State Bar of Nevada
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Featured CLE
Judicial Pointers on Avoiding Improper Argument and Surviving Discovery


The Young Lawyers Section and the Nevada Justice Association present this one-hour CLE, taking place at The Depot Craft Brewery in Reno.


Judges Linda Stiglich and Scott Freeman will cover subjects including in-court statements that cross the line, requirements of initial disclosures and what topics should be covered in an NRCP 16 conference.


A social will take place immediately following the CLE.  

The Depot Craft Brewery
Reno, NV    
Wednesday, April 29
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
1 CLE credit 


State Bar of Nevada E-News
Thursday, March 12, 2015   

Bar Members Needed to Combat Legal Fraud in Nevada


In an effort to combat a serious issue in Nevada, the State Bar of Nevada and the Las Vegas Latino Bar Association are launching a campaign to educate the Latino community about the dangers of engaging notarios and document preparers instead of licensed attorneys to perform legal work.


Chief Judge Gloria M. Navarro has written a letter asking state bar attorneys to help in the efforts to fight the unauthorized practice of law in Nevada. In many nations, including Mexico, individuals with law degrees are referred to as "civil law notaries." The similarity between this title and the title of notary public has created an exploitable cultural confusion. The results are often disastrous. Navarro's letter is available for download.


One of the main components of the new campaign is a grassroots community outreach effort, in which attorneys will educate the public on the issue. Bar members have an opportunity to positively affect the lives of countless Nevadans by attending community events and spreading the word about legal fraud. Volunteers will be asked to attend at least two community events over a period of three months.


Those wishing to join this effort to educate the public and help prevent further legal fraud should contact State Bar of Nevada Programs & Services Manager Lori Wolk at or (702) 317-1436.

March Nevada Lawyer: Earn CLE Credit Online


The March issue of Nevada Lawyer focuses on civil rights in the context of the federal civil rights statute, 42 USC 1983. Recent events in the media have drawn the public's attention to allegations of excessive force by officers of the law. Meanwhile, concerned groups continue to lobby over alleged mistreatment of prisoners and violations of their rights. The March magazine features articles covering both of these issues from a legal perspective.


Visit Nevada Lawyer on the state bar's website for an exclusive online-only article on the Intracorporate Conspiracy Doctrine and how it functions in a civil rights context. A quiz following the article could earn you one CLE credit.


While online, don't forget to browse through the bar's comprehensive collection of Nevada Lawyer back issues. The feature articles can be read and downloaded.

Journal of Labor and Employment Law Seeks Authors


With its inaugural issue available for download, the Nevada Practitioners' Journal of Labor and Employment Law is now accepting article submissions and inquiries for its second issue. Volume One, Issue Two is slated for publication on October 23. Topic proposals and articles for consideration should be emailed to the journal's editor-in-chief at

For information concerning proper article formatting, please see the editorial statement and submission guidelines section of the first issue. Drafts of the articles selected for the October issue must be submitted to the editorial staff no later than June 30.


Those interested in writing an article, but are unable to make the June 30 deadline, may contact the journal's editorial staff to discuss possible publication in future issues. In particular, expressions of interest and article submissions for the first issue of 2016 (Volume Two, Issue One, with a tentative publication date of March 4, 2016) are welcome. Draft articles for Volume Two, Issue One are due no later than October 23, 2015.     

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