Special Events

January 16, 2015: Downtown Cultural Series Performance
January 30, 2015: 8th Annual In-House Negotiation Competition
February 12, 2015: Portrait Session
February 20, 2015: Downtown Cultural Series Performance
March 19, 2015: 40 Year Club Induction Ceremony & Luncheon
March 20, 2015: Downtown Cultural Series Performance
April 17, 2015: Downtown Cultural Series Performance- CCBA Attorney Speaker Needed!


January 30, 2015:8th Annual In-House Negotiation Competition

Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Time: 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: William S. Boyd School of Law

Local attorneys, judges, and mediators are needed to step forward and volunteer to judge the competition rounds. Student teams will be negotiating scenarios regarding tort law. 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
8:30 – 9:30 p.m. Final Round (top 10 teams compete)

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.

REGISTER ONLINE (via Constant Contact) to volunteer.

Or download and fill out the InHouse-Negotiation-Competition-Volunteer-Form (PDF) and return to Michael Hughes, Esq. for the CCBA New Lawyers Committee.


CCBA President ('15) Damon Dias, Esq.

CCBA President (’15)
Damon Dias, Esq.

February 12, 2015: Portrait Session

CCBA members are invited to sit for a professional portrait. The next session is scheduled for:

Thursday, February 12, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
CCBA Offices, 725 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Drop-ins welcome. The portraits are for CCBA to publish where and when as needed, including in bar publications and websites.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR CCBA MEMBERS:
Headshot - 1 image edited, on CD with all print rights for $79 or 2 images for $100. Good for printing, business cards or internet use. This special is only available to CCBA members who purchase on the day of their photo session. CCBA gets one high-resolution, electronic photo file (.jpg) of each person at no charge for CCBA publishing needs, including the CCBA member directories and Communiqué).

Portraits to You is currently the preferred provider of portrait services to the Clark County Bar Association.


March 19, 2015: 40 Year Club Induction Ceremony & Luncheon

Listing moved to “Luncheons” page.


Downtown Cultural Series

Public Speaking Opportunities Available for Attorney Members

The Clark County Bar Association is seeking attorney members to volunteer to speak to the crowd gathered for the performances scheduled as part of the “Downtown Cultural Series” held monthly inside the Linda Fitzgerald Jury Assembly Room at the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse.

Schedule of Performances*:

  • September 19, 2014
  • October 17, 2014
  • November 21, 2014
  • December 19, 2014
  • January 16, 2015
  • February 20, 2015
  • March 20, 2015
  • April 17, 2015 - CCBA Attorney Speaker Needed!

Volunteer Requirements

Attorney speakers must be ready at the podium to start speaking by 11:50 a.m. and they must finish by 11:59 p.m. before the performers take the stage at noon. Only attorneys who are members of the Clark County Bar Association will be selected to speak. There is no charge for the attorney to participate with appearances limited to once per season.

Presentation Topics

Choose your own topic to present to the audience. The content should not be an advertisement for a law practice or election campaign. The topics of presentation are subject to approval and should be restricted to general legal matters. The length of the presentation is recommended to be limited to 2 to 4 minutes; presenters are allowed to prepare a flyer/brochure related to the subject matter that can be distributed at the event. Suggested topics include:

  • Local legal resources
  • Proposition for appellate level court for Nevada state system
  • Judicial selection process for local, state, and federal judges
  • Real estate & housing issues
  • Foreclosure mediation
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Jury and jury service
  • Landlord / Tenant issues
  • Foreclosure mediation
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Elder law issues
  • Living Wills
  • Probate and estate planning
  • Guardianship
  • Jurisdiction and practice before one of the local or state courts
  • Jurisdiction and practice before one of the local federal courts, including general jurisdiction trial court, bankruptcy court, tax court, Social Security Administration, immigration court, tax court, court of appeals for veterans claims, etc.

Contact

To volunteer, contact Steph at CCBA via e-mail or phone at (702) 387-6011 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

More about the Downtown Cultural Series

As free, public events, the demographic of the audience can vary. Past audiences have included visitors from local senior citizen centers, court staff, and locals simply enjoying their lunch watching talented performers. The series is produced by the City of Las Vegas’ Office of Cultural Affairs with cooperation by the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse. Performances vary and can include music, dance, and drama. The scheduled performers are subject to change without notice. See http://www.artslasvegas.org/. Admission to attend the event as part of the audience is free and open to the public. The performers take the stage at noon and generally finish by 1:00 p.m. There is a light lunch buffet available for all to enjoy during the event.


Summary of Annual CCBA Events

40 Year Club Induction Ceremony & Luncheon
Next Event: [TBA]
Past Event: A program was printed for the 2014 event. See PDF: 40-Year-Club-Event-Program-2014
The CCBA hosts an induction ceremony for current member attorneys who have been in practice for 40 years and also recognizing the 40–Year Cub members on their 5th, 10th, and 15th Anniversary. The inductees are honored by their colleagues while the others celebrating their anniversary enjoy a lunch filled with good food, presentations, and reminiscing with a bit of humor thrown in on the side.

Meet Your Judges Mixer
Next Event: Friday, June 13, 2014
The Meet Your Judges Mixer is one of the most popular, annual, networking events for the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA). Open to judges, attorneys, legal assistants, legal secretaries, law students, merchants, candidates, and their guests, this event provides an opportunity for individuals to meet members of the local, state, and federal judiciary in a casual, social setting. Attendance levels in past events average 600 people. Sponsorships are available for select local and national businesses to promote their products and services. Business casual attire acceptable. This is a cocktail reception; no minors allowed.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Get details about the various levels available to select businesses and law firms in this PDF: Sponsor-Meet-Your-Judges-Mixer-2014
Contact: Donna at (702) 387-6011

Luncheons
The Clark County Bar Association hosts luncheons to bring news and featured speakers from the community to the membership and public at large.
  • Thursday, January 16, 2014 – Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon & Executive Board Swearing In Ceremony
  • Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 40 Year Club Induction Ceremony & Luncheon
  • Thursday, May 22, 2014 – Feat. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman
  • Thursday, August 14, 2014 – Feat. Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller
  • Thursday, October 23, 2014 – [TBA]
  • Thursday, December 11, 2014 – President’s Luncheon & Annual Meeting/Board Election

*Dates and information are subject to change without notice.
CCBA luncheons are typically held on the third Thursday except for the December Luncheon which is the second Thursday. Visit our Bar Luncheons page for information about the upcoming luncheon.

Sponsorships are available. Download the bar luncheon sponsorship information (PDF). Contact Donna at CCBA for more information. Phone: (702) 387-6011.


Memorial Service

Next Event: Friday, September 26, 2014
Members of the bar are invited to join in remembrance of colleagues who have passed away. The Clark County Law Foundation’s Community Service committee hosts a memorial service honoring the members of the bar who have passed on in the last year. This service is a project of the Clark County Law Foundation’s community service committee in conjunction with the Clark County Bar Association, State Bar of Nevada, Eighth Judicial District Court, U.S. District Court and Federal Bar Association – Las Vegas Chapter.
Get details on the next memorial service at www.clarkcountylawfoundation.org or by calling (702) 333-8877.

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Next Event: [TBA]
The beginning of every year brings the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. CCBA honors and thanks those who donate their time and energy to a CCBA program, project, committee or publication.