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Continuing Legal Education Committee Seeks to Fill Vacancies
Publications Committee Seeking Interested Authors for Civil Practice Manual
Join the Entertainment Law Section
Entertainment Law Section Offers its First CLE Seminar
New Website Launched to Help with Self Representation in Family Cour
Volunteers Needed for UNLV-USC Mock Trial Tournament
Featured CLE
Multijurisdictional Practice and Avoiding the Pitfalls of UPL


In this quick, online CLE, Las Vegas attorney Joe Garin will discuss what constitutes the "Practice of Law." He will also cover different practice types and how to follow Nevada's Rules of Professional Conduct regarding the practice, and unauthorized practice, of law.



Thursday, February 12 
  12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.     
  1 general CLE credit              

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Thursday, January 22, 2015   

Continuing Legal Education Committee Seeks to Fill Vacancies


The State Bar of Nevada's CLE Committee is looking for candidates to fill two vacant positions. The CLE Committee meets two to three times annually, via videoconference between the bar's offices in Las Vegas and Reno. Committee members serve for three-year terms, subject to reappointment for a maximum term of nine years.  


Members of the CLE Committee rely on their knowledge of the profession and the legal community to develop long-term strategic goals and plans that meet the educational needs of bar members, direct a core curriculum of programs, and direct the development of new and alternative program delivery methods. Ideal candidates will have experience in delivering and/or developing educational programs and understand the nuances of Nevada law.


The committee application is available online. The application submission deadline is February 10.

Publications Committee Seeking Interested Authors for Civil Practice Manual


The Publications Committee is currently accepting applications for authors to work on the Nevada Civil Practice Manual. Authors will be asked to participate in updating the current fifth edition and potentially assist with work on a brand-new (sixth) edition. 


Interested parties should send a CV, one writing sample, and a list of areas of interest or specialties to the Publications department at

Join the Entertainment Law Section


The Entertainment Law Section addresses issues germane to entertainment lawyers, such as production, pre- and post-production, talent and guild issues, music rights and licensing, live entertainment (including sports) and art. It also addresses all forms of content distribution, including theatrical, television, home entertainment, Internet and ancillary markets. 


The section's goals include providing CLE credits in related areas, supporting and networking Nevada's entertainment lawyers, and coordinating with private and government entities inside and outside Nevada to attract more entertainment business to Nevada and its attorneys.


For more information or to join, visit the section's webpage.

Entertainment Law Section Offers its First CLE Seminar


On Thursday, February 19, from 3 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., the Entertainment Law Section will present "Music Law and Business - What Lawyers and Music Professionals Need to Know."


The program, which takes place at UNLV's Thomas and Mack Moot Court, will include information on co-writing and band partnership agreements, music licensing, and an analysis of music revenue streams and 360 deals. Lawyers, music pros, judges, and UNLV professors and students are encouraged to attend.


For more information or to register, visit the state bar's website. Register by February 17, for a $10 discount on tuition. Attendees can earn up to three general CLE credits.

New Website Launched to Help with Self Representation in Family Court


Those wishing to represent themselves in Family Court can access a new website that offers how-to tips, forms and information. Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada launched the site for the Family Law Self-Help Center, and operates the Self-Help Center at Family Court, in cooperation with the Eighth Judicial District Court. 


The new website provides easy access to many of the forms and resources available at the Self-Help Center, as well as useful information about how the court works, how to fill out and file legal forms, what to expect at a court hearing, how to find and work with a lawyer, how to research the law and find basic legal information, how to best utilize mediation and ADR, temporary protective orders, enforcing out-of-state orders and visitation for non-parents.


The Family Law Self-Help Center is located on the first floor of Family Court at 600 Pecos Road in Las Vegas; it is staffed with dedicated professionals wanting to help people representing themselves in court navigate the Family Court legal process.

Volunteers Needed for UNLV-USC Mock Trial Tournament


The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs and the University of Southern California are collaborating to host the 2015 UNLV-USC Rebel Trojan All-In Mock Trial Tournament this Saturday and Sunday, January 24 and 25. Approximately 132 volunteers are needed to judge these trials. The competition is broken into four separate "trial" sessions, which take place in the morning and afternoon on both of the competition days. Volunteers may sign up to judge just one session or several.


The tournament will take place at UNLV Boyd School of Law and Greenspun College. Parking is free. Catering will be provided both days. Tournament judges should either be a member of a state bar, possess a Juris Doctorate or have successfully completed an evidence course at the law school level.


Interested volunteers may visit the USC Mock Trial website to register. Volunteers will receive confirmation emails that include parking information, judging guidelines and information on the case. Students nationwide have worked hard on this case for this entire academic year in order to show attendees their best. Please join them in this rewarding experience!

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