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August Nevada Lawyer: Health Care Law
Solo & Small Practice Section Mixer
NNWLA Supreme Court Justice Panel Discussion
Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys Gala: Honoring Barbara Buckley
Holland & Hart September Mixer
Featured CLE
Ethics and Practice Tips in Trial and Appellate Practice  

Bank of Nevada presents an opportunity to support pro bono while participating in an engaging, educational seminar and networking event during Pro Bono Celebration Week. Justices Douglas and Hardesty and Judge Bare will discuss a variety of ethical issues in trial and appellate practice.


Proceeds from the program will benefit pro bono services in southern Nevada. Space is limited, so reserve a seat today.  


A networking reception will take place immediately following the seminar. 

   Downtown Grand
Las Vegas, NV 
     Tuesday, Oct. 21       
     3:45 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
  2 CLE Credits
(Includes 1.5 ethics and .5 AAMH)

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Thursday, August 21, 2014  

Solo and Small Practice Section Calls For Executive Committee Nominations


The Solo and Small Practice Section seeks nominations for its executive committee. The section has openings for three committee members. Those elected will serve two-year terms. All nominees must be members of the State Bar of Nevada in good standing.


Those interested in serving on the section's executive committee should submit their names to Executive Committee Chair Laura E. Stubberud at Nominations must be received by Tuesday, September 9. The election will take place at the section's annual meeting on Wednesday, September 24.

New Pro Bono Project Website


Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada has launched its new Pro Bono Project website.


The site is a one-stop shop for lawyers seeking volunteer information, support services, CLE training, and training resources and materials. Those new to the Pro Bono Project can complete enrollment forms online; Legal Aid Center will use that form to match volunteer opportunities to the enrollee's interests and areas of expertise.


Those who already volunteer can now view an up-to-date list of available cases and indicate the cases that interest them most using an online form. Volunteers with active cases will find sample pleadings and other forms to help them with their pro bono cases.


The site also contains all of the latest Pro Bono Project news, a calendar of events and a list of upcoming Ask-A-Lawyer programs.


Visit the site and learn more about volunteering with Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada today.

NNWLA Supreme Court Justice Panel Discussion


Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association (NNWLA) is sponsoring a panel discussion on appellate practice and tips, featuring Nevada's Supreme Court justices. Prior to the panel discussion, appetizers and beverages will be served. The event will take place on September 10, at 6 p.m., at the Nevada Supreme Court Rotunda in Carson City. Questions for the justices may be submitted in advance.


Admission is $25 for members, paid in advance; $30 for non-members paid in advance; and $35 for tickets purchased at the door. Advance purchases may be made through the PayPal link on NNWLA's website. Those wishing to pre-pay with a check should contact NNWLA Treasurer Laury Macauley at The deadline for pre-registration is September 10, at 3 p.m.


Those planning to purchase tickets at the door should RSVP to Questions for the justices can be submitted through the same address.

SNAWA Annual Gala: Honoring Barbara Buckley 


The Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys (SNAWA) invites members of the state bar to the Second Annual Miriam Shearing Award Gala. The event, honoring Barbara Buckley, will take place on Saturday, September 20, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the home of Mariteresa Rivera-Rogers, located at 3191 Duneville St., in Las Vegas.

Event ticket prices start at $50. Space in the event's program book, to be distributed during the ceremony, is also available for purchase and includes event tickets. The evening will include food, wine, live music, a silent auction and the opportunity to socialize with new and old friends. All proceeds will benefit scholarships for Boyd School of Law students who demonstrate both merit and financial need. 


Tribute advertisement digital files must be received by August 28, in order to meet printing deadlines. For more information and to purchase event tickets or sponsorship packages, visit SNAWA's website. The deadline for ticket purchases is September 13.

Mock Trial Attorney Coaches Needed


This school year's Mock Trial season gets underway on September 15. On that date, participating high school mock trial teams will receive the case they will be arguing during this year's competitions.


Several of Nevada's participating high schools are in need of attorneys to help them prepare to face off in the court room during competition, including schools in Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Reno, Sparks and Elko. To learn more or to volunteer, contact Law Related Education Coordinator Kathleen Dickinson at


The Southern Nevada Mock Trial Competition takes place on February 14, 2015, and the Northern Nevada Mock Trial Competition takes place on February 20, 2015. This year's state finals will be in Reno on March 6-7.

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