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Mineral County (NV) Announces RFP for Public Defender Services – Proposals Due May 9, 2014

Mineral County is requesting proposals for the purpose of providing contracted Public Defender services for the Fifth Judicial District Court including Hawthorne Justice Court for the fiscal year 2014-15, July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Option for 2-year contract is recommended but not required.

Chapter 20 of the Nevada Revised Statutes authorizes the County to appoint a County Public Defender to serve at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners. The Public Defender must be duly qualified to practice law in the State of Nevada and must be willing and able to provide the following services for the Fifth Judicial District Court and Hawthorne Justice Court located in Hawthorne, Nevada, County of Mineral:

  • Appear and provide public defender services for misdemeanor and felony matters of the court to those persons who have requested and/or received the appointment of the County Public Defender without charge to such indigent persons.
  • Provide representation during all stages of criminal proceedings, petitioning for writs of habeas corpus, post-conviction relief and parole and probation revocation hearings.
  • Anticipated court appearances include but are not limited to felony and misdemeanor trials, twenty-four (24) Law & Motion calendars; twenty-four (24) Juvenile Court calendars; and twenty-four (24) “Drug” Court calendars. Appearances in the Hawthorne Justice Court shall be on an as needed basis in order to facilitate indigent defense in the criminal process.
  • Contract costs for Public Defender services shall be “all inclusive” but excluding services provided during unanticipated trials.

Proposals must be accompanied by a resume and an active Nevada State bar number.

Proposals must be received in the office of the Mineral County Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014.

Proposals may be mailed to PO Box 1450, Hawthorne, Nevada 89415 or delivered to the office located at 105 South ‘A’ Street, Suite 1, Hawthorne, NV. The outside mailing envelope should include the words “CONFIDENTIAL FOR CHERRIE GEORGE,” preferably in large/bold font and located in the bottom left corner.

Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the Mineral County Clerk and the Mineral County District Attorney and recommendation will be made to the Board of Mineral County Commissioners at their May 22, 2014 meeting. Further information can be obtained by contacting Cherrie George, Mineral County Clerk at 775-945-2446 or e-mail to cgeorge@mineralcountynv.org.

This information was provided by the Mineral County Clerk-Treasurer via the PDF document: RFP-Public-Defender-Services-2014-15

 

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Lawyer Representatives for United States District Court – Letters of Interest Due Friday, May 30, 2014

The United States District Court for the District of Nevada is accepting applications for Lawyer Representatives. Lawyer Representatives provide vital input to the Court on a myriad of issues affecting the operations of the federal courts including, but not limited to: rule changes; development of new programs; design of new court facilities and the expenditure of funds from the non-appropriated account.

To be considered for one of these positions, you must be: 1) admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court of Nevada and actively involved in federal practice; 2) interested in the purpose and framework of the Circuit Conference and willing and able to actively contribute to the creation of the District Conference, and; 3) willing to assist in implementing conference and district court programs with local bar associations. Lawyer
Representatives are also expected to attend the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.

In addition to the above criteria, a goal of the Court in the selection of Lawyer Representatives is to ensure the chosen attorneys represent a cross-section of practitioners in federal court which specialize in civil, criminal, appellate and bankruptcy matters. Lawyer Representatives are elected to serve a three year term.

If you are interested in serving as a Lawyer Representative, please submit a letter of interest detailing your federal experience and reasons you would like to be considered to:

Mr. Lance S. Wilson, District Court Executive
Lawyer Representative Application
Lloyd D. George United States Courthouse
333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 1334
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

The deadline for expressing interest is Friday, May 30, 2014. A list of finalists will be selected by the Court and submitted to the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada for final selection. Please contact Mr. Wilson at (702) 464-5456 with questions regarding the role of a Lawyer Representative or the selection process.

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Law Guide listing registration deadline is Friday, July 18, 2014

Attorney members of the Clark County Bar Association can receive a complimentary listing* in this year’s edition of The Law Guide, a special publication of the Las Vegas Business Press.  To participate, registration is required by the CCBA attorney member.

