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.| Tags: Eighth Judicial District Court, Nevada Short Trial Rules
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.| Tags: Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Law, Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure
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| Tags: Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Court, Hearing Master, Pro Tem
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 Supreme Court Rules 98, 121.1 and 214. Effective March 13, 2014 are several amendments to the Supreme Court Rules 98, 121.1 and 214. See ADKT 464. To review the administrative case for ADKT 464, check out the entries in the court’s Appellate Case Management System at http://caseinfo.nvsupremecourt.us/public/caseView.do;jsessionid=7565EEE4A2F301BC9AC160EA797F1CD1?csIID=27195.
- 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.
- Supreme Court of Nevada Amends the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure 30 and 34. Effective May 1, 2014 are several amendments to the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure 30 and 34. See ADKT 487. To review the administrative case for ADKT 487, check out the entries in the court’s Appellate Case Management System at http://caseinfo.nvsupremecourt.us/public/caseView.do;jsessionid=1AE149321FCBB06B480132079655A360?csIID=30900
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.| Tags: 40 Year Club
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.
Questions about the meeting can be directed to Maureen Lowe, Judicial Executive Assistant to Judge Melissa A. Saragosa.| Tags: Las Vegas Justice Court
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).
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| Tags: Boyd Law School, In House Negotiations, New Lawyers Committee
Over 30 attorneys will be honored in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at a special event hosted by the Clark County Bar Association.
The Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) is pleased to announce the names of the inductees and honorees for the March 20, 2014 special event, “40 Year Club Induction Ceremony & Luncheon,” sponsored by Bank of Nevada, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and Integrated Forensic Services, LLC.
Inductees to the 40 Year Club (admitted to practice law in 1974):
- J. Bruce Alverson, Esq. of Alverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders
- Hon. Chris Beecroft, Jr., ADR Commissioner of Eighth Judicial District Court
- Hon. James Bixler, Judge at Eighth Judicial District Court – Dept. 24
- J. Mitchell Cobeaga, Esq. of the The Cobeaga Law Firm
- Frank Cremen, Esq. of Law Offices of Frank J. Cremen
- James Crockett, Esq., Jr. of Crockett & Myers
- William Curran, Esq. of Ballard Spahr LLP
- Charles Damus, Esq. of Damus & Associates
- Keith Galliher, Jr., Esq. of The Galliher Law Firm
- A. Kent Greene, Esq. of Greene Roberts & Rasmussen, PLLC
- Bill Hammer, Esq. of Hammer & Associates, Ltd.
- George Lyles, Esq. of Olson, Cannon, Gormley, Angulo & Stoberski
- Hon. James Mahan, Judge at U.S. District Court – District of Nevada
- John Momot, Esq. of Law Office of John J. Momot
- Stephen Novacek, Esq. of Holland & Hart, LLP
- James Olson, Esq. of Cannon, Gormley, Angulo & Stoberski
- Lenard Schwartzer, Esq. of Schwartzer & McPherson
- J. Thomas Susich, Esq. of Nevada Employment Security Division
- John Wanderer, Esq., Wanderer Law, PC
Celebrating 45 Years (admitted to practice law in 1969):
- Neil Beller, Esq. of Neil J. Beller, Ltd.
- Wm. Patterson Cashill, Esq. of Wm. Patterson Cashill, Ltd.
- Hyrum Bruce Cox, Esq. of H. Bruce Cox, Esq.
- Steve Morris, Esq. of Morris Law Group
- John O’Brien, Esq. of John D. O’Brien, Ltd.
- Don Tingey, Esq. of Tingey & Tingey
Celebrating 50 Years (admitted to practice law in 1964):
- James Ordowski, Esq., of James Ordowski, Attorney at Law
- John Renshaw, Esq. of Kaempfer Crowell Renshaw Gronauer & Fiorentino
- R. Ian Ross, Esq.
Celebrating 55 Years (admitted to practice law in 1959):
- Jack Cherry, Esq. of Alverson Taylor Mortensen & Sanders
- Norman Hilbrecht, Esq. of Hilbrecht & Associates Chtd.
- M. Edwin Prudhomme, Esq. of Prudhomme Law Office
Celebrating 60 Years (admitted to practice law in 1954):
- Samuel Lionel, Esq. of Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Held during the local bar’s luncheon, this popular, annual event offers people the chance to learn about the history of the local legal community. Each year, the event honors attorneys who have been practicing for 40, 50, 55, and 60 years. This year’s inductees—those who have been admitted to practice law for 40 years—will be invited to share memorable anecdotes and comments about their career. The format of the event will be informal and with the pace set by the Master of Ceremonies and “Ask Mr. Lawyer” humorist and CCBA Past President (’96) Sal Gugino, Esq.
