CCBA members are encouraged to join a planning committee at the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) or the Clark County Law Foundation (CCLF):
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. 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!
CCBA members are welcome to get active with the CLE Committee:
- Committee Chair Lesley Cohen, Esq. of Pecos Law Group
- CCBA Executive Board Liaisons: Mariteresa Rivera-Rogers, Esq. of Wright Stanish & Winckler; Brenda Weksler, Esq. of Office of the Federal Public Defender; and Kimberly Buchanan, Esq. of Office of the Nevada Attorney General
- A. Wayne Carter, Esq. of Hand Page Sullivan Martin
- Anthony Ciulla, Esq. of Deaner Malan Larsen & Ciulla
- Paul Ray, Esq. of Paul C. Ray, Chtd.
- Rita Smith, Paralegal of Venetian Legal Dept.
- Stephen Smith, Esq., Sole Practitioner
- Brenda Weksler, Esq. of Federal Public Defender’s Office
- Bart Verdirame, Esq. of IBM Software Group-Tivoli Software
New Lawyers Committee
The New Lawyers Committee consists of attorneys admitted to practice in Nevada within the last five years, regardless of age. The committee coordinates and participates in the following annual William S. Boyd School of Law Events: In-House Negotiation Competition, Moot Court Competition, Client Counseling Competition, Law School Open House. Members also volunteer at the bar’s Annual Meet Your Judges Mixer and New Admittees & Judges Mixer. The committee also hosts Happy Hour Mixers 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.
CCBA members are welcome to get active with the New Lawyers Committee:
- Committee Chair Michael Hughes, Esq. of The Law Office of Michael V. Hughes
- 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
- Kristy Black, Esq. of Holland & Hart
- Andrea Champion, Esq. of Holland & Hart
- Boyd Law School Student Liaison Jessica Chong (3L)
- Boyd Law School Student Liaison David LaBay (2L)
The New Lawyers Committee publishes the “Survival Guide for New Lawyers.” The current edition is up for revision. To work on this project or an upcoming event, join the committee and get involved!
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 the CCBA New Lawyers Survival Guide (PDF).
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.
CCBA members are welcome to get active with the 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
- Jack Fleeman, Esq. of Pecos Law Group
- Jacquelyn Franco, Esq. of Stephenson & Dickinson, P.C.
- Jennifer Hostetler, Esq. of Lewis Roca Rothgerber
- Erin Houston, Esq. of Goldsmith & Guymon
- Alia Najjar, MD, Esq. of Brooks Hubley LLP
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This committee meets at noon on the first Wednesday of every month at the CCBA offices. For more information, contact CCBA staff liaison Steph Abbott at (702) 333-2270.
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/.
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 Tuesday 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/.