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CLE: Alternative and Mock Trials
Las Vegas Ask-A-Lawyer Program
Judges Needed for 2014 Mock Trial Season
SBN Career Center: Find a Job or Qualified Employee
Featured CLE Seminar
Nevada Adopts the Cumis Requirement

This seminar is presented by the Construction Law and Health and Insurance Law sections of the State Bar of Nevada. Expert trial and appellate attorney Jeffrey Bolender will describe the development of Cumis related law in California and Nevada, governing conflicts of interest on the part of insurance carrier-retained defense counsel when the defending carrier reserves its rights to deny coverage. 


Registration is free for section members.  


Lloyd George Federal Courthouse
Las Vegas  
Thursday, October 17 

NNBC, Reno
Wednesday, October 16  
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
3 CLE Credits

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 

Las Vegas CLE: Alternative and Mock Trials 


Hon. Jackie Glass and Hon. Gene Porter will present an overview of the alternative trial program in this 1.5 credit hour CLE seminar. The presentation will take place on Friday, September 27, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Private Trials in Las Vegas. Former members of the bench will discuss the pros and cons involved in using an alternate trial format and outline the mediation preparation tactics that will achieve the best resolution for both attorney and client.


For more information and to register, visit the state bar's website.

Las Vegas Ask-A-Lawyer Program


Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and The Trust & Probate Section of the State Bar of Nevada will present a free Ask-A-Lawyer Program on Wednesday, September 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the at East Las Vegas Community Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., in Las Vegas.


Volunteer Attorneys from the bar's Trust & Probate Section will give 15 minute consultations to unrepresented individuals needing legal advice in the areas of elder law, estate planning, guardianship, probate, powers of attorney, senior health care, and wills and trusts.


Those interested in attending may register online, or by calling (702) 386-1070, ext. 1444. Walk-ins are welcome, but priority will be given to those who pre-registered. Please do not bring children to the consultation.

Judges Needed for 2014 Mock Trial Season


The State Bar of Nevada's Law Related Education (LRE) program is looking for volunteer attorneys to serve as scoring and presiding judges for the 2014 Mock Trial season. Scoring judges sit in the jury box during competition and rate the performances of student attorneys and witnesses on both sides of the case; presiding judges play the role that real judges hold in actual trials.


Next year's competitions schedule is:


Southern Nevada Regional Mock Trial Competition: Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas.


Northern Nevada Regional Mock Trial Competition: Saturday, February 21, 2014, at the Bruce Thompson Federal Courthouse in Reno.


State Mock Trial Competition: Friday, March 7 - 8, 2014, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas.


Attorney volunteers receive pro bono credit for assisting with the state bar's LRE programs. Those interested should contact Kathleen Dickinson at or (702) 317-1408.

SBN Career Center: Find a Job or Qualified Employee


Find a job or qualified employee through the State Bar of Nevada (SBN) Career Center. The SBN Career Center features postings for various legal jobs, from office manager and legal secretary to experienced attorney.


The SBN Career Center's job board is custom-tailored for the legal industry and attracts the most qualified professionals in Nevada. Visit the bar's website to learn more.

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