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Kathleen Paustian Volunteers for ADR Presentation at Downtown Cultural Series Performance

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Kathleen Paustian, Esq. at the Downtown Cultural Series performance on April 18, 2014.

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Kathleen Paustian, Esq. and U.S. Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach.

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Kathleen Paustian, Esq. summarizes a few key benefits of private mediation.

On Friday, April 21, 2014,  member Kathleen Paustian, Esq. addressed the audience gathered for the Chautauqua performance presented as part of the Downtown Cultural Series. The topic of her presentation was alternative dispute resolution.

Also, it was great to see U.S. District Magistrate Court Judge (and CCBA Past President!) Cam Ferenbach provide introductions for Kathleen and the baseball legend Babe Ruth (né Frank X. Mullen).

About the Downtown Cultural Series
The “Downtown Cultural Series” performances are held seasonally inside the Carol Fitzgerald Jury Assembly Room at the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse located at 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

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.

Performances vary and can include music, dance, and drama. The scheduled performers are subject to change without notice. Performances are listed at http://www.artslasvegas.org/.

The series is produced by the City of Las Vegas’ Office of Cultural Affairs with cooperation by the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse and the Clark County Bar Association.

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Public Hearing re Amendment of the Nevada Short Trial Rules Scheduled for June 5, 2014

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. See ADKT 0447 to review a copy of the petition and the proposed amendment.

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 comments 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.

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Public Hearing re Amendment to Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure 58(e) Scheduled for May 8, 2014

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.”

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 comments 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.

See ADKT 0488 to review a copy of the petition and the proposed amendment.

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Public Hearing re Amendment to Nevada Rule of Professional Conduct 1.2 Scheduled for May 6, 2014

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014, the Supreme Court of Nevada will hold a hearing on the proposed amendment to the Rule of Professional Conduct 1.2 “regarding an attorney’s ethical ability to counsel, assist, and represent clients in the regulation, enforcement, and operation of medical marijuana dispensaries under state law.”

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 eight 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 1, 2014.

See ADKT 0495 to review a copy of the petition and the proposed amendment.

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Amendments to Nevada Supreme Court Rule 210 Effective April 20, 2014

Effective April 20, 2014 are several amendments to the Nevada’s Supreme Court Rule 210 regarding “. . . the minimum continuing legal education requirements to make mandatory continuing legal education in substance abuse, addictive disorders and/or mental health issues.”

See ADKT 0478 to review the administrative case.

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Mineral County (NV) Announces RFP for Public Defender Services – Proposals Due May 9, 2014

Mineral County is requesting proposals for the purpose of providing contracted Public Defender services for the Fifth Judicial District Court including Hawthorne Justice Court for the fiscal year 2014-15, July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Option for 2-year contract is recommended but not required.

Chapter 20 of the Nevada Revised Statutes authorizes the County to appoint a County Public Defender to serve at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners. The Public Defender must be duly qualified to practice law in the State of Nevada and must be willing and able to provide the following services for the Fifth Judicial District Court and Hawthorne Justice Court located in Hawthorne, Nevada, County of Mineral:

  • Appear and provide public defender services for misdemeanor and felony matters of the court to those persons who have requested and/or received the appointment of the County Public Defender without charge to such indigent persons.
  • Provide representation during all stages of criminal proceedings, petitioning for writs of habeas corpus, post-conviction relief and parole and probation revocation hearings.
  • Anticipated court appearances include but are not limited to felony and misdemeanor trials, twenty-four (24) Law & Motion calendars; twenty-four (24) Juvenile Court calendars; and twenty-four (24) “Drug” Court calendars. Appearances in the Hawthorne Justice Court shall be on an as needed basis in order to facilitate indigent defense in the criminal process.
  • Contract costs for Public Defender services shall be “all inclusive” but excluding services provided during unanticipated trials.

Proposals must be accompanied by a resume and an active Nevada State bar number.

Proposals must be received in the office of the Mineral County Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014.

Proposals may be mailed to PO Box 1450, Hawthorne, Nevada 89415 or delivered to the office located at 105 South ‘A’ Street, Suite 1, Hawthorne, NV. The outside mailing envelope should include the words “CONFIDENTIAL FOR CHERRIE GEORGE,” preferably in large/bold font and located in the bottom left corner.

Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the Mineral County Clerk and the Mineral County District Attorney and recommendation will be made to the Board of Mineral County Commissioners at their May 22, 2014 meeting. Further information can be obtained by contacting Cherrie George, Mineral County Clerk at 775-945-2446 or e-mail to cgeorge@mineralcountynv.org.

This information was provided by the Mineral County Clerk-Treasurer via the PDF document: RFP-Public-Defender-Services-2014-15

 

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Lawyer Representatives for United States District Court – Letters of Interest Due Friday, May 30, 2014

The United States District Court for the District of Nevada is accepting applications for Lawyer Representatives. Lawyer Representatives provide vital input to the Court on a myriad of issues affecting the operations of the federal courts including, but not limited to: rule changes; development of new programs; design of new court facilities and the expenditure of funds from the non-appropriated account.

To be considered for one of these positions, you must be: 1) admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court of Nevada and actively involved in federal practice; 2) interested in the purpose and framework of the Circuit Conference and willing and able to actively contribute to the creation of the District Conference, and; 3) willing to assist in implementing conference and district court programs with local bar associations. Lawyer
Representatives are also expected to attend the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.

In addition to the above criteria, a goal of the Court in the selection of Lawyer Representatives is to ensure the chosen attorneys represent a cross-section of practitioners in federal court which specialize in civil, criminal, appellate and bankruptcy matters. Lawyer Representatives are elected to serve a three year term.

If you are interested in serving as a Lawyer Representative, please submit a letter of interest detailing your federal experience and reasons you would like to be considered to:

Mr. Lance S. Wilson, District Court Executive
Lawyer Representative Application
Lloyd D. George United States Courthouse
333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 1334
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

The deadline for expressing interest is Friday, May 30, 2014. A list of finalists will be selected by the Court and submitted to the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada for final selection. Please contact Mr. Wilson at (702) 464-5456 with questions regarding the role of a Lawyer Representative or the selection process.

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Law Guide listing registration deadline is Friday, July 18, 2014

Attorney members of the Clark County Bar Association can receive a complimentary listing* in this year’s edition of The Law Guide, a special publication of the Las Vegas Business Press.  To participate, registration is required by the CCBA attorney member.

  • If you want your name to be included in the special section for CCBA members and listed via area of practice, then complete the registration form LAW-GUIDE-2014-Sign-up-form (PDF) and submit to CCBA by Friday, July 18, 2014.
  • If you want to promote your firm’s products and services in The Law Guide, then contact Las Vegas Business Press Account Manager Steve Ruley at (702) 380-4530 to place an advertisement.

*Complimentary listings are restricted to attorney members of the Clark County Bar Association who have paid their 2014 membership fees and completed the registration form and submitted it to the Clark County Bar Association by the deadline listed above. The Law Guide is set for publication on September 1, 2014.

Learn more about CCBA member benefits at https://www.clarkcountybar.org/membership/membership-benefits/ or contact Steph Abbott at the Clark County Bar Association at 702) 333-2270.

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Public Hearing re Amendment of the Nevada Short Trial Rules Scheduled for June 5

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.

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Public Hearing re Amendment to Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure 58(e) Scheduled for May 8

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.

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