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In This Issue
Northern Attorneys: Join the Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board
Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee Seeks Lay-Member Volunteers
Solo and Small Practice Section Southern Nevada Mixer
Free CLE Training for Attorneys Willing to Help Children in Foster Care
Announcing the Inaugural Issue of UNLV Law Magazine
Featured CLE
What Every Lawyer Should Know about Gun Laws, the Second Amendment and Self-Defense


This seminar will focus on the history of the Second Amendment, as applied in Nevada and nationwide. Steve Smith, editor of the February 2014 issue of Nevada Lawyer and author of "What Every Lawyer Needs to Know about Nevada Gun Laws," will discuss the history and evolution of Nevada's firearm laws and the impact they've had on the state's residents. Michael Giles will discuss the evolution of the Second Amendment, from an historical perspective.


Attendees will also receive an overview of the history of "gun control" in the United States, the laws governing the use and possession of firearms nationally, and the issue of self-defense claims in Nevada - including information essential to both lawyers and their clients regarding the use of deadly force as a means of self-defense.

   Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas 
     Wednesday, Oct. 15       
  2:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 
  2 CLE Credits

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State Bar of Nevada E-News
Thursday, October 2, 2014  

Northern Attorneys: Join the Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board


The State Bar of Nevada is seeking interested members to fill vacancies for volunteer appointments to the Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board. To be considered for the vacancies, submit a committee appointment application, letter of interest and resume to State Bar of Nevada, Attn: Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board, 600 E. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89104.


The State Bar of Nevada is a self-regulating body, and the disciplinary board is a fundamental part of maintaining the integrity of the legal profession in Nevada. The Northern Nevada Disciplinary Board conducts screenings and hearings regarding allegations of attorney misconduct in northern Nevada.


Members are appointed for three-year terms. The members of the disciplinary board sit on panels made up of three or five members to hear grievances and recommend consequences for attorneys found to have committed misconduct. The average commitment for a member is approximately 15 to 20 hours per year and involves volunteering, as one is able, for various panels over the course of the year. 

Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee Seeks Lay-Member Volunteers


The Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee is currently looking for lay-member professionals to serve as volunteers. The committee serves as a valuable resource for attorneys and clients seeking to resolve disputes over legal fees and costs, through mediation and arbitration. Lay-members typically serve on arbitration panels three times a year; qualified members may also serve as mediators.


Professionals with experience in accounting, banking, real estate, legal administration, health care and dispute resolution are highly encouraged to apply. Those interested in serving on this essential committee may contact Cathi Britz at for more information. Applications are available online.

Solo and Small Practice Section Southern Nevada Mixer


The Solo and Small Practice Section is hosting a mixer for its southern Nevada members and state bar attorneys interested in learning more about the section. The event will take place on October 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at BIN702, in Container Park at 707 Fremont Street.


Appetizers will be provided, and drinks may be purchased at the venue. Those planning to attend should RSVP to

Free CLE Training for Attorneys Willing to Help Children in Foster Care


Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada needs help from southern Nevada attorneys. The Clark County Family Court has referred a list of children to the Pro Bono Project; the waiting list contains more names than ever before in the history of the project. There are Clark County children in desperate need of legal representation and guidance; this is your chance to make a real difference in the life of a child.


Attorneys who have attended previous training may select an available case from the Pro Bono Project website. Those in need of training (or who just desire a refresher course), are encouraged to attend the Basics of Representing Children in Abuse and Neglect Cases, scheduled for Friday, October 10, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  


All attendees will receive a comprehensive volunteer manual, free primary malpractice coverage, a Children's Attorneys Project mentor, invitations to complimentary support luncheons and monthly brown-bag seminars, access to an online pleading bank, and many more helpful tools and resources. 


Visit the Pro Bono Project CLE Calendar to learn more and to register. Contact the Pro Bono Project staff at or (702) 386-1444 with questions for more information.

Announcing the Inaugural Issue of UNLV Law Magazine


The William S. Boyd School of Law is pleased to present the inaugural issue of UNLV Law, the official magazine of the law school. The magazine includes feature articles about the school's founding donors, the important work of an alumnus in the local Latino community,
and insights from the school's former and current deans. The magazine also highlights the latest news from Boyd's specialty programs, faculty, alumni, students and other areas. 

A digital version of the magazine is available online. To subscribe to UNLV Law, contact the editor or submit items for "Class Actions" (the alumni section of UNLV Law), visit UNLV's website.
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