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ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division Brown Bag Session
Moot Court Competition Seeks Volunteer Judges
Southern Nevada Mock Trial Judges Needed
2014 District Court Conference
Member Benefits: Accept Credit Cards with Confidence through LawPay
Featured CLE
Tribal Law 201


Indian Law attorney, Kim Robinson, shares his expertise in this half-day program.


The seminar will focus on the following topics:

  • Federal Indian law;
  • Tribal courts;
  • Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada;
  • Criminal and civil jurisdiction; and
  • Recent developments in Indian law.

 NNBC, Reno    
Wednesday, March 19
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
3 CLE credits

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Thursday, February 27, 2014  

ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division Brown Bag Session


The American Bar Association's (ABA) Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division presents "Navigating the Legal Technology Minefield: What's New for 2014." This latest offering in the Virtual Brown Bag Session teleconference series will take place on Wednesday, March 12, from noon to 1 p.m.


The growth of emerging technologies, including cloud-based legal applications and social media, has enabled firms to reduce costs while improving scalability, productivity, visibility, communications and client service. Utilizing this technology, a smaller firm can produce the same work as a large firm. Because smaller firms are more flexible, they can adopt new technologies faster; this can give them an advantage over big firms. For more information download the flier. To register, visit the ABA's website and create an ABA account.


The teleconference is free to members ofthe State Bar of Nevada Solo and Small Practice Section. To join the section, visit the section webpage or contact section chair Laura Stubberud at

Moot Court Competition Seeks Volunteer Judges


The ABA Law Student Division is still looking for licensed attorneys to serve as moot court competition oral argument judges in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Regional National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) takes place this weekend, February 27 through March 1, at the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada.


As judges, volunteers will have the opportunity to interact with the finest advocates from law schools across the country and earn one CLE credit. With 203 teams from 118 ABA-approved law schools competing at the regional level, NAAC is one of the largest moot court competitions in the country.


Please visit the ABA's website for details on the regional moot court competitions and to sign up as an oral argument judge.

Southern Nevada Mock Trial Judges Needed


Southern Nevada's 15 high school Mock Trial teams are still looking for volunteers from the legal community to serve as scoring judges during their upcoming Southern Nevada Mock Trial Competition. Scoring judges rate the performances of student attorneys and witnesses on both sides of the case.


The competition will take place at the Regional Justice Center on Saturday, March 8.The morning block for rounds three and four runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; the championship block is scheduled to take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers may sign up for just one block or for both. Breakfast and lunch will be served.


To volunteer or for more information, contact Kathleen Dickinson via e-mail at or by phone at (702) 317-1408.

2014 District Court Conference: Brain Games, Memory, Ethics and Technology


The 2014 District Court Conference will take place on May 8, at the Atlantis Hotel in Reno. The conference provides members of the state bar with an opportunity to interact with federal judges and learn more about federal practice.


This year's conference agenda includes presentations on the courtroom implications of the neuroscience of memory, behavioral legal ethics, mind games in the courtroom, an open forum with members of the bench and a review of the Supreme Court's 2013 term.


For a complete conference schedule, visit the district court's website. Online registration is open now. The registration deadline is Friday, April 26.

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