Nevada Legal Services (NLS), is intended for any individuals interested in learning the basics of elder law/small estate probate cases and performing pro bono services with NLS. Attendees will receive sample writeable pleadings at the seminar.


This program is free to attorneys who can volunteer to take a pro bono case or provide several hours of counseling at a clinic.


NNBC, Reno, NV

Monday, April 23, 2012
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
7.5 CLE Hours (Including 1 ethics hour) 

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April 19, 2012
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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. Applications 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.
Volunteer Award Nominations: Submissions Due Tomorrow  

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. To submit a nomination, visit the  state bar's website 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. 


Award recipients will be honored at the  State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting, which takes place June 27-30, 2012 at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California.  

Young Lawyers Section Seeking Officers

The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the State Bar of Nevada is seeking qualified applicants. The section currently has openings for District Representatives in both the north and south, and an Ex Officio Budget Director. Also vacant are the committee chair positions for various programs and projects including, but not limited to: Goldilocks, Trial of the Century; Law Suits Clothing Drive; Trial Academy; CLE; and the YLS Compensation Survey (northern and southern Nevada).


Applicants must be 36 years or younger or have been in practice for five years or fewer. Those interested should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter to Paola Armeni at by Friday, May 11. More details on the open positions and applicant requirements can be found on the state bar's website.

Appellate Litigation Section of State Bar of Nevada Invites Members to Inaugural Meeting                                  

State bar members are invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the Appellate Litigation Section of the State Bar of Nevada. The meeting will take place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, May 17 at the offices of McDonald Carano Wilson LLP. It will be video conferenced between the firm's Las Vegas and Reno offices. The Las Vegas office is located at 2300 W. Sahara Ave., 12th Floor. The Reno office is located at 100 W. Liberty St., 12th Floor. Lunch will be provided to attendees. A call-in line will also be available for people who are unable to attend.


Those planning to be at the meeting should RSVP to Megan Mandeville at (702) 873-4100. For more information on the meeting or the new section, contact Ben Kieckhefer at (775) 788-2000.

Trial by Peers Summer Training Accepting Applications

Trial By Peers (TBP) is now taking applications for its summer training course. The training course is open to Las Vegas area students ages 12 to 17. The summer sessions begin on June 14, with classes taking place every Tuesday and Thursday through August 9.


TBP is a program used as an alternative for first-time and some second-time juvenile offenders. It allows juveniles charged with misdemeanors to be tried, represented and sentenced by their peers: other teens. TBP of the Clark County Law Foundation works in cooperation with the Clark County Bar Association and the Department of Family and Youth Services. To learn more about TBP visit the program's website.


Students interested in participating can find the registration form on the Clark County bar's website along with information on how to apply. Those with questions should call (702) 333-8277.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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