  • If you want your name to be included in the special section for CCBA members and listed via area of practice, then complete the registration form LAW-GUIDE-2014-Sign-up-form (PDF) and submit to CCBA by Friday, July 18, 2014.
  • If you want to promote your firm’s products and services in The Law Guide, then contact Las Vegas Business Press Account Manager Steve Ruley at (702) 380-4530 to place an advertisement.

*Complimentary listings are restricted to attorney members of the Clark County Bar Association who have paid their 2014 membership fees and completed the registration form and submitted it to the Clark County Bar Association by the deadline listed above. The Law Guide is set for publication on September 1, 2014.

Learn more about CCBA member benefits at https://www.clarkcountybar.org/membership/membership-benefits/ or contact Steph Abbott at the Clark County Bar Association at 702) 333-2270.

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Public Hearing re Amendment of the Nevada Short Trial Rules Scheduled for June 5

On Thursday, June 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Nevada will hold a hearing on the proposed amendment to the Nevada Short Trial Rules to provide for private jury trials.

The court will consider whether the program should continue using the rules and forms contained in Exhibits A, B, and C of the order filed as ADKT 0447.

The hearing will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the courtroom at the Supreme Court of Nevada at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. The hearing will be videoconferenced to the courtroom at Supreme Court of Nevada in Carson City.

The court invites written comment from the bench, bar, and public regarding the proposed amendment. An original and 8 copies of written comments are to be submitted to Tracie K. Lindeman, Clerk of the Supreme Court, 201 South Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701 by 5:00 p.m., May 30, 2014.

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Public Hearing re Amendment to Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure 58(e) Scheduled for May 8

On Thursday, May 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Nevada will hold a hearing on the proposed amendment to the Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure 58 (e).

The petition to amend the rule seeks “to allow, but not require, district courts to give notice of entry of judgment in family law cases.” A copy of the petition and the proposed amendment can be viewed on the court’s website as ADKT 0488.

The hearing will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the courtroom at the Supreme Court of Nevada in Carson City. The hearing will be videoconferenced to the courtroom at the Supreme Court of Nevada at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas.

The court invites written comment from the bench, bar, and public regarding the proposed amendment. An original and 8 copies of written comments are to be submitted to Tracie K. Lindeman, Clerk of the Supreme Court, 201 South Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701 by 5:00 p.m., May 2, 2014.

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Applications to Serve as Pro Tem Hearing Masters in Family Court Due Before March 28, 2014

Nevada attorneys who are interested in serving as hearing masters in Clark County’s family courts are asked to submit their applications before March 28, 2014. In a memo dated February 28, 2014, by Presiding Judge Charles J. Hoskin of the Eighth Judicial District Court’s Family Division, the court has several specialty courts to be served: domestic violence/TPO, child support/paternity, mental commitment, guardianship, juvenile delinquency and dependency, discovery and truancy.

Whether an attorney has previously served as a pro tem or not, the court requires all interested attorneys to submit an application before March 28, 2014. Requests for an application can be made to Angelica Baltier at baltieiai@Clarkcountvcourts.us or 702-455-4622. Get more information from the memo (PDF): http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/media/releases/HMProTemMemo.pdf

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Supreme Court of Nevada website offers views of administrative orders and amendments to rules of practice and procedure

Attorneys practicing law in Nevada can follow Supreme Court of Nevada’s administrative orders and amendments to rules of practice and procedure by visiting the court’s Appellate Case Management System. Below are three recent orders to note:

  • Supreme Court of Nevada Amends the Foreclosure Mediation Rules. Effective April 1, 2014 are several amendments to the Foreclosure Mediation Program. See ADKT 435. To review the administrative case for ADKT 435, check out the entries in the court’s Appellate Case Management System at http://caseinfo.nvsupremecourt.us/public/caseView.do?csIID=24769.
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In Memoriam: Patrick C. Clary, Esq.

Patrick C. Clary, Esq.

Patrick C. Clary, Esq.

In 2007, at a special event hosted by the CCBA, Patrick Clary, Esq. shared some of his memories from 40 years of practicing law at the "40 Year Club Induction Ceremony & Luncheon."

In 2007, at a special event hosted by the CCBA, Patrick Clary, Esq. shared some of his memories from 40 years of practicing law at the “40 Year Club Induction Ceremony & Luncheon.”

