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Douglas County Member Sought for Judicial Selection
ABA Retirement Funds
Join the Advertising Committee
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program
Volunteers Needed: Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer
Support a High School Student's Internship
CLE  Webinar 
Picking Up the Pieces
How CSF is Making Clients Whole Again 

Join Clients Security Fund Chair, Janet Pancoast, for an hour-long ethics seminar on the purpose and function of the State Bar of Nevada's Clients Security Fund.


The following topics will be addressed:  


  • What is the Clients Security Fund?
  • Why the CSF is necessary
  • An attorney's obligation to clients
  • What to do when things go wrong
  • Claim consideration


Attendees will leave the seminar with a better understanding of how they can play a role in helping colleagues and clients.


Webinar from the convenience of your computer

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
1 CLE Ethics Hour

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August 30, 2012
One Day Left to Save Up to 70 Percent on Audio CLE

The CLE August Audio Sale is coming to an end. But for those who haven't gotten around to placing their orders, it's not too late.


Browse the entire online catalog of audio CDs and order by Friday, August 31, to save up to 70 percent. Search the online catalog for CLE seminars listed by specific title or under individual subject areas including, but not limited to: family law, ethics, real property, gaming law, bankruptcy and criminal law. All audio CD orders come with complimentary standard shipping.


Audio CDs must be purchased online through the state bar CLE catalog by August 31, 2012, in order to qualify for the savings.

Douglas County Member Sought for Judicial Selection Temporary Appointment

As part of the Commission on Judicial Selection's process to fill the vacancy in the Ninth Judicial District Court, Department 1, 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 Douglas County, 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 noon on October 4, 2012.

Member Benefit: ABA Retirement Funds 401(k)

What's inside your 401(k) may surprise you. Find out why thousands of law firms of all sizes - even solo practices - turn to the ABA Retirement Funds Program when looking for a 401(k) provider.


For more information, contact ABA Retirement at (866) 812-3580 or visit for more information and a prospectus.

Northern Attorneys Encouraged to Join the Advertising Committee

The State Bar of Nevada is seeking interested members to fill vacancies for volunteer appointments to the Northern Nevada Attorney Advertising Committee.


The committee meets once a month to review attorney advertisements submitted pursuant to RPC 7.2A, and to render advance advisory opinions upon request. Because it is anticipated that review and communication will largely be accomplished through electronic mediums, committee members should be proficient with computer, e-mail and Internet use.


To be considered for the vacancies, submit a committee appointment application, letter of interest and resume to State Bar of Nevada, Attn: Advertising Committee, 600 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104, or e-mail to

Information Sessions Offered for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program 

Beginning this week the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is hosting a series of information sessions on its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).


The sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through September 23, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Mexican Consulate in Las Vegas. Attendees will learn about the program's function, review the application process and study the DACA eligibility guidelines.


For more information on the sessions, please download the flier from LACSN's website.

Volunteers Needed: Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer!

The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada's Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer program is in need of volunteer attorneys.


The program takes place every Thursday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. During that time, volunteers make themselves available for 15 minute consultations with participants who cannot afford an attorney but need legal assistance with their ongoing family law cases.


Volunteering with the Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer program is easy and rewarding. Attorneys may attend programs once or twice a month, every other month, quarterly or just as frequently as they can.


Those interested in donating time and expertise to people in need, or just wanting to learn more, may e-mail or call (702) 386-1070 ext. 143.

Support a High School Student's Limited Internship

Advanced Technologies Academy High School is seeking limited internship experiences for its Legal Studies Program students. Interns will receive no monetary compensation, and the firm time required would be minimal. The student intern will be in the law office for just three hours an afternoon, once a week. The internships may run from six to 13 weeks, depending on the internship provider's preferences.


This experience will allow current practitioners to meet the Nevada lawyers of the future, provide Legal Studies Program students with a real-life opportunity to apply classroom knowledge and skills, and to find out what a lawyer really does on the job.


Those interested may contact Chrissy Paradiso at (702) 799-7870 or via e-mail at

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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