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Where Do We Go From Here: What the Ninth Circuit Marriage Equality Decision Means for Nevada



The LGBT section presents a timely seminar on the struggles faced by same-sex couples and the lack of marriage equality in the United States.


Presenter Kim Surratt will discuss how Nevada has made strides, not only in marriage equality, but in parentage equality. She will also talk about parentage through Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and share some practice tips.  


This seminar is sponsored by the Family Law Section, and Wells Fargo and Nevada State Bank.


NNBC, Reno    
Monday, February 23   
  9 a.m. - Noon      
  3 CLE credits
  (Including .5 ethics)       
State Bar of Nevada E-News
Thursday, February 5, 2015   

26th Annual Family Law Conference March 5-6


The Family Law Section invites members to attend the 2015 Family Law Conference at the Bristlecone Convention Center in Ely, Nevada, March 5-6. Programming highlights include: advanced track on e-discovery, the return of Dr. Simon, and a dialogue on child witnesses and wills, trusts and estates. A complete conference agenda is available online.


Current rates are valid thru February 11. Space is limited, so visit the state bar's website and register today.

Publications Committee Seeks Authors for Civil Practice Manual


The Publications Committee is currently accepting applications for authors to work on the Nevada Civil Practice Manual. Authors will 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 no later than Tuesday, February 10

Applications Received for Vacancies in 8th and 9th Judicial Districts


The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection has received 38 applications for the three vacancies in the Eighth and Ninth Judicial District Courts, resulting from the appointment of Judges Michael P. Gibbons, Abbi Silver and Jerome T. Tao to the Nevada Court of Appeals.


The commission invites written public comments about the qualifications of the applicants. Comments regarding the applicants in the Ninth Judicial District should be submitted in writing by February 13. Comments concerning the applicants in the Eighth Judicial District should be submitted in writing by March 5.


Send written comments to: Robin Sweet, Secretary, Commission on Judicial Selection, Nevada Supreme Court, 201 S. Carson St., Suite 250, Carson City, Nevada, 89701. The applications, with the exceptions of medical records and personal identification information, are available on the Supreme Court of Nevada website.

Nevada Legal Services Sweethearts Gala


Nevada Legal Services cordially invites you to the Sweethearts Gala, benefiting the Nevada Legal Services Pro Bono Department.


Taking place on Saturday, February 14, at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, this black-tie affair will include cocktails, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. For more information on tickets, or sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please contact Renee Kelly at or (775) 334-3051.

16th Annual PILA Auction


The 16th Annual Public Interest Law Association (PILA) Fundraiser Auction will take place Thursday, February 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in the Reynolds Hall Lobby.


Each year, PILA honors a member of the legal community for his or her commitment to public interest. This year's honoree is Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez. Items available at this year's auction include food, wine, vacations, photography, golf, shows, painting, massages, gemstone globes and crossfit.


Proceeds from the auction fund summer internship grants for Boyd students working in the public sector. For more information, to RSVP or to see a list of current auction items, visit UNLV's website.

Volunteer for Deferred Action Ask-A-Lawyer Events and Attend a Free CLE


Join Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and William S. Boyd School of Law on Friday, February 27, from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for a free CLE seminar, "Understanding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA)."


This seminar will provide an overview of President Obama's recent executive actions on immigration, including criteria for the new DACA and DAPA programs, the criminal bars and enforcement priorities relevant to DACA and DAPA; how to complete an application; and what documentation should be provided in support of the application.


All attorneys in attendance must agree to participate in at least two community Ask-A-Lawyer events on deferred action. For more information, or to register, visit UNLV's website. For a list of additional free CLE seminars, visit the Pro Bono Project CLE Calendar. Pro Bono Project staff will be happy to answer questions; just email or call (702) 386-1444.

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