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Bar Exam Proctors Needed
Regional Justice Center Entrance Changes
Ethics, Education and Entertainment: A One-Stop CLE for Nevada Attorneys
Mock Trial Competition Season
Find-A-Lawyer for Smartphones
Member Benefit: Clio Discounts
Featured CLE
A Practical Perspective on Settling Cases: Delivering the Bad News Along with the Good 

This seminar, presented by the state bar's Young Lawyers Section, provides invaluable information to advocates. Judge Brent T. Adams explains how attorneys and their clients can quickly and efficiently resolve disputes.

 

Due to the financial realities of litigating a case through trial, attorneys are, more than ever, forced to work with opposing counsel and their clients to reach a resolution. Adams has taught this seminar to many judges at the National Judicial College.

 

Reno, NNBC  
Friday, March 1, 2013
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m  
 
1.5 CLE Hours


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Thursday, February 21, 2013 

Bar Exam Proctors Needed

  

The State Bar of Nevada is looking for experienced proctors to assist in the administration of the February 2013 Nevada Bar Exam. Proctors are needed Feb. 25- Feb. 28, from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and must be available to work on all days.

 

Qualified individuals will have previous experience in the fields of education and/or law, examination administration and working with confidential material. Compensation will be $299 for the event. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

 

Fax resumes to (702) 382-6676 or e-mail them to michaelh@nvbar.org.

Las Vegas Regional Justice Center Entrance Changes

 

The following individuals with government-issued identification (DMV) may use the south entrance to receive their security screening at the Regional Justice Center:

  • Attorneys (with state bar card identification);
  • Law enforcement employees (with agency identification);
  • Grand jurors (with badge and identification);
  • Summoned or sworn jurors (with summons or badge and identification); and
  • Subpoenaed witnesses required to appear in justice court or district court (with subpoena and identification).

 

These changes are effective immediately.

Ethics, Education and Entertainment: A One-Stop CLE for Nevada Attorneys

 

The State Bar of Nevada is a proud sponsor of Bank of Nevada's "Ethics of Trial and Appellate Practice" seminar, to take place in Las Vegas on Tuesday, February 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Presenters Justice Michael Douglas, Justice James Hardesty and Judge Rob Bare will discuss effective opening and closing arguments, use of expert witnesses (including treating physicians) and other topics including appellate and writ practice. Relevant Nevada Supreme Court cases and statutes will be provided for each topic and the presentation will be augmented with the use of relevant clips from well-known films and television spots. Following the seminar, attendees are invited to a networking event at the Cabaret Jazz Room in the Smith Center for Performing Arts.

 

This one informative event fulfills the entire year's ethics credit requirement and the $125 tuition counts towards Rule 6.1 pro bono contributions. All proceeds will go to benefit civil legal aid. For more information, download the brochure; to register visit the state bar's website.

Mock Trial Competition Season Underway

 

Hard working high school students from across the state will be putting their courtroom skills to the test in the coming weeks and months.

 

Mock Trial participants have spent the school year preparing to stand as both defense and prosecution in a specially selected case. The Northern Nevada Mock Trial Competition takes place this Friday, February 22, at the Bruce Thompson Federal Courthouse in Reno. The high scoring teams from that competition and the winners from the southern Nevada competition will face off on March 8 and 9. The state winners will then compete in the National Mock Trial in Indianapolis May 9-11

 

To learn more about Mock Trial or to volunteer for future Mock Trial seasons, visit the state bar's website.

Find-A-Lawyer Now Available for Smartphones

 

The State Bar of Nevada's convenient Find-A-Lawyer attorney directory is now available as a smartphone app for Android and iPhone users. Apple users can download the app via iTunes.

 

The application provides users with quick and easy access to listings for all currently licensed attorneys in Nevada. Each attorney's profile provides current contact information, including website, e-mail address, phone number and mailing address.

 

Potential clients can use the app to confirm that attorneys are licensed to practice in the state of Nevada. Fellow attorneys can use the application to quickly contact their peers within the Nevada legal community.

Member Benefit: Clio Discounts

 

State Bar of Nevada members are eligible to save on the number one cloud-based legal practice management system for solo practices and small firms: Clio.

 

Clio is a web-based legal practice management system optimized to meet the needs of sole practitioners and small firms. Intuitive, secure and easy-to-use, Clio overcomes many of the technical hurdles offered by conventional practice management solutions. It allows lawyers to simplify their workflow, freeing up valuable time for building a successful practice.

Clio is regularly $49 per month for attorneys and $25 per month for non-attorney support staff. Members of the State Bar of Nevada receive a 10 percent lifetime discount on their Clio subscriptions. 
Sign up today!

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