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In This Issue
Inaugural Women in the Law Conference
National Mentoring Month - Become a TIP Mentor!
New Young Lawyers Section Newsletter
Southern Nevada Mock Trial Judges Still Needed
Trial and Appellate Practice Seminar
Member Benefit: LawPay
Featured CLE
Stern v. Marshall: Anna Nicole Smith's Final Legacy 

Stern v. Marshall

is viewed as being one of the most significant cases affecting the jurisdiction of bankruptcy courts.  



This brief program discusses the Supreme Court's ruling in Stern v. Marshall, and how courts within the Ninth Circuit are reacting to that ruling.



Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1 CLE Hours

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 
Register Now for Tomorrow's Inaugural Women in the Law Conference 

The Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, in association with the State Bar of Nevada, is pleased to present an all-day educational and networking event celebrating women in the legal profession. The event takes place Friday, January 25, 2013, at the UNLV Stan Fulton Building, in Las Vegas. The CLE has been approved for 3 CLE credit hours (including 1.5 ethics) with another 3.5 pending approval.


During the seminar, Sr. Justice Miriam Shearing will share her insight on current issues facing female attorneys; Dana Gentry from News 3 will share some tips for effectively working with the media; Hon. Jackie Glass (Ret.) will discuss Nevada's specialty courts and the unique aspects of female attorneys in the courts; and Justice Kristina Pickering will participate in a panel of distinguished legal professionals, sharing the knowledge and experiences that have shaped their careers. A networking reception will follow the conference.


Visit the state bar's website for more information and register today.

January is National Mentoring Month - Become a TIP Mentor!
Transitioning Into Practice 

President Barack Obama has nominated January as National Mentoring Month 2013. What better way to celebrate National Mentoring Month than by becoming a mentor in the State Bar of Nevada's Transitioning into Practice (TIP) mentorship program?


The TIP program operates in two six-month cycles each year and during each cycle, experienced attorneys are matched with newly admitted lawyers, practicing in the same or similar areas of law. By following the TIP Mentoring Plan, mentors guide new attorneys into the legal community and introduce them to the competent and professional practice of law.


For serving in this worthwhile program, mentors receive six CLE credits (two ethics) for each cycle in which they serve and may indicate hour-for-hour pro bono service on their annual reporting forms. Apply today!

Introducing the New Young Lawyers Section Newsletter


The Young Lawyers Section is pleased to let its members know that the first edition of its newsletter is now available for electronic download, in PDF format. 


Among other offerings, the January 2013 edition includes: Views from the Bench, Advice from Judge Cadish; Fresh Perspectives - Ideas for Easing the Pain of Written Discovery; an overview of recent YLS events; and an introduction from the newsletter chair.


For more information on the Young Lawyer's Section and to join, visit the state bar's website.

Southern Nevada Mock Trial Judges Still 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 for the afternoon session of the 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. Orientation for the afternoon session will begin at approximately 12:30 p.m., and lunch will be served. The afternoon round begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m.


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

Earn Two Ethics Credits at Trial and Appellate Practice Seminar

The State Bar of Nevada is a proud sponsor of Bank of Nevada's "Ethics of Trial and Appellate Practice" seminar, to take place Tuesday, February 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. A networking reception will follow.


The seminar's presenters include Justice James W. Hardesty, Justice Michael L. Douglas and Judge Rob Bare. Attendees can earn two ethics hours of CLE credit.


All proceeds from this seminar will benefit the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, the Senior Law Program and Nevada Legal Services. The $125 registration fee counts toward the attendee's RPC 6.1 pro bono contribution.


For more information and to register visit the state bar's website.

Member Benefit: LawPay - Credit Card Processing for Attorneys


Having the ability to accept credit cards can attract clients, improve cash flow and reduce collections. LawPay can make sure your firm is correctly safeguarding and separating client funds into trust and operating accounts.  In addition, state bar members save up to 25 percent on credit card processing fees. 


Trust your transactions to the only payment solution available through the State Bar of Nevada. For more information, call (866) 376-0950 or visit LawPay on the web.

E-Newsletter submissions: Melinda Catren,  


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