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E-Filing Mandatory for 8th Judicial District Criminal Cases
Guide to Tribal Courts Now Available
Human Trafficking CLE
Annual Law Suits Clothing Drive
Owens Recipient of William J. Raggio Award
Featured CLE 
Advanced Family Law  

A popular annual CLE, Advanced Family Law, covers relevant topics in the practice area and features many of your favorite speakers.


This year the seminar includes presentations such as domestic partnerships and dissolutions, appealing family law cases, alimony, marital waste and more.


Register early and save!


Lloyd George Federal Courthouse
Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, December 13, 2012
8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
6.5 CLE Hours (Including 1 ethics hour) 

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October 11, 2012
E-Filing Mandatory for 8th Judicial District Criminal Cases

The Eighth Judicial District has made e-filing mandatory for criminal cases. Documents can either be filed, free of charge, at the scanning stations located at the District Court Clerk's Office on the third floor of the Regional Justice Center, or, for a fee, through the Odyssey E-File and Serve System. The change went into effect on October 1, 2012.

Guide to Tribal Courts Now Available from the State Bar of Nevada
guide to tribal courts  

Understanding the nuances of each of Nevada's 16 tribal courts can be difficult for attorneys with no previous experience working in the tribal court system. To help attorneys facing their first case in a tribal court, the State Bar of Nevada has released The Guide to the Tribal Courts of the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada.


This informative guide, compiled by Nevada attorney Patricia D. Cafferata, includes hours of operation, physical locations, pictures of each tribal court building and basic instructions on how to get admitted to each court.


This product is available for purchase for $25 as digital download. Visit the state bar's website to purchase a copy.

Human Trafficking CLE: Volunteer and Attend Free!

Nevada Legal Services is presenting a seven-credit-hour CLE seminar appropriate for those interested in learning about the problem of human trafficking. The class takes place at the Northern Nevada Bar Center on October 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Attendees will learn the victimology, the available federal charges, statutory sentences guidelines, forfeiture availability, state crimes and penalties, immigration implications and resources available to victims of human trafficking.


For those willing to take a pro bono case or to provide several hours of counseling, seminar attendance is free. Attorneys who cannot provide pro bono services at this time may still attend for a fee.


To learn more or to register, download the flyer from the state bar's website.

Donate New or Used Business Attire for Annual Law Suits Drive

From October 22 - October 26, the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Nevada is collecting new or used business attire.


In northern Nevada, the clothing collected will be donated to ProNet, a non-profit organization dedicated to preparing unemployed professionals to re-enter the work force. In southern Nevada, the clothing collected will be donated to Shade Tree Shelter, a Las Vegas shelter for homeless women and children, and the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, which serves hungry and homeless Las Vegans.


Northern Nevada drop-off locations include: the law firm of Gordon Silver and the Office of the Attorney General. Southern Nevada locations are: the law firms of Snell & Wilmer and Marquis Aurbach Coffing, the William S. Boyd School of Law Career Services Office and the State Bar of Nevada.

Chris Owens Recipient of William J. Raggio Award

On September 26, Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and the Nevada Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys (NACPA) announced Chris Owens, a Clark County Assistant District Attorney, as this year's recipient of the William J. Raggio Award. The award is presented annually at the Nevada Prosecutors Conference in Pahrump and recognizes a current or former prosecutor who has contributed significantly to the improvement of the administration of justice in the state.


Former recipients of this award include: Ben Graham, Howard McKibben and Larry Hicks.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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