Special Events

February 17, 2017: Downtown Cultural Series
February 22, 2017: Professional Portrait Session
March 16, 2017: 40 Year Club Induction Ceremony & Luncheon
March 17, 2017: Downtown Cultural Series
March 31-April 2, 2017: UNLV Boyd Law Gaming Law Moot Court Competition
April 21, 2017: Downtown Cultural Series
April 21, 2017: UNLV Boyd Law Moot Court Competition
April 22, 2017: Tour de Summerlin
May 18, 2017: 27th Annual Meet Your Judges Mixer
May 20, 2017: Three Square Day
June 1, 2017: Summer Kick-Off BBQ 


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Professional Portrait Session

An opportunity for members of the legal community to update their professional portrait.

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Drop-ins are welcome. Dress for success.

The photographer plans to use a “green” screen so that you may select from a variety background images.

Portraits will be published by the Clark County Bar Association as needed in publications (print and web). Portraits of CCBA members will be used to update the CCBA Members Directory at https://www.clarkcountybar.org/members/directory

There is no sitting fee for this session. CCBA Members will be offered a special price to purchase a copy of their portraits for their own publishing needs.

For more information, visit CCBA Membership Benefits page on CCBA’s website for more information.


40 Year Club Induction Ceremony & Luncheon

Celebrating CCBA Members who were admitted to practice law in Nevada 40, 45, 50, and 55 years ago. See list of attorneys who will be celebrated at this year’s event.

The Clark County Bar’s 40 Year Club Luncheon is sponsored by

A division of Western Alliance Bank. Member FDIC.

Host: CCBA President Tami D. Cowden, Esq., Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Master of Ceremonies: Daniel F. Polsenberg, Esq., Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m. (Note the extended time format.)
Location: Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Inside Golden Nugget, 129 E. Fremont Street, Las Vegas
Entrées (choose one)6 oz. Filet Mignon, Rotisserie Chicken, or Pasta Primavera
Fee*: $50/CCBA Member, $60/ Non-Member

To attend this event, RSVP w/payment & entrée selection to CCBA by Friday, March 10, 2017. Your RSVP can be made in a variety of ways: Register online (via Constant Contact), call CCBA at 702-387-6011, or fax completed registration form (PDF): 2017-3-16-CCBA-Luncheon-Flyer.


A division of Western Alliance Bank. Member FDIC.

UNLV Boyd Law 2nd Annual Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition

Volunteers needed to judge the students’ performances during the following dates/times:

  • Friday, March 31, 2017 – 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017 – 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Reception to follow immediately after competition

To volunteer as a judge, you must be a law school graduate. Judging the competition qualifies as pro bono service (pursuant to NRPC 6.1). To volunteer, contact schreckmcc@law.unlv.edu.

This year’s competition will feature 22 teams from schools across the country arguing a case involving nightclub regulations and first amendment advertising issues.The event will be held at William S. Boyd School of Law, 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada.


A division of Western Alliance Bank. Member FDIC.

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UNLV Boyd Law 19th Annual Moot Court Competition

The competition is in the format of an appellate argument before the Nevada Supreme Court whereby each student gets 12 minutes for oral argument with the judges to provide constructive feedback.The event will be held at William S. Boyd School of Law, 4505 South Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Volunteers needed to judge the students’ performances during the following dates/times:

  • Friday, April 21, 2017 – 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.


To volunteer as a judge, you must be a law school graduate. Judging the competition qualifies as pro bono service (pursuant to NRPC 6.1). To volunteer, contact CCBA New Lawyers Committee Chair James T. Leavitt, Esq. at james@leavittbk.com.


Tour de Summerlin

An opportunity for CCBA members to participate in the non-competitive bike ride presented by Great Rides Productions and to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Location: Downtown Summerlin (northwest corner parking lot) – 1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Ride Start Times (times are subject to change): 80 mile ride – 7 a.m. • 60 mile ride – 7:45 a.m. • 40 mile ride – 8:30 a.m.
Event Registration: To register as part of our team “Clark County Bar Association,” please complete the registration form (PDF): https://www.clarkcountybar.org/wp-content/uploads/TDSRegFormTeam2017.pdf and submit it to: Mike, Tour de Summerlin, 9480 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 220, Las Vegas, NV 89123.
Note: Do not register as an individual rider using the event’s online registration function. Once Mike receives a minimum of 10 registrations (for Team Name Clark County Bar Association), he will put those through for processing (and any and all future ones after that 10 that are a part of our team).
More notes: Also, contact Steph at CCBA, (702) 387-6011 to let us know you will be participating.
Event Day: We plan to take a group photo of CCBA members at the event (to publish and to demonstrate our lawyers participating in community service efforts). Team CCBA Contact at the event: Mark Blackman.


27th Annual Meet Your Judges Mixer

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An opportunity for members of the legal community to socialize outside a controversial environment.

This event is hosted by the Clark County Bar Association with generous support by

Premier Sponsors Patron Sponsor Display Sponsor Law Firm
A division of Western Alliance Bank. Member FDIC.

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California Western School of Law

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Cili at Bali Hai Golf Club, 5160 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Who: All members of the Nevada bar; members of the local, state, and federal bench; and all their legal support staff are invited to attend this private social event. Average attendance is 500-600 for this annual event. Business casual attire acceptable.  This is a cocktail reception; no minors allowed.

This will be a private, ticketed event. Tickets will be available to order from the Clark County Bar Association. Restrictions apply; see detailed information below.

Admission Fee: $45 per CCBA Member, $75 per Non-Member. Nevada judges (local, state, and federal) may attend at no charge; however, their guest(s) may attend at the CCBA member rate of $45 per person.

