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Feb. 2013 Bar Exam Results
The May Issue of Nevada Lawyer
Seeking Lawyer Representatives For United States District Court
Clients' Security Fund Lay Member Position Available
CLE Luncheon on Nevada State Securities Law
ADR Section Meeting Teleconference & Video Conference
CLE Committee Vacancy
How IOLTA Can Help You
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 16, 2013 

Feb. 2013 Bar Exam Results Available Later Today


The Feb. 2013 bar exam results will be released this afternoon - the estimated release time is 3 p.m. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, or visit our exam results page page later this afternoon for a link to the unofficial pass list.

May 2013 Nevada Lawyer

Estate Planning and Asset Protection in the May Issue of Nevada Lawyer


The May issue of Nevada Lawyer has just arrived in homes and law offices across the state. This month's issue focuses on estate planning and asset protection, an area of law important in our state because of Nevada's advantageous laws.


In this issue you will find articles that outline tips for asset protection planning, discuss issues that arise when representing non-traditional couples', explain how to plan for the family business, and outline how to best adapt to new tax law changes.


The May issue is a good resource for those seeking guidance relating to estate planning and asset protection planning in Nevada. And don't forget to check out the Nevada Lawyer archives for past issues on a whole slew of legal topics.

Lawyer Representatives For United States District Court


The United States District Court for the District of Nevada is accepting applications for three lawyer representative positions for the Unofficial Southern Division of the Court (Las Vegas). Lawyer representatives provide vital input to the court on a myriad of issues affecting the operations of the federal courts including, but not limited to: rule changes; development of new programs; design of new court facilities and the expenditure of funds from the non-appropriated account.


To be considered for these positions, you must be: 1) admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court of Nevada and actively involved in federal practice; 2) interested in the purpose and framework of the Circuit Conference and willing and able to actively contribute to the creation of the District Conference, and; 3) willing to assist in implementing conference and district court programs with local bar associations. Lawyer representatives are also expected to attend the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.


In addition to the above criteria, a goal of the court in the selection of Lawyer Representatives is to ensure the chosen attorneys represent a cross-section of practitioners in federal court which specialize in civil, criminal, appellate and bankruptcy matters. Lawyer representatives are elected to serve a three-year term.


If you are interested in serving as a lawyer representative, please submit a letter of interest detailing your federal experience and reasons you would like to be considered to:


Mr. Lance S. Wilson, District Court Executive

Lawyer Representative Application

Lloyd D. George United States Courthouse

333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 1334

Las Vegas, Nevada 89101


The deadline for expressing interest is July 1, 2013. A list of finalists will be selected by the court and submitted to the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada for final selection. Please contact Mr. Wilson at (702) 464-5456 with questions regarding the role of a lawyer representative or the selection process.

Clients' Security Fund Lay Member Position Available


The State Bar of Nevada's Clients' Security Fund (CSF) Committee is actively recruiting one new lay member. 


The CSF makes financial resources available to reimburse victims of attorney theft. Committee members analyze claims to determine whether or not attorney fees were earned and/or if attorney theft occurred; evaluate the ongoing financial condition of the CSF; and approve or deny reimbursement requests accordingly. Typical claims involve issues of bankruptcy, home loan modifications, family/domestic and personal injury law. The expected time commitment of each committee member is approximately 20 hours annually, plus two half-day meetings that take place in Las Vegas each year.


Committee members are appointed by the Board of Governors for three-year terms. Those interested in being a part of the CSF Committee should submit an application before the Friday, May 31 deadline. Applications and more information on the CSF are available on the state bar's website.

CLE Luncheon on Nevada State Securities Law


Two of the State Bar of Nevada's sections are teaming up to present a luncheon CLE entitled "Top 10 Things You Should Know About Nevada State Securities Law." The presentation, hosted by the Administrative Law and Business Law Sections will take place Tuesday, May 21, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., in both the northern and southern offices of the State Bar of Nevada.


The luncheon speaker is Kimberly Stein, former chief of enforcement to the Office of the Nevada Secretary of State, Securities Division. Stein will appear in person in the Las Vegas bar offices (600 E. Charleston Blvd.) and will be video conferenced to the Northern Nevada Bar Center in Reno (9456 Double R. Blvd., Ste. B). Attendees can earn one general CLE credit and lunch will be provided.


Pricing and registration are available online.

ADR Section Meeting Teleconference & Video Conference


The State Bar of Nevada's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section is hosting a video/teleconference on Thursday, June 6 at 3:30 p.m.


Those wishing to attend in person may go to either the bar offices in Las Vegas, at 600 E. Charleston Blvd., or the Northern Nevada Bar Center in Reno, at 9456 Double R. Blvd., Suite B. The call-in number for the meeting is (877) 594-8353 and the participant code is 65132101.


The meeting agenda includes: election, newsletter, forum/blog for short trial judges, fall CLE program, and any other discussion items members wish to bring forward.


To learn more about or to join the ADR section, visit the state bar's website.

CLE Committee Vacancy


The State Bar of Nevada's Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee is recruiting a candidate for one vacant position.


The CLE Committee meets two to three times annually, via videoconference between the bar's offices in Las Vegas and Reno. Committee members serve for three-year terms, subject to reappointment for up to nine years.


Members of the CLE Committee rely on their knowledge of the profession and the legal community to develop long-term strategic goals and plans to meet the educational needs of bar members; direct a core curriculum of programs; and direct the development of new and alternative program delivery methods. Ideal candidates will have experience in delivering and/or developing educational programs, and understand the nuances of Nevada law.


Contact Program Director Lisa Dreitzer with questions. Applications are available online and will be accepted thru June 5.

Member Benefit: How IOLTA Can Help You


Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) are FDIC insured for up to $250,000 per client. That means an attorney could have a single IOLTA account totaling more than $250,000, as long as the investment per client does not exceed that threshold. Vist the state bar's website for more information about IOLTA.


Members are encouraged to demonstrate due diligence when researching placement of IOLTA funds, in part through reviewing interest rates offered by participating financial institutions. A list of participating institutions is hosted on the state bar's website.


To learn more about what IOLTA can do, check out May's Nevada Lawyer. The issue features an article about how pooled interest income from IOLTA accounts is used by the Justice League of Nevada to provide low-income Nevadans access to justice.

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