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Solo & Small Practice Section Mixer
New Short Trial Rules
Latino Bar Association Luncheon
Free Children's Attorneys Project CLE Training
Law Day Volunteers Needed
Member Service: SBN Career Center
Featured CLE Seminars
Managing Client Expectations:  
the Key to Avoiding Complaints

Year in and year out the number one complaint against attorneys regards communication. Often complaints stem from a lack of any communication at all. But, nearly as frequently, the nature of  the communication causes the problem. For an attorney, being up front with the client and proactively discussing the work to be done and its possible outcomes is very important.


In this session Assistant Bar Counsel Phil Pattee outlines some of the issues and provides tips for effectively setting client expectations.

Lloyd George Federal Courthouse
Las Vegas, NV
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
NNBC, Reno, NV 
Thursday, April 18, 2013
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.   
1 CLE Hours    

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 

Northern Nevada Solo & Small Practice Section Mixer


The Solo and Small Practice Section of the State Bar of Nevada is hosting a mixer in northern Nevada. The section invites members, and those interested in learning more about the section, to attend.


The event will take place on April 18 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Picasso & Wine, 20 St. Lawrence Avenue, Reno. Those planning to attend may RSVP to

U.S. District Court Introduces New Short Trial Rules


The United States District Court for the District of Nevada has created short trial rules. The rules will be administered in the unofficial southern division of the court by Magistrate Judge George W. Foley and, in the unofficial northern division of the court by Magistrate William G. Cobb. Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Jones made the rules effective via General Order 2013-01 on March 11, 2013. 


Nevada attorneys are encouraged to use the new rules where applicable; the rules are posted on the U.S. District Court website

Latino Bar Association Luncheon April 18


The Las Vegas Latino Bar Association (LBA) will host its next luncheon on Thursday, April 18 at Duffers Bar and Grill, Desert Pines Golf Course, 3415 East Bonanza Rd., Las Vegas.


Admission is $30 for LBA members and $40 for non-members. Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto will be the guest speaker and a buffet lunch will be served.


A large turnout is expected, and seating is limited, so those wishing to attend must RSVP before Saturday, April 13. Cancellations will be accepted no later than Tuesday, April 16 (those cancelling after this date will be expected to pay the admission price).

To learn more about the Latino Bar of Las Vegas,
visit the organization's website or e-mail questions to

Free Children's Attorneys Project CLE Training


On Thursday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN) and the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) will present a free CLE seminar: Representing Children in Abuse and Neglect Cases.It will take place at the offices of the CCBA, at 725 S. 8th St., Las Vegas.


The three-hour seminar will cover the basics of representing a child in the abuse and neglect system. This CLE is the perfect starting point for attorneys who have not previously attended this training, would like a more comprehensive overview of the law and want to help provide a voice to a child in need.


Attendance is free, but all attendees must accept one new pro bono case from the CAP at the time of the seminar. Download the flyer for complete details and to register. To ask questions or select a pro bono case, contact Pro Bono Project Director, Melanie Kushnir at

Law Day Volunteers Needed to Speak to Students


As part of Law Day 2013, organized, sponsored and promoted by the Nevada Supreme Court, many Nevada students are looking forward to visits from lawyers on April 26.


Law Day organizers seek attorneys to make 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

Find a Job or Qualified Employee through the SBN Career Center


State Bar of Nevada members and visitors alike can make the SBN Career Center their destination for exciting legal job opportunities and the best resource for qualified candidates within the legal industry. The SBN Career Center features postings for various legal jobs, from office manager and legal secretary to experienced attorney. The Career Center's job board is custom-tailored for the legal industry and attracts the most qualified professionals in Nevada.


Start a job search or create an employer account and post your job openings through the Career Center today.


For questions and concerns regarding the Career Center, contact Kevin Gandt at (866) 376-0949 ext. 6098, or

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