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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 presentation in Reno.


Subjects covered by speakers Judge Lidia Stiglich and Judge Scott Freeman will include 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 26, 2015   

Diversity Scholarship Application Available


Each year, the State Bar of Nevada's Diversity Committee grants two $5,000 scholarships to University of Nevada Las Vegas Boyd School of Law students who embrace the committee's mission to increase diversity within the membership and leadership of the State Bar of Nevada and the legal profession, and to promote cultural competence. The Lawyer Referral and Information Service funds the scholarships.


Scholarships are awarded based on merit with equal consideration given to financial need, demonstrated potential for leadership and academic excellence. Primary consideration is given to applicants whose essay responses best represent the committee's mission. Preference is also given to those students who attended UNLV or UNR for undergraduate studies, attended a Nevada high school and/or have been Nevada residents for at least five years.


The Diversity Scholarship Application is available online. The application deadline is May 1, at 5 p.m.

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 Thursday, 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.

Free Las Vegas CLE: Domestic Violence


The Eighth Judicial District Court and Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada are hosting a CLE seminar entitled "How Domestic Violence Affects Your Clients and Cases." The presentation takes place Friday, April 24, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) A panel of judges, hearing masters, attorneys and victims' advocates will cover topics such as batterer behavior, victim trauma, safety planning, protection order processing and much more. Attorneys will discover the most effective ways to represent victims of domestic violence in domestic, civil, criminal and immigration cases. For more information and to register, download the event flyer.


Attorneys attending the CLE must commit to one of the following: take one new pro bono case representing a victim of domestic violence, participate in at least two Ask-A-Lawyer sessions at Family Court or make a $100 donation to Safe Nest, S.A.F.E. House or Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.


Find out more about the Pro Bono Project and its upcoming CLE events by visiting the Pro Bono Project Calendar online. Direct questions to the Pro Bono Project staff at or (702) 386-1444.

Practice Tips: Delegating


Being a lawyer often means focusing deeply on the details of a case. While this can lead to some wonderful work, when taken to certain extremes, it can also lead to a complete cessation of progress. What happens, for example, when an attorney doesn't have time to do something him- or herself, but doesn't trust anyone else to do it either? That's right: it doesn't get done.


For those of who have trouble delegating work, or who know someone who does, check out "Why Delegating Work is a Smart Decision," by Mark Bassingthwaighte of ALPS. The complete article is available through the link above.

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