Nevada's Law Day Live Receives Accolades from ABA
Nevada's Law Day Live event has been recognized as one of the nation's top Law Day programs for 2012.
Law Day Live and Nevada's other Law Day activities for 2012 received second place honors in the ABA's Outstanding Law Day Activity competition. The Guam Bar Association and Judiciary won top honors for 2012 and the Dallas Bar Association was recognized as the third-best program.
Nevada's program will be featured in the ABA's 2013 Law Day Planning Guide, distributed nationally. The Nevada Supreme Court's partners in Law Day 2012 included, but were not limited to, the State Bar of Nevada, Clark County Bar Association, Clark County and Washoe County School Districts and Project REAL.
Supreme Court Amends Lawyer Advertising Rules
The Nevada Supreme Court has entered an order in ADKT No. 445, adopting amendments to Rules of Professional Conduct 7.2, 7.2A and 7.3, relating to lawyer advertising.
The amended rules become effective December 13, 2012. ADKT No. 445 is available for download on the state bar's website.
For information on submitting lawyer advertising for approval, visit the state bar's website.
Say "Yes" to Pro Bono
The Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada encourages members to Say Yes to Pro Bono when paying bar dues this year.
Bar members can make a big difference by agreeing to accept a case, making a monetary donation or a combination of both. Simply check the corresponding box on the dues statement. Those agreeing to take a case will be contacted by a civil legal aid provider to match them with compatible pro bono opportunities. Every dollar donated supports legal services in Nevada and makes a genuine difference in people's lives.
No donation is too small, and all are appreciated. Look for your dues statement in the mail.
Southern Nevada Mock Trial Judges Needed
Southern Nevada has 19 teams of students participating in Mock Trial this academic year, so volunteers from the legal community are needed more than ever.
Those volunteers will act as either scoring judges or presiding judges. Scoring judges sit in the jury box during competition and 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. Forty-five attorneys are needed to fill these roles during the Southern Nevada Mock Trial Competition.
The competition will take place at the Regional Justice Center on February 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Volunteers may sign up for just the afternoon sessions, just the morning sessions or both sessions. Two rounds of competition or "trials" take place during each session.
Those interested in volunteering should contact Kathleen Dickinson at email@example.com or (702) 317-1408.