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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, Wells Fargo Bank 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 12, 2015   

February Nevada Lawyer Now Available 


One of the events that most impacts the practice of law in Feb. 2015 Nevada Lawyerthe state of Nevada is the new slate of legislation passed by the Nevada Legislature every two years during the regular biennial legislative sessions. The February issue of Nevada Lawyer contains a well-organized list of the bill draft requests (BDRs) that are of the most interest to bar members.


In addition, this issue introduces readers to the attorneys in both the State Assembly and State Senate, and this month's Young Lawyers Section column continues the theme by focusing on some of the key 2015 legislative issues for young lawyers. Ever wonder what it might be like to be a juror... when you are already a Nevada Supreme Court justice? Justice Mark Gibbons brings us his unique perspective on the experience.


When you've finished your issue, don't forget to check out Nevada Lawyer online. An exclusive article, available only in the Nevada Lawyer online edition, examines medical marijuana related accommodations in the workplace and focuses on some of the issues with NRS 453A.800 that could be acted on by the 2015 Legislature.

State Bar of Nevada Open Position: Admissions Manager


The State Bar of Nevada is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Admissions Manager. The Admissions Manager actively assists in the coordination of the entire bar admissions process, from initial application through finalization of test results.


Working under the supervision of the Director of Admissions, the Admissions Manager has several different responsibilities, including but not limited to: performing character and fitness investigations; handling functional equivalency applications, special admissions, in-house counsel, pro bono and arbitrator applications; and hiring, scheduling and monitoring proctors for the bar examination. 


The successful applicant will have a bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university and a minimum of four years' related or comparable experience. This person must also be proficient in database and spreadsheet software, Outlook and Microsoft Word. Those interested in the position should email resume and salary requirements to

NNWLA CLE Presentation: Attorney Discipline


The Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association (NNWLA) is hosting a CLE luncheon at noon on February 17, at Mario's Portofino (located at 1505 S. Virginia Street) in Reno.


R. Kait Flocchini will present "What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Attorney Discipline and How to Avoid It." Her presentation will outline the Nevada attorney discipline process and the top 10 ways to avoid becoming involved in a disciplinary matter. One CLE Ethics credit is pending approval.


Admission to the luncheon is $25 for NNWLA members who pay in advance, $30 for non-members in advance and $35 at the door. Advance payments must be received by tomorrow, February 13. Payment may be made via PayPal on the organization's website, or by sending a check to Anjali Webster c/o: Gordon & Silver, 100 W. Liberty Street, Suite 940, Reno, NV 89501. Those planning to pay at the door should RSVP to prior to the event. Please remember to note in your RSVP or with your payment if you would prefer a vegetarian or gluten-free meal.

Interviews Set for Ninth Judicial District Applicants


The public is invited to observe the interviews with the Ninth Judicial District Court, Department 2 applicants. Thirteen people have applied for the judicial seat vacated by Judge Michael Gibbons following his appointment to the Nevada Court of Appeals. They will be interviewed February 24-25, in the Supreme Court courtroom, located at 201 S. Carson Street in Carson City.


A complete interview schedule is available to download. Applicant profiles are also available for review on the Commission of Judicial Selection website.

Supreme Court Unveils Trial Court Statistics Tool


The Nevada Supreme Court has announced the release of a new online tool that makes it possible to view and compare caseload statistics for all 76 Nevada trial courts. The Trial Court Statistics Tool allows users to review the caseloads of multiple courts and dispositions from 2009 to 2014.  


The new tool is the culmination of work that began in 2009. At that time, the Administrative Office of the Courts and the trial courts began to gather and report detailed caseload statistics for criminal, family, juvenile and civil cases. During the past five years, the judiciary has further refined reporting to generate a thorough look at the judiciary workload.


Caseload statistics are published each year in the Annual Report of the Nevada Judiciary. In 2012, the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) Court Statistics Project awarded the AOC with its 2012 Reporting Excellence Award, in recognition of its efforts to report detailed caseload statistics to the public.

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