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Vote Yes on Question One
CLE: Ethics and Practice Tips in Trial and Appellate Practice
Boyd Presents Symposium on Unmanned Arial Systems
Legal Aid Center Celebrates Pro Bono Week with Ask-A-Lawyer Event
Free CLE Seminars at the Clark County Library
Featured CLE
Practical Technology for the Solo and Small Practice


Learn how you can be more efficient and productive, while reducing costs, by using the latest technology.  


Kristina Weller, a lawyer and law firm consultant, and Jeffrey Williamson, an IT specialist, will discuss hosting services and files in the cloud, practice management, security, online presence, document sharing, low-cost research and technology worth having.

   Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas
Simulcast to the NNBC  
     Friday, Oct. 24        
  10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
  2 CLE Credits

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Thursday, October 9, 2014  

Vote Yes on Question One

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Question One on the November 2014 Nevada ballot seeks to establish a three-judge appellate court in Nevada. The Nevada Court of Appeals would work under what is called a "push-down" model: when a case is appealed, it would go to the Supreme Court Clerk, who would review the facts and issues and then, using rules developed by the court system, determine if the case should be pushed down to the Court of Appeals or sent on to the Supreme Court. A case coming out of the Court of Appeals could only be appealed to the Supreme Court under discretionary review, which means the Supreme Court would be able to decide for itself whether or not to hear that case. 


Nevada is currently one of only ten states in the U.S. without a court of appeals. This means that the Nevada Supreme Court handles all appeals and writs - including driver's license revocation appeals and prisoner food complaints. Because of this, more than half of all appeals now take longer than six months just to be heard; more than a quarter take longer than a year.


Change is in your hands. Vote yes on Question One: Justice delayed is justice denied. 

CLE: Ethics and Practice Tips in Trial and Appellate Practice


Join presenters Justice Michael L. Douglas and Justice James W. Hardesty for an enlightening discourse on the most relevant trial practice and ethics cases, a Fifth Amendment discussion, a conversation on substance abuse and much more.


The seminar will take place in Las Vegas on Tuesday, October 21, at the Downtown Grand Hotel (206 N. 3rd Street) and in Reno on Thursday, October 23, at the Nevada Museum of Art (160 W. Liberty Street). Both seminars will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be immediately followed by a reception.


For more information or to register, visit the state bar's website.

Boyd Presents Symposium on Unmanned Arial Systems (UAS) in Nevada


The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas are teaming up to present "UAS in Nevada: Implications for Privacy, Law and Technology." The symposium will take place on
October 16, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Moot Court on the Boyd campus. Attendees can earn three CLE credits.


The program will bring together a diverse group of professionals to lead a discussion on how advances in unmanned vehicle technology will impact legal concepts of privacy. Topics on the agenda include privacy and unmanned aerial systems; the future of UAS applications in Nevada; and privacy, law and technology. A reception will follow the symposium.


This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To learn more and to RSVP, visit UNLV's website.

Legal Aid Center Celebrates Pro Bono Week with Ask-A-Lawyer Event


In celebration of National Pro Bono Week, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is hosting an Ask-A-Lawyer clinic. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the East Las Vegas Community Senior Center, located at 250 N. Eastern Ave. in Las Vegas. 


Area residents who are facing legal issues and could benefit from a free consultation with a lawyer in virtually any area of civil law are encouraged to attend the event. Pre-registration is available to the public online, or by calling (702) 386-1070, ext. 1455. For more information, download the event flyer.


Attorneys interested in volunteering for this event should contact Sara Feest at or (702) 386-1070 ext. 1444. Volunteers are needed to provide counsel and advice in all areas of civil law, including family law, guardianship, immigration, foreclosure, public benefits and housing.

Free CLE Seminars at the Clark County Library


The Clark County Library, at 309 S. 3rd Street #400 in Las Vegas, is hosting free Westlaw CLE seminars this month. "Forms on Westlaw Next" will take place in three separate one-hour sessions on Wednesday, October 22, at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.


Attendees can earn one CLE credit. Westlaw Account Manager, Kay Engler, will provide additional hands-on research assistance at the Patron Access terminals in the law library during the breaks between CLE presentations.


Limited seating is available. Contact Law Librarian Shelly Newton at (702) 455-6959 to reserve a seat.

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