Join State Legislators for a Reception Supporting the Formation of a Nevada Court of Appeals
Nevada state legislators invite members of the bar to join Kolesar & Leatham at a reception honoring the Supreme Court and supporting Nevadans for a Court of Appeals. Attending legislators include: Elliot Anderson, Greg Brower, Lesley Cohen, Wesley Duncan, Lucy Flores, Aaron Ford, Jason Frierson, Pat Hickey, Mark Hutchison, Justin Jones, James Ohrenschall, Michael Roberson and Tick Segerblom.
The reception will take place on Wednesday, October 9 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the offices of Kolesar & Leatham, 400 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 400, Las Vegas. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and there will be an open bar. State Bar of Nevada President Alan Lefebvre will be on hand to address attendees.
Nevadans for a Court of Appeals is a bi-partisan political action committee focused on raising voter awareness of Nevada's need for a court of appeals. Nevada is currently one of only 10 states in the U.S. without a court of appeals.
Those planning to attend should RSVP to Lynn Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org or (702) 362-7800.
CLE: U.S. District Court Short Trial Rules Update
This CLE seminar, presented in both the north and the south, will provide an overview of the federal short trial rules and highlight the differences between the federal and state procedures. Among the covered topics are: short trial rules; scope of rules; participation in the Short Trial Program; pleadings and motions; discovery and pretrial procedure; trials; judgment and post-trial motions; and appeals.
The speakers will include Lawyer Representatives for the U.S. District Court, District of Nevada, Charles McCrea, Esq., and Rebecca Bruch, Esq., U.S. Magistrate Judge William G. Cobb and Washoe County Bar Association President Mike Kattelman, Esq.
The seminar will take place in Reno on Thursday, October 10, from 2 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Bruce Thompson Federal Courthouse, and in Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 9, from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the offices of the Clark County Bar Association. Both programs are worth two hours of CLE credit.
For more information, fees and registration, Reno attendees may download a registration form and northern members may visit the Washoe County Bar's website.
CLE: 2013 Environmental & Natural Resource Law Update
Join the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada on Monday, October 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for this informative seminar. Topics to be covered will include an environmental and natural resources legislative update, a look at the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection's abandoned mines program, environmental considerations in real estate transactions and more.
The live presentation will take place at the Northern Nevada Bar Center in Reno with a video conference link to the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. Attendees will earn six CLE credits, including one ethics credit.
For more information and to register, visit the state bar's website.
Date Correction: 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: (DATE CORRECTION) Friday, 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 email@example.com or (702) 317-1408.