Nevada Celebrates Law Day Live
The Nevada Supreme Court is once again spearheading the annual celebration of Law Day and Law Day Live, a statewide internet program highlighting the importance of the justice system. Law Day Live 2013 took place today from 10 a.m. to noon.
During the program, students from Canyon Springs High School, Las Vegas; Damonte Ranch High School, Reno; and Lowry High School, Winnemucca made their case in Supreme Court arguments while obtaining real-world experience with the Nevada Supreme Court. They participated both as advocates and judges in all three locations. A video recap of the event is available on the Law Day website.
Law Day Live is a nationally designated celebration of the rule of law and an opportunity for students to learn about the importance of the American justice system. For more information on the contests and Law Day Live visit the Supreme Court's website.
Dickersons and Judge Sturman Receive Liberty Bell Award Honors
George and Doree Dickerson and the Honorable Gloria J. Sturman are the recipients of the 2013 Liberty Bell award. A ceremony in their honor will take place on Thursday, May 2, at 3 p.m., at Las Vegas' replica of the Liberty Bell, located at Centennial Plaza.
The Liberty Bell Award honors community leaders who promote a greater respect for the law and government. The award is a partnership between the Clark County Law Foundation's Let Freedom Ring Committee and the City of Las Vegas, and has been recognizing and honoring outstanding citizens since 1983.
George Dickerson is a past president of the Nevada District Attorney's Association, the Clark County Bar Association and the State Bar of Nevada. Doree Dickerson is heavily involved with the Service League, Junior League, Assistance League and March of Dimes. Sturman has a record of service to the bar and the community, having served on the boards and as president of: the State Bar of Nevada; Clark County Bar Association; Clark County Law Foundation; Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys; and Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, Board of Trustees.
To learn more about the Clark County Law Foundation or the Liberty Bell Awards, please contact Jade Deitrick at (702) 333-8277 or Director@ClarkCountyLawFoundation.org. For more information on this year's honorees, visit the Clark County Law Foundation's website.
NJC Jackson Lecture with Abe Krash
The National Judicial College (NJC) in Reno is pleased to present its 130th Jackson lecture, taking place on Wednesday, May 8, at 4 p.m. at the Tom Clark Auditorium in the NJC Building in Reno.
The featured speaker is Abe Krash, formerly a partner with Arnold and Porter, LLP. He assisted Abe Fortas with the representation of Clarence Gideon in the U.S. Supreme Court.
During the lecture, Krash will discuss the problems counsel confronted when representing Gideon and the manner in which they were resolved. He will also cover various factors that may account for the failure, in many jurisdictions, to implement the decision effectively, and some possible remedial measures.
Those wishing to attend must RSVP to Kim Littman at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, May 4. For more information on the speaker and on event parking, download the event flier.
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 JShea@sheacarlyon.com.