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Peace in the Desert Film Screening
Solo and Small Practice Section
Free CLE: Representing Children in Abuse and Neglect Cases
Foreclosure Mediation Program Recognizes Participants
Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon
Family Law Specialization Exam
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Practice Tips in ADR and Negotiating Settlements 

The State Bar of Nevada's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section invites you to a CLE seminar featuring great speakers, ethics credit and a social event, with food and beverages provided, immediately following.


Professor Hal Abramson, Justice James Hardesty and Margaret Crowley will present ADR Advocacy, A View from the Bench and Mediation Ethics. Standard registration is $60; ADR Section members can register for $45.


To become an ADR Section member, just visit the ADR Section page on the state bar's website.


Tuscany Hotel & Casino
 Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, October 18, 2012
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
3 CLE Hours (Including 1 Ethics Hour)  

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October 4, 2012
Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution Presents Peace in the Desert Film Screening

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law will host a Peace in the Desert film screening and panel discussion. The film is "Streetball Hafla," a film exploring the ways in which basketball has fostered harmonious relationships between Jews and Arabs in Israel.


Panelists include: Sasha Nizgoda, whose mother was raised Jewish and whose father was raised Muslim; Gilad Berman, a young Israeli Jewish tennis player who grew up in Israel and now attends UNLV; Ricky Sobers, a former professional basketball player; Tom Jackovic, Executive Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation; and Michael Saltman, Co-Founder of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution.


The event is free and open to the public. More information is available on the law school's website.

Join the Bar's Solo and Small Practice Section

Bar members who are sole practitioners or members of small law firms (employing two to four attorneys) now have another support network within the State Bar of Nevada. 

The bar's
Solo and Small Practice Section provides practical education for running a small practice, using technology for marketing, practice management and building a practice from the ground up.


For more information or to join, visit the section's page on the state bar's website or contact section chair, Koren Boyd at

Free CLE: Representing Children in Abuse and Neglect Cases  

A free CLE presented by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada offers attorneys an excellent opportunity to learn how to represent children in the abuse and neglect system. Topics will include: the role of a children's attorney, duties to the client, abuse and neglect court processes, permanency planning, common issues facing children in foster care, the difference early intervention can make, preparing clients to age out of the system and much more.


The class will take place on Thursday, October 18, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law. All attendees must agree to take on one new abuse/neglect pro bono case through the Pro Bono Project. Download a registration form today.

Foreclosure Mediation Program Recognizes Exceptional Participants

The State of Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program (FMP) is recognizing the efforts of mediators who have helped more than 19,000 homeowners meet with lenders to seek alternatives to foreclosure.


An event held last Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, commemorated three years of service from southern Nevada mediators.


A similar event for mediators in northern Nevada will take place on October 16, in Carson City. For more details, contact Verise V. Campbell at (702) 486-9386.

Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon

Tickets are available for the 12th Annual Pro Bono Luncheon, which takes place on Friday, December 7, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Please join Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN) as the organization honors the extraordinary efforts of pro bono attorneys in Clark County.


Tables, individual tickets and sponsorship opportunities are all available. For more information or to register, download a flyer or purchase tickets online. Questions may be directed to Lynn Etkins at

Family Law Specialization Exam

The Family Law Section will administer the Family Law Specialization Exam on March 2, 2013, the Saturday prior to its Family Law Conference. Those interested in sitting for the exam must apply no later than December 31, 2012.


Applications are available on the state bar's website, as are the Family Law Specialization Standards. Questions regarding the exam should be directed to the section chair, Bob Cerceo, via e-mail at

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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