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Openings Available for Attorneys to Serve on U.S. District Court Mediation Panel

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Attorneys admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada have been invited to apply for service on the mediation panel for the Court’s Early Mediation Program for Section 1983 Inmate Cases in the unofficial Southern Division of the District Court. On behalf of the court, U.S. Magistrate Judge George Foley, Jr. wrote a letter (PDF) to members of the Clark County Bar Association to encourage their participation.

“We ask you to seriously consider volunteering for this program which has proven to be a valuable method for resolving pro se civil rights cases and which will also provide the attorneys with valuable experience in developing their mediation skills.”

Judge Foley addressed the type of training lawyers on the panel may receive.

“Although useful, prior mediation experience is not required and the Court encourages both new and experienced lawyers to consider becoming mediators. The Court will offer brown bag lunch programs to train the panel members in inmate mediation and to explain Section 1983 inmate litigation.”

Lawyers who would like to serve as mediators can contact Magistrate Judge George Foley’s judicial assistant, Julia Wright, at Julia_Wright@nvd.uscourts.gov or at (202) 464-5575.

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