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Domestic Violence Outreach Program
Fastcase: Online Legal Research
Attorney Hotline Provides Answers to Ethics Questions
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice to Speak in Las Vegas
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Thursday, June 27, 2013 

Second Judicial District Court Launches Domestic Violence Outreach Program


A new court-originated program is working to raise awareness of domestic violence among Washoe County's young people.


Family Division domestic violence court masters Sue Edmondson and Casey Campbell collaborated with Supervising Judge Linda M. Gardner to develop the Domestic Violence Outreach Program for Teens. They started work on the program two years ago.


The program's goal is to raise awareness of the issue by meeting with students at every Washoe County high school and middle school during the 2013/2014 school year. The first outreach event took place last month at Reno High School. Gardner's presentation focused on domestic violence issues, but she also spent time answering student questions on other issues involving the family court, including child support and delinquency.


To learn more about Domestic Violence Outreach for Teens, or to schedule a presentation, contact Stephenie Broome at (775) 325-6788.

Fastcase: Online Legal Research


As one of the State Bar of Nevada's member services, Fastcase is accessible through the bar's website.


This popular online legal research tool provides access to federal and Nevada caselaw, local federal rules, links to court forms, Attorney General's opinions, bankruptcy decisions, administrative regulations and other information important to attorneys. And it is absolutely free to active bar members, who get unlimited use with no monthly, hourly or time-based fees.


Visit the state bar's website for more information or to get started.

When in Doubt, Call the Attorney Hotline: 1-800-254-2797


The State Bar of Nevada's Office of Bar Counsel can provide bar members with assistance and education to help attorneys practice law both ethically and competently.


Bar Counsel's Ethics Hotline helps callers navigate the Rules of Professional Conduct. Callers are able to speak with state bar attorneys, who can knowledgably answer attorneys' ethics questions and offer informal opinions. Most callers spend just five to 10 minutes on the line, and all calls are confidential.


Remember, there are no stupid or overly simple questions, and it is always better to be safe than sorry! When in doubt, call the Ethics Hotline toll-free at (800) 254-2797. Our attorneys are here to help.

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice to Speak at St. Thomas More Gala


The Saint Thomas More Society of Nevada and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas will present the 2013 Red Mass and its Second Annual St. Thomas More Gala on the evening of Tuesday, October 22, 2013.


Justice Samuel Alito, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, will attend the mass and deliver the keynote address at the Gala.


For more information about the event, contact Adam Laxalt at (702) 474-2616 or Catherine O'Mara at (702) 784-5223, or visit the Saint Thomas More Society website.

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