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Women in the Law Conference
Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices Seeks Applicants for Vacancy
Commission on Judicial Selection Seeks Permanent Member
Eureka, Lincoln or White Pine County Resident Needed for Commission on Judicial Selection
Washoe County Resident Sought for Commission on Judicial Discipline
Supreme Court Public Hearing
U.S. District Court Conference
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Health Care Reform: Next Steps for Nevada 
The Impact of the Supreme Court Decision 

The Nevada State Medical Association, State Bar of Nevada and UNLV team up for a presentation on the recent Supreme Court health care reform decision and the next steps for Nevada. Three different panels of experts will discuss topics including: immediate changes for Nevada, the role of the state insurance exchange and how the Medicaid expansion and the Affordable Care Act will impact our state.


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Friday, November 16, 2012
1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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November 8, 2012
Join Us for Women in the Law Conference
 

On January 25, 2013, the State Bar of Nevada is pleased to present a day-long educational and networking event celebrating women in the legal profession. Members of the judiciary, including Justice Kristina Pickering and Hon. Jackie Glass (Ret.), will speak, as will female attorneys representing small practice owners and managing partners with large firms. This not-to-be-missed event will provide valuable insight into the experiences that helped shape some of Nevada's leading female legal professionals.

 

The conference will take place at the UNLV Stan Fulton Building, in Las Vegas. Attendees can earn 6.5 CLE credits, including one ethics hour (pending approval by the board of CLE). A networking reception will follow the conference. Those interested in attending can register online at the state bar's website.

Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices Seeks Applicants for Vacancy
 

The Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices has one vacancy for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2013. The Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada will appoint an attorney member to fill the vacancy at its December 5, 2012 meeting.

 

The function of the Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices is to resolve ethical disputes arising in the course of campaigns for judicial office, and to provide judges and aspirants to judicial office with advisory opinions regarding ethical matters that may arise in the ordinary course of judicial service or in the elective or appointment process. Terms are two years, and no member may be appointed to more than four consecutive terms.

 

Interested applicants should complete an online application form. The deadline for applications is noon on November 15, 2012.

Permanent Member Sought For Commission on Judicial Selection
 

The Commission on Judicial Selection has a vacancy for one permanent member. The term of the appointment will expire on December 31, 2016.

 

Article 6, Section 20, of the Constitution of the State of Nevada, calls for the Board of Governors (BOG) of the State Bar of Nevada to appoint attorney members to the Commission on Judicial Selection when vacancies arise. The BOG will consider applications at its December 5, 2012 meeting. The Commission on Judicial Selection is scheduled to hold interviews in Ely the week of January 21, 2013 to fill a vacancy in the Seventh Judicial District, Department 2.

 

Applicants for this appointment may not be residents of Washoe or Douglas County, and must disclose their political party affiliations. Interested applicants should complete an online application form and submit it no later than noon on November 15, 2012.

Eureka, Lincoln or White Pine County Resident Needed for Commission on Judicial Selection
 

The Commission on Judicial Selection has begun the process to fill the vacancy in the Seventh Judicial District Court, Department 2, and requires a temporary member to assist with this process. Pursuant to Article 6, Section 20, Subsection 4(c) of the Constitution of the State of Nevada, the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada will appoint an applicant to fill this vacancy. The appointee must be a State Bar of Nevada member and reside in Eureka, Lincoln or White Pine counties, the judicial district in which the vacancy occurs.

 

Interested applicants should  fill out an online application form. All applications must be received by noon on November 15, 2012.

Washoe County Resident Sought for Commission on Judicial Discipline
 

The Commission on Judicial Discipline has an opening for an alternate member residing in Washoe County. The appointment term begins on January 6, 2013 and lasts for four years. There are no term limits. The Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada will appoint an attorney member to fill the vacancy.

 

A Nevada Constitutional amendment created the Commission on Judicial Discipline to investigate allegations of judicial misconduct in office, violations of the Code of Judicial Conduct, and/or disability of judges. The commission meets approximately six times each year for regularly scheduled meetings, and as necessary by telephone conference. The commission also conducts formal hearings as a court of judicial discipline. Its main office is located in Carson City.

 

Alternate members of the commission are called upon to serve when an appointed member is disqualified or otherwise unable to serve, or when a vacancy exists on the commission. Some travel will be required of the appointee.

 

Those interested should complete an online application form. Applications are due no later than noon on November 15, 2012.

Supreme Court Order Scheduling Public Hearing  
 

The Nevada Supreme Court will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, December 4 at 1:20 p.m., to discuss amending District Court Rule 18. The hearing will take place at the Supreme Court Courtroom on the 17th floor of the Regional Justice Center (200 Lewis Avenue) in Las Vegas and will be video-conferenced to the Supreme Court Courtroom at 201 South Carson Street, Carson, City, NV. 

 

The court invites written comment from the bench, bar and public regarding the proposed amendments. Written comments are due to the Nevada Supreme Court Clerk of Court (Tracie K. Lindeman, Clerk of the Supreme Court, 201 South Carson St., Carson City, Nevada, 89701) no later than Friday, November 30 at 5 p.m.  Those interested in participating in the hearing must notify the clerk before November 30.

 

A complete copy of the order (ADKT 0449) can be found on the state bar's website.

Save the Date: U.S. District Court Conference
 

Mark your calendars for the United States District Court Conference, which will take place on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas. This year's educational topics will include: a Supreme Court review; technology and the law; ethics; jurisdiction and pretrial procedures; neuroscience and criminal law; and open forum discussions with the bench for civil, criminal and bankruptcy practitioners.

 

Tuition is $50 for government attorneys and $75 for all others. Further registration information will be made available in February. Questions about the conference may be directed to Lance S. Wilson, District Court Executive at (702) 464-5456 or Barbara J. Price at (702) 464-5427.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren, melindac@nvbar.org  

  

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