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Featured CLE
What Lawyers and Filmmakers Need to Know


This exciting seminar, co-sponsored by the Entertainment Law Section and the New York Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section, will be presented by entertainment law experts from around the country.


The presentation will cover topics including key issues in documentary film making, film financing and Nevada film credits.


Take advantage of lower tuition rates by registering before April 18, 2015.

UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, NV       
Saturday, April 18
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
3 CLE credits (Pending)    


State Bar of Nevada E-News
Thursday, April 2, 2015   

Nominees Sought for State Bar Awards and Recognitions


State Bar of Nevada members work hard to contribute to the bar and the legal profession by donating their time and knowledge every year. In recognition of these efforts, the bar has created two membership awards to be given out during the State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting.


The first is the Presidential Award, given to an SBN member who has been practicing for at least 20 years and whose actions represent the highest standards of the legal profession. The Volunteer of the Year award goes to a member who has provided outstanding volunteer service to the State Bar of Nevada.


For complete award descriptions or to submit a nomination, download the online form for either the Presidential Award or the Volunteer of the Year Award. The forms include instructions for submitting nominations. Nominations are due no later than Friday, May 1.

Eighth Judicial District Court Seeks Criminal Division Pro Tem Commissioner Applicants


Nevada's Eighth Judicial District Court is seeking qualified applicants for the position of criminal division pro tem commissioner. The court wants several qualified candidates to serve as needed in the criminal division. Interested applicants must meet the qualifications and limitations of practice required under Eighth District Court Rule (EDCR) 1.48, and should submit resumes to the district court by Friday, April 10. Resumes can be dropped off in the district court administration office on the second floor of the Regional Justice Center, or mailed to the attention of Thelma Stapley, 200 Lewis Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89155, by 5 p.m. on April 10.


Applicants must be members in good standing of the State Bar of Nevada for a minimum of five continuous years immediately prior to appointment as criminal division pro tem commissioner. Upon appointment, a criminal division pro tem commissioner shall be precluded from practicing law in Clark County, and must recuse from any case that he or she previously handled as an attorney, or any case in which the defendant was a client of the law firm where the pro tem commissioner practiced.

We Need Your Feedback on the Future of Legal Education!


In collaboration with the State Bar of Nevada, the Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers Initiative of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver is doing a study on the skills, characteristics and competencies the legal profession requires of new lawyers.


The study is part of the national Foundations for Practice project - an ambitious effort to determine what law graduates need in order to launch successful careers in the legal profession, create models of legal education to better fulfill those needs and identify tools legal employers can use to make better hiring decisions.


The views of State Bar of Nevada members are essential to this study. Watch your email for a link to the survey. Please complete the survey and contribute your expertise to this important endeavor.


For more information, please visit the project description on the Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers website

Free Las Vegas CLE - Adoption & Family Law


The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law are joining together to present an informative summit on recent developments in adoption and family law. The seminar will take place on Tuesday, April 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas & Mack Moot Court.


Expert panelists Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta and retired Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Nash will discuss the changing landscape of adoption and family law as it relates to same-sex marriage, reproductive alternatives and more. NCJFCJ CEO Mary Kay Bickett will serve as moderator with an introduction by Dean Dan Hamilton of the William S. Boyd School of Law.


The program has been approved for two CLE credits. QDRO Masters at Willick Law Group will host a reception following the symposium. There is no fee, but those planning to attend should RSVP online.


For more information and a complete agenda, visit UNLV's website.

Free CLE - Representation of UACs in Immigration Proceedings


The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law will present a free seminar on the representation of unaccompanied children (UACs) in immigration proceedings on April 10, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The presentation, worth 3.5 CLE credits (including .5 Ethics credits) will take place in room 105 of the Boyd School of Law.


Topics covered will include: an introduction to immigration and UACs; the most common forms of relief for UACs; practice tips for family court, immigration court and USCIS representing children; techniques and screening for abuse and trauma; and loyalty and competency in immigration practice. More information is available on a downloadable flier.


Those planning to attend should RSVP by visiting UNLV's website.

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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