Committees


CCBA members are encouraged to join a planning committee at the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) or the Clark County Law Foundation (CCLF):

CCBA’s Community Service Committee
CCBA’s Continuing Legal Education Committee
CCBA’s New Lawyers Committee
CCBA’s Publications Committee
CCBA’s Social Events Committee
CCLF’s Community Service Committee


CCBA’s Community Service Committee

This committee is focused on organizing CCBA’s members to provide outreach services to the community at large in southern Nevada. All members of the CCBA are invited to join or volunteer for this committee and/or get involved in its activities like Blanket the Homeless.

Join the CCBA’s Community Service Committee:

  • Committee Chairs Paul Ray, Esq. of Paul C. Ray, Chtd. and Jennifer Roberts, Esq. of UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation (also serve as CCBA Executive Board Liaisons)
  • Shahzad Ali of TIMC Wealth Advisors
  • Mark Blackman of Alpert, Barr & Grant APLC
  • Annette Bradley, Esq. of Southern Nevada Health District
  • Damon Dias, Esq. of Dias Law Group
  • James Harper, Esq. of Harper Law Group
  • Joel Jarvis of Kaercher Insurance
  • Macaire Moran, Esq. of Vegas Sands Corp.
  • Julie Olejnik of Expert Strategy Group
  • Lin Soriano, Student from UNLV Boyd Law School
  • Mariteresa Rivera-Rogers, Esq. of Wright Stanish & Winckler
  • Jason P. Stoffel, Esq. of Roberts Stoffel Family Law Group
  • Brenda Weksler, Esq. of Federal Public Defender’s Office
  • Seleste Hamilton, Student Representative from UNLV Boyd Law School

CCBA members who want to get involved and/or provide suggestions for community outreach projects can reach out to CCBA Communications Coordinator Steph Abbott at (702) 387-6011. To find out when the next meeting of this committee will be held, view Upcoming Events page or contact CCBA staff liaison Steph, (702) 333-2270.

Upcoming Activities:

The Blanket the Homeless project is designed to provide new blankets to the homeless served by local charities including Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, Shade Tree, Veteran’s Village, and Caridad. However, financial donations are sought to help fund this project.  Your donation can help to warm the hearts of some of the homeless people in our community. Donations can be made to Clark County Law Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations made may be tax-deductible. Federal Tax ID #88-0320324. Mail check to Clark County Law Foundation, 725 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV, 89101. Phone: (702) 333-8277. Donations can be made online too. See PayPal link at http://www.clarkcountylawfoundation.org/community-service/. Please include a note with your payment to benefit “Blanket the Homeless.”
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Recent Activities:

      • October 30, 2016 – Making Strides of Las Vegas Walk  – Team CCBA helped to raise money to for the American Cancer Society. The ACS needs help to save lives and ensure no one faces breast cancer alone by funding innovative breast cancer research; promoting breast cancer education and risk reduction; and providing comprehensive patient support to those who need it most. We appreciate all who participated in this event.
Register to walk and make a donation.
      • November 5, 2016 – Light The Night Walk  – Team CCBA  helped to raise money to support the research and efforts made by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and their local chapter here in southern Nevada. This event included a nice stroll through downtown Las Vegas and provided an opportunity for participants to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling blood cancers. We appreciate all who participated in this event.

CCBA’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee

The mission of the Continuing Legal Education Committee is to create high quality, low cost continuing legal education seminars for the benefit of bar members and legal community. To see what’s currently planned, visit our CLE Seminars page… In addition, the committee members and staff are charged with establishing, maintaining, and publicizing CCBA’s position as a leading provider of CLE seminars in Clark County, Nevada.

Committee members work as a team to fulfill our mission. On average, a committee member spends about five hours per month working on committee matters, but the amount of time may vary depending on whether the member is actively involved in organizing a seminar. As an additional bonus, seminar producing CLE committee members are entitled to attend CCBA CLE seminars at no cost!

Join the CCBA’s CLE Committee:

  • Committee Chair Robert Telles, Esq., Accolade Law
  • CCBA Executive Board Liaisons: Mariteresa Rivera-Rogers, Esq. of Wright Stanish & Winckler and Brenda Weksler, Esq. of Office of the Federal Public Defender
  • A. Wayne Carter, Esq. of Hand Page Sullivan Martin
  • Anthony Ciulla, Esq. of Deaner Malan Larsen & Ciulla
  • Lesley Cohen, Esq. of Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC
  • Lara Miller, Esq. of Atkin Winner & Sherrod
  • Gayle Nathan, Esq. of Gayle Nathan Law
  • Paul Ray, Esq. of Paul C. Ray, Chtd.
  • Stephen Smith, Esq., Sole Practitioner

The committee meets at noon on the second Friday of every month at the CCBA offices. To find out when the next meeting of this committee will be held, view Upcoming Events page or contact CCBA staff liaison Donna Wiessner, (702) 333-2266.


