CLE to Benefit Pro Bono Providers: Ethics, Education and Entertainment
The State Bar of Nevada is a proud sponsor of First Independent Bank's "Ethics of Trial and Appellate Practice" presentation. The seminar will take place in Reno at The Grove, on Thursday, June 13, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Presenters Justice Michael Douglas, Justice James Hardesty and Judge Scott Freeman will discuss effective opening and closing arguments, use of expert witnesses (including treating physicians), and other topics including appellate and writ practice. They will provide relevant Nevada Supreme Court cases and statutes for each topic. The entertaining presentation will be augmented with relevant clips from well-known films and television shows. A networking reception will follow the seminar.
This one informative event fulfills the entire year's ethics credit requirement. The $125 tuition fee counts towards attendees' Rule 6.1 pro bono contributions. All proceeds benefit civil legal aid.
For more information or to register visit the state bar's website.
ABA Names Nevada Attorney Pro Bono Publico Award Winner
The American Bar Association (ABA) selected Nevada attorney Patricia Lee as one of its five 2013 Pro Bono Publico Award Winners.
Lee, a partner at the firm of Hutchison & Steffen, was the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada's (LACSN) Pro Bono Attorney of the Year for 2012. Based on that award, LACSN nominated her for the national honor.
The ABA will film a tribute to the 2013 recipients this month. It will present the awards at a ceremony to take place on August 12, 2013, at 12 p.m., at the national ABA convention in San Francisco.
State Bar Executive Director to Speak at Latino Bar Association Luncheon
The Las Vegas chapter of the Latino Bar Association (LBA) is hosting its June luncheon on Thursday, June 20, at 12 p.m. at Duffer's Bar & Grill, inside the Desert Pines Golf Course at 3415 East Bonanza Rd.
Kimberly Farmer, Executive Director of the State Bar of Nevada, will speak to attendees at the meeting. She will explain how members can better utilize what the state bar offers and how they can become more involved in bar committees and meetings.
Admission is $20 for LBA members and $25 for non-members. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, June 19, and be sure to include one lunch choice from among the following: California club; grilled pesto chicken sandwich; hamburger; penne with pesto; chicken Caesar salad; or raspberry walnut spinach salad. (All sandwiches and the burger are served with French fries).
Volunteer Opportunity: Join a State Bar of Nevada Committee
Serving on a state bar committee is an excellent way to grow professional networks and make contacts with Nevada attorneys who work in different areas of practice.
To join a committee or board, complete the online application form. A list of current committee openings is also available on the state bar's website.