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Nevada Judiciary Receives Award
Used Law Office Goods for New Attorneys
Annual Law Suits Drive
Lindeman Elected to Executive Committee of NCACC
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Why You Should Never Emulate TV Lawyers

Lawyers on our favorite legal dramas, like Boston Legal, The Practice and L. A. Law, often confuse zealous representation with being a zealot. In this off-beat seminar, our favorite legal humorist, Sean Carter, will demonstrate why we should never emulate these characters in the real practice of law.


In particular, you will receive practical tips on how to:

  • Always maintain decorum;
  • Diffuse tension between warring parties;
  • Reduce hostility in interactions with opposing counsel;
  • Preserve the dignity of the profession; and
  • Much more

Stan Fulton Bldg., UNLV
 Las Vegas, NV

Friday, November 2, 2012
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
2 CLE Ethics Hours

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October 25, 2012
Nevada Judiciary Receives Award of Excellence

The Nevada Supreme Court and all of Nevada's courts have earned national recognition for a major achievement in transparency: their system for the collection and reporting of criminal case statistics. The National Center for State Courts is giving the Nevada Uniform System for Judicial Records (USJR) program one of its three Awards of Excellence this year. The award is primarily in recognition of Nevada courts' efforts in collecting and reporting criminal case statistics and the court's application of the national statistical model.


In June 1999, the Supreme Court issued an order implementing the USJR, requiring trial courts to submit information about their caseloads. The act brought the Nevada judiciary in line with other states for the reporting of statewide court information. The statistics help state and local governments determine resource needs and help the courts better manage their caseloads.


The Administrative Office of the Courts will receive a certificate at the Conference of State Court Administrators' mid-year meeting, which takes place at the end of November. The award will also be noted in the next issue of Examining the Work of State Courts.

Used Law Office Goods Sought for New Attorneys

Judge Nancy Allf, chair of the State Bar of Nevada's SOLACE program, is encouraging firms to donate books, furniture and similar law office supplies to newly admitted Nevada attorneys. It is hoped that these items will assist attorneys just starting out in legal practice.


If you have gently used items, or if you are a new Nevada attorney seeking used items, please contact Programs & Services Manager, Lori Wolk at


The sole purpose of the SOLACE program is to enable the legal community to reach out in small but meaningful and compassionate ways to those judges, lawyers, court personnel, paralegals, legal secretaries, bar staff and their families who are experiencing a death or some catastrophic illness, injury or circumstance. To learn more about SOLACE, or to join, visit the SOLACE page on the state bar's website.

Last Chance to Donate New or Used Business Attire for Annual Law Suits Drive

The Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Nevada is collecting new or used business attire through Friday, October 26.


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 Vegas residents.


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 (reminder: the state bar offices will be closed Friday, October 26).

Supreme Court Clerk Elected to Executive Committee of NCACC

Traci K. Lindeman, Clerk of the Nevada Supreme Court, won election to the Executive Committee of the National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks (NCACC).


Lindeman is the Nevada Supreme Court's 16th court clerk. During her time as clerk, the Supreme Court has implemented electronic filing, public access to the court's docket through the internet and the webcasting of oral arguments.


The NCACC's goals are to improve the skills and knowledge of its members, promote effective court administration, provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and maintain facilities for the dissemination of information concerning appellate court operations. Its membership is comprised of state, federal and military appellate and Supreme Court clerks from the United States, District of Columbia, territories and possessions of the United States and tribal appellate courts.

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