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Judge Philip M. Pro Retirement Celebration
36 Applications Submitted for 3 Appellate Court Judicial Positions
Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon Registration Deadline
Boyd Hosts Lecture on the Judicial Process
Nevada Attorney General's Office Hosts Live Web Chats
Featured CLE
Advanced Family Law 2014



This year's program will feature presentations on high-conflict custody cases, real property issues attorneys often get wrong, and ethical websites and the use of social media.  


Two Nevada Supreme Court justices will provide an update on relevant family law cases heard by the court.



Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas   
Thursday, December 4      
  8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. 
  6 CLE Credits
(Including 1 ethics hour)

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Thursday, November 20, 2014  

Judge Philip M. Pro Retirement Celebration


The United States District Court invites all members of the bar to attend a retirement celebration for Judge Philip M. Pro. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 3 p.m. in the Carol C. Fitzgerald Jury Assembly Hall located on the first floor of the Lloyd D. George United States Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd., South, Las Vegas.


After more than 34 years of judicial service, Pro is retiring from his position as United States District Judge for the District of Nevada. He 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.

36 Applications Submitted for Three Appellate Court Judicial Positions


A total of 36 individuals have applied for the three open judicial positions on the Nevada Court of Appeals. The applicants will be interviewed by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection, which will forward the names of nine individuals, three for each department, to Governor Brian Sandoval for his consideration and selection.


Governor Sandoval has indicated a desire to select three judges for the Court of Appeals without delay, in order to allow the court to begin considering cases as early as January 2015.


For a list of applicants, visit the Nevada Judiciary's website. The commission invites public comments about the qualifications of these applicants. Comments should be submitted in writing by Wednesday, November 26 to Robin Sweet, Secretary, Commission on Judicial Selection, Nevada Supreme Court, 201 S. Carson St., Ste. 250, Carson City, NV, 89701.

Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon Registration Deadline


Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada invites bar members to attend the 14th Annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon. The event takes place on Friday, December 5, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino's Amazon Ballroom.


Tomorrow, Friday, November 21, is the final day to purchase tables or individual tickets. Those wishing to attend may register online or download a registration form to mail.


Join the Legal Aid Center for one of the legal community's most anticipated events, honoring the extraordinary efforts of pro bono attorneys in southern Nevada. Thanks to their generous donations of time and expertise, the center is able to assist thousands of southern Nevada's most vulnerable residents. The continued support of the legal community makes it possible for Legal Aid Center to provide equal access to justice for all.

Boyd Hosts Lecture on the Judicial Process


The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas and the Anti-Defamation League, together with the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, are pleased to present the second annual Judge Lloyd D. George Lecture on the Judicial Process. The lecture will take place Thursday, December 4, from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Moot Court. It will be followed by a reception.

The lecturer is Kenneth R. Feinberg, managing partner of Feinberg Rozen, LLP and former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. Feinberg is best known for serving as the Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001. He shared his extraordinary experience in his book "What Is Life Worth?"


This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Those interested in attending should RSVP online. For more information on parking, visit UNLV's website.

Nevada Attorney General's Office Hosts Live Web Chats


This month, the Nevada Attorney General's office began hosting a series of live web chats. These events are an initiative of the Home Again: Nevada Homeowner Relief Program. They give Nevadans the opportunity to ask housing counselors about first-time home ownership, credit restoration, loan modification, eligibility for down-payment assistance and other free resources available to all Nevadans. Housing counselors from The Financial Guidance Center, a HUD-approved agency, will address all questions that come through the live web chat.


The web chats began on November 13, and the final session will take place Tuesday, November 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Attorneys should direct interested clients to the Home Again website; once there, they should click on the "Web Chat" button, located on the bottom right side of the home page.


Since its launch in 2013, more than 15,000 Nevadans have contacted Home Again for access to free housing and consumer protection resources. For more information about Home Again visit the program's website.

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