Letter from the President

Originally published in the printed bar journal, Communiqué (November 2015).

Providing Services to Our Community

Greetings Clark County Bar Association members and friends. This month’s magazine will bring you insight into how your colleagues have managed to find that balance between life and the practice, with an overall focus on law practice management. As someone who runs a solo practice, I look forward to reading and discovering how those in our community find the right balance, all while enjoying some Thanksgiving turkey and fixings, of course.

Fall Open House

Speaking of community and sharing, the CCBA is excited to announce its Fall Open House, which will be held Friday, November 13 at the CCBA office, 717 S. 8th Street. If you have not been to the new building yet, or if you have for a CLE and want to come by and see the place at night, please join us for an evening of fun, friends, and great conversation. Appetizers and drinks will be served for members and their guests while supplies last; festivities begin at 5 p.m. This event is a thank you to the members who have been with us through the years and to our new members as well. Come see the pictures of past presidents recently hung throughout the halls; find your own photo or those of your colleagues and see if you still recognize them. Impromptu storytelling around the marshmallow fire pit will be encouraged. Remember, you’re at least a month away from having to make those pesky New Year’s resolutions, so come and enjoy some good food, s’mores, and a beverage with us at what we think may become a holiday season kickoff tradition at the CCBA open house on November 13!

Community Service Committee

In other very important news, I am proud to announce that the CCBA recently formed the Clark County Bar Association Community Service Committee. We are looking for members to join and become active with this committee as we reach out to the greater Clark County community. We have exciting plans for the coming months, so keep your eyes and ears open for announcements regarding upcoming meetings and events. The committee has already started one event for members: The Clark County Bar Association Community Service Committee is fielding a team of walkers to help raise funds to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to raise money to cure blood cancers. Members are invited to join us at the Light the Night Walk on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Downtown Las Vegas. Please support the CCBA’s team by donating and volunteering to walk with us. You can register/donate at http://pages.lightthenight.org/snv/LasVegas15/ClarkCountyBarAssociation. If you have any questions about the walk, contact Stephanie Abbott at Stephabbott@clarkcountybar.org.

Annual Meeting & President’s Luncheon

Our next bar luncheon is scheduled for December 10, 2015. The featured speakers will be Daniel W. Hamilton, Dean and Richard J. Morgan Professor of Law from the William S. Boyd School of Law. The event will be held at the Las Vegas Country Club, 3000 Joe W. Brown Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89109. Come join us at this event, as it is the President’s luncheon, and it will also feature the annual election of the CCBA’s officers and directors. To register for the luncheon, please complete the form available from our Bar Luncheons page, or call the CCBA at (702) 387-6011 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Don’t forget to include your entree selection with your registration.

Bar Benefit Update

One more thing this month . . . I am happy to announce that we have added a benefit to CCBA members–a discount and a free 14 day trial from Abby Connect. Abby Connect provides virtual receptionist services to “wow” your clients and help you manage and grow your practice. Take a look at the special offer for CCBA members at http://www.abbyconnect.com/ccba.html.

That is all the news I have for now, so keep reading and enjoy the magazine. Don’t forget, we will see you at the open house at the CCBA’s new office on Friday, November 13, 2015 for appetizers and drinks, and, as always, thank you for taking the time to check in with the CCBA.

Damon K. Dias, Esq. is the owner of the Dias Law Group, Ltd. His practice areas include bankruptcy, debtor and creditor representation; contract preparation and review; corporate formation and dissolution; and family law. Dias serves as CCBA’s President through December 2015. He can be reached at (702) 380-3011 and ddias@diaslawgroup.com.