Letter from the President

Originally published in the printed bar journal, Communiqué (Jan. 2015).

CCBA President ('15) Damon Dias, Esq.

CCBA President (’15)
Damon Dias, Esq.

Happy New Year!

Welcome members and valued supporters of the CCBA community. I hope that the New Year brings you good health and opportunity. I want to take this time to introduce myself to those of you I have not yet had an opportunity to meet, and to thank those of you who continue to support our great organization. I also want to thank my fellow executive board members for their continued hard work and dedication in helping to bring you great programs and events. While on the subject of continuing service and hard work, please make an effort at one of our upcoming events to thank Donna Wiessner and Stephanie Abbott for their tireless efforts in making the CCBA the marketplace of ideas and opportunity for our legal community.

Volunteer Appreciation

To help kick off the New Year, we are hosting our annual Volunteer Awards Appreciation luncheon on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Mundo Restaurant, located in the Las Vegas Design Center at the World Market Center-Las Vegas, 495 S. Grand Central Parkway, 89106. The luncheon will honor members of the Clark County Bar Association who, through their dedication and volunteer efforts, have distinguished themselves amongst their peers. The luncheon is always a great place to see old friends and colleagues and also to meet some of our newest members. In addition, the 2015 Executive Board will take the oath of office and be sworn in. This is a great opportunity to meet the board and share your ideas for the year, ideas which will help shape the type of year it will be at the CCBA.

40 Year Club

One highlight of every year is the March luncheon when the CCBA hosts the 40 Year Club. This year the nominees are a distinguished panel; I urge you to head to the CCBA website and to read your Communiqué for updates and to see the names of those being inducted. I assure you it is an event you will hear about from your colleagues for a long time. There is a terrific article in this month’s Communiqué on page 12 written by 40 Year Club Inductee Al Marquis which you should not miss.

Get involved with the bar

There are some exciting things to come this year, and I join the executive board in extending an invitation for all members to share their ideas for the year with any of us. We welcome your comments and questions, and I pledge to have an open door policy for members this year so please feel free to contact me directly with your ideas, questions, or concerns. So be involved this year, join us in making this year memorable, attend a luncheon, come to the Meet your Judges event and say hello. Get involved, take advantage of all of the things your bar association has to offer, come see what your CCBA membership can do for you, and I assure you, you will be happy you did.

Damon K. Dias, Esq. is the owner of the Dias Law Group, Ltd. His practice areas include bankruptcy, debtor and creditor representation; contract preparation and review; corporate formation and dissolution; and family law. He is admitted to practice in both Florida (2000) and Nevada (2005), and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. Dias serves as CCBA’s President through December 2015. He can be reached at 601 South 6th Street, Las Vegas, NV, 89101. Phone: (702) 380-3011. E-mail: ddias@diaslawgroup.com.