New Feature on Nevada Supreme Court Website
The Nevada Supreme Court has added a "Forthcoming Opinions" feature to its website. Its purpose is to alert the public, interested parties and the media to precedent-setting opinions due to be filed the next day. As the court normally files published dispositions on Thursdays, the new feature will be updated every Wednesday. The feature cross-links to the docket number of the case, which in turn takes visitors to the briefs, orders and even recordings of oral argument, when available.
The option is offered as a convenience for those who previously had to check the Supreme Court website frequently throughout the day on Thursdays while awaiting particular opinions. Now they can preview the issues by reading the filings in the case before the opinion is filed.
State Bar Publications Committee Seeks Members
The State Bar of Nevada Publications Committee is seeking attorneys to fill committee vacancies. The ideal committee member will have intellectual property experience related to print publishing and/or experience in contributing to print publications.
The Publications Committee oversees the publication of reference manuals, reviews contracts relating to book projects and coordinates projects with other State Bar of Nevada sections and departments. Committee terms are three years with no term limits.
Interested parties can find committee applications on the state bar's website.
UNLV Presents Discussion on Morality and the Law
The St. Thomas More Society of Nevada and UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law are teaming up to present "The Natural Law Challenge to Conservative Jurisprudence," a discussion advocating a return of the justice system to moral reasoning. Hon. Robert C. Jones, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the District of Nevada will moderate the discussion with Professors Hadley P. Arkes and Thomas McAffee.
The presentation will take place on April 16, 2013, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Thomas and Mack Moot Courtroom. Lunch will be served on the plaza at 11:30 a.m. and free parking is reserved for registrants. Attendees can earn 1.5 general CLE credits.
Pricing and registration are available online. The program is free to law students and faculty (not including lunch).
LACSN Presents Free Bankruptcy CLE
The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN) invites bar members to join Judge Linda B. Riegle, Judge Bruce T. Beesley, John Rao, Esq. from the National Consumer Law Center and Samuel A. Schwartz, Esq. of The Schwartz Law Firm for a free bankruptcy CLE seminar.
"Remnants of the Recession: Legal Updates and Market News" will cover the latest updates and news essential to every bankruptcy and consumer law attorney. Topics include: a mortgage update, lien stripping and student loans. The seminar is worth three CLE credits.
The seminar will take place on Monday, April 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Attendance is free, but attendees must take one new pro bono case through LACSN. They may sign up for a case in advance or at the door.
To learn more or to register, download the seminar brochure. Prospective attendees may contact Pro Bono Project Director Melanie Kushnir at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to select a pro bono case.