Letter from the President

Originally published in the printed bar journal, Communiqué (June-July 2016).

Catherine M. Mazzeo is Assistant General Counsel at Southwest Gas Corporation. She serves as President of the Clark County Bar Association through December 2016, and encourages you to visit www.clarkcountybar.org for the latest bar news and a calendar of upcoming events.

Where Does the Time Go?

It’s hard to believe we are already mid-way through 2016. With so much happening here at the CCBA, it seems like the perfect time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished in the past six months – and to look ahead at what the rest of the year has in store.

Member Benefits

The CCBA is making a change to its current selection of member benefits and services. Effective August 31, 2016, we will no longer operate the internet-based attorney search and legal resource product known as ClarkCountyFindaLawyer.org. We will, however, continue to offer our CCBA Member Directory (available on the bar’s website). If you are an attorney in private practice, you can also be listed in this year’s edition of The Law Guide, a special publication of the Las Vegas Business Press. Please note that you must submit a form or e-mail Steph at stephabbott@clarkcountybar.org in order to be included in the listing. Additional details are available on page 39. See Communiqué, June/July 2016 (print edition or download PDF version)


The CCBA’s Meet your Judges Mixer is June 16, 2016 at Cili at Bali Hai Golf Club. This is the CCBA’s signature annual event and a great opportunity to mix and mingle with our state and local judges. Get tickets in advance; see the order form on page 17. I look forward to seeing you there!

With three well-attended and highly successful lunches already under our belt, we look forward to our July luncheon, where the Honorable Rob Bare will present on Ethics in the Courtroom. This luncheon will offer 1 hour of ethics CLE credit. Please RSVP by Friday, July 14 to attend the luncheon on July 21; see the RSVP form on page 13. And what would the month of September in an election year be without a luncheon featuring political commentator Jon Ralston? I am excited to have both of these speakers join us and will provide additional details on this event as they become available.


Our committees have been extremely busy this year. Our New Lawyer’s Committee has contributed to several successful events at the William S. Boyd School of Law – the most recent of which was the law school’s annual moot court competition. Our CLE Committee has produced 10 presentations so far this year. Our Community Service Committee joined forces with the State Bar of Nevada and local middle and high schools to celebrate Law Day with a student essay contest, and it organized a wonderful Volunteer Day at Three Square Food Bank. Additional details are available on page 44. See Communiqué, June/July 2016 (print edition or download PDF version)

What’s Left?

First, a special request. To those of you who are law students, recent graduates, or newly licensed attorneys, please come to a committee meeting or join us for an event. The CCBA offers many opportunities for you to get involved, and we would love to have you. And for those of you who are employers of law students, recent graduates or newly licensed attorneys, please share with them the things that you value most about your CCBA membership – and have them join you at our next luncheon, or our Meet Your Judges event.

Last, but certainly not least, is my thanks – to our staff, our committees, and to all of you. Your time, dedication, hard work, and creative ideas are very much appreciated. Because of you, I know the remainder of 2016 is going to be great!