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CLE:Intellectual Property Conference
Pro Bono Celebration a Success
Nevada Court of Appeals Accepting Applications for Judicial Positions
Clients' Security Fund Committee Vacancies
Asian Bar Association Officer Vacancies
Featured CLE
The Impact of Depression and Addiction on Professional Competence



Discover the consequences of untreated depression and addiction, and learn to identify the signs that someone is suffering from an addiction disorder.


Angela La Luzerne from Solutions Recovery Center will talk about how important early recognition of these symptoms is, and share intervention strategies and effective treatment options.


This program provides not only an hour of substance abuse, addiction and mental health CLE credit, but more importantly, knowledge attorneys can use to help friends and colleagues in need.



JAMS Resolution Center
Las Vegas  
Tuesday, November 18    
Noon - 1 p.m. 
  1 AAMH Credit    

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Thursday, November 6, 2014  

CLE: Intellectual Property Conference


This annual seminar returns with a full day of CLE programming. Presenters from the Intellectual Property Law Section will discuss franchise law, drafting of license agreements, enforcement of U.S. copyrights outside the U.S. and non-traditional IP issues. This year there will also be two different breakout sessions in the afternoon - on patents and trademark/copyright law.


The seminar will take place in Las Vegas on Friday, November 14, from 9 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. Attendees may earn up to 7 general CLE credits. Lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, visit the state bar's website.


Attendees are also invited to attend the Intellectual Property Section's Annual Social, taking place at 8 a.m., prior to the seminar. There is no cost to attend this event, which includes breakfast, but those wishing to attend must register. For more information or to make a reservation, visit the section's webpage.

Pro Bono Celebration a Success


The State Bar of Nevada and the Access to Justice Commission extend thanks to Bank of Nevada and First Independent Bank for hosting, and to Nevada attorneys for attending, the Pro Bono Celebration 2014 CLE, "Ethics and Practice Tips in Trial and Appellate Practice." Through this participation, the event raised more than $27,000 for pro bono services in Nevada. 


Many thanks also go out to every volunteer taking part in pro bono classes, Ask-A-Lawyer events and clinics, and for taking a pro bono case during this special time. 


Thank you for being a hero to someone who needed it; thank you for being the ONE! For more pro bono volunteer opportunities, please visit the One Promise Nevada website.

Nevada Court of Appeals Accepting Applications for Judicial Positions


Tuesday, November 4, Nevada voters approved the creation of a Nevada Court of Appeals. This court may begin considering cases as early as January 2015. To meet this deadline, the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection will begin accepting applications for three open judicial positions for the Court of Appeals.


Applicants can find the application materials online. The commission began accepting applications yesterday, and the deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on November 12. Applicants will be permitted to apply for only one of the three seats on the Court of Appeals. Applicants are permitted to withdraw from the application process prior to the application deadline; however, applicants cannot reapply once they have withdrawn their applications.


Applications must be hand-delivered to the Administrative Office of the Courts at the Supreme Court locations in Carson City or Las Vegas. The names of applicants will be posted to the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection website daily. The public portion of each application will be posted to the commission's website within a few days following the November 12 closing.

Clients' Security Fund Committee Vacancies


The State Bar of Nevada's Clients' Security Fund (CSF) Committee is seeking three new members: one licensed attorney and one layperson from northern Nevada, and one licensed attorney from southern Nevada. The CSF makes financial resources available to reimburse victims of attorney theft.


Attorney committee members investigate 10 to 15 claims filed with the CSF each year. All committee members analyze claims to determine whether or not attorney fees were earned and/or if attorney theft occurred, evaluate the ongoing financial condition of the CSF and approve or deny reimbursement requests accordingly. Typical claims involve issues of bankruptcy, home loan modifications, family/domestic and personal injury law. The expected time commitment of each committee member is approximately 20 hours annually, plus two half-day meetings that take place in Las Vegas each year.


Committee members are appointed by the Board of Governors for three-year terms. Those interested in being a part of the CSF Committee should submit an application before the November 14 deadline. Applications and more information on the CSF are available on the state bar's website.

Asian Bar Association Officer Vacancies


The Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas wishes to congratulate the new admittees to the State Bar of Nevada.


The Asian Bar Association is currently seeking to fill two officer positions for next year's board. Interested parties and those looking for more information on the Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas should email

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