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Insurance and Health Law Section Meeting
Reno Ranks in Top 20 at National We the People Competition
Justices Honor Liberty Bell Recipients and Law Day Contest Winners
Historic Courthouse Changes Ownership
Featured CLE Seminars
 Motorist Litigation

Uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) claims are commonly misunderstood by attorneys due to the ever-changing interpretation of statutes and public policy in the state.


This seminar, presented by Jay Kenyon and Justin Watkins, will explain the statutes governing UM/UIM coverage and the difficult scenarios that attorneys may encounter when asserting a claim. It will also describe the damages that may be allowable, and how to best present a case for settlement or trial.

Lloyd George Federal Courthouse
Las Vegas, NV
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

3 CLE Hours      

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 

Insurance and Health Law Section Meeting May 14


The Insurance and Health Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada invites the general membership to attend a meeting on May 14 at 5:30 p.m.


Members may attend at either the Reno or Las Vegas offices of Lionel Sawyer Collins, or via conference call. The Las Vegas offices are located at 1700 Bank of America Plaza, 300 S. 4th St.; in Reno, the address is 50 W. Liberty St. Those wishing to attend via conference call should dial (877) 594-8353 and enter participant code 53874924.


It is important that section members attend the meeting to vote for section leadership and voice any ideas, thoughts or issues they may have regarding the section and how to keep it viable.


Those planning to attend in person or through conference call should RSVP to

Reno Ranks in Top 20 at National We the People Competition

State champ, Reno High School, ranked 19th out of the 56 teams competing in the national We the People Competition. The competition took place at George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia, April 26 to 30. The bar congratulates the Reno High School team for all its hard work!


The State Bar of Nevada has sponsored the We the People program for more than 10 years. During competition, students answer questions regarding the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Students earn points by answering questions provided prior to competition and non-scripted questions created by the panel of judges during competition. Judges rate students on the depth and accuracy of their answers as well as their overall presentation skills.


To learn more about the We the People program, visit the Center for Civic Education website.

Justices Honor Liberty Bell Recipients and Law Day Contest Winners


On May 2, four Nevada Supreme Court justices presented the Clark County Law Foundation's annual Liberty Bell Award to George and Doree Dickerson and Judge Gloria Sturman. The ceremony, which took place at Centennial Plaza where a replica of the Liberty Bell is displayed, was part of this year's Nevada Law Week activities.


Following the Liberty Bell Award ceremony, Justice Cherry presented trophies and prizes to the elementary, middle and high school students who won the Law Day poster and essay contests sponsored by the Young Lawyer's Section. That event was held at the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse.


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.


To learn more about the Clark County Law Foundation or the Liberty Bell Awards, please contact Jade Deitrick at (702) 333-8277 or For more information on this year's honorees, visit the Clark County Law Foundation's website.

Historic Courthouse Changes Ownership


Nye County has taken over ownership of the historic Belmont Courthouse from the state of Nevada, giving a piece of Nevada judicial history an opportunity for renewed life. The historic, two-story courthouse was completed in 1876 and served as the county courthouse for 29 years. The non-profit organization Friends of the Belmont Courthouse will now maintain and restore the building.


As it has done in the past, Friends of the Belmont Courthouse will open the courthouse for tours and exhibits on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. Private tours and other access can also be arranged by appointment. More information on the historic courthouse can be found on the Friends of the Belmont Courthouse website.

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