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September Nevada Lawyer Available Online
UNLV Public Interest Law Association Hosts Panel Discussion
Solo and Small Practice Section Annual Meeting
Boyd School of Law Public Interest Film Festival
We the People Coaches Needed
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 explain how to select the right type of entity for your client.


This CLE will be given in conjunction with the release of the sixth edition of Nevada Business Entities, authored by Goodenow.

   NNBC, Reno
Simulcast to the Lloyd George Courthouse, Las Vegas  
     Wednesday, Oct. 1    
  9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. 
  5 CLE Credits

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Thursday, September 11, 2014  
September Nevada Lawyer

September Nevada Lawyer Available Online


This month's issue of Nevada Lawyer is dedicated to pro bono - to the attorneys who do crucial work for those in need and to the organizations that help facilitate that work.


Features in the September issue include an article debunking the often-used excuses for not taking on pro bono work, a guide on how to handle that first pro bono case, a judge's view on the importance of pro bono work to the individuals who often turn up in his courtroom, and a guide, including contact information, to Nevada's pro bono organizations. In addition to all of Nevada Lawyer's regular features, readers will also hear from attorneys who frequently do pro bono work, as they share the experiences that often make their efforts worthwhile.


Check your mailbox for the latest issue, or check out this month's issue electronically, at the state bar's website.

UNLV Public Interest Law Association Hosts Panel Discussion on Nevada Court of Appeals 


The Public Interest Law Association (PILA) of the Boyd School of Law is hosting a panel discussion regarding the upcoming ballot measure, Question 1, concerning the formation of a Nevada Court of Appeals. The event will take place on September 22, from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Boyd School of Law, Room 112, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas.


Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta, Law School Associate Dean for Experiential Legal Education Anne Traum and Las Vegas attorney Cliff Marcek will discuss Question 1 and the proposed Nevada Court of Appeals. The panel will also answer questions from the audience. The event is open to the public.

Solo and Small Practice Section Annual Meeting


The State Bar of Nevada's Solo and Small Practice Section will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, September 24 from noon to 1 p.m. The meeting will take place at both the state bar offices: in Las Vegas at 600 E. Charleston Blvd and in Reno at 9456 Double R Blvd., Suite B. Attendees will enjoy lunch while networking with other section members and voting for new Executive Committee members.


Those planning to attend in Reno should RSVP to Debra Amens at Those joining the meeting in Las Vegas should RSVP to Laura Stubberud at


To learn more about the Solo and Small Practice Section of the state bar, or to join, visit section's webpage.

Boyd School of Law Public Interest Film Festival


The Fourth Annual Public Interest Law Film Festival will take place at the Boyd School of Law and Barrick Museum on the UNLV campus on Thursday and Friday, September 18-19


This year's festival, co-sponsored by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, focuses on voting rights and participatory democracy. Festival highlights include a reception at the Barrick Museum, at which Judge Richard Boulware will receive the Public Interest Law Film Festival Humanitarian Award. The reception will take place Thursday, Sept. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 


The festival is free and open to the public. More information and a schedule of events are available on UNLV's website.   

We the People Coaches Needed


Nevada's We the People program is looking for volunteers to help students prepare for competition in December. Attorney coaches will share their knowledge of history and constitutional law, and discuss how those subjects relate to current events with high school participants. Volunteers will receive textbooks to help them in this task. Schools in both southern and northern Nevada are in need of volunteers.


Attorneys with a love of history and/or government who would like to coach students for the December We the People competition may contact Law Related Education Coordinator Kathleen Dickinson at (702) 317-1408 or

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Southern Nevada: 600 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104, (702) 382-2200
Northern Nevada: 9456 Double R. Blvd., Ste. B, Reno, NV 89521, (775) 329-4100