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Solo and Small Practice Section Calls for Nominations
Court Seeks Attorney Volunteers for Early Mediation Program for Inmate Cases
Health Care Reform CLE
State Bar President on Ralston Reports
Family Court Seeks Attorneys to Serve as Truancy Diversion Judges
Join SNAWA for Gala Honoring Supreme Court Justice Miriam Shearing
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Thursday, August 15, 2013 

Solo and Small Practice Section Calls for Nominations


The Solo Small Practice Section is electing new Executive Committee members. Terms are two years, and candidates must be current members of the section in order to qualify for election. 


Those wishing to nominate themselves or others may fill out an electronic nomination form online.

Court Seeks Attorney Volunteers for Early Mediation Program for Inmate Cases


The United States District Court for the District of Nevada is calling for Nevada-licensed attorneys to serve on the mediation panel for the court's Early Mediation Program for Section 1983 Inmate Cases in the unofficial Southern Division of the District Court.


Volunteer attorneys will serve as mediators between the pro se prison inmates, NDOC representatives and the deputy attorney general. Mediations take place in Las Vegas at the Lloyd D. George United States Courthouse in the conference room on the third floor. Mediations are routinely set for approximately three hours, either in the morning or afternoon on Fridays.


Although useful, prior mediation experience is not required and both new and experienced lawyers should consider applying. The court will offer brown bag lunch programs to train new panel members. Participating attorneys may earn pro bono hours through this service.


Lawyers interested in serving as mediators may contact Magistrate Judge George Foley's judicial assistant, Julia Wright, at or at (702) 464-5575. For more information on the program and the role of attorney mediators,  a letter from the court is available for download at the state bar's website. Judge Foley will also be pleased to answer questions and can be contacted through Ms. Wright.

Health Care Reform CLE


The State Bar of Nevada is teaming up with the Nevada State Medical Association to present a seminar on legislative updates in fraud and abuse litigation.


Faculty members, including Weldon "Don" Havins, M.D., J.D.; Connie Akridge, Esq.; and Andrew Eisen, M.D., will discuss health care, record-breaking recoveries in fraud settlements, and judgments and regulation of health care fraud.


The seminar, worth 4 CLE credits, will take place on Friday, September 6, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Sierra Health Services, 2716 N. Tenaya Way, in Las Vegas. Attendees are invited to a networking reception immediately following the program. For more information and to register, visit the state bar's website.

State Bar President on Ralston Reports


State Bar of Nevada President Alan Lefebvre appeared on Ralston Reports last Thursday, August 8, on Las Vegas' Channel 3. Lefebvre spoke on current issues pertaining to lawyers in Nevada, among them, lawyer advertising, scams and the need for a court of appeals.


The complete interview is available online; select the video dated August 8. The interview with Lefebvre begins approximately six minutes into the program.

Family Court Seeks Attorneys to Serve as Truancy Diversion Judges


The Family Court Truancy Diversion Project (TDP) will hold its new school year kickoff on September 16 at 12:15 p.m. in Las Vegas at Family Court, 601 N. Pecos in Courtroom 9. It is looking for attorneys and law clerks who want to make a difference in the community by serving as judges for the program.


TDP is an early intervention program aimed at keeping truant students in school and on the path to success, thereby reducing the number of students entering the formal juvenile justice system. Since truancy is often a symptom of greater need within the family, the truancy program strategy includes identifying and addressing a variety of family issues, including substance abuse or lack of basic necessities such as food, clothing and housing. The program also promotes improvement in academic achievement and attempts to reduce student behavioral problems.


The TDP judges preside during the diversion program on school property. Sessions usually begin at about 7:30 a.m., once a week, for two to three hours. The judge meets with the student, the student's family and advocates to address issues, monitor progress, make recommendations and reward positive behavior.


Attorneys or law clerks interested in volunteering should contact Debbie Rose at (702) 455-1755 or e-mail For more information about the Truancy Court Diversion Project visit the Clark County Court's website.

Join SNAWA for Gala Honoring Supreme Court Justice Miriam Shearing


Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys (SNAWA) invites members and guests to join the many friends and colleagues of Justice Miriam Shearing at a reception honoring her numerous pioneering achievements and her support for SNAWA over the years. The Gala will take place on September 28 at the home of Mariteresa Rivera-Rogers. The evening's proceeds will benefit SNAWA Foundation's scholarship fund. 


For details on securing your attendance and/or submitting a tribute to a bound book to be presented to Justice Shearing, please visit SNAWA's website.

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