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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:

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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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July Luncheon to Feature Jon Ralston

Jon Ralston

Jon Ralston, Political Journalist

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, Friday, July 17, 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.

Luncheon Sponsors
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Professional Portrait Session at CCBA – June 17, 2015

On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Nevada attorneys and their staff are invited to sit for a professional portrait at the CCBA’s offices at 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101. Get details…

Professional Portrait Session

PhotographerDATE: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.- Drop-ins are welcome!
LOCATION: Clark County Bar Association, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Nevada attorneys and their staff are invited to sit for a professional portrait. The photographer plans to use a “green” screen, so that you may select from a variety background images. Please dress for success!

Portraits of CCBA’s members will be published in the CCBA Members Directory at https://www.clarkcountybar.org/members/directory.

Portraits will be published by the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) as needed in publications (print and web).

CCBA Members will be offered a special price (from the photographer) to purchase a copy of their portraits for their own publishing needs. PortraitsToYou

Price to Purchase Your Portrait
CCBA Members Non-Members
(1) Digital Image $79 (1) Digital Image $99
(2) Digital Images $99 (2) Digital Images $129
Payments to Portraits to You. Purchase includes High Res Images emailed to you by Portraits to You. Retouching included.
Prices listed will only be available on the day of the portrait session at the CCBA.


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

 

 

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Seminar for New Attorneys to Teach 12 “Things You Don’t Know Can Hurt You”

UPDATE 6/16/2015:  Depo International will provide lunch at this seminar. 

On Thursday, June 25, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:15 pm, attorneys in Nevada are invited to attend a CLE seminar to learn how to avoid (at least 12) problems that can hurt a law practice.

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Dennis L. Kennedy, Esq.

Prof. Jeffrey Stempel

Prof. Jeffrey Stempel

The CLE seminar, “Things You Don’t Know Can Hurt You – Here are Twelve of Them” will feature speakers Dennis L. Kennedy, Esq. from Bailey Kennedy, LLP and Prof. Jeffrey Stempel from the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. This seminar will cover 12 key topics of concern for Nevada lawyers—from new clients and conflict checks to fee sharing. This seminar will provide 2 Ethics CLE credits for Nevada attorneys.

This seminar will be held in the Mock Trial Courtroom at Depo International, located at 703 S. 8th St., Las Vegas, 89101.

This seminar is produced by the Michael Hughes, Esq., the Chair of the CCBA’s New Lawyers Committee. The fee to attend this seminar will be waived for those people who are New Attorney Members and UNLV Boyd Law Student Members of the Clark County Bar Association.

Advance registration is required for all persons who plan to attend this seminar.

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

CCBA’s CLE programming is sponsored by Bank of Nevada & Depo International.

CLE Sponsors:
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NOTES: To guarantee seating, all reservations MUST be received at least 72 hours prior to the seminar. All reservations to CCBA events must be pre-paid. To receive a full refund for cancellations, a written request must be made to CCBA 72 hours prior to the event. Without prior registration, event walk-ins will be charged an extra $15 over the individual price.

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Nevada Supreme Court to Create Statewide Commission to Study Creation and Administration of Guardianships

On June 8, 2015, an order was filed at the Supreme Court of Nevada in the matter of the creation of a commission to study the creation and administration of guardianships. See ADKT 0507. The order comes in response to a petition filed on May 21, 2015 by Supreme Court of Nevada Chief Justice James Hardesty, Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge David Barker and Second Judicial District Court Judge David Hardy. Id. The petition outlined concerns for the administration of guardianships in Nevada per statute. See NRS 159.

Per the order, Chief Justice James W. Hardesty will appoint and chair a commission of no more than 20 members who, per the petition, will include stakeholders in the public and private guardianship system.

The commission is expected “to study and make appropriate recommendations for statewide  policies and procedures concerning the creation and administration of guardianships, including, but not  limited to, the procedures used to provide notice and the evidence required to create guardianships, the training and appointment of guardians, the protections needed for wards and their family members, the accountability and performance required of guardians and expected of courts, the use of technology to assist in documenting, tracking and monitoring guardianships, and the identification of resources necessary to assist the court system to meet required objectives.”

The commission is expected to file a report with the Supreme Court of Nevada with its findings and recommendations by December 31, 2015.

To review the administrative case and to see ADKT 0507, go to http://caseinfo.nvsupremecourt.us/public/caseView.do?csIID=35785.

For more information about the commission, contact Michael Sommermeyer at the Office of Public Information for the Administrative Office of the Courts at the Supreme Court of Nevada. Phone: (702) 486-3232.

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CCBA to Host 25th Annual Meet Your Judges Mixer

NOTICE: Pre-event registration for this event will close at 3:30 p.m. today (6/3/2015).  For those who register after 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2015, the cost per ticket will be raised to $60 per CCBA member and $85 per non-member.

