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Bar Exam Results
Cherry Becomes Chief Justice
Luncheon Honoring TIP Mentors
YLS Seeking Officers
Member Benefit: LawPay
Featured CLE 
Tribal Law 101  

This CLE course will provide practitioners with the basics of practicing law in tribal court. Materials will include sample pleadings, tribal law and order codes, and other invaluable tools to ensure smooth navigation through what can seem to be foreign territory. Whether your casework is in custody, criminal law or civil law, this introductory course will have something for you.


Also included is an introduction to the area of Indian Gaming Law - a unique creation with a mixture of federal, state and tribal issues. This seminar is a must for any attorney working with tribes and economic development issues.


NNBC, Reno, NV

Friday, June 1, 2012
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
3 CLE Hours

Hotel Del Coronado
Annual Meeting 2012
June 28-30

Hotel Del Coronado,

Coronado, California

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May 10, 2012
February Bar Exam Results

Congratulations to the 118 people who passed the February 2012 Nevada Bar Exam. The State Bar of Nevada posted the pass list for the exam on the bar's website this week. Interested parties can view the results online. The pass rate for February was 56 percent.


A swearing in for Nevada's new attorneys will take place at 3 p.m. on May 23 at the Supreme Court building in Carson City.

Justice Cherry Becomes Chief Justice of Nevada Supreme Court
Justice Cherry  

On Monday, May 7, Michael A. Cherry assumed the administrative post of Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court. Cherry was elected District Court judge in Clark County in 1998, and elected to the Supreme Court in 2006. Cherry replaces Justice Nancy Saitta.


The Chief Justice is the administrative head of the state's legal system, speaking publicly for the court and representing the Nevada judiciary nationally. Justices in the last two years of their current six-year term of office are eligible to be Chief Justice.


Visit the  Supreme Court's website to learn more about Cherry's career and the duties and responsibilities of chief justice.

Register to Attend Free Luncheon Honoring TIP Mentors at State Bar Annual Meeting
Transitioning Into Practice  

Join the State Bar of Nevada in celebrating the launch of its mentorship program at the Annual Meeting. Mentors participating in the Transitioning into Practice (TIP) mentorship program and attorneys interested in serving as TIP mentors in the future are invited to attend a mentor luncheon at this year's State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting in Coronado, California. The event is free of charge, however pre-registration is required.


To learn more about the luncheon and to register, visit the state bar's website. And it isn't too late to register for the annual meeting. Sign up online now!

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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