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We the People State Finals
Annual Philip Pro Lectureship in Legal History
Board of Bar Examiners Committee Openings
Project Salute
Featured CLE
The Disease of Addiction

This workshop will help attorneys understand the diseases of addiction and drug dependence. Dr. Mel Pohl will discuss the classifications of drugs, the effects and specifics of withdrawal and treatment.      

Dr. Pohl will also detail the criminal justice system's response to addiction and explain how attorneys and judges can effectively intervene with clients and those appearing before them.


Ample time will be provided for questions and discussion of cases.


Las Vegas:
Lloyd George Federal Courthouse
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Reno: NNBC 
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

1.5 CLE Ethics Hours

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Thursday, February 7, 2013 
Northern Nevada Schools Sweep State
We the People Competition
Reno High
We the People State Champs 2013
Reno High School celebrates victory.
School's students took first place in the State Bar of  Nevada-sponsored
We the People program state finals. Students from eight Nevada schools competed in the tournament, which took place Saturday, February 2, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas.


Students from Incline High School won the second place award. Both top-placing schools are located in the Second Congressional District in northern Nevada. Reed High School placed third. Reno High School's program is overseen by Richard Clark, a teacher, and Principal Kris Hackbusch.


Reno High School will continue on to the national We the People finals at George Mason University in Washington, D.C. This will be Reno High School's first time competing at the national level.

Bar Members Invited to Attend Annual Philip Pro Lectureship in Legal History
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law is hosting its annual installment of the Philip Pro Lectureship in Legal History on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m., in the Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility, with a reception to follow.



This year's lecture, which corresponds with Black History Month, is by Harvard law and history professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin. She will discuss her award-winning book, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement.


The lecture is free and no RSVP is required. For more information on both the speaker and the lecture series, visit the law school's website.

Board of Bar Examiners Committee Openings


The Board of Bar Examiners has several openings for Committee Members. It is preferred that the candidates previously served as a grader. Please send a cover letter detailing your interest in the Board of Bar Examiners, what experience qualifies you to be a Committee member, and a resume to Laura Meyers Gould, Director of Admissions,

Assist Veterans through Project Salute

The Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Nevada and Nevada Legal Services are once again partnering with the Access to Justice Commission, Legal Aid of Southern Nevada and the Southern Nevada Senior Law Project to assist Nevada veterans through Project Salute. Sign up now to participate in this fall event; assist our nation's heroes and earn 3 CLE credits while receiving essential training on veterans' benefits issues.


Volunteer attorneys must obtain accreditation through the Veteran's Administration (VA); this requires the completion of a brief application. The accreditation process can take more than 90 days to complete, so volunteers should complete their applications as soon as possible. VA accreditation applications and more information on accreditation can be found on the VA's website.


Interested volunteers may contact southern Nevada chair Kevin Kam at or northern Nevada chair Jordan Davis at

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