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New Arraignment Times for Eighth Judicial District Court
Win Free Registration for Southwest Bankruptcy Conference
Fastcase Advance Sheets
Attorneys Sought for Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel
NALS Region 8 Conference
Short Trial Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Featured CLE 
Gaming Law Conference  

The Gaming Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada is gearing up for its 2012 Gaming Law Conference. This year, the section's annual CLE event features a regulators roundtable, federal legislation, Wall Street's view on the gaming industry, ethics and a keynote speech from Senator Dean Heller. Save money by registering early.


The Orleans

Las Vegas, NV

Friday, November 16, 2012


9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

7 CLE hours, (including 2 Ethics hours) pending

Hotel Del Coronado
Annual Meeting 2012
June 28-30

Hotel Del Coronado,

Coronado, California

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June 21, 2012
New Arraignment times for Eighth Judicial District Court

Starting on Monday, July 2, the arraignment times for lower level Eighth Judicial District Court will change from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. All other sessions will remain unchanged.


Questions regarding this change may be directed to Support Operations Supervisor Connie Bloom, at, or (702) 671-0652.

Win a Complimentary Registration for the Southwest Bankruptcy Conference

A member of the Bankruptcy Section of the State Bar of Nevada will win a complimentary registration for the 20th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference. All members' names will be included in a drawing for the prize. Join the section by June 30, 2012 and get your name in the drawing.


The section is also making a special presentation at this year's state bar Annual Meeting, which takes place June 28 - 30 at the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California. There is still time to register for the State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting online today!

Fastcase Launches Electronic Versions of Opinions for E-Readers

Fastcase Advance Sheets became available in e-Bookstores on June 20, 2012. Fastcase Advance Sheets are electronic versions of opinions for each state and federal circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. The opinions are issued monthly in e-book form. Not only are these e-books smaller and lighter than traditional caselaw reporters, they are also more comprehensive; they include all decided cases, even "unpublished" opinions that won't be printed in the books, but which often contain persuasive authority.


Because the Fastcase collection is in e-book format, it will work on most e-readers, including iPad, Kindle, Nook and Android tablets. This means text can be highlighted, copied, shared, annotated, rotated and read at home, in the office or even on the go. Fastcase Advance Sheets can also be searched for key terms, and include introductory summaries highlighting the issues in each case.   More information on Fastcase Advance Sheets can be found on the Fastcase website.


Fastcase is a service available free to all active State Bar of Nevada Members. Questions may be directed to Fastcase's customer support team Monday through Friday 5 a.m. - 5 p.m., at (866) 773-2782 or via e-mail at

Attorneys Sought for Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel

The Clerk of the United States District Court, District of Nevada is accepting applications for the appointments of new Federal Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel attorneys for the unofficial southern division.


Applicants must be members in good standing of the bar of the Federal Court and must have demonstrated experience in, and knowledge of, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. They must also have demonstrated an interest in providing criminal defense services and a reputation for competent and vigorous representation.


Attorneys interested in the appointment must submit applications to Lance S. Wilson, District Court Executive, by July 1, 2012. Attorneys applying for the Appeal Panel must also submit a writing sample.

Applications are available on the court's website or at the intake counter of the clerk's office in Las Vegas. Appointments for the new panel will be effective October 1, 2012.

NALS Region 8 Conference Comes to Reno in July

NALS (the association for legal professionals) Region 8 brings its "Biggest Little Conference" to Nevada this year, holding its regional conference July 12 - 14 at the Eldorado Hotel Casino. The conference features a blend of CLE seminars for legal support staff, offering attendees the choice of attending either a litigation track or a general/mix track. In addition to the educational opportunities, the conference presents plenty of time for socializing as well.


NALS, the association for legal professionals, provides networking and learning opportunities to all members of the legal support profession, including paralegals, legal assistants and legal secretaries. It consists of eight regions in the U.S. Region 8 includes Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah.


To learn more about the conference and register online, visit the NALS Region 8 website, or download the flier to register by mail.
Short Trial Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Clark County's nationally acclaimed, award-winning Short Trial Program (STP) celebrates its 10th anniversary this month.


The STP provides an alternative to civil actions that would otherwise enter the mandatory court supervised arbitration program, It is designed to get cases to trial in eight months or fewer and cost taxpayers nothing, while still providing parties a full and fair trial before a judge and/or jury. According to the ADR Commissioner's office, 646 cases have been tried through the STP since its implementation in June 2002.


To learn more about the Short Trial Program, visit the court's website.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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