Born on June 4, 1942, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He passed away peacefully on February 18, 2014, after bravely battling a long illness. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 37 years, Diane, his sister, Joan Davidson (Donald), his devoted son and daughter, Brian (Jenara), Bridget Burckhard (David), both whom reside in Reno, Nevada. He deeply loved and cherished his four grandchildren whom gave him such pride and joy in his life, Tyra, Bella, Jessica and Jacob.

Our community has lost a strong voice for the arts, for better international understanding, and for good government. He was a special friend to many, and an advocate of civic virtue. He will be missed, and will be remembered for the all the good work he did.

A native of Las Vegas, Pat graduated with honors from Las Vegas High School in 1960, attended the University in Reno, 1960-1962, where he was inducted into the Delta Sigma Rho National Forensics Fraternity; and received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from American University (AU) in 1965 and 1967, respectively; while a student at AU’s School of Government and Public Administration, he was inducted into the Pi Sigma Alpha Honorary Political Science Society.

Active in the arts since his youth and trained in classical piano, M r. Clary was President of the A Cappella Choir at Las Vegas High School and President of the Young Friends of the Symphony in Las Vegas when Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic performed their only concert ever there.

Also active in the Democratic Party since his youth, Mr. Clary was a Democratic candidate in Nevada’s Second Congressional District in 1994 with the support of the Clinton-Gore Administration and shortly thereafter was General Counsel of the Nevada Democratic Party. Following his service as a page at the 1960 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles, Mr. Clary was appointed State Chairman of the Students for Kennedy-Johnson during the Presidential campaign in 1960. While a student at American University in Washington, D. C., starting in 1962 he worked under the patronage of then U.S. Senator Howard W. Cannon (D­ Nev.); he was Legislative Assistant to Hon. Walter H. Moeller, M ember of Congress (D-Ohio), 1966-1967.

He completed a three-year term as President of the Nevada Arts Advocates (NAA), a 34-year-old statewide organization that supports all the arts in Nevada. He is also an honorary board member of the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras. Mr. Clary was also a founder of the Las Vegas Philharmonic in 1998, served on its Board of Trustees.

He was the founder over decade ago of the Nevada Committee on Foreign Relations.

Memorial services will be held on February 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104. A celebration of life will follow immediately.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation in his memory to the Las Vegas Philharmonic, 1412 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas NV 89146.

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Las Vegas Justice Court Civil Bench-Bar Meeting on March 26, 2014

Where: Courtroom 7D, Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave, Las Vegas
When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m

Nevada attorneys who practice in civil matters in Las Vegas Justice Court are invited to this meeting to comment and/or ask questions about some of the ongoing modifications of processes in the civil department. (Please bring your own lunch.)

Questions about the meeting can be directed to Maureen Lowe, Judicial Executive Assistant to Judge Melissa A. Saragosa.

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Volunteers Needed for 7th Annual In-House Negotiation Competition

Nevada attorneys and judges are needed to volunteer as judges for the William S. Boyd School of Law’s “7th Annual In-House Negotiation Competition” to be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the law school on the UNLV campus and sponsored by the Bank of Nevada, Clark County Bar Association, and the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution.

Student teams will be negotiating scenarios regarding contract law and the sales of goods and services. At the end of the competition, while scores are being tallied, judges will be asked for feedback on how teams performed and what techniques could be improved. Winners of the competition will be asked to join the Society of Advocates and will represent the Boyd School of Law at the American Bar Association’s next regional negotiation competition.

Local attorneys, judges, and mediators are needed to step forward and volunteer to judge the competition rounds. Judging the competition qualifies as pro bono publico service (pursuant to NRPC 6.1).

Event Schedule:
5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Dinner
5:45 – 5:55 p.m. Instructions to judges
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Elimination Rounds
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Final Round (top 14 teams compete)

To volunteer to judge the competition, e-mail your interest to the CCBA New Lawyers Committee Co-Chair Kelly Stout Esq. or Michael Hughes, Esq. or fax to one of them a completed volunteer form: InHouse_Negotiations_Competition_Volunteer-Form

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