In This Issue
Pro Bono Celebration 2014
Justice Court Access Changes
Inns of Court Meeting
CLE: Counseling LGBT Clients
Clio Networking Event
Featured CLE
Insight from Magistrate Judges on Early Neutral Evaluation Conferences


The Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada presents this special seminar, during which magistrate judges will explain how to successfully prepare and participate in Early Neutral Evaluation Conferences (ENEs).  


The judges will also share their valuable experience and insights on a variety of topics, including:


  • How best to prepare your client, including must-have conversations;
  • Discussions to have with opposing counsel prior to the conference;
  • The most important information to provide the court during the confidential ENE brief;
  • What to expect from each magistrate judge, with respect to how the ENE will be conducted;
  • Expectations magistrate judges have of the attorneys and other parties appearing during the ENE;
  • How to manage/control the difficult or unreasonable client;
  • How to respond to the difficult or unreasonable opposing party and/or attorney; and
  • Magistrate judges ENS pet peeves.

 Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas  
     Wednesday, Oct. 29        
  12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
  1.5 CLE Credits

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Thursday, October 16, 2014  
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Pro Bono Celebration 2014


In an effort to address the ever-growing legal needs of the state's most vulnerable citizens, the Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission and State Bar of Nevada are calling on local attorneys and residents to participate in the sixth annual national Pro Bono Celebration, which runs from October 19 to 28.  


There's something for everyone; a wide variety of events, including CLE programs, luncheons, Ask-A-Lawyer sessions and legal clinics will take place during the celebration week. For a complete list of Pro Bono Celebration 2014 events, visit either the state bar's Pro Bono Celebration page or the ONE Promise Nevada events page


For more information, please contact State Bar of Nevada Access to Justice Director Angela Washington at

Las Vegas Justice Court IT Department Announces Access Changes


Las Vegas Justice Court is moving its case management system to a new infrastructure located in the Clark County Operations Center. Beginning Saturday, November 1, access to Las Vegas Justice Court case information will change. These changes apply only to Las Vegas Justice Court case and calendar access; access to district court case information will not change.


Access to Las Vegas Justice Court calendar and case information, both general and secure, can now be accessed through links at the  Justice Court home page. The court's IT department will send emails and post a message on its website homepage when the new system is available.


Current Secure Access users can log on to the new site using their existing accounts and passwords. Users currently utilizing VPN accounts to access the secure site will no longer need VPN connectivity to gain access to the Secure Odyssey site; instead they can just click on the "Secure Access" link on the court's home page.


Access to the new Las Vegas Justice Court Odyssey system will require the installation of new icons for each desktop currently granted access using the full Odyssey Client. The court's IT team will work directly with individual firms' IT departments to facilitate these changes. Once the migration is complete, the court's IT team will broadcast a notice announcing that the new icons have been activated. Access to district court case information will not change. User accounts and passwords will remain the same.


Questions and concerns may be addressed to the Las Vegas Justice Court IT Helpdesk at or (702) 671-3282.

Reno Inns of Court Meeting


The Bruce R. Thompson Chapter of the American Inns of Court will meet on Tuesday, October 21, from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. The meeting will take place in Judge Miranda Du's courtroom, on the eighth floor of the Federal Building, 400 S. Virginia Street, Reno.


The topic of the program will be "The AV Rated Lawyer - What Does It Take to Be a True Professional?" A social gathering, featuring refreshments and hors d' oeuvres, will precede the program, which will begin at 5:45 p.m.


The program is free and open to all attorneys. No RSVP is required.

Free CLE: Counseling LGBT Clients


Nevada Legal Services is sponsoring a seminar on LGBT legal issues on Wednesday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the College of Southern Nevada, West Charleston Campus (6375 West Charleston Blvd., Building K, Room 159, Las Vegas).


The CLE is worth 3.5 CLE credits, including 1 Ethics credit. It will focus on a variety of topics, including counseling LGBT couples on estate and tax planning, advising LGBT individuals on potential housing or employment discrimination, and assisting with transgender name and gender marker changes.  


The CLE is free to attorneys willing to take a new pro bono case or volunteer at NLS's legal clinic. The registration fee is $75 for attorneys wishing to attend without volunteering. Breakfast and lunch will be served. 


For more information and to register, please contact Carmela Reed at

Clio Networking Event


The Clio team and Clear Counsel Law Group are hosting a Las Vegas networking event at the Las Vegas Country Club on Friday, October 24, from noon to 1:30 p.m. 


Speaker Jonathan Barlow from Clear Counsel Law Group will describe how Clio helps his firm save countless hours and find out what exciting plans Clio has in the works.


Attendees will receive a complimentary lunch, networking opportunities with the more than 100 local legal professionals who have already registered and the chance to win amazing prizes.


More information is available online. This event is nearing capacity; those wishing to attend should RSVP to soon.

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