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Gibbons Becomes Chief Justice
New Chief Judge for Nevada's U.S. District Court
Solo and Small Practice Section Mixer
Asian Bar Association Celebration
Featured CLE Seminar
Fifth Amendment in Civil Proceedings  


This seminar, presented by Jeff Setness, is geared toward civil practitioners facing situations in which their clients would incriminate themselves in a crime if they were to respond to discovery or submit to a deposition.


Many practitioners don't realize that a client or a witness may legitimately assert the Fifth Amendment in a civil proceeding. However, the lawyer must first ensure that the client is aware of the potential adverse consequences of doing so.  

City Hall
Las Vegas, NV   
Wednesday, Jan. 22
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
1.5 CLE credits

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Thursday, January 9, 2014  
Justice Gibbons Assumes Role as Chief Justice

Justice Gibbons assumed the leadership role at the Nevada Supreme Court this week. Gibbons replaced Chief Justice Kristina Pickering on January 6. Pickering served as Chief Justice for a year, during which she represented the judiciary at the Nevada Legislature; the 2013 legislative session saw the passage of 166 bills affecting Nevada's courts.


The legislative measure with the greatest potential impact on the judicial branch, Nevada's businesses and citizens was Senate Joint Resolution 14, which lets voters decide whether or not Nevada may establish a much-needed appellate court. Every legislator present voted in favor of placing the issue on the November 2014 ballot. During his tenure, Gibbons will continue to support that important issue.


Under the Nevada Constitution, only justices in the last two years of their current six-year term of office are eligible to serve as Chief Justice. Pickering and Gibbons chose to split the duties, with Pickering serving in the role for the first year of the two-year cycle and Gibbons taking the second. 
Navarro Takes on Role of Chief Judge for Nevada's U.S. District Court

On January 1, Hon. Gloria M. Navarro became Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. She is the first female Chief Judge to lead this court.

Navarro replaced Hon. Robert Clive Jones, who served as Chief Judge from May 27, 2011, to December 31, 2013.

Northern Nevada Solo and Small Practice Section Mixer


The northern members of the state bar's Solo and Small Firm Section are hosting a mixer to kick off the section's 2014 activities. 


The mixer will take place on Thursday, January 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the MidTown Wine Bar, 1527 S. Virginia St., in Reno. Second Judicial District Judge Lidia Stiglich will be on hand to lead a short discussion on courtroom etiquette. Appetizers will be available along with a cash bar.


Section members and non-members are invited to attend. Those wishing to attend should RSVP to Sarah Carrasco at

Asian Bar Association Celebration


The Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas is hosting its annual Lunar New Year celebration on Thursday, January 23, at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay.


For more information about the event, or the Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas, please e-mail

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