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March Issue of Nevada Lawyer
New Dean Selected for UNLV Law School
2013 Young Lawyers Compensation Survey
LACSN Has Moved
Free Family Law CLE Seminar
Law Day Live Essay Contest
Featured CLE Seminars
Renewable Energy, Public Utilities Practice and Regulatory Lawyer Ethics  

Join the Energy, Utilities and Communication Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada for its third annual extended program. This year's program will include a keynote message from Alaina Burtenshaw, chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, and an hour of ethics.


The program also offers three in-depth panel presentations by representatives of the regulators and the regulated, as well as private practice attorneys regularly engaged in the field.  


The first panel will review recent developments facing Nevada's renewable energy industry. Another will provide an overview of legislative topics impacting energy and public utilities that have emerged in the 77th session of the Nevada Legislature. The third panel will explore the integrated resource planning process and assess how this procedure can be improved.


Las Vegas & Carson City Public Utilities Commission Offices 

Friday, April 12, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   
6 CLE Hours
(Including 1 Ethics Hour)  

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 
March Issue of Nevada Lawyer Magazine Includes Online Content


March Nevada Lawyer

Check your mailbox and the State Bar of Nevada's website for the March issue of Nevada Lawyer. The theme of this   month's issue is one that should be important to all state bar members: Ethics and Professional Responsibility. 


This issue features articles from members of the Standing  Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, designed to provide guidance on current ethical topics. Also in this issue you will find the State Bar of Nevada's Annual Report, and a quiz worth one CLE ethics credit.


This month, be sure to visit Nevada Lawyer online for exclusive content not found in the magazine such as the feature story, "Nevada's Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act NRS 686A.310."  


Daniel W. Hamilton selected as Law School Dean

UNLV President Neal Smatresk announced today that Daniel W. Hamilton has been selected as the third dean of the William S. Boyd School of Law. Hamilton, associate dean for faculty development and professor of law and history at the University of Illinois College of Law, will start July 1, 2013.

Hamilton received a Ph.D. in American legal history from Harvard University, a J.D. from George Washington University and a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College. An elected member of the Board of Directors for the American Society for Legal History, Hamilton was a Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law, has been a visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation, and served as past chair of the Legal History Section of the Association of American Law Schools.


Participate in the 2013 Young Lawyers Compensation Survey


The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the State Bar of Nevada is asking attorneys licensed in Nevada for fewer than five years, and those 36 years old or younger to take a moment to complete its 2013 Young Lawyers Compensation Survey.


The survey can be completed quickly and easily online. The results of the survey will appear in the June issue of Nevada Lawyer and on the YLS page of the bar's website. The survey closes on March 31, 2013, so qualified bar members should participate now!

LACSN Has Moved


The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN) has moved into its new building, next door to its former digs. The organization's new address is 725 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104. LACSN will retain the same phone number, but all of the extensions have changed; call the main number, (702) 386-1070, for the staff directory.


During the coming weeks, construction on a new parking garage will limit parking at the facility, so visitors are advised to give themselves additional time for parking.


Please update your records to reflect the address change.

Free Family Law CLE Seminar in Las Vegas


On April 5, the Willick Law Group, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and The Honorable Robert W. Teuton will present a CLE Seminar on the topic of "Custody After Fleeing Domestic Violence" from 1:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Zenoff Hall Training Center.


The seminar is free to attorneys willing to accept a new pro bono case at registration. For others, the cost is $30. All proceeds will go to the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. Space is limited to 40 attendees, so register now.


To register, contact the Willick Law Group at (702) 438-4100. Those taking a pro bono case in lieu of payment should contact Melanie Kushnir at, on or before Monday, April 1. For more information on the seminar, download LACSN's flyer.

Nevada Supreme Court Sponsors Law Day Live Essay Contest


On Monday, March 18, the Nevada Supreme Court kicked off its Law Day Easy Essay contest. The essay contest is one of the Nevada Supreme Court's award-winning Law Day Live activities.


Each Monday, for five weeks, a new question relating to this year's Law Day Live theme will appear on the Nevada Supreme Court website. This year's theme is "Realizing the Dream: Equality for All." Participating students will write short essays answering the questions. Essays are due at the end of the week during which the question appears. They can be submitted via e-mail to the Supreme Court at


Justice Michael Cherry and the State Bar of Nevada will award $100 to each week's winner. The Supreme Court's website will announce the winners' names, along with those of the honorable mention candidates. This will be the second year in a row the Nevada Supreme Court has sponsored the Easy Essay Contest. Last year, five students from five different schools claimed recognition for their excellent essays.

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