To attend this event, register with the CCBA by Friday, May 5, 2017. Register online (via Constant Contact), call CCBA at 702-387-6011, or fax completed registration form (PDF):  2017-5-18-17-CCBA-MYJ-Mixers-Flyer.

Sponsor opportunities are available. Get details about the various levels available to select businesses and law firms in this PDF: sponsor-levels-meet-your-judges-mixer-2017

Please note the following information:

  • ADMISSION WILL BE RESTRICTED AT THIS PRIVATE TICKETED EVENT. The Clark County Bar Association is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. No ticket, no entry, no exceptions.
  • ORDER ADMISSION TICKETS IN ADVANCE. Register to attend and order tickets from the Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Sponsorship packages will be available for select businesses. Orders made through Friday, April 28, 2017 will be filled with tickets sent directly to the purchaser. To order a ticket, please register using the online registration form (via Constant Contact). To order more than one ticket at a time, please register using this PDF form . To order a sponsor package, please register using this PDF form . Note for runners: Best times for delivery to CCBA’s office are between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding major holidays. Phone: (702) 387-6011. FAX: (702) 387-7867. Contact: CCBA Operations Manager Donna Wiessner, (702) 387-6011.
  • “WILL CALL” TICKET PICK-UP AVAILABLE. For orders made AFTER April 28, 2017 but BEFORE May 18, 2017, the CCBA will hold the purchased tickets at the “will call” table at the location of the event. Without prior registration, the CCBA will charge an additional $15 fee upon check-in at the event.
  • CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY. Event registration fees will be refunded minus a $15 processing fee for all written cancellations, including return of tickets, received by Friday, April 28, 2017. No refunds will be issued after Friday, April 28, 2017.

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Opportunity for bar members to help with produce and grocery packing for individuals who receive meal assistance and mobile pantries

Date: Saturday, May, 20, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Three Square (Warehouse), 4190 N. Pecos Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89115
Who: Open to all bar members, support staff, friends, family. Volunteers of ages 10-15 must have a parent/guardian present and sign a permission slip. Ages 16-17 may volunteer on their own with a consent form. Sorry, no volunteers under age 10.
What: Volunteer activities may include produce and grocery packing for individuals who receive meal assistance and mobile pantries; sorting and packing donated food and non-food items; and office support. Volunteers may be standing, bending, lifting, and walking on concrete in non-climate controlled Dress Code: Dress warm in the winter months and cool in the summer months. Wear pants or knee length shorts, t-shirt, closed-toe shoes, and a smile. No low-cut, mid-drift, or tank tops will be allowed.

RSVP by May 17, 2017: Contact Steph at CCBA, (702) 387-6011, and let her know how many people you expect to bring with you.


Summer Kick-Off BBQ

An opportunity for members of the legal community to socialize and enjoy good BBQ at this open house hosted by the CCBA.

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV, 89101.
Fee: No charge
Featuring BBQ by: Sin City Smokers
Bonus Offer: At this event, CCBA attorney members may purchase of CLE Passport for only $150! Regularly priced at $200, the CLE Passport provides for 12 CLE credits via live or recorded CLE seminars offered by the CCBA. Note: This special offer will only be available for purchases made at this event.
Sponsors: Roberts Stoffel Family Law Group, Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd.

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Sponsor opportunities available at $25 and up. Contact: Donna Wiessner at CCBA (702) 387-6011.


Downtown Cultural Series

Opportunity for members of the Clark County Bar to make a short, public address

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Nevada lawyer Nedda Ghandi made a brief presentation at seasonal Downtown Cultural Performance.

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 Carol Fitzgerald Jury Assembly Room at the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse.

Schedule for the 2016-2017 Season Performances*:

  • September 16, 2016
  • October 21, 2016
  • November 18, 2016
  • December 16, 2016
  • January 20, 2017
  • February 17, 2017
  • March 17, 2017 – Volunteer CCBA member speaker needed!*
  • April 21, 2017 – Volunteer CCBA member speaker needed!*

*To volunteer to be a speaker at one of these events, 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.

Typical schedule (on day of event):

  • 11:50 a.m.-11:59 a.m. – Attorney speaker at podium to present public education
  • 12:00 (noon) – 1:00 p.m. – Artists on stage to perform

Volunteer Requirements

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.

On the day of the performance, the scheduled speaker 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.

Presentation Topics

Choose your own topic to present to the audience. The content of the 3-4 minute presentations are to educate the public, be kept general in nature, and be without any promotional content for their law practice, business, or advocacy of a political nature. Additionally, the speaker cannot distribute flyers or brochures to promote their law practice or business. The presentation should not lend the dignity of the court to any private interest. Topics are subject to approval. Suggested topics for a presentation include:

  • Courts – judicial selection process for local, state, and federal judges
  • Courts – jurisdiction of any one of the local or state courts
  • Courts – jurisdiction of any 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.
  • Elder law issues
  • Guardianship
  • Jury and jury service
  • Landlord/tenant resources
  • Living wills
  • Military legal assistance
  • Probate
  • Tax law updates

More about the Downtown Cultural Series

The series is produced by the City of Las Vegas’ Office of Cultural Affairs with cooperation by the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse. Admission to attend the event is free and open to the public. Typically, the event schedule includes a brief PSA with law-related information (a few minutes before noon) before the musical performance (noon to 1 pm). A light refreshment buffet available for all to enjoy during the event. 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. For event details, visit the Downtown Cultural Series page at http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/


Sponsor a Bar Event

The Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) hosts events throughout the year for the members of our non-profit organization. Sponsorship opportunities are available to selected businesses. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities…