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Orders Scheduling Public Hearings and Requesting Public Comment
New Hearing Master to Handle Juvenile Delinquency Cases at Family Court
CCLF Hosts Volunteer Kick-Off Event
ABA Accepting Entries for Silver Gavel Awards
Featured CLE
Current Issues in Domestic and International Wildlife and Hunting Law


This annual CLE seminar takes place during the Safari Club International Annual Hunters' Convention. Registration includes half-day morning admission to the Safari Club Convention on Friday, February 6.


Topics to be covered include:


  • Wildlife Law in Jeopardy;
  • Ethics for the wildlife law practitioner;
  • Recent criminal-law-related developments in hunting .


Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas      
Friday, February 6, 2015      
  1 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.     
  4 CLE credits  
    (Including 1 ethics)

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014  

Orders Scheduling Public Hearings and Requesting Public Comment


The Nevada Supreme Court has issued orders for public hearings on amendments to: the rules in the matter of Juvenile Dependency Division Judges and Juvenile Hearing Masters and assignments of matters to specialty dockets and consolidated and coordinated cases and notice of related cases (ADKT 494); Supreme Court Rule 207: Creation of the Board of Continuing Legal Education (ADKT 499); and in the matter of the adoption of NCRP 16.215 (ADKT 502). All three hearings will take place on Thursday, January 8, at 1 p.m., at the Nevada Supreme Court Courtroom in Carson City.


The Supreme Court also invites written comment from the bench, bar and public, regarding the proposed amendments. An original and eight copies of written comments should be submitted to:


Tracie K. Lindeman

Clerk of the Supreme Court

201 South Carson St.

Carson City, NV 89701


All comments must be in hard copy format and received no later than 5 p.m., on January 2. For a look at all three orders in their entirety, visit the state bar's website.

New Hearing Master to Handle Juvenile Delinquency Cases at Family Court


Presiding Eighth Judicial District Court Family Division Judge Charles Hoskin has announced that Soonhee "Sunny" Bailey will fill the post of delinquency court hearing master. 


Bailey has served the Department of Business and Industry as the acting labor commissioner for the Office of the Labor Commissioner. She worked as a hearing officer for the Nevada Taxicab Authority, an alternate judge for the city of Las Vegas Municipal Court, a judge pro tempore for the Las Vegas Justice Court and a deputy public defender for the Clark County Public Defender's Office. Baily has also spent time in private practice, at the law firm of Olson, Cannon, Gormley, Angulo and Stoberski.


Juvenile hearing masters work under the supervision of a judge. They are responsible for hearing matters and rendering legal opinions and decisions in juvenile delinquency cases.

CCLF Hosts Volunteer Kick-Off Event


The Clark County Law Foundation (CCLF) Community Service Committee invites bar members to its 2015 Volunteer Kick-Off Event, taking place Tuesday, January 20 from noon to 1 p.m.


The event will take place at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, 725 East Charleston Blvd., in Las Vegas. Lunch will be provided. Those wishing to attend should email Rhoda Henderson at or call (702) 333-8277, by Friday January 16.


The CCLF is dedicated to providing community service and law-related education programs throughout southern Nevada. CCLF's Community Service Committee focuses its efforts on children in need, while promoting the contributions of the legal profession in Clark County.

ABA Accepting Entries for Silver Gavel Awards


The American Bar Association (ABA) welcomes entries for the 58th Annual Silver Gavel awards. The Silver Gavel Award recognizes the outstanding work of professionals in the media and the arts, fostering the American public's understanding of law and the legal system. The Silver Gavel is the ABA's highest honor in recognition of this purpose, and only one Silver Gavel is presented in each category: Books, magazines, newspapers, commentary, drama and literature, documentaries, television, radio and other media.


Entry forms are available online. Entries must have been originally published, produced or presented in 2014. There is no limit on the number of entries submitted, but a particular entry can only be submitted in one category. Depending on the category, a hard-copy or mail-in submission may be required. The eligible categories are books, magazines, newspapers, commentary, drama and literature, documentaries, television, radio and other media. Guidelines for the awards are also available online. The entry deadline is January 9, 2015.


The Association has presented these awards annually since 1958. Past distinguished winners include the 1957 jury-room drama "Twelve Angry Men," the 1969 film "To Kill a Mockingbird" and Nina Totenberg's 1974 NPR coverage of Watergate. The 18-member ABA Standing Committee on Gavel Awards makes final award decisions. Finalists will be announced on March 11. Winners will be announced on May 13. ABA President William Hubbard will present the awards on July 21, in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the Silver Gavel Awards, visit the ABA website.

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