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Third Annual Trial Academy
Justice Kennedy to Speak at Luncheon
Tenth Judicial District Court Judge Vacancy
YLS Seeking Officers
Fastcase Tips
Featured CLE 
Advanced PowerPoint for Lawyers
Telling your Story

Take your skills to the next level with Joseph Sawyer`s Advanced PowerPoint for Lawyers. This full-day session is highly interactive. Attendance is limited so that full, hands-on attention from the speaker is possible.


By day's end participants will have learned how to:

  • Apply a design template to create a persuasive story for opening and closing statements at trial;
  • Integrate graphics effectively to advance the story telling process at trial; and
  • Create an effective and compelling PowerPoint presentation using principles of cognitive processing.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Meet, Las Vegas

Friday, May 11, 2012
National Judicial College, Reno

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
6 CLE Hours

Hotel Del Coronado
Annual Meeting 2012
June 28-30

Hotel Del Coronado,

Coronado, California

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April 26, 2012
Third Annual Trial Academy to Take Place at State Bar's Annual Meeting  

Over the past few years, the Trial Academy has become one of the most popular features of the State Bar of Nevada's Annual Meeting. This one-of-a-kind learning experience provides participants with detailed instruction covering every facet of a trial. Break-out session subjects include themes and theories, opening statements, voir dire, direct and cross examination, objections, closing arguments, jury instructions and closing remarks.


Attendees will participate in a number of practical exercises, making the Trial Academy useful to attorneys at all experience levels. One of the most valuable aspects of the Trial Academy is the opportunity to get both hands-on instruction and detailed one-on-one feedback from expert instructors, including seasoned trial attorneys, judges and Supreme Court justices.


 Register now for the State Bar of Nevada's Annual Meeting on June 28-30, 2012 at the Historic Hotel Del Coronado for education, networking, fun and the third annual Trial Academy!

Justice Kennedy to Speak at Judicial Leadership Summit Luncheon 
Justice Kennedy  

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 next Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the M Resort in Las Vegas.


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.

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.

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.  

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