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BOG Election Results
Nevada Lawyer: June Issue Online
Administrative Law Section CLE Luncheon
Diversity Committee 2013 Scholarships
Featured CLE Seminar
Nevada's Open Meeting Law and Public Records Statute

Each legislative session, the Nevada Legislature is invariably asked to take a look at amending Nevada's Open Meeting and Public Records laws. The 2013 session is no different: several of the introduced bills are aimed at making government records and meetings more transparent.


This web seminar, led by Jennifer DiMarzio, will provide an overview of these bills and how, if passed, they will affect the way Nevada's government agencies run public meetings and respond to public records requests.

Wednesday, June 26 
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
1 CLE Hour 

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Thursday, June 13, 2013 

Board of Governors Election Results; Carson City Election Ongoing 


The following members will serve on the Board of Governors for a two-year term commencing July 2013:


District One (Clark County):

  • Elana Turner Graham
  • Eric Dobberstein
  • Richard Dreitzer
  • Richard Pocker
  • Bryan K. Scott

District Two (White Pine, Elko, Eureka, Churchill, Lander, Humboldt, Lyon, Lincoln, Douglas, Mineral, Nye, Esmeralda, Pershing and Storey Counties):

  • Julie Cavanaugh-Bill

District Four (Washoe County):

  • Laurence Digesti
  • Vernon (Gene) Leverty
  • Paul Matteoni

The above three State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors election districts were uncontested during the 2013 elections. The contested election for District Three, Carson City, concludes on June 24. Look for election results on the state bar website.

Check Out Nevada Lawyer's June Issue Online

  June Nevada Lawyer

The theme of the June issue of Nevada Lawyer is "Municipal Law,"  also known as local government law. Local government touches the lives of every Nevadan. The articles in the June issue cover a wide variety of topics including: Dillon's Rule; municipal exaction and development conditions; the law of municipal obligations; and the Open Meeting Law.


All of these articles are available on the state bar's website. And don't forget to check out  Nevada Lawyer's archives, containing past months' articles. Many recent issues feature articles only available in the online edition.


Nevada Lawyer always welcomes feedback from bar members. Contact Nevada Lawyer with comments, suggestions and letters to the editor at

Attend the Administrative Law Section's Monthly CLE Luncheon


The Administrative Law Section invites bar members to its one-hour lunchtime CLE: A Guide to Practice Before the Nevada Department of Taxation and Nevada Tax Commission.


The program will be video conferenced between the Las Vegas and Reno state bar offices on Tuesday, June 18, from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Tuition includes lunch.


Chief Judge Greg Zunino, of the Nevada Department of Taxation, will discuss the following topics: introduction to Nevada's tax system, administrative proceedings and defending an enforcement action.


Register online today! Members may learn more about the Administrative Law Section by visiting its page on the state bar's website.

Diversity Committee Awards 2013 Scholarships


The State Bar of Nevada's Diversity Committee awarded two $5,000 scholarships to University of Nevada Las Vegas Boyd School of Law students Maria Luisa Parra-Sandoval and Oscar Peralta.


Parra-Sandoval is a third-year law student at Boyd. She holds a bachelor's degree from UNLV in political science and communication studies, and a master's degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Peralta is also a third-year law student at Boyd. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy and political science from University of Nevada, Reno and recently served as an extern for the Nevada State Legislature in the Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus.


The Diversity Scholarships, funded by the bar's Lawyer Referral and Information Service, are presented each year to two law school students who best represent the committee's mission to increase diversity within the state bar and the profession and to promote cultural competence.

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