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Annual Meeting Registration
Mentor a New Attorney
Southern Nevada Mock Trial Judges Needed
Boyd Seeking Mock Trial Judges
Featured CLE 
Current Issues in Domestic and International Wildlife and Hunting Law  

This annual CLE, presented by Safari Club international, is returning to Reno.  


Subjects on this year's agenda include:


  • update on recent cases;
  • laws and policies related to wildlife conservation & outdoor recreation law;
  • The lesser prairie chicken: a little bird with a huge impact on the role of the endangered species act in wildlife conservation;
  • experimental ESA populations;
  • The battle over lead;
  • CITES exportation quotas;
  • trophy importation; and
  • ethics for the wildlife lawyer.


Atlantis Hotel & Casino,
 Reno, NV

Friday, Jan. 25, 2013
1 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
4 CLE Hours (Including 1 Ethics Hour) 

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January 10, 2013
Last Chance for Early Bird Annual Meeting Registration Rates

Take advantage of discounted rates by registering for the 2013 Annual Meeting no later than Friday, January 11.


This year's Annual Meeting takes place July 25 - 27, 2013 at Harvey's Hotel & Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Attendees will enjoy a great location, a wonderful CLE selection, engaging speakers and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to socialize with family, friends and colleagues.


Guest speaker Tom Mauet will be on hand to share his methods, procedures and techniques for impeaching opposing testimony. Bar Counsel David Clark presents the first-ever ethics mash-up. The schedule also includes a wide variety of general and breakout sessions designed to hone your professional skills and legal know-how.


In addition to the CLE offerings, there are plenty of social activities on the agenda. Join your colleagues for the annual banquet at the Edgewood Tahoe and a special welcome reception in honor of the incoming state bar president.


Register for the Annual Meeting today and save. Make room reservations for the whole family, and for more Annual Meeting information visit the state bar's website.

Mentor a New Attorney and Help Shape the Future of the Bar
Transitioning Into Practice 

Following admission to the bar, the next step for those who passed the exam is Transitioning into Practice (TIP). The State Bar of Nevada is recruiting experienced attorneys in good standing to serve as mentors in this program.


TIP matches each mentor with a newly admitted attorney for a period of six months. During that time, these two people will get to know each other, interact with other members of the bench and bar, share experiences and learn life-lessons along the way.


Mentors receive training and a curriculum, which can be modified to meet the specific needs of the individual mentor and mentee involved. Mentors earn six CLE credits (two ethics) for each TIP cycle in which they serve, and they may claim hour-for-hour service on their pro bono reporting forms.


Find out how to become a TIP mentor by visiting State Bar of Nevada's website. Direct any questions about the program to

Southern Nevada Mock Trial Judges Needed

Southern Nevada's 19 high school mock trial teams are still looking for volunteers from the legal community to serve as scoring and presiding judges during their upcoming Southern Nevada Mock Trial Competition.


Scoring judges rate the performances of student attorneys and witnesses on both sides of the case; presiding judges play the role that real judges hold in actual trials.


The competition will take place at the Regional Justice Center on Saturday, February 9, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers may sign up for just the afternoon session, just the morning session or both.


To volunteer, contact Kathleen Dickinson at or (702) 317-1408.

Boyd Seeking Mock Trial Judges

The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and the University of Southern California are teaming up to host the 2013 UNLV-USC Rebel Trojan All-In Mock Trial Tournament. The event takes place on Saturday, January 26 - Sunday, January 27 on the Boyd campus.


Student participants have been pouring their hearts and souls (not to mention spare time) into their mock trial case for months. Now they need 132 volunteers from the legal community to witness and evaluate their efforts. Qualified judges are needed for morning and afternoon sessions on both Saturday and Sunday. Judges must either be a member of any state bar, possess a law degree or have successfully completed an law school-level evidence course.


For more information and to volunteer, visit the event's website and register online. Parking is free and food and drinks will be provided.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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