CCBA’s New Lawyers Committee

The New Lawyers Committee is for attorneys admitted to practice in Nevada within the last five years, regardless of age. The committee coordinates and participates with the William S. Boyd School of Law to produce several student activities, including the In-House Negotiation Competition, Moot Court Competition, Client Counseling Competition, and the Law School Open House. Members volunteer to help with bar events, including the annual Meet Your Judges Mixer and the New Admittees Reception. The committee hosts social mixers periodically with the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Nevada and the UNLV Boyd Law School Alumni Association. The committee is also responsible for producing the New Lawyers Survival Guide and Mentor Program. Committee work averages three hours per month per person.

Get the New Lawyers Survival Guide – 2015 Edition

Whether you are new to the practice of law or are just looking for a convenient resource, the New Lawyers Survival Guide is a must have. Download this publication produced by the CCBA’s New Lawyers Committee.

Join the CCBA’s New Lawyers Committee:

  • Committee Chair James Leavitt, Esq. of Leavitt Legal Services, P.C.
  • CCBA Executive Board Liaisons: Brandon Kemble, Esq. of the City of Henderson; Jason Stoffel, Esq. of Roberts Stoffel Family Law Group; and Kelly Stout, Esq. of Bailey Kennedy, LLP
  • Frank Leavitt, Esq. of Leavitt Law Firm
  • Amanda Stevens, Esq. of Bailey Kennedy, LLP

This committee meets at 12:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at the CCBA offices. For more information, contact CCBA staff liaison Donna Wiessner, (702) 333-2266.


CCBA’s Publications Committee

The Publications Committee produces the award-winning CCBA monthly magazine, Communiqué. They share an interest in producing a magazine which is not just readable but relevant to the practice of law in local, state, and federal courts. Although many committee members have prior experience writing for their law school journals or college newspapers, such experience is not necessary. Members write articles themselves as well as solicit articles from other professionals on assigned topics. Meetings are spent brainstorming story ideas and matching topics with potential authors. The level of participation on this committee varies. A committee member can simply attend the meetings regularly and help plan the editorial calendar, or they can take on more responsibilities from writing to securing authors and articles for future issues. Some committee members serve as editors and are responsible for copy editing the content of each issue. Copy editors spend about three to five hours per month proofreading assigned sections and must be able to turn around their assignments in 24 to 48 hours.

Join the CCBA’s Publications Committee:

  • Committee Chair and Editor-In-Chief Paul Ray, Esq. of Paul C. Ray, Chtd.
  • Associate Editor Jennifer Roberts, Esq. of Duane Morris
  • Associate Editor Heather Anderson-Fintak, Esq. of Southern Nevada Health District
  • Associate Editor Tami Cowden, Esq. of Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Associate Editor Jack Fleeman, Esq. of Pecos Law Group
  • CCBA Executive Board Liaisons: Jennifer Roberts, Esq. of Duane Morris, LLP; Tami Cowden, Esq. of Greenberg Traurig; and James Harper, Esq. of the Harper Law Group
  • Lindsay Demaree, Esq. of Ballard Spahr
  • Jacquelyn Franco, Esq. of Stephenson & Dickinson, P.C.
  • Jennifer Hostetler, Esq. of the Office of the Nevada Attorney General
  • Erin Houston, Esq. of Goldsmith & Guymon
  • Alia Najjar, MD, Esq. of Brooks Hubley LLP


This committee meets at noon on the first Tuesday of every month at the CCBA offices. To find out when the next meeting of this committee will be held, view Upcoming Events page or contact CCBA staff liaison Steph Abbott at (702) 333-2270.


CCBA’s Social Events Committee

This brand new committee is wide open to ideas and opinions on how best to facilitate opportunities for members to meet and socialize. We hope to plan events to appeal to members at all stages of their careers.

Join the CCBA’s Social Committee:

  • Committee Chair: Tami Cowden, Esq. of Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Kimberly Abbott, Esq. of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Meetings: This committee meets at 12:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the CCBA offices. To find out when the next meeting of this committee will be held, view Upcoming Events page or contact Tami Cowden at (702) 792-3773.

Contact: CCBA Social Committee Inquiry


The following committees are affiliated with the Clark County Law Foundation. 

CCLF’s Trial By Peers® Committee

The Clark County Law Foundation (CCLF) has a planning committee for their youth court program, Trial By Peers® (TBP). The TBP Committee meets on the last Monday of the month, usually at Noon but at various locations. Contact the CCLF to confirm time, dates, and location, 702-333-8277. <For more information about CCLF and the TBP progam, visit http://clarkcountylawfoundation.org/.

CCLF’s Community Service Committee

The Clark County Law Foundation (CCLF) has a planning committee for their community service projects. The Community Service Committee meets on the third Monday of the month, usually at Noon but at various locations. Contact the CCLF to confirm time, dates, and location, 702-333-8277. For more information about CCLF visit http://clarkcountylawfoundation.org/.