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2014 Annual Meeting Recap
Shop the CLE August Audio Sale and Save
Davis Becomes New U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
When in Doubt, Call the Attorney Hotline
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Free CLE: The Case for an Appellate Court

Why does our state need a Nevada Court of Appeals? How would such a court operate? What would be the cost of its operation?


Justice James Hardesty will be on hand to answer these critical questions and discuss what it will take to successfully present the idea of a court of appeals to the voters in the upcoming election.


This CLE presentation is free of charge. Space is limited so reserve a seat today.

Lloyd George Federal Courthouse 
Las Vegas, NV   
Thursday, August 8, 2013   
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. 
   1 CLE Hour    

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Thursday, August 1, 2013 

Annual Meeting: See You Next Year 


The State Bar of Nevada thanks presenters, sponsors and attendees for making the 2013 State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting a success.


This year's meeting took place at Harvey's and Harrah's casinos in Lake Tahoe. Attendees were able to mingle with friends, family and colleagues; brush up their legal knowledge; and earn a year's worth of CLE credits all in three fun-filled days.


Check out photos from the meeting on the bar's Facebook page. And be sure to join YOUR state bar for the next year's Annual Meeting, taking place July 10-12, 2014 in southern California!

Shop the CLE August Audio Sale and Save


Shop this month and get savings of up to 70 percent on the State Bar of Nevada's entire audio CD CLE library. The August Audio Sale is an annual tradition and a great opportunity to stock up on CLE audio programs.


Browse the state bar's comprehensive catalog by title or search subject areas including: family law, ethics, real property, gaming law, bankruptcy, criminal law and more.


To qualify for sale prices, audio CDs must be purchased through the state bar's online CLE store between August 1 and August 31.

Davis Becomes New District of Nevada U.S. Bankruptcy Judge

  Judge Davis  

On July 12 Laurel Elizabeth Davis became the District of Nevada's newest U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge. Davis fills the vacancy left by the recently retired Judge Bruce Markell. 


Davis has practiced law in Nevada and Arizona for more than two decades, most recently as a shareholder with Fennemore Craig. Her focus was primarily on Chapter 11 bankruptcy; she also acted as a Chapter 11 trustee.


An active member of the Nevada legal community, Davis has chaired the bar's Bankruptcy Section, mentored new attorneys through the bar's Transitioning Into Practice (TIP) program and is a Master of the Howard D. McKibben Inn of Court.

When in Doubt, Call the Attorney Hotline!


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 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.

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