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Volunteers Needed to Represent Children in Foster Care
NLS Champions of Justice Awards Luncheon
Mock Trial Attorney Coaches Needed
Featured CLE
Cross Cultural Competence for Attorneys  


In a country with a multicultural nature and a general tendency toward globalization, cross-cultural representation is commonplace for many attorneys. This two-hour seminar will help lawyers better understand and communicate more effectively with individuals belonging to cultures less than familiar to the legal practitioner.


The larger goal of this class is to provide attorneys with useful tools for working with clients who are different from themselves, whether this difference is due to national origin, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status or other aspects.

   Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas  
     Tuesday, Sept. 16   
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
  2 CLE Ethics Credits


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Thursday, September 4, 2014  

Volunteers Urgently Needed to Represent Children in Foster Care


Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada needs the help of southern Nevada attorneys. Currently, more than 70 children referred by the Clark County Family Court are waiting for pro bono assistance.


Attorneys who have attended a previous training session may select an available case from the Pro Bono Project website. Those still in need of training can sign up for one of Legal Aid Center's bi-weekly New Volunteer Orientations. Upcoming orientation sessions will take place on Tuesday, September 9, from noon - 1 p.m. and on Thursday, September 25 from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. at the Legal Aid Center's office. A more complete schedule of upcoming live CLE training seminars is posted on the Pro Bono Project CLE Calendar.


All volunteers will receive free malpractice coverage, a staff attorney mentor, complimentary support luncheons, monthly brown-bag CLE seminars, access to an online pleading bank and much more. Contact the Pro Bono Project staff at or (702) 386-1444 for more information and help a child in need today.

Save the Date! NLS Champions of Justice Awards Luncheon


Nevada Legal Services' Champions of Justice Awards Luncheon will take place in Reno on October 20 and in Las Vegas on October 28.


For more information on the luncheon or to buy tickets, contact Renee Kelly in Reno at or Carmela Reed in Las Vegas at

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 their students prepare to face off in the courtroom 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.

Second 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 September 9, 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.

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