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Appointment of Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices
Applications Welcomed for the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education
Find Legal Hot Topics in November's Nevada Lawyer
Mock Trial Judges Needed
Judge Philip M. Pro Announces Retirement
Inns of Court Social Event and Program
Featured CLE
Jennifer Lawrence, Cloud Breaches and Nevada's New E-Discovery Rule

 

 

Presenter Ira Victor will discuss Nevada's newest discovery rule regarding how digital evidence is obtained from cloud and social media services, cell phone providers and tablets. Victor will also discuss how to issue subpoenas, cloud breaches and preservation requests.

 

This program, presented by the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Nevada, will be preceded by a short social event, including beverages and appetizers to be served at 6:15.

 

 

Washoe County Emergency Operations Center
Reno, NV  
Tuesday, December 2     
  6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 
  1.5 CLE Credits     

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Thursday, November 13, 2014  

Appointment of Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices

 

The Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices has a vacancy for a two-year term, beginning January 1, 2015. The Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada shall appoint an attorney member to fill the vacancy at its December 10, 2014 meeting.

 

The Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices was created to resolve ethical disputes arising in the course of campaigns for judicial office and to provide judges and aspirants to judicial office advisory opinions regarding ethical matters that may arise in the ordinary course of judicial service or in the elective or appointment process. Each member is appointed for a two-year term, with no member appointed to more than four consecutive terms.

 

Interested applicants should complete an online application form. All applications must be received by November 21, 2014.

Applications Welcomed for the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education

 

The State Bar of Nevada's Board of Governors will make appointments to the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education (NBCLE) at its December 10, 2014 meeting.  

 

The NBCLE administers the program that accredits continuing legal education courses and enforces regulations pertaining to the Supreme Court Rules governing continuing legal education requirements. Board members attend quarterly meetings and standing committee meetings, and work with NBCLE staff to review CLE seminars.

 

Interested applicants should complete an online application form. All applications must be received by November 21, 2014.

Find Legal Hot Topics in November's Nevada Lawyer
November Nevada Lawyer

 

Check your mailboxes for November's Nevada Lawyer, featuring articles on a wide variety of legal "hot topics."

 

No topic could be hotter at the moment than that of medical marijuana; this issue includes an analysis of medical marijuana in the workplace - highlighting the restrictions and options faced by an employer-client. Other articles focus on the use of directed trusts in estate planning and a discussion of whether or not Nevada LLC members can be sued under the Alter Ego Doctrine. One piece examines the state of Nevada's construction defect laws: are they broken and, if so, what should be done to affect repairs? Finally, members can receive one hour of CLE credit while learning how to overcome evasive actions by insurers in construction defect cases.  

   

These feature articles plus all of Nevada Lawyer's regular monthly columns and news items are waiting for you inside the pages of your state bar magazine. Those who would rather investigate the contents without leaving their computers may visit the state bar's website for electronic versions of all the feature articles. And don't forget, the website has a huge catalog of back issues, in case you missed a previous issue or would like to revisit a favorite.

Mock Trial Judges Needed

 

The State Bar of Nevada is seeking volunteers to judge high school Mock Trial competitions in both the north and the south. Twenty teams will compete in the upcoming Southern Regional Mock Trial Competition, so volunteer judges are desperately needed. 

 

The southern competition takes place on Saturday, February 14 at the Regional Justice Center. The event is broken into two time blocks: 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 12:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mock Trial judges sit in the jury box and evaluate competing teams' performances as they take their case to trial. This season's Mock Trial case is available online.

 

Those interested in learning more or volunteering to judge during either time block should contact Kathleen Dickinson at (702) 317-1408 or kathleend@nvbar.org.

Judge Philip M. Pro Announces Retirement

 

On November 10, Judge Philip M. Pro announced that, after more than 34 years of judicial service, he will retire as United States District Judge for the District of Nevada. Pro will step down from his position on January 16, 2015.

 

Pro began his service on the bench on October 6, 1980, when he was appointed United States Magistrate Judge. At the age of 33, he was one of the youngest magistrate judges in the United States. In 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominated Pro to serve as a United States District Judge. He served as Chief Judge from 2002 to 2007.

 

Pro has not announced his future plans, but has indicated that he intends to remain active in the Nevada legal community.

Inns of Court Social Event and Program

 

State Bar of Nevada members are invited to attend an Inns of Court program in Reno on Tuesday, November 18 at 5:15 p.m., in Judge Miranda Du's courtroom. The topic of the program is "The Lawyer's Lawyer: What Does It Take to Be a True Professional in the Digital Age?"

 

A social gathering, with refreshments and hors d' oeuvres provided, will kick off the event, followed by the presentation at 5:45 p.m. The event is free of charge and no RSVP is required.

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