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Volunteers Sought for Selection Committee
Annual Meeting Breakout Session
Amendments to Foreclosure Mediation Rules
Trial by Peers Summer Training
State Bar Committee Applications
Featured CLE 
Tribal Law 101  

This CLE course provides attorneys with the basics for practicing law in tribal court. Materials include sample pleadings, tribal law and order codes, and other invaluable tools that will ensure an attorney's smooth navigation through what can seem like quite foreign territory.


Whether your focus is in custody, criminal law or civil law, this introductory course will have something for you. Also included is an introduction to Indian Gaming Law: a unique creation including a blend of federal, state and tribal issues - 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 24, 2012
Volunteers Sought for Selection Committee related to Indigent Defense

The State Bar of Nevada is looking for applicants to volunteer for the Independent Selection Committee under the Indigent Defense Administrative Plan. The State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors will appoint a representative from the bar.


The Independent Selection Committee will determine who is awarded the individual public attorney contracts for legal services with the City of Las Vegas.


The committee will include representatives from the Federal Public Defender office, County Public Defender office, State Bar of Nevada, Criminal Justice Association (attorney group) and the City of Las Vegas City Manager's office.


Court/judicial input relative to potential conflicts of interest may be provided prior to the selection committee's review, however, no judicial pre-empt and/or veto of any selection is permitted.


If you are interested in applying for this committee, pleasecomplete this application form. All applications must be received no later than June 11, 2012.

Don't Miss the Insurance and Health Law Section's Annual Meeting Breakout Session

The Insurance and Health Law Section invites bar members to attend its breakout session on the constitutional challenge to Obama's healthcare legislation at the 2012 Annual Meeting. The presentation, led by Insurance Commissioner Scott Kipper and attorney Mark Hutchison, takes place Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10:50 a.m.


Hutchison is the special lead counsel for Nevada in a lawsuit filed by a group of states challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Along with Commissioner Kipper, he will present the history of the litigation, the constitutional issues presented in the case, an overview of the district court and court of appeals decisions, the oral arguments presented to the U.S. Supreme Court and the justices' approach to the case.


Register for this special presentation today. It is not too late to sign up for the 2012 Annual Meeting, June 28 - 30, at the Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California.

Supreme Court to Consider Amendments to Foreclosure Mediation Rules

The Nevada Supreme Court will conduct a public hearing on Monday, July 9, at 3 p.m., regarding proposed amendments to the Foreclosure Mediation Rules. The hearing will take place in the Nevada Supreme Court courtroom at 201 South Carson Street in Carson City and will be video conferenced to the Nevada Supreme Court courtroom at 200 Lewis Avenue, 17th Floor, in Las Vegas.


Those interested in participating in the hearing should notify Tracie K. Lindeman, Clerk of the Supreme Court, by July 3, 2012. Lindeman can be reached at (775) 684-1600, or 201 South Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701.


The court is also inviting bar members to submit written comments on the proposed amendments. To comment in writing, send an original and eight copies of the written comments to Lindeman at the address above. Comments must be submitted by July 3, 2012.


The proposed amendments can be found on the Supreme Court's website. To learn more about the State of Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program, visit the Supreme Court's website, or check out the Supreme Court's Facebook account.

Trial by Peers Summer Training Accepting Applications from Students Aged 12-17 

Trial By Peers (TBP) is now taking applications for its summer training course. The training course is open to Las Vegas area students aged 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.

Make A Difference: Apply for appointment to a State Bar Committee

Election to the Board of Governors isn't the only path to leadership within the State Bar of Nevada. Lawyers from all over the state make significant contributions to all aspects of the profession by volunteering to serve on one of the state bar's many active committees.


Participation in a bar committee not only allows members to provide a valuable service to their bar, many also find it personally rewarding. Grow your practice, find more mentors, enhance your reputation and learn more about the inner workings of the state bar; Do all of these things by becoming part of a bar committee.


Find a list of committees and vacancies on the state bar's website and apply today!

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