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Judicial Vacancy
Commission on Judicial Selection Vacancy
CLE August Audio Sale
Become a TIP Member
2013 Annual Meeting
Latino Bar Association Mixer
Featured CLE 
Story Telling Model  

This program offers a fresh perspective that will help lawyers stop thinking like attorneys when presenting cases to the jury.  


Attendees will learn to utilize an outline in order to create their opening in the form of a story, and to gain an understanding of the importance of communicating cases clearly to the jury.


Lloyd George Federal Courthouse
Las Vegas, NV
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

NNBC, Reno, NV
Friday, Sept. 28, 2012
9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

2 CLE Hours

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August 2, 2012
Judge Needed to Fill Vacancy in Second Judicial District Court Dept. 8

The Commission on Judicial Selection is now accepting applications for the position of judge in the Second Judicial District Court, Department 8, due to the retirement of Hon. Steve Kosach.


Those interested in the position can find the correct application on the Supreme Court's website. Applications are due no later than Friday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. Deliver or send completed applications (in hard copy format only) to the Commission Secretary in accordance with the instructions in the application.


The commission has revised its rules to provide for a more open selection process. A complete copy of the rules can be found at the Commission on Judicial Selection's website.


Direct any questions to Myrna Byrd at the Administrative Office of the Courts, (702) 486-3201.

Temporary Member Sought for Commission on Judicial Selection

As part of the Commission on Judicial Selection's process to fill the vacancy in the Second Judicial District Court, Department 8, the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada must appoint a temporary member to the Commission on Judicial Selection (pursuant to Article 6, Section 20, Subsection 4(c) of the Constitution of the State of Nevada). The appointee must be a member of the state bar and reside in the judicial district in which the vacancy occurs.


Those interested in applying for this position, should complete this application form and return it to Gale Skala, 600 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104, All applications must be received no later than August 16, 2012.

Save up to 70 Percent During the CLE August Audio Sale

This month, save up to 70 percent on selections from the state bar's audio CD CLE library. Stock up on CLE offerings during the August Audio sale. Browse the catalog by specific title or one of several subject areas, including: family law, ethics, real property, gaming law, bankruptcy, criminal law and much more.


Only audio CDs purchased online, through the state bar's CLE catalog, between August 1 and August 31, 2012 qualify. Visit the online CLE catalog soon, because the sale ends August 31!

The July Bar Exam is Over; Become Part of the Next Step for a New Attorney

This month, more than 300 men and women sat for the bar examination. Following admission to the bar, the next step for those who passed the test is Transitioning into Practice (TIP).


The State Bar of Nevada is continually recruiting experienced attorneys in good standing to serve as mentors in the TIP program. The TIP one-on-one relationship matches each mentor with a newly admitted attorney for a period of six months. During that time, these two people will get to know each other, interact with other members of the bench and bar, and share experiences and life-lessons along the way.


Mentors receive training and a curriculum, which can be modified to meet the specific needs of the mentor and mentee involved. Mentors earn three CLE credit hours for each TIP cycle in which they serve, and they may claim hour-for-hour service on their pro bono reporting forms.


Find out how to become a TIP mentor by visiting the State Bar of Nevada's website. Direct any questions about the program to

Reserve Your Room for the 2013 Annual Meeting Now

Save the date and book your hotel accommodations now for the 2013 Annual Meeting. The meeting takes place July 25-27, 2013 at Harrah's and Harvey's in magnificent Lake Tahoe. The bar has negotiated discounted room rates for Annual Meeting attendees: Tuesday - Thursday for $89; and Friday - Saturday for $179. Making reservations online is quick and easy.


Online registration for the 2013 Annual Meeting will open in early fall. Visit the Annual Meeting webpage for the latest information and updates.

Attend the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association Mixer 

The Las Vegas Latino Bar Association (LBA) is hosting a mixer in conjunction with the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). The event will take place on August 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mundo, a restaurant located at 495 S. Grand Central Pkwy., A-116, in Las Vegas.


Special guests will include HNBA Region XIV president and Senior Assistant General Counsel for U-Haul International, Inc., Tom Tollison; and incoming LBA president and Compliance Associate for Oxford Life Insurance Co., Lizette Rubio. For more information on the event, check out the flyer.


Please RSVP to latinobarlv@gmail.comLearn more about the Las Vegas LBA by visiting the organization's website.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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