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July's Nevada Lawyer
Latino Bar Association Mixer
SOLACE Support Program
Military List for Nevada Lawyer
Become a TIP Mentor
Featured CLE 
Zen and the Art of Depositions: How to Peacefully and Calmly Sink the Other Guy's Case  

During this CLE, presented by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN), speaker Ed Kainen will discuss the art of preparing for and delivering a stellar deposition. Topics include:

  • Preparing your client to be deposed
  • Strategies for taking effective depositions
  • Productive use of depositions, at trial or elsewhere   

The cost of seminar attendance is the acceptance of one NEW pro bono family law case from LACSN's Pro Bono Project.

Lloyd George Federal Courthouse
 Las Vegas, NV

Friday, July 27, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2 CLE Hours

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July 12, 2012
The Law of Public Lands Explored in July's Nevada Lawyer
July NVL Cover  

The July issue of Nevada Lawyer takes a look at a subject of special interest to those living and practicing law in Nevada: public land; our state has more of it than any other in the nation. This month, the magazine delves into some of the varied and complex laws impacting the management of that land and the natural resources found on it.


In addition to learning more about the law as it applies to public land, readers will find all of our regular features, including the President's Message and Bar Counsel's discipline report. Readers can also earn one CLE credit by reading an article and taking the quiz that follows.


Check out the magazine online, for a few items not included in the print version, such as extended citations for feature articles. For those wanting to take a look back through past issues of Nevada Lawyer, the bar's website offers an extensive archive of articles from previous months.

Las Vegas Latino Bar Association Invites Attorneys to Mixer

The Latino Bar Association (LBA) is hosting a mixer on July 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at Herbs & Rye, located at 3713 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas. LBA members and non-members are invited to attend. Drink specials will include $5 well drinks, $3 draft beers and buy-one, get-one-free bottles of wine. No RSVP is necessary.


To learn more about the LBA, visit the organization's website. Questions should be directed to

Bar Members Invited to Take Advantage of SOLACE Support Program

Do you know someone in the legal community who needs a helping hand in a time of crisis? If so, SOLACE may be the answer. SOLACE is an acronym for Support of Lawyers/Legal Personnel, All Concern Encouraged. The purpose of the program is to enable the legal community to reach out to other community members and their families when they are going through extremely difficult times.


Each member provides an e-mail address; group e-mails notify members of requests for help. Then, with no obligation to respond, members can decide if they are in a position to help in any way.


The best way to understand how SOLACE works is through members of the legal community who have benefited from the organization's efforts. A collection of heartwarming SOLACE success stories is posted on the state bar's website.


If you, or someone you know in the legal community, could use a helping hand from SOLACE members, contact Programs and Services Manager Lori Wolk at To learn more about SOLACE or join the network, visit the state bar's website.

November's Military List for Nevada Lawyer: Don't be Left Out!!

Nevada Lawyer's November issue coincides with Veteran's Day and the magazine editors would like take this opportunity, as in years past, to recognize State Bar of Nevada members with military backgrounds.


If you serve or have served in the U.S. military, please send an e-mail to Your e-mail should include: your full name as you would like it to appear, your bar number and branch of service (only one will be included, so select the one you would most like to see listed). Please let us know if you served as a JAG officer as well.


The state bar does not keep records of military service, so we only know what our members tell us. Please don't be left out; send us your information so that we can include your name in this special feature. The deadline is September 14, 2011. Remember to send the information even if you have been included in previous military issues.


We would love photos from your time in uniform. Photos must be of members during their military service, preferably in uniform (no law firm portraits). They must be submitted in high-res digital format. Preference will be given to photos that have not appeared in years past. Submitting a photo is not a guarantee that it will appear in the issue.

Become a TIP Mentor

Join the more than 200 attorneys appointed by the Supreme Court to serve as mentors in the State Bar of Nevada's Transitioning into Practice (TIP) mentorship program and apply to serve as a mentor today.


Attorneys may elect to mentor within their own firms or to mentor attorneys in another office, in the same or similar area of practice. Mentors receive training and are eligible for 3 CLE credits for each six-month cycle in which they serve. For more information, see the TIP website at or e-mail us at


Deadline for applications: November 9, 2012.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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