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East Meets West: A Delegation of Judges from Mongolia Meet Local Bar Leaders

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Open World, Rule of Law judicial delegation from Mongolia. Photo by Jennifer Smith/State Bar of Nevada

On Tuesday, August 28, 2015, a group of attorneys from Nevada gathered at the State Bar of Nevada’s office in Las Vegas for the meeting of the Open World, Rule of Law judicial delegation from Mongolia. The delegation from Mongolia also toured local, state and federal courthouses.

Nevada attorneys pictured in this group photo are (left-right, back row):

  • Bryan Scott, State Bar of Nevada President-Elect and CCBA Past President (’05)
  • Kathleen Paustian, President of the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys
  • David Stoft, President of the Federal Bar Association-NV Chapter
  • Damon Dias, President (’15) of the Clark County Bar Association
  • Elana Graham (front, middle) Immediate Past President of the State Bar of Nevada and CCBA Past President (’06)

Also pictured are the delegates from Mongolia. See names below.

Mongolian Delegation:

  • Judge Munkhuu Dashdorj, Chief Judge of Inter Court, Bayan-Uigii, Bayan-Uigii Province,Mongolia
  • Judge Narmandakh Magsar, Criminal Court of the first Instance of Mongolia, Criminal Court of the first Instance, Mongolia
  • Judge Otgonjargal Tsedev, Chief Judge of 23rd Inter Sum Court, 23rd Inter Sum Court, Mongolia
  • Judge Altantuya Tumen-Uizii, Judge of Primary 2nd Criminal District Court, Primary 2nd Criminal District Court, Mongolia
  • Mr. Munkhsaikhan Odonkhuu, Facilitator, Faculty member of the law school at the National University of Mongolia

Learn more about the Mongolian judges visit on the Eighth Judicial District Court blog.

Read articles about international law matters written by Nevada attorneys.

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Areas of Practice Listings Available in 2015 Edition of The Law Guide

LAW-GUIDE-2015-Bucket-ImageThe Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) and the Las Vegas Business Press are teaming up again to provide the business community with an annual publication filled with legal connections. The 2015 edition of The Law Guide will be a glossy magazine that includes a listing of Southern Nevada law firms. The estimated circulation is 13,000 and the planned distribution includes readers of the Las Vegas Business Press and delivery to multiple locations (including Clark County libraries).

Attorney members of the Clark County Bar Association can be listed in the special section The Law Guide via their area of practice. To get listed, CCBA members must submit a completed sign up form (see LAW-GUIDE-2015-Sign-up-form ) to the Clark County Bar Association via fax at 702-387-7867 or submit an e-mail to Steph at stephabbott@clarkcountybar.org with the following information before Wednesday, July 29, 2015:

1) First name
2) Last Name
3) Phone number (w/area code)
4) Nevada Bar number
5) Top 3 areas of practice (selected from the list below):

  • Administrative & Agency Matters
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Aviation
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Child Welfare
  • City/County/Local Government
  • Civil Defense
  • Civil Trial Advocacy
  • Collection Law
  • Common Interest Community, Homeowners Associations
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Claims & Protection
  • Copyright & Trademark Law
  • Corporate Finance & Securities Law
  • Corporation & Business Law
  • Creditor & Debtor Law
  • Criminal & Traffic Law
  • Domestic Relations & Family Law
  • DUI Defense
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Indian Law
  • Franchise & Distribution
  • Gaming Law
  • Government Relations
  • Guardianship
  • Health Care Law
  • Immigration & Customs Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Foreign Law
  • Internet Law
  • Job Discrimination & Civil Rights
  • Juvenile Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Labor Law
  • Land Use, Planning, Zoning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Legislative Matters
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Military Law
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources
  • Patents
  • Pension, Profit Sharing & Employee Benefits
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Public Utility Matters
  • Public Interest Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Property Law
  • Social Security Disability
  • Special Education
  • Sports & Entertainment Law
  • State/Federal & Admin
  • Taxation Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Travel & Entertainment Law
    Trial
  • Veterans Administration & Affairs
  • Water Rights Law
  • Wills, Estates, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Workers’ Compensation

Additionally, attorneys and law firms can place a paid advertisement to promote their services in The Law Guide.  Space & Materials deadline: Aug 10, 2015. To see the rates & specs for ad placement or sponsorship of this publication, download the PDF file: BP_LawGuide-Ad-Info-2015. Las Vegas Business Press Contact: Tammy Scarpati, Sales Manager, 702-387-5297, tscarpati@businesspress.vegas or Debbie Donaldson, Publisher,  702-383-4617, ddonaldson@businesspress.vegas.

