Project Salute Comes to Nevada to Help the State's Veterans
The Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission, the Young Lawyers Section, and Nevada Legal Services are joining forces to bring Project Salute to Nevada. Project Salute is an ABA Young Lawyers Division's project. Its objective is encouraging attorneys
to help veterans obtain their Veteran Affairs benefits.
The event kicks off on Monday, November 12 in both Las Vegas and Reno. Volunteer attorneys must be VA certified prior to the event's launch date and must take part in a relevant three-hour CLE within 12 months of certification. Application forms and instructions are available on the state bar's website.
Certification can take up to 90 days, so those wishing to take part should turn in their applications as soon as possible. Certified attorneys will be able to participate in a free CLE in October in order to complete their requirements for participation.
Those interesting in volunteering should contact southern Nevada project chair Kevin Kam at firstname.lastname@example.org or northern Nevada project chair Jordan Davis at email@example.com.
Latino Bar Association of Las Vegas Luncheon Features Roundtable Discussion on Legal Fraud
The Latino Bar Association (LBA) of Las Vegas' next luncheon meeting will take place at noon on June 21. The meeting location is Duffer's Bar & Grill at Desert Pines Golf Club, 3415 East Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas. Attendance is $20 for LBA members and $25 for non-members.
The luncheon will feature a round-table discussion on the impact of unauthorized practice of law and notario practice on Las Vegas' Latino community. Speakers will include David Clark, State Bar of Nevada Bar Counsel; and Russell D. Smith, Chief Deputy Attorney General, Fraud Division, Nevada Attorney General.
Those planning to attend should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15. For more information on the organization, visit the Las Vegas LBA's website.
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.
State Bar's LRE Coordinator Selected to Attend Exclusive U.S. Supreme Court Summer Institute
Kathleen Dickinson, the State Bar of Nevada's Law Related Education Coordinator, will participate in the U.S. Supreme Court's prestigious Summer Institute this year. Only 60 educators nationwide earned spots at this year's institute.
The Supreme Court Summer Institute, open to teachers in the field of law-related and civic education, is co-sponsored by Street Law, Inc. and the Supreme Court Historical Society. Attendees will study recent Supreme Court cases in detail, under the tutelage of well-known Supreme Court attorneys, reporters, scholars and educators, and learn new and innovative ways to pass this information on to their students.
Dickinson will travel to Washington, D.C. for the institute on June 14. She will bring new skills and teaching methods back to the State Bar of Nevada to bolster the many Continuing Legal Education programs it supports. For a list of these programs and to find out how to get involved and work alongside educators like Dickinson as they help Nevada's young people learn, evolve and grow as people and citizens, visit the state bar's website.
ABA Recognizes LVRJ's Efforts to Educate the Public on Law and the Legal System
The American Bar Association (ABA) has awarded a Silver Gavel Honorable Mention to the Las Vegas Review-Journal for its series "Deadly Force: When Las Vegas Police Shoot, and Kill." The Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts recognize outstanding work that fosters the American public's understanding of law and the legal system.
Learn more about the awards and this year's winners by visiting the ABA's website.