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Watch Out for IOLTA Scam Emails
Administrative Law Section CLE - Nevada Ethics in Government
LACSN Celebrates Pro Bono Week with Ask-A-Lawyer Event
LACSN's Board of Directors Elects New President
Latino Bar Association October Luncheon
2012 Orientation Workshop and Exam for Prospective Court Interpreters
Featured CLE Seminar
Exploring the Pros and Cons of Mediation and Litigation

Join Justice Robert E. Rose (Ret.) and Eleissa C. Lavelle as they explore the benefits of mediation, effective mediation techniques and overcoming common objections to mediation in this seminar presented by JAMS. As experienced mediators, Rose and Lavelle will also provide valuable insight into using a mediator to your advantage.


A light lunch will be provided. 


 Las Vegas 
Friday, October 18
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2 CLE Credits

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Thursday, October 10, 2013 
Watch Out for IOLTA Scam Emails

Attorneys - be aware that scammers are using improved techniques. Of particular concern are e-mails addressed to lawyers referencing IOLTA accounts.

Scam artists are using extremely accurate reproductions of e-mails, which appear to come from major banking institutions, for "phishing" or other scams.

These e-mails frequently appear to come from legitimate sources and include legitimate-appearing text, links and attachments; however, the links do not lead to authentic banking sites, and the attachments are likely to be malware.

Text of fraudulent IOLTA e-mails will be similar to the following:  

"We received a check request in the amount of $19,521.42  for the above referenced file. However, the attached report reflects a $0 balance. At your earliest convenience, please advise how the request is to be funded. Thanks."

Please be vigilant when dealing with unsolicted e-mails.

Administrative Law Section CLE - Nevada Ethics in Government


Join the State Bar of Nevada's Administrative Law Section for a live CLE seminar on October 15 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.


Caren Cafferata-Jenkins, Executive Director of the Nevada Commission on Ethics, will explore the ethical considerations of those in public office. Topics include written filings, prohibited conduct, abstention and disclosure.


The seminar will take place live at the State Bar of Nevada's Las Vegas office and by video conference at the Northern Nevada Bar Center in Reno. Attendees can earn one CLE ethics credit, and lunch will be provided.


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

LACSN Celebrates Pro Bono Week with Ask-A-Lawyer Event


In celebration of National Pro Bono Week, Oct. 20-26, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada's (LACSN) upcoming Ask-A-Lawyer clinic will take place on Wednesday, October 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the East Las Vegas Community Senior Center located at 250 N. Eastern Ave. 


Local residents facing civil legal matters, who could benefit from free consultations with an attorney on virtually any type of legal question, are encouraged to attend the event. Pre-registration is available to the public through the LACSN website or by calling (702) 386-1070 ext. 1444. For more information, download the event flyer.


Attorneys interested in volunteering for this event should contact Sara Feest at or (702) 386-1070 ext. 1444. Volunteers are needed to provided counsel and advice in all areas of civil law. 

LACSN's Board of Directors Elects New President 
Max Couvillier, III 
Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada's (LACSN) Board of Directors has elected Maximiliano Couvillier, III as their new President. Couvillier succeeds Dean Hardy who has served as president of LACSN's board for the past nine years.
Couvillier is a shareholder in the Litigation Department of the firm of Lionel Sawyer & Collins.


Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is a nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to providing direct legal representation, advice and community legal education to those who cannot afford attorneys.

Latino Bar Association October Luncheon


The Las Vegas Latino Bar Association's (LBA) October luncheon will take place on Thursday, October 17 at 12 p.m. at Duffers Bar and Grill at the Desert Pines Golf Course in Las Vegas. The LBA invited the Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus to attend as this month's guests of honor.

Please RSVP to Be sure to include your choice of lunch entrée: California club, grilled pesto chicken sandwich, burger (include choice of cheese), penne with pesto, chicken Caesar salad or raspberry walnut spinach salad. (The sandwiches and burgers are all served with French fries).

2012 Orientation Workshop and Exam for Prospective Court Interpreters


The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) Orientation Workshop is the first required step in the Nevada Court Interpreter Certification/Registration process. The workshop is followed by a written examination and either an oral performance examination or oral proficiency interviews, depending on a prospective candidate's language of expertise.


The AOC's 2014 Orientation Workshop will take place in northern Nevada January 25 - 26, in Carson City's Supreme Court of Nevada Building, and in southern Nevada, February 1 - 2, at the Clark County Government Center in Las Vegas.


The workshop will cover fundamentals of court interpretation as well as an introduction to Nevada's court system. The dates for the 2014 Written Examination will be announced at the workshop.


For more information or to register, download the 2014 Orientation Workshop/Written Exam Registration form. Registration must be completed by  December 31.
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