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CLE: Women and the Law Conference
Distinguished Speaker at Section Event
Change a Life for the Better: Represent an Infant or Toddler
Las Vegas Diversity Bar Mixer
Member Benefit: LawPay
Featured CLE
Practicing Before the NERC and EEOC   


The State Bar of Nevada Labor and Employment Law Section presents a CLE featuring representatives of NERC and the EEOC.  


The speakers will address the practical and legal issues associated with their respective administrative charge of discrimination processes, from initial charge intake and mediation to reasonable cause determinations, conciliation and litigation.  


They will provide an update on their current new enforcement priorities and discuss any recent or planned changes in how the two agencies intake, mediate, investigate and conciliate charges of discrimination.  


Additionally they will address any recent or contemplated legislative/regulatory changes impacting the two agencies, provide statistics on the types of cases they have processed over the last few years, and discuss any trends that they are observing.


After the seminar, the section's general membership meeting and elections will take place, followed by a social at Pink Taco.         


   Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas   
    Thursday, June 19       
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
1.5 CLE credits

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Thursday, May 15, 2014  

CLE: Women and the Law Conference


Join the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association (NNWLA) for the second annual Women in the Law Conference. The conference will take place on Tuesday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. It will be followed by a special gallery opening from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, visit the state bar's website.


This seminar will cover many important topics, including, but not limited to: business tips for firm and solo practitioners, pregnancy and maternity leave, balancing family and work, substance abuse and addiction among female attorneys, and gender leadership differences in business practice.


Attendees can earn 3.5 CLE credit hours, including 1 AAMH hour.

Prof. Katyal to Speak at Section Event


The Appellate Litigation and Litigation Sections are pleased to present distinguished guest speaker Neal Katyal, the Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of Law at Georgetown University. Those wishing to attend should RSVP to Marla Hudgens at


The event will take place on Thursday, May 22 at 6 p.m., at the Mob Museum in Las Vegas (visit the museum's website for directions). The event hosts will provide appetizers and beverages. Attendance is free, but organizers ask that attendees make a contribution to support Nevadans for a Court of Appeals.


Katyal is a partner at Hogan Lovells. He recently served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States, where he argued several major Supreme Court cases involving a variety of issues. In 2006, Katyal won the landmark Hamdan v. Rumsfeld in the Supreme Court, a case that challenged President George W. Bush's Guantanamo and Geneva Convention policies. Download the event flier for more information on this special guest speaker.

Change a Life for the Better: Represent an Infant or Toddler


Every day thousands of children under the age of three enter foster care. Clark County has launched a pilot project in which every child entering the foster care system is sent to Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada for representation. Many of these newly referred cases involve infants and toddlers who are particularly vulnerable to maltreatment. This is a critical time in their lives, as early experiences can greatly shape the future development and well-being of children. This is also a time during which a pro bono attorney can make a substantial impact by advocating for early and appropriate interventions to minimize the damage associated with abuse, neglect and removal from a child's original home. 


The Pro Bono Project is in urgent need of experienced pro bono attorneys to represent these children. A CLE training will take place on Wednesday, May 28, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Legal Aid Center; the training is free for attorneys willing to commit to this program and take one or more pro bono cases. Attendees will receive training in accordance with the ABA standards on representing preverbal children; it will focus on issues likely to come up in these cases.   


For more information or to register, download the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada's event flyer. Individuals and firms interested in helping, but unable to attend the training may contact Melanie Kushnir at or (702) 386-1429. Kushnir is also available to answer any questions regarding the program and training seminar.

Las Vegas Diversity Bar Mixer


Join the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association, the National Bar Association, Nevada Justice Association, Southern Nevada Association of Woman Attorneys and the Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas for a networking reception to celebrate and promote diversity in Nevada's legal community.


The event will take place on Thursday, May 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Las Vegas Country Club (3000 Joe W. Brown Drive, Las Vegas). Hors d'oeuvres will be served, and the first 50 attendees will receive a complimentary beverage.

Member Benefit: Accept Credit Cards with Confidence through LawPay


With the LawPay program, law firms can accept credit cards with confidence, safe in the knowledge that transactions are being handled correctly.


The State Bar of Nevada Member Benefit Program offers reduced processing rates, multiple features for the client-attorney transaction and a level of personalized service not easily found elsewhere. LawPay meets the requirements for the American Bar Association trust account guidelines, as well as the Attorney's Professional Code of Conduct. 


Firms considering accepting credit cards or wanting to confirm that they are processing credit card transactions correctly, should call (866) 376-0950 or visit the LawPay website.

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