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Dean White Selected as Executive Vice President and Provost
LVNBA Sponsors Youth Safety Workshop
Volunteers Sought for Selection Committee
Free CLE: Basics of Landlord/Tenant Law
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New Programs in the Online CLE Catalog

Missed out on a live CLE seminar? Purchase the recording and participate at your convenience. Take a look at the most recent additions to the online CLE catalog.


Current Issues in Domestic and International Wildlife and Hunting Law 2012

3.5 CLE hours (including 1 Ethics hour)


Extreme Basics of Bankruptcy

2 CLE hours


Twelve Angry Men (and Women): Fixing Common Mistakes in Jury Selection

1.5 CLE hours


Effects on Custody After Fleeing Domestic Violence 2012

2 CLE hours


Sealed Records in a Nutshell

3 CLE hours


Hotel Del Coronado
Annual Meeting 2012
June 28-30

Hotel Del Coronado,

Coronado, California

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State Bar of Nevada E-News
May 31, 2012
Boyd Law School Dean John Valery White Selected as New Executive Vice President and Provost
Dean White  

On July 1, 2012 John Valery White will begin serving as UNLV's vice president and provost. White has served as dean of UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law since 2007. In his new position, White will oversee academic and budgetary policy and priorities for UNLV while maintaining quality control over both the faculty and student body and helping to expand research at the university. He will work closely with President Neal Smatresk and fill in for Smatresk when the president is absent.


White replaces Michael Bowers, who has been UNLV's interim provost since 2009. Nancy Rapoport, the Gordon Silver Professor of Law and former dean of law schools in Nebraska and Houston will serve as interim dean at Boyd until a permanent replacement is appointed.

LVNBA Sponsors Youth Safety Workshop focusing on Teens and Law Enforcement

The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association (LVNBA) is co-sponsoring a workshop on youth safety on Saturday, June 2 from noon to 4 p.m. Presented by a team of African-American police officers, lawyers, law students and others, this workshop will address the rights and responsibilities of teens during their interactions with law enforcement.  


The workshop will take place at 100 Academy of Excellence, 2341 Comstock Drive, N. Las Vegas from noon to 4 p.m. Those planning to attend should RSVP by calling (702) 895-5806 or e-mailing For more information  download the electronic flyer.

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, please complete this application form. All applications must be received no later than June 11, 2012.

Free CLE: Basics of Landlord/Tenant Law

Lionel Sawyer & Collins and Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN) are co-sponsoring a CLE on Thursday, June 7 from noon - 2 p.m. The two-credit-hour seminar will take place at Lionel Sawyer & Collins, 300 S. Fourth Street, Suite 1700 Las Vegas, NV 89101. Attendees will receive free pizza and refreshments.


The presentation will focus on topics that include: taking possession through eviction, responding to an eviction order, security deposits and personal property, evictions that follow foreclosure and mobile home evictions.  


Attendance is free to attorneys who agree to accept one new pro bono landlord/tenant case or volunteer for two shifts at the Landlord/Tenant Ask-A-Lawyer program or Tenants Rights Center. All attending attorneys must agree to one of these commitments.


For  more information and to register visit the LACSN website.

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