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Appellate Court Judicial Appointments Announced
December Nevada Lawyer
Legal Clinic Volunteers Needed
SBN Holiday Hours
Featured CLE
Addiction Issues that Impair Professional Competence


This seminar will focus on the physiological effects of addiction and the brain, help identify resources available to those suffering from various addictions and include a personal account of recovery from an addict.


Speakers will include Dr. Mel Pohl, the medical director for Las Vegas Recovery Center, and Kristine Kuzemka, the Senior Deputy from the Nevada Attorney General's Office.


Attorney General's Office, Carson City     
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015      
  10:30 a.m. - Noon    
  1.5 CLE Ethics or AAMH Credits      

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Thursday, December 18, 2014  

Appellate Court Judicial Appointments Announced


Governor Brian Sandoval has appointed three judges to fill the vacancies on Nevada's new Court of Appeals. He made his selection from a pool of nine nominees, chosen from the 36 candidates who submitted applications to the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection. Sandoval said that all nine applicants were highly accomplished and qualified. The appointments are as follows:


  • Department 1, Hon. Jerome T. Tao
  • Department 2, Hon. Michael Patrick Gibbons
  • Department 3, Hon. Abbi Silver


All three of the new appointees are currently district court judges. For more information on the new judges, visit the governor's website.

December Nevada Lawyer

December Nevada Lawyer


The December cyberlaw-themed issue of Nevada Lawyer is full of insightful articles on successful legal practice in the digital age.


This month's features cover topics including: the electronic discovery requirements pertaining to the security of personal information, successfully navigating copyright enforcement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the consequences to employers of the Stored Communications Act and Nevada's social media password protection law, how and when to use texting to communicate with clients, and best practices regarding digital authentication and data encryption.


Step into the digital age by reading this issue of Nevada Lawyer without leaving your computer; all of December's features and columns are available on the state bar's website. While there, be sure to check out the archive of past issues for more great articles on a variety of topics.

Legal Clinic Volunteers Needed


Nevada Legal Services (NLS) is honoring Dr. Martin Luther King and his call to service with a free legal clinic. In order to make this clinic a success, NLS needs members of the State Bar of Nevada to step up and lend a hand; it seeks volunteer attorneys who are willing to provide free legal advice to low-income attendees at the clinic.


The free legal clinic takes place on January 19, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteer attorneys of all specialties are needed. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Carmela Reed at or at (702) 386-0404 ext. 140.

State Bar of Nevada Holiday Hours


The State Bar of Nevada will be closed for the holidays on December 25-26 and January 1. We will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on December 24 and 31.


Happy holidays to our members and best wishes for a wonderful 2015!

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