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Featured CLE
Arbitrator Training and Refresher


This training is mandatory for all new Supreme Court Annexed Arbitration experts. It will address many aspects of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Nevada.


The topics discussed will include:

  • Arbitration rules;
  • Pre-hearing issues;
  • Conducting a hearing; and
  • Scheduling and post-hearing issues.

Lunch will be provided.

Oquendo Center
Las Vegas     
Wednesday, April 29
9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
6 CLE credits  


State Bar of Nevada E-News
Thursday, March 19, 2015   

Employment Opportunity: State Bar of Nevada Assistant Bar Counsel


The State Bar of Nevada is currently

accepting applications for the position of Assistant Bar Counsel. This is a full-time, exempt position with the Office of Bar Counsel.  


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Representing the state bar in formal and informal discipline, and reinstatement hearings before panels of disciplinary boards by drafting pleadings, presenting evidence and examining witnesses at hearings, and preparing findings and orders;
  • Preparing appellate briefs, developing strategy and delivering oral arguments in discipline matters before the Nevada Supreme Court;
  • Providing informal ethics opinions to state bar members over the telephone;
  • Investigating allegations of unauthorized practice of law and, when necessary, seeking civil injunctions pursuant to NRS 7.285; and
  • Preparing and presenting ethics, discipline and related continuing legal education programs for the courts, state agencies, legal service organizations and law firms.


A list of current job openings can be found on the bar's website. A complete job description for the Assistant Bar Counsel position is available as a downloadable PDF. Qualified applicants may submit resumes for consideration to

Join the Nevada Supreme Court for Clark County Court of Appeals Inauguration


The Nevada Supreme Court, led by the Hon. Chief Justice James W. Hardesty, will convene to witness the historic Clark County Inaugural Ceremony of Hon. Michael P. Gibbons, Hon. Abbi Silver and Hon. Jerome T. Tao as they take the official oath of office as judges of the Court of Appeals of Nevada.


Bar members are invited to attend the ceremony, taking place on Saturday, April 9, at 3:30 p.m. at the County Commission Chambers of the Clark County Government Center, located at 500 South Grand Central Parkway in Las Vegas.


A reception catered by Vintner's Grill will follow the ceremony. It will take place in the Pyramid Room of the Clark County Government Center. Those planning to attend must RSVP to by Friday, April 3.

Finalists Selected for Openings in Eighth Judicial District Court


The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection has chosen the final nominees for two open judicial seats in the Eighth Judicial District Court, Departments 15 and 20. The selection of Judges Abbi Silver and Jerome Tao to the Nevada Court of Appeals created the vacancies.


A total of 25 attorneys submitted applications. The commission conducted interviews earlier this week and then selected the finalists. Its nominees for the open seats, in alphabetical order by district court department, are:


Department 15

  • Mary F. Chapman
  • Joseph Paul Hardy, Jr.
  • Louis Eric Johnson


Department 20

  • Karl Wesley Armstrong
  • Joseph Paul Hardy, Jr.
  • Louis Eric Johnson


Governor Brian Sandoval will appoint the new judges from the list above. More information on all of the applicants is available on the Nevada Judiciary website.

Volunteer Attorneys Needed for Law Day Classroom Visits


Every year in the weeks leading up to Law Day, attorneys take the time to visit a Nevada classroom or two, where they speak to the students and answer their questions. Elementary, middle and high schools all over the state participate, so many volunteer speakers are needed!


Law Day is May 1, and the 2015 Law Day theme is the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. For more information on the Law Day theme, a discussion guide for lawyers and judges visiting classrooms is available to download from the American Bar Association's website.


Those interested in volunteering should contact Kathleen Dickinson at or (702) 317-1408.

Free Las Vegas CLE: Auto Fraud


Attorneys Dan Wulz and Sophia Medina are presenting a CLE seminar, Attorney's Fees in Auto Fraud Cases: Doing Well by Doing Good. The presentation will take place on Friday, April 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. Lunch will be provided.


This seminar is free for attorneys willing to represent clients whose automobile dealers have taken advantage of them, or whose vehicles have been illegally repossessed. The presentation is worth two CLE credit hours and covers the specifics of Nevada law in the areas of automobile sales, deceptive trade practices and recovery of attorney's fees. For more information or to register, download the event flier.


All attorneys attending this seminar must agree to take one new pro bono case through the Pro Bono Project. Find out more about the Pro Bono Project and its upcoming CLE events by visiting the Pro Bono Project Calendar online. The staff at the Pro Bono Project is always happy to answer questions; just email or call (702) 386-1444.

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