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BOG Election Ballots
Public Hearing on SCR 216
Inns of Court Meeting
Member Benefit: ABA Retirement Funds
Featured CLE
The Impact of Depression and Addiction on Professional Competence  


At this seminar, presented by the state bar's Construction Law Section, attendees will learn about the consequences of untreated depression and addiction, and find out how to identify the warning signs that someone is suffering from such a disorder. Angela Baur of Solutions Recovery will explain the importance of early recognition and go over intervention strategies and effective treatment options.


This program provides one substance abuse, addiction and mental health CLE credit; more importantly, it provides attorneys with knowledge they can use to help friends, colleagues and family members suffering from depression or addiction.


Lunch will be included.


   Lloyd George Courthouse, Las Vegas
(Simulcast to the NNBC)  
    Wednesday, May 28      
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. 
1 AAMH CLE credit

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Thursday, May 8, 2014  

SBN Members in District 1:  

Check E-Mail for BOG Election Ballots


State Bar of Nevada members in Clark County should be sure to check their e-mail for their 2014/15 State Bar Board of Governors (BOG) election ballots. The ballots will be e-mailed to Clark County members tomorrow, Friday, May 9. Members who don't receive their ballots and wish to vote may contact Gale Skala at or (702) 382-2200. Members should check their spam boxes before contacting the bar; legitimate ballots will be from Intelliscan.


BOG elections are divided by district; bar members vote only for candidates located in their districts. Currently only District 1 (Clark County) is holding a contested election. There are four vacant seats in that district. The District 4 (Washoe County) election was uncontested. The bar congratulates Ann Morgan on her reappointment to the BOG.


The Board of Governors is comprised of 15 members representing the four state districts defined in Supreme Court Rule 81. Elections are held annually and governors serve two-year terms. For more information on the BOG elections and the District 1 candidates, visit the state bar's website.

Public Hearing and Call for Written Comment on Amendments to SCR 216


The Nevada Supreme Court will conduct a public hearing to consider proposed amendments to Supreme Court Rule 216 regarding the foundation that directs IOLTA funds to pro bono service providers. The hearing will take place on Thursday, June 5 at 3 p.m. at the Nevada Supreme Court Courtroom, 200 Lewis Ave., 17th Floor (Regional Justice Center), in Las Vegas. For interested members in the north, the hearing will also be videoconferenced to the Nevada Supreme Court Courtroom at 201 South Carson Street in Carson City. 


For more information on the proposed changes, a full version of the Nevada Supreme Court's notice on ADKT 479 is available online.


The court invites written comment from the bench, bar and public regarding the proposed changes. Submit an original and eight copies of written comments to: Tracie K. Lindeman, Clerk of the Supreme Court, 201 South Carson St., Carson City, by 5 p.m., May 30. Comments must be submitted in hard-copy format. Those interested in participating in the hearing must notify the clerk no later than May 30.

Inns of Court Meeting


The Bruce R. Thompson Chapter of the American Inns of Court will hold its next meeting on May 13, from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. The meeting will take place on the eighth floor of the Federal Building at 400 S. Virginia Street, in Judge Miranda Du's courtroom in Reno. 


The event will start off with socializing; then, at 5:45 p.m., Alice Campos Mercado and Lori Story will lead a presentation entitled "Lawyers Gone Wild - What the State Bar Mandates We Know about Drug and Alcohol Abuse." 


Inns of Court members and guests are welcome.

Member Benefit: ABA Retirement Funds


The ABA Retirement Funds program is celebrating more than 50 years of service by providing affordable 401(k) plans with no out-of-pocket expenses exclusively to law firms of all sizes, even solos. The program offers plan design flexibility, a broad range of investment options, full-service administration and professional fiduciary services. 


Contact the ABA Retirement Funds Program at (866) 812-3580, or visit the ABA's website for more information and the program's Disclosure Document.

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