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Justice League of Nevada Seeks Trustee Candidates
2013 Diversity Scholarships Available
Take Credit Card Payments with LawPay and Save
Annual District Court Conference
Free Bankruptcy CLE
Law Day Volunteers Needed
Featured CLE Seminars
Extreme Basics of Bankruptcy   

This seminar will provide third-year law students and new attorneys with an introductory-level review of basic bankruptcy concepts, covering tools bankruptcy need in order to advise clients on filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.


Faculty: Hon. Bruce Beesley, Hon. Bruce Markell and Hon. Mike Nakagawa.

Thomas & Mack Moot Court
Las Vegas, NV

Friday, April 19, 2013
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.   
2 CLE Hours    

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Thursday, March 28, 2013 
Justice League of Nevada Seeks Trustee Candidates


The Justice League of Nevada invites both attorneys and lay people to submit applications for its Board of Trustees. This organization serves the legal needs of disadvantaged Nevadans by developing funding opportunities to serve those needs. Through administration and funding, the Justice League of Nevada aims to gain equal access to justice for those that need it most.


Board member responsibilities include participating in meetings, serving on committees and advocating for the work of the Justice League of Nevada. Any person who is not subject to the Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct may apply to serve a two-year term. The application form, as well as a complete job description, is available online. The application deadline is Friday, April 5, 2013.

2013 Diversity Scholarships Available


Each year, the State Bar of Nevada grants two $5,000 scholarships to UNLV Boyd School of Law students who embrace the Diversity Committee's mission to increase diversity within the membership and leadership of the state bar and the profession, and to promote cultural competence. More information and a scholarship application are available online. The application deadline is April 22 at 5 p.m.

Take Credit Card Payments with LawPay and Save


There's never been a better time for your firm to begin accepting credit cards. For a limited time, state bar members can open a LawPay account, at no cost.


Today through April 30 LawPay is waiving the $150 web-based terminal start-up-fee for State Bar of Nevada members. Additionally, those who open LawPay accounts by April 30 won't pay a program fee for the first three months.


To sign up or learn more, call (866) 376-0950 or visit

Annual District Court Conference


The Annual District Court Conference will take place on May 9, in Las Vegas. This year, as in years past, there will be a separate breakout session devoted to bankruptcy-related topics.  


A panel of bankruptcy judges will answer questions submitted in advance. Please e-mail questions for the judges to

Free Bankruptcy CLE


Nevada Legal Services (NLS) invites attorneys to attend a comprehensive CLE on Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy on Monday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in both Reno and Las Vegas.


The Reno presentation will take place at the Northern Nevada Bar Center, 9456 Double R Blvd., and the Las Vegas presentation at the offices of NLS, 530 South 6th Street. Registration forms for both the Reno seminar and the Las Vegas seminar are available online.


Participants can earn four CLE credits including one ethics credit. The seminar is free to attorneys who agree to volunteer with NLS, either by taking a pro bono case or by participating in a clinic. Non-volunteers may attend for a fee of $125.

Law Day Volunteers Needed to Speak to Students


As part of Law Day 2013, many Nevada students are looking forward to visits from lawyers on April 26.


Law Day organizers seek attorneys to make these visits to second through 12th graders in schools across the state. Attorneys will talk to students about this year's theme, "Realizing the Dream: Equality for All," and how it relates to the practice of law.


To volunteer or learn more, contact Cathi Britz at

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