*The areas of practice listing offer list above is COMPLIMENTARY and EXCLUSIVE to attorney members of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA). Complimentary listings are restricted to attorney members of the Clark County Bar Association who have paid their membership fees for the current year. Registration is required. The listing in The Law Guide will be made via area of practice in a special section of the publication and is limited to the first name, last name, phone # (including area code), Nevada Bar #, and three areas of practice (selected from the list below) of the CCBA attorney member who registers by the deadline. Please note that while the CCBA will provide a spreadsheet to the publisher for inclusion in The Law Guide, the spreadsheet will only include the names of those CCBA members who submitted their top three areas of practice to Steph at the CCBA as requested above. The final deadline is Monday, July 27, 2015 to get listed in this year’s edition of The Law Guide. The Law Guide is set for publication by the Las Vegas Business Press on September 14, 2015.

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Update: Register by July 21 to attend July 23 Luncheon to Feature Jon Ralston

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Jon Ralston, Political Journalist

NOTE: Registration for this event has been extended to Noon, Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

On Thursday, July 23, 2015, the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) will host a luncheon for members of the bar and the supporting legal community. This luncheon will be held from Noon to 1 p.m. at the Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai Golf Course, 5160 Las Vegas Blvd., So., Las Vegas 89119.

CCBA’s July Luncheon will feature Jon Ralston as the featured speaker. Ralston is a political journalist and host of the TV program “Ralston Live.“ Ralston has been covering politics in Nevada for over 25 years. Ralston will share his thoughts on the 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature.

All members of the Clark County Bar and Nevada Bar are invited to attend.

To attend this event, please register BEFORE, Noon, Tuesday, July 21, 2015 using one of the following methods:

For your entrée at this luncheon, please include a selection from these available choices: Chicken, Fish, or Vegetarian. Please note that the recipes are to be the chef’s choice.

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Nevada Attorney Craig Drummond to Present CLE Seminar about Representing U.S. Military Members

On Friday, September 11, 2015, from Noon to 1:00 p.m., the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) will host a seminar for members of the bar and the supporting legal community in the classroom at the Clark County Bar Association located at 717 South 8th Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Craig W. Drummond, Esq.

The seminar “Representing U.S. Military Members in Nevada Courts” will feature Nevada attorney Craig W. Drummond as the speaker. Attendees will get tips on how to provide legal services in cases in Nevada that involve U.S. military service members. In a information-packed presentation, Drummond will address issues related to civil and criminal law as well as provide an overview of veterans courts and the military justice system. Additionally, Drummond plans to touch on legal issues for service members that involve employment and family law matters.

Drummond practices in the areas of criminal law, civil law, personal injury, auto accident, and military defense cases. The speaker is a decorated veteran for service in Iraq where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. After law school he served on active duty as a Captain and Lawyer in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. After being honorably discharged as a JAG Corps attorney, Dummond began work in private practice in Nevada. He is a trial attorney at the Drummond Law Firm.

This seminar is designed to provide 1 General CLE for Nevada attorneys. For more information about the topics to be covered in this seminar, please visit our CLE Seminars page…

To attend this event, please register ASAP using one of the following methods:

CCBA's CLE Programming is sponsored by:
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International Law Issue of Bar Journal to Feature International Admissions for CCBA’s Attorney Members

Submission for Attorney Listings Due by July 16, 2015 

The “International Law” issue of Communiqué, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) will feature articles about the practice of law and doing business in countries and territories outside the United States. A feature will be added to the issue that will display the names of members of the CCBA who have been admitted to practice law in another state/country/territory. “International Law” issue will be published in August 2015.

Members may also submit the name of other states to which they are admitted to practice law; however the domestic listings will not be included in the “International Law” issue of the Communiqué. Additionally, information will be used to update the attorney’s listing in the CCBA Members Directory at https://www.clarkcountybar.org/members/directory.

To benefit from this service, the member must send the following information to Communications Coordinator Steph via e-mail or fax to (702) 387-7867 by July 16, 2015 for the information (of international admissions) to be included in the “International Law” issue of the Communiqué:

  • Name of Attorney*
  • NV Bar# of Attorney
  • Name of country/territory, and/or state [and the year(s) of admission(s), if possible]

*This service is complimentary and exclusive to attorney members of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) 

For more information and to view the editorial calendar for upcoming issues of the Communiqué, please visit the CCBA website at https://www.clarkcountybar.org/about-communique/

Contact: Steph Abbott, Communications Coordinator, 702-387-6011.

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Nevada Attorney Travis Barrick to Present CLE Seminar about “The Law of Meetings”

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, from Noon to 1:30 p.m., the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) will host a seminar for members of the bar and the supporting legal community in the classroom at the Clark County Bar Association located at 717 South 8th Street in downtown Las Vegas.

Speaker: Travis N. Barrick, Esq., Gallian Welker & Beckstrom, L.C., VP American College of Parliamentary Lawyers

The seminar “The Law of Meetings: Parliamentary Law for Lawyers” will feature Nevada attorney Travis Barrick as the speaker. Attendees will learn about the principles of parliamentary law and how it affects meetings, voting, bylaws, etc.

Mr. Barrick has significant experience in the topic of Non-Profit Governance as a Professional Registered Parliamentarian and advises clients on bylaws, meeting planning and procedure, and internal policy development. In addition to handling business and commercial litigation matters, Mr. Barrick’s practice areas include veterans’ claims, social security claims, and civil rights. He represents veterans in claims before the Veterans Administration and the Court of Appeal for Veterans Claims in Washington, DC.. Barrick works with the regional law firm of Gallian Welker & Beckstrom, L.C.

This seminar is designed to provide 1.5 General CLE for Nevada attorneys. For more information about the topics to be covered in this seminar, please visit our CLE Seminars page…

To attend this event, please register ASAP using one of the following methods:

CCBA's CLE Programming is sponsored by:
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EJDC Medical/Dental Malpractice Status Check Calendar – Monday, August 3, 2015

The Eighth Judicial District Court has announced that it will hold the next Medical/Dental Malpractice Status Check Calendar at 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2015. The calendar will be held in Courtroom 15D on the 15th floor of the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas. See Notice re: Medical/Dental Malpractice Status Check Calendar (PDF).

Attorneys are expected to bring a list of their cases for which they will be appearing to the hearing. The court has provided a calendar of cases (with attorney information) to be heard during this calendar.  See updated 56-page PDF: MEDMALCALENDAR-ATTYS-Aug-3-2015

The calendar will be heard in numerical case number order with the oldest case being heard first, as follows:

  • 8/3/2015 at 8:30 a.m. – Case No. A-07-547431-C through A-14-699915-C
  • 8/3/2015 at 1:00 p.m. – Case No. A-14-700000-C through A-15-719510-C

The Discovery Commissioner, Bonnie Bulla, will be available to address any discovery issues.

The court will work to enforce NRS 41A.061.1(b), and will attempt to set all medical/dental malpractice trials (not already scheduled) within two years of the date that the complaint was filed.

Questions regarding the status check calendar should be directed to Tatyana Ristic at (702) 671-3633.

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Retired Coroner P. Michael Murphy to Present CLE Seminar about Death Investigation Process

On Wednesday, July 29, 2015, from Noon to 1:00 p.m., the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) will host a seminar for members of the bar and the supporting legal community in the mock trial courtroom at Depo International located at 703 South 9th Street in downtown Las Vegas.

P. MICHAEL MURPHY, Doctor of Business Administration F-ABMDI

The seminar “Medicolegal Death Investigations: The Role of the Coroner/Medical Examiner’s Office” will feature retired coroner P. Michael Murphy as the speaker. Mr. Murphy will provide an overview of the death investigation process and answer your questions in an educational and entertaining manner while always being respectful of the process.

While Mr. Murphy is employed as a program manager for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, he is retired as the Coroner for the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner.CLE-seminar-1death-michael-murphy-large-bucket

This seminar is designed to provide 1 General CLE Credit for Nevada attorneys. For more information about the topics to be covered in this seminar, please visit our CLE Seminars page…

To attend this event, please register ASAP using one of the following methods:

CCBA's CLE Programming is sponsored by:
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Nevada Attorney John Aldrich to Present CLE Seminar about Getting Paid

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) will host a seminar for members of the bar and the supporting legal community in the mock trial courtroom at Depo International located at 703 South 9th Street in downtown Las Vegas.

John P. Aldrich, Esq.

The seminar “Getting Paid—from Engagement to Collection” will feature Nevada attorney John P. Aldrich as the speaker. Attendees will learn how to get paid for providing professional legal services.

Mr. Aldrich has significant experience in commercial litigation, plaintiff personal injury law, and insurance defense litigation, including complex litigation. His experience also includes appellate matters and criminal defense. Aldrich is the managing partner at the Aldrich Law Firm, Ltd.

This seminar is designed to provide 1 Ethics CLE Credit and 1 General CLE Credit for Nevada attorneys. For more information about the topics to be covered in this seminar, please visit our CLE Seminars page…

To attend this event, please register ASAP using one of the following methods:

CCBA's CLE Programming is sponsored by:
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Areas of Practice Listings Available

Areas of practice listings* are available for attorney members of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) in the following places:

  1. 1. CCBA Members Directory – On the CCBA’s website at https://www.clarkcountybar.org/members/directory
  2. 2. The Law Guide – Printed in The Law Guide, a special publication of the Las Vegas Business Press. This listing will be made via area of practice in a special section of this year’s publication. Note: The deadline is Friday, July 10, 2015 to register for the listing in the 2015 edition of  The Law Guide.

To register for BOTH of these services, submit either a) a completed registration form LAW-GUIDE-2015-Sign-up-form (PDF) to the CCBA via fax at 702-387-7867 or b) an e-mail to Steph at with the following information:

  1. 1. Last name
  2. 2. First name
  3. 3. Phone # (including area code)
  4. 4. Nevada Bar #
  5. 5. Top 3 Areas of Practice (selected from the list below):
  • Administrative & Agency Matters
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Aviation
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Child Welfare
  • City/County/Local Government
  • Civil Defense
  • Civil Trial Advocacy
  • Collection Law
  • Common Interest Community, Homeowners Associations
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Claims & Protection
  • Copyright & Trademark Law
  • Corporate Finance & Securities Law
  • Corporation & Business Law
  • Creditor & Debtor Law
  • Criminal & Traffic Law
  • Domestic Relations & Family Law
  • DUI Defense
  • Education Law
  • Elder Law
  • Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Indian Law
  • Franchise & Distribution
  • Gaming Law
  • Government Relations
  • Guardianship
  • Health Care Law
  • Immigration & Customs Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Foreign Law
  • Internet Law
  • Job Discrimination & Civil Rights
  • Juvenile Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Labor Law
  • Land Use, Planning, Zoning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Legislative Matters
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Military Law
  • Mining Law
  • Natural Resources
  • Patents
  • Pension, Profit Sharing & Employee Benefits
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Public Utility Matters
  • Public Interest Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Real Property Law
  • Social Security Disability
  • Special Education
  • Sports & Entertainment Law
  • State/Federal & Admin
  • Taxation Law
  • Transportation Law
  • Travel & Entertainment Law
    Trial
  • Veterans Administration & Affairs
  • Water Rights Law
  • Wills, Estates, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Workers’ Compensation

Learn more about these 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.

*These offers are COMPLIMENTARY and EXCLUSIVE to attorney members of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA). Complimentary listings are restricted to attorney members of the Clark County Bar Association who have paid their membership fees for the current year. Registration is required. The listing in The Law Guide will be made via area of practice in a special section of the publication and is limited to the first name, last name, phone # (including area code), Nevada Bar #, and three areas of practice (selected from the list below) of the CCBA attorney member who registers by the deadline. The deadline is Friday, July 10, 2015 to get listed in this year’s edition of The Law Guide. The Law Guide is set for publication by the Las Vegas Business Press on September 14, 2015.

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