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Women in the Law Conference
Public Lawyers Section Recognizes Distinguished Attorney
Member Benefit: ABA Retirement Funds
2014 Silver Gavel Awards
Featured CLE
The Impact of Depression on the Legal Profession   


What are the consequences of untreated depression and addiction on our profession? Learn the answer to this question at a seminar presented by the state bar's Construction Law Section.


Speaker Angela Baur will tell attendees how to identify warning signs of addictive and depressive disorders, talk about the importance of early recognition and discuss intervention strategies.

   Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas
  Video Simulcast to NNBC, Reno  
    Wednesday, May 28        
  1 p.m. - 2 p.m. 
1 AAMH credits

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Thursday, May 22, 2014  

Annual Women in the Law Conference


Join the bar for the second annual Women in the Law Conference on Tuesday, June 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. The event offers a great opportunity to network with colleagues while developing professional skills and knowledge.


This Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association (NNWLA) supported program will feature local female bar members discussing relevant topics, including substance abuse and addiction, the compensation gap, employment law and business operations. Attendees can earn 3.5 CLE credits, including one AAMH credit.


Tuition is $170 ($140 for NNWLA members), and includes lunch and access to a special art gallery opening following the program. For more information and to register, visit the state bar's website. More information on NNWLA can be found online.

Public Lawyers Section Recognizes Distinguished Attorney


During its recent annual meeting in South Lake Tahoe, the Public Lawyers Section presented Tracy Chase, Chief Deputy City Attorney for the City of Reno, with the 2014 James M. Bartley Distinguished Public Lawyer Award. Chase received the Bartley Award in recognition of her years of exemplary service as Chief Deputy City Attorney for the City of Reno, her dedication and innovation as legal counsel to a growing municipality and her commitment to the highest professional standards as a public lawyer.


Each year, a government attorney in the civil practice of law wins the Bartley Award, through years of public service, range of experience in various aspects of civil law, notable contributions to public service and leadership on important legal and public policy issues.The award is named in honor of James M. Bartley, a longtime public lawyer and judge in Clark County.


The state bar's Public Lawyers Section annual meeting took place on May 8 during the 2014 Nevada Government Civil Attorneys Conference at Harveys Resort in South Lake Tahoe. This was the 10th year the section co-sponsored the conference with the State of Nevada Advisory Council for Prosecuting Attorneys. For further information on the Public Lawyers Section, please contact section chair Brett Kandt at (775) 688-1966 or

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.

ABA Announces 2014 Silver Gavel Awards


The American Bar Association has announced its selections for the 2014 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts. The awards recognize outstanding work in media and the arts to foster the American public's understanding of law and the legal system. The awards are the ABA's highest honor in recognition of this purpose.


The ABA will present six Silver Gavels and three Honorable Mentions from 169 entries received in all eligible categories: books, commentary, documentaries, drama and literature, magazines, newspapers, radio, television and other media. For a list of this year's winners, and to learn more about the awards, visit the ABA's website.


The awards ceremony will take place on July 22 in Washington, D.C.

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