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
CCLF’s Trial By Peers 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 planned activities listed below:

 

  • CCBA Volunteer Night Supporting Three Square Food Bank
    • Event: CCBA Volunteer Night at Three Square
    • When: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.)
    • Where: Three Square Food Bank, 4190 N. Pecos Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89115
    • Activity: Volunteers will pack kid-friendly foods into bags that will be delivered to the kids at the end of the school day on Fridays. There are several activities occurring during the BackPack session which include stuffing bags with food, replenishing stock, tying the bags and placing them into the school bins. Minimum age: 10 yrs old w/adult with signed minor release form for any volunteers ages 10-17 required. All volunteers must wear close-toed shoes!
    • Sign up: [link TBA] or contact Steph at CCBA, 702-387-6011.

 

  • Blanket the Homeless – Supporting local homeless people in Las Vegas area
    • Event: [TBA]
    • Date: [TBA]
    • Location: [TBA]
    • Activity: Volunteers to raise money to distribute rescue blankets to homeless.
    • Donations: Submit payments (cash, check, credit card) tagged with “Blanket the Homeless ” to either organization:
      • Clark County Bar Association (CCBA), a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, 717 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101. Phone: (702) 387-6011.
      • Clark County Law Foundation (CCLF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations to CCLF 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. Online donations to Clark County Law Foundation via a PayPal link.
        • NOTE: Please do NOT donate blankets. The blankets will be purchased by the Clark County Law Foundation and distributed to local charities that serve the homeless people in the Las Vegas area.

 

  • Downtown Cultural Series –Supporting the City of Las Vegas Cultural Affairs Division, US District Court – District of Nevada
    • Event: Various musicians and performances  (Fall 2018 – Spring 2019)
    • Dates: [TBA]
    • Location: Jury Assembly Room, Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse, 333 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas
    • Activity: Attorneys may volunteer to make a brief presentation to the audience BEFORE the musicians take the stage. To volunteer to be the speaker, contact Steph at CCBA at (702) 387-6011.
    • About: The Downtown Cultural Series is produced by the City of Las Vegas held at the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse. The City of Las Vegas arranges for the entertainment and food. The Clark County Bar Association arranges for the speaker to address the audience before the performance begins.
  • Law Day Supporting the State Bar of Nevada

CCBA’s Community Service Committee Members:

  • Co-Chairs:
    • Paul Ray of Paul C. Ray, Chtd.
    • Jennifer Roberts of UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation
  • Shahzad Ali,  TIMC Wealth Advisors
  • Annette Bradley,  Southern Nevada Health District
  • Damon Dias of Dias Law Group
  • Tiffany Doctors of Gerald M. Welt, Chtd.
  • Jared Hague of Sutton Hague Law Corp.
  • Monique Jammer, Juris Doctor Candidate; Boyd School of Law, Office of Admissions | Student Ambassador; Active Member | Black Law Students Association
  • Paul Lal of Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP
  • Jeffrey Luszeck of Solomon Dwiggins & Freer, Ltd.
  • Noah Malgeri of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • Cathy Mazzeo of Southwest Gas Corp., Legal Division
  • Allyson Noto of Sylvester & