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
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
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.