The event will be held at the Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas from Noon to 1:30 p.m. with check-in to begin at 11:30 a.m. To attend the event, registrations with payment must be made to CCBA by Friday, March 14, 2014.
UPDATE 2/27/2014: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD-OUT! If you want to attend, please send your name and contact information to our operations manager Donna Wiessner. She can add your name to our “wait list.” Questions? Call Donna directly at (702) 333-2266 or through the main line at (702) 387-6011.
Call CCBA at (702) 387-6011 with any questions or to register over the phone.
About the Clark County Bar Association
The Clark County Bar Association is a private, voluntary, 501(c)(6) member organization that includes members throughout the county, state and nation. Its purpose is to provide meaningful services to members, opportunities for collegiality and social interaction, perform outreach services to the community at large and to promote professionalism.
For more information, contact CCBA at (702) 387-6011.| Tags: 40 Year Club
Beware of the E-mail Scam, a law practice management tip
Please be aware of a possible 419 scam that is targeting law firms. What’s the scam? The following scenario has been reported to the Clark County Bar Association:
A Mei Russell contacts a law firm via the internet requesting assistance to enforce the final judgment of a negotiated cash settlement agreement with her husband, a Brian Russell in Las Vegas, NV. She seeks legal help to compel him to remit to her a hefty sum owed in family support monies.
Beware of those who ask for the firm’s account information in order to send them a retainer fee. DO NOT GIVE OUT ANY ACCOUNT INFORMATION, THAT IS WHAT THEY WANT. Once they get the account information, it might be used for fraudulent activity.
* Never give out your bank account information via e-mail.
* Close any account which you have given out the account number.
* Ask the bank to verify any cashiers check.
Educate yourself and your staff. Don’t become a victim!
Want to learn more and help fight fraud?
Contact the Nevada Fight Fraud Task Force.
Want to report e-scams and hoaxes?
Contact the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) to file a complaint about internet fraud.
On Thursday, January 16, 2014, six awards were presented to bar and community leaders at this year’s “Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon” hosted by the the Clark County Bar Association and sponsored by the Bank of Nevada. Also featured at the event was the CCBA Executive Board Swearing-In Ceremony with the oath of office administered by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Lloyd D. George. Highlights from the event are listed below.
Volunteer Appreciation Awards
- Volunteer of the Year Award: Dennis L. Kennedy, Esq. of Bailey Kennedy, LLP
- CCBA Sponsor of the Year: Bank of Nevada
- Outstanding Board Member of the Year: Tami D. Cowden, Esq. of Greenberg Traurig, LLP
- Circle of Support Awards:
- CLE Committee: Stephen F. Smith, Esq.
- New Lawyers Committee: Kelly B. Stout, Esq. of Bailey Kennedy, LLP
- Publications Committee: Heather Anderson-Fintak, Esq. of Southern Nevada Health District
Executive Board Takes Oath of Service
The Clark County Bar Association is pleased to announce the following members will serve on this year’s board of directors:
- President – Kimberly A. Buchanan, Esq. of the NV Attorney General’s Office
- President-Elect – Damon K. Dias, Esq. of Dias Law Group
- Secretary/Treasurer – Catherine M. Mazzeo, Esq. of Southwest Gas Corporation
- John P. Aldrich, Esq. of Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd. (2015)
- Tami D. Cowden, Esq. of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (2014)
- Nedda Ghandi, Esq. of Ghandi Deeter Law Offices (2015)
- James E. Harper, Esq. of Hall Jaffe & Clayton, LLP (2015)
- Brandon P. Kemble, Esq. of City of Henderson (2015)
- Kimberly R. McGhee, Esq. of Provident Trust Group (2015)
- Macaire K. Moran, Esq. of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (2014)
- Jennifer Roberts, Esq. of Lionel Sawyer & Collins (2014)
- Mariteresa Rivera-Rogers, Esq. of Wright Stanish & Winckler (2015)
- Jason Stoffel, Esq. of Roberts Stoffel Family Law Group (2014)
- Judge Susan Scann of the Eighth Judicial District Court (2015)
Officers serve one-year terms. Members-at-large serve staggered two-year terms.
About the Clark County Bar Association
The Clark County Bar Association is a private, voluntary, 501(c)(6) member organization that includes members throughout the county, state and nation. Its purpose is to provide meaningful services to members, opportunities for collegiality and social interaction, perform outreach services to the community at large and to promote professionalism. For more information on the Clark County Bar Association, visit http://www.clarkcountybar.org/ or call (702) 387-6011.