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Nevada Bar Foundation Seeks Candidates for Board of Trustees
Member Feedback Sought on New Personal Injury Specialization Rules
Live Auction Benefitting the ONE Promise Nevada Campaign
Invitation for Public Comment on Federal Public Defender
CLE Webinar: The Ethics of Medical Marijuana
Featured CLE
  Business Entity Formation and Management

A team of business attorneys, led by Rew Goodenow, will review the types of business entities that exist in Nevada and how to select the right one for your client.  


This CLE takes place in conjunction with the release of the sixth edition of Nevada Business Entities, authored by Mr. Goodenow. 

   NNBC, Reno
Simulcast to the Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas   
     Wednesday, July 16   
     9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. 
  5 CLE Credits (Pending)

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Thursday, June 26, 2014  

Nevada Bar Foundation Seeks Candidates for Board of Trustees


The Nevada Bar Foundation (NBF) is seeking candidates for its Board of Trustees. Applications are available on the state bar's website. Interested candidates must acknowledge the NBF Conflict of Interest Policy, which can also be found on the bar's website.


The NBF is the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the State Bar of Nevada, organized to support charitable giving related to access to justice and legal education programs. This year, the NFB is expected to assume management of the Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program; its tasks will include making annual grants to organizations promoting access to justice through providing direct legal services to the poor, victims of domestic violence, and children protected by, or in need of protection by, the juvenile court. The primary role of the Board of Trustees is to oversee the NBF operations, including granting IOLTA funds and ensuring funds are used as designated, management and investment of IOLTA and non-IOLTA funding, establishing and maintaining community bank relationships, strategic planning and resource development.


Vacancies for attorney and non-attorney members are filled by the State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors or the Nevada Supreme Court. The application deadline is June 30. To learn more about the NBF, visit the bar's website. 

Member Feedback Sought on New Personal Injury Specialization Rules


A state bar Board of Governors' (BOG) taskforce has completed a draft version of Personal Injury Specialization Rules. The BOG will vote on whether or not to approve the draft at its next meeting.


The board seeks feedback on the draft from members of the state bar. The draft can be found on the state bar's website. Send feedback to Lori Wolk at by July 3.

Live Auction Benefitting the ONE Promise Nevada Campaign


An auction benefitting the ONE Promise Nevada Campaign will take place at the State Bar of Nevada 2014 Annual Meeting in Newport Beach, California, during the welcome reception on Thursday, July 10. Among the many items up for bid are condominium stays, hotel stays, dinners with special guests, artwork, specialty baskets, tickets to sports events, memberships and gift certificates. 


For more information on the auction and items for bid, visit the ONE Promise website. For more information or to register for the State Bar of Nevada 2014 Annual Meeting, visit the state bar's website.

Invitation for Public Comment on Federal Public Defender


The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is conducting an evaluation of the performance of Federal Public Defender (FPD) for the District of Nevada, Rene L. Valladares. The court conducts these evaluations in order to determine if the incumbent FPD should be appointed to an additional four-year term without a competitive recruitment. Any persons with knowledge of Valladares' job performance are invited to submit comments.


All comments must be received by Thursday, August 7, in order to be considered. Submit comments online, or by mail or fax to: Office of the Circuit Executive, Evaluation - FPD, NEV, U.S. Courts for the Ninth Circuit, P.O. Box 193939, San Francisco, CA, 94119-3939. Fax: (415) 355-8901.


Anonymous responses will not be accepted. The identity of all respondents will be kept confidential, except to those with a need to know.

CLE Webinar: The Ethics of Medical Marijuana


During an informative, one-hour webinar, Bar Counsel David Clark and chair of the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility Alan Freer will discuss changes to RPC 1.2 in the wake of new medical marijuana legislation. They will also discuss the largest secondary issue pertaining to medical marijuana: whether or not attorneys can personally participate in any part of the business.


The webinar will take place on Monday, June 30 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Visit the state bar's website to register or learn more.

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