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Celebrate Law Day Today
Civility Survey Online
CLE: The Nuts and Bolts of Exempt Organizations
Access to Justice Fundraiser
Federal CJA Panel Applications
Litigation Section Meet and Greet
Featured CLE
The Fight for Personnel Files in Defending DUI Charges: 
Milke v. Ryan to Help Your Client 

Criminal defense attorney Michael Pariente offers guidance on understanding new developments in the fight to obtain police officers' personnel records and how to obtain criminal histories of witnesses when defending a DUI client.


    Wednesday, May 7     
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
1 CLE credit

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Thursday, May 1, 2014  

Celebrate Law Day Today


Today is national Law Day. Please join us in celebrating the rule of law.


This year's theme is "American Democracy and the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters." The Nevada Supreme Court hosted Law Day Live this morning, featuring students from six Nevada High Schools participating in web presentations about this year's theme.


Follow along at  The state bar will post highlights throughout the day on its Facebook and Twitter pages, also.

Civility Survey Online


The State Bar of Nevada Civility Taskforce invites you to participate in a civility survey. Please check your e-mail inbox for a link to the survey.


Your confidential responses are valuable to the taskforce and will be used to evaluate and address the issue of civility within the legal profession.


The survey is available online and will remain open until May 14, 2014.

CLE: The Nuts and Bolts of Exempt Organizations


Nevada Legal Services (NLS), the William S. Boyd School of Law and the State Bar of Nevada present the Nuts and Bolts of Tax Exempt Organizations. The seminar, worth 3.5 general CLE credits, will take place Thursday, May 15, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the William S. Boyd School of Law Moot Courtroom at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway in Las Vegas. (Parking will be available on the top floor of the Cottage Grove parking garage on the UNLV campus).


This seminar is intended for individuals interested in learning the nuts and bolts of exempt organizations from a tax and legal perspective. The seminar is free for accountants and attorneys willing to volunteer by either taking a pro bono case or providing several hours of counseling at an NLS legal clinic. Non-volunteer attorneys may attend the CLE for $75. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 


For more information, visit the NLS website or contact Roxana Castillo at (702) 386-0404 x114. Download the registration form today.

Access to Justice Fundraiser


The Asian American Advocacy Clinic (AAAC) is partnering with the Asian Bar of Las Vegas to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage month, support Access to Justice, recognize the bar's APA judges and introduce the AAAC to the southern Nevada legal community.


The event will take place on Thursday, May 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Center (401 S. Maryland Pkwy.) in Las Vegas. Admission is $40 per person (additional donations welcome). For more information contact or (702) 825-1422.


The AAAC is a non-profit public interest law firm seeking to provide free or sliding-scale legal representation to indigent or low-income Asian Pacific American clients in Nevada.  Areas of practice include family, immigration, consumer and tax law.   

Federal CJA Panel Applications


The Unofficial Southern Division of the District of Nevada is currently accepting applications for new Federal Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel attorneys (appointment of counsel for indigent defendants). Interested attorneys must submit an application to Lance S. Wilson, District Court Executive, by Tuesday, July 1. Attorneys applying for the Appeal Panel must also submit a writing sample.


Applicants must be members in good standing of the bar of the federal court and must have demonstrated experience in, and knowledge of, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. Attorneys on the CJA Panel also must have demonstrated an interest in providing criminal defense services and a reputation for competent and vigorous representation.


Applications are available on the court's website, or at the intake counter of the Clerk's Office in Las Vegas. Appointments for the new Panel will be effective October 1.

Litigation Section Meet and Greet


The Litigation Section is hosting a meet and greet for district court judicial candidates and members of the section today, May 1, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will take place at Gordon Biersch at 3978 Paradise Rd., in Las Vegas.


Attendees will be treated to hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and a unique opportunity to meet the judicial candidates. The dress code is business casual. This event is free and open only to members of the state bar's Litigation Section.


The section has had a very strong response from the judicial candidates and expects more than 24 judges or candidates to be in attendance. Space is limited, so those wishing to attend should RSVP to (702) 678-5070 soon!

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