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Boyd Film Festival
Disaster Legal Services Program
ADR Section CLE
E-Mail Addresses Now Required
SBN Career Center
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DUI Watkins' Way

Seasoned DUI attorney, John G. Watkins, leads this relevant CLE on the practice of DUI law.


Watkins' curriculum covers the fundamentals, ethics, double jeopardy, appeals and everything in between.


Whether you are just getting started in DUI, or are a seasoned veteran of this practice area, you will find something of value in this seminar.

UNLV, Stan Fulton Bldg., Las Vegas, NV

Friday, October 5, 2012
12:45 p.m. - 5 p.m.
4 CLE Hours (Including 0.5 Ethics) 

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September 6, 2012
Boyd School of Law to Host Public Interest Law Film Festival

On Thursday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 14, the William S. Boyd School of Law will host a public interest law film festival with the theme of "Legitimacy, Process and Penalty." Award-winning filmmaker Yoav Potash will attend, along with Barbara Buckley, executive director of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, and Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin of UC Davis School of Law. Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael L. Douglas will deliver the closing remarks.


The films to be screened include Crime After Crime, Hot Coffee and AbUSed: The Postville Raid. The festival is open to the public and attendance is free of charge. For a complete schedule and to register to attend, visit the school's website.

Volunteer Attorneys Needed for Disaster Legal Services Program

From severe winter storms to heavy rains, from flooding to fires, Nevada is not immune to national disasters. Since 2004, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has declared four major disasters in our state. 


With this in mind, The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) has teamed up with FEMA and the ABA to seek volunteer attorneys willing to provide pro bono legal assistance to victims of natural disasters. As part of the Disaster Legal Services (DLS) program, volunteer attorneys provide all legal services to victims, free of charge.


The legal areas most likely to need representatives include: insurance claims, landlord-tenant and other housing problems, home repair contracts, consumer protection matters, mortgage foreclosures, replacement of wills and other important legal documents, drafting powers of attorney, estate administration, and preparation of guardianships and conservatorships.


Please note that fee-generating cases are not covered under the DLS program and volunteer attorneys will not be reimbursed for telephone calls, mileage or any other case-related expenses.


Those interested in volunteering should forward their names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and practice areas/legal interests to Scott Lachman at

ADR Section Presents October CLE


The State Bar of Nevada's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section will host a three-hour CLE on Thursday, October 18, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tuscany Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.


Practice Tips in ADR and Negotiating Settlements will feature excellent speakers and an opportunity to earn three CLE credits, including one hour of ethics credit. Professor Hal Abramson, Justice James Hardesty and Margaret Crowley will present ADR advocacy, a view from the bench and mediation ethics. A social gathering, with food and beverages provided, will take place immediately following the seminar.


Standard registration is $60; registration for ADR section members is $45. Register online today. To join the ADR section visit the section's page on the state bar website.

Reminder: E-Mail Addresses Now Required

Please remember, every bar member must provide an up-to-date e-mail address to the State Bar of Nevada. An amendment made to Nevada Supreme Court Rule 79 on October 21, 2011, requires that all members disclose their e-mail addresses.


Members can update and add e-mail addresses to their profiles by logging into the state bar's website.

Find a Job or Qualified Employee through the SBN Career Center

State Bar of Nevada members and visitors alike can make the career center their destination for exciting legal job opportunities and the best resource for qualified candidates within the legal industry. The SBN Career Center features postings for various legal jobs, from office manager and legal secretary to experienced attorney. The Career Center's job board is custom-tailored for the legal industry and attracts the most qualified professionals in Nevada.


Start a job search or create an employer account and post your job openings through the Career Center today.


For questions and concerns regarding the career center, call Annissa Couch at (866) 376-0949 ext. 6047 or Tom Reitmann at ext. 6981, or e-mail the career center at

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