SPECIAL EVENT UPDATE: For those people who placed their order BEFORE 5/29/2015 for tickets to this event (and who are local to Las Vegas area and not a judge or their guest), please note that your tickets will be packaged for delivery to you before 6/4/2015. For those who order tickets AFTER 5/29/2015 and BEFORE 6/4/2015, then your ticket will be at “will call” table for pick up when you arrive at the event. Thank you all for your patience and support of our non-profit organization!

Clark County Bar Association presents

25th Annual Meet Your Judges Mixer

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Location: The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89101, Las Vegas

Note on parking: Please note there will be no parking available at the museum. If you are not familiar with parking in downtown Las Vegas, try a web app to locate possible parking options like this one: http://www.bestparking.com/las-vegas-parking/.

All members of the Nevada Bar and Bench, their staff, and the legal community are invited to attend this special event.

Enjoy appetizers, desserts, and cool refreshments while networking in one of the valley’s most historic settings. Event highlights to include a trivia game about the National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement™. This event provides an opportunity for members of the legal community meet in social setting. Please attend to meet Nevada judges, catch up with colleagues, and make new contacts.

This private event is open to judges (local, state, and federal), attorneys, legal assistants, legal secretaries, law students, and merchants. Attendance levels at past events average 600 people. Business casual attire acceptable.

This is a cocktail reception; no minors allowed. Please note more restrictions listed below.

Ticket* prices: $45/CCBA Member and $70/Non-member. Pre-event registration is now closed (6/3/2015, 3:35 p.m.). Without prior registration, there is an additional $15 fee to be charged upon check-in at the event.

*Please note these restrictions:

  • THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT. No ticket, no entry, no exceptions. Ticket orders made through May 29, 2015 will be filled and delivered to purchaser. The Clark County Bar Association is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets.
  • “WILL CALL” PICK-UP.
    For ticket orders made AFTER May 29, 2015 but BEFORE June 4, 2015, CCBA will hold purchased tickets at the event registration table. Without prior registration, there is an additional $15 fee to be charged upon check-in at the event.
  • CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY.
    Registration will be refunded minus a $15 processing fee for all written cancellations, including return of tickets, received by Friday, May 29, 2015. No refunds will be issued after May 29, 2015.

Get all the event details on our Special Events page…

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CCBA New Lawyers Committee Highlights

The New Lawyers Committee consists of attorneys admitted to practice in Nevada within the last five years regardless of age. In addition to publishing the Lawyer’s Survival Guide, producing CLE seminars of special interest to new attorneys, hosting networking and social events for new attorneys, and volunteering at CCBA events such as the Meet Your Judges Mixer, the New Lawyers Committee works closely with the William S. Boyd School of Law’s Society of Advocates to coordinate volunteers for law school competitions.

Highlights from Recent William S. Boyd School of Law Competitions

From January through April, 2015, the New Lawyers Committee aided in the organization of the Eighth Annual In-House Negotiation Competition and the Seventeenth Annual Moot Court Competition.

On January 30, 2015, twenty-two student teams competed in the Eighth Annual In-House Negotiation Competition, which was held at the William S. Boyd School of Law. The Bank of Nevada generously provided cash prizes to the members of the top three teams:

  • First Place: Andrea Orwoll & Michael Viets, recipients of a $200.00 cash prize
  • Second Place: Jonathan Chung & John Mowbray, recipients of a $150.00 cash prize
  • Third Place: Andrew Coats & Todd Weiss, recipients of a $100.00 cash prize
William S. Boyd School of Law Eighth Annual In-House Negotiation Competition Second Place Team: Jonathan Chung (left) and John Mowbray (right)

William S. Boyd School of Law Eighth Annual In-House Negotiation Competition Second Place Team:
Jonathan Chung (left) and John Mowbray (right)

William S. Boyd School of Law Eighth Annual In-House Negotiation Competition Third Place Team: Andrew Coates (left) and Todd Weiss (right)

William S. Boyd School of Law Eighth Annual In-House Negotiation Competition Third Place Team:
Andrew Coates (left) and Todd Weiss (right)

William S. Boyd School of Law Eighth Annual In-House Negotiation Competition First Place Team: Andrea Orwell (left) and Michael Viets (right)

William S. Boyd School of Law Eighth Annual
In-House Negotiation Competition First Place Team: Andrea Orwell (left) and Michael Viets (right)

On April 24 and 25, 2015, seventy-five students participated in the Seventeenth Annual Moot Court Competition, which was held at the William S. Boyd School of Law. On the second day of the competition, the four student finalists competed for cash prizes provided by the Bank of Nevada and BARBRI scholarships provided by BARBRI.

  • First Place: Michael Viets, recipient of a $150 cash prize and a $1,000 BARBRI scholarship
  • Second Place: Aarin E. Kevorkian, recipient of a $100 cash prize and a $1,000 BARBRI scholarship
  • Third Place: Garrett Chase, recipient of a $75 cash prize
  • Fourth Place: Emily Ross, recipient of a $50 cash prize
William S. Boyd School of Law Seventeenth Annual Moot Court Competition Judges and Finalists: UNLV Law School Dean Hamilton with law student Garrett Chase, Supreme Court of Nevada Justice Kristina Pickering, United States District Court Judge Richard Boulware, United States District Court Judge Jennifer Dorsey, Law students Emily Ross, Aarin Kevorkian and Michael Viets, and attorney Michael Hughes.

William S. Boyd School of Law Seventeenth Annual Moot Court Competition
Judges and Finalists:
UNLV Law School Dean Hamilton with law student Garrett Chase, Supreme Court of Nevada Justice Kristina Pickering, United States District Court Judge Richard Boulware, United States District Court Judge Jennifer Dorsey, Law students Emily Ross, Aarin Kevorkian and Michael Viets, and attorney Michael Hughes.

Special thanks to all who volunteered!

The New Lawyers Committee and the Clark County Association wishes to extend thanks to the volunteers who made these competitions a tremendous success:

Boyd Law Competition Volunteers
Michelle Alarie Crystal Eller Natalie Lehman Chad Schatzle
Erik Aldrian Frank Ellis Mark Lerner Adam Schneider
Melissa Alessi Michael Esposito Jeffrey Luszak Jeffrey Segal
Elizabeth Ashley Abe Flores Karissa Mack Marisa Shapoval
Jae Barrick Kylie Foster Theresa Mains Alina Shell
Travis Barrick Mark Gentile Judge Janiece Marshall Matthew Sibert
Liane Binowitz Greg Gordillo Michael McKellab Marsha Stephenson
Brian Blaylock Saman Heidari Nadine Morton Jaimie Stilz-Outlaw
Judge Richard Boulware Lawrence Hill Jared Moser Kelly Stout
Lauren Calvert Michael Hughes Lydia Nussbaum Anita Webster
Patrick Chapin Josh Igeleke Judge Vincent Ochoa Brenda Weksler
Benjamin Childs Amy Ismail Casey Perkins Amber White-Davidson
Miles Clark Joni Jameson Robin Perkins Lynsey Williams
Jamie Combs Brandon Kemble Justice Kristina Pickering Cayla Witty
Judge Kenneth Cory Samuel Kern Brian Ramsey Alejandro Yanez
Dana Cotham Judge Bita Khamsi Jennifer Roberts Kristopher Zeppenfeld
Andrew Craner Pooja Kumar Esther Rodriguez
Judge Cynthia Cruz Elham Khomassi Michael Saltman
Judge Jennifer Dorsey Paul Lal Eduardo San Miguel

 

Michael Hughes serves as the Chair of the CCBA’s New Lawyers Committee. Michael is an attorney at the law firm of Cohen-Johnson, LLC.

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Standard Bail Schedule Updated for Las Vegas Justice Court

On May 21, 2015, the Las Vegas Justice Court has released an updated Standard Bail Schedule for felonies, gross misdemeanors, misdemeanors, violations of protection order, and additional penalties. The schedule is effective May 26, 2015. As such, beginning at 6:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2015, the Clark County Detention Center will utilize the new bail schedule for all new CCDC bookings.

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Clark County Seeks Proposals from Law Firms to Provide Civil Defense Legal Services

Clark County is soliciting submittals from qualified firms/agencies to provide civil defense legal services to Clark County. Clark County is seeking outside legal counsel with qualifications to give legal advice and civil litigation representation of Clark County and its employees in any of the following practice areas:

  • Civil Rights Personal Injury/Tort Defense
  • Employment Bankruptcy
  • Eminent Domain General Contract Disputes
  • Flood Litigation Construction Contract Disputes
  • Public Utilities Commission Special Improvement District Litigation
  • Real Property Transactions

Law firms interested in submitting a proposal to provide these services must complete the document, “STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS, SOQ NO. 603696-15, CIVIL DEFENSE LEGAL SERVICES FOR CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA” See PDF file at http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/finance/purchasing/Bid_Documents/603696_abb.pdf.

Those who wish to propose their services should note the following tentative schedule set by the county:

  • Last Day to Ask Questions: May 29, 2015
  • Last Day County Will Provide Addendum: June, 3, 2015
  • Proposal Due Date: June 10, 2015 3:00 p.m. Pacific
  • Final PROPOSER Selection: June, 2015
  • Award & Approval of the Final Contract(s): July 21, 2015

To get all the details, visit the Clark County’s website at http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/depts/finance/purchasing/Pages/listingdetails.aspx?bidID=1337.

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