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Construction Law Section Meeting
CLE Presentation
Celebrity PGA Golf Event
Become a TIP Mentor
Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Healthcare Act
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Don't Try This at Home:
Why You Should Never Emulate T.V. Lawyers

Lawyers on our favorite legal dramas (Boston Legal, The Practice and L. A. Law, to name a few) often confuse zealous representation with being a zealot.   


In this off-beat seminar, popular legal humorist Sean Carter will demonstrate why we should never emulate these characters in the real practice of law.


Attendees will learn how to:

  • Always maintain decorum;
  • Diffuse tension between warring parties;
  • Reduce hostility in interactions with opposing counsel;
  • Preserve the dignity of the profession; and
  • Much more!


Stan Fulton Building, UNLV

Las Vegas, NV


Friday, November 2, 2012
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
2 CLE Ethics Hours (pending) 

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June 28, 2012

Construction Law Section Meeting


The Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada is holding its bi-annual membership meeting on July 18, 2012 at noon. The meeting will take place at the Litigation Services' offices in both Reno (151 Country Estates Circle) and Las Vegas (3770 Howard Hughes Pkwy., Suite 300). Lunch will be provided and guests are welcome.


To RSVP, or for additional information, please contact Andrea Pressler at (775) 786-3930. To learn more about the Construction Law Section visit the state bar's website.

CLE Presentation Geared Toward Keeping Attorneys Professional and Ethical Online


The Business Law and Real Property Law Sections of the State Bar of Nevada are pleased to present a CLE Presentation by nationally-known speaker Michael H. Rubin. This fast-paced seminar will focus on protecting attorneys both professionally and ethically as they create blogs and websites and use the latest social networking technology, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.


The presentation takes place Friday, September 21 at 11 a.m. at the Smith Center in Las Vegas. Registration is free for section members and $10 for non-members. Attendees can earn one CLE ethics credit. For more information download the seminar flier.

Celebrity PGA Golf Event Supports Clark County Law Foundation


Proceeds from tickets purchased for the 2012 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open will help support the Clark County Law Foundation (CCLF). The open takes place October 1 - 7 at TPC Summerlin. All-day access tickets are available for $20, with 100 percent of ticket sales benefiting CCLF.


The CCLF was formed in 1993 to serve as a central point where money could be raised to support law-related programs benefiting the entire community. CCLF's programs include Trial by Peers (the juvenile diversion program), and community service projects for the benefit of Clark County. To learn more about Trial by Peers, or to make a donation, visit the CCLF's website.


To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Jade Deitrick at (702) 333-8277 or

Become a TIP Mentor Today!

Transitioning Into Practice


The State Bar of Nevada is recruiting attorneys with at least 7 years' experience to serve as mentors. Apply today and join the growing ranks of Supreme Court appointed mentors in the Transitioning into Practice (TIP) Pilot Program.


Mentors work with newly admitted attorneys to complete activities outlined in the TIP Mentoring Plan and help introduce them to Nevada's legal community. Attorneys may elect to mentor just new attorneys within their own firms or to engage in outside mentoring relationships. Mentors will receive 3 CLE credits for each six-month cycle in which they serve; they may indicate hour for hour service on their annual pro bono reporting forms.   


Attorneys applying to become TIP mentors now will begin serving in January 2013. The application deadline is November 9, 2012.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Healthcare Act


In a 5-4 decision the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the major provisions of the Affordable Healthcare Act on June 28. As a spokesperson for the majority, Chief Justice Roberts wrote about the individual mandate, citing the taxing clause.


"It is reasonable to construe what Congress has done as increasing taxes on those who have a certain amount of income, but choose to go without insurance," he wrote. "Such legislation is within Congress' power to tax."


Those interested in learning more can find the complete text of the decision on the U.S. Supreme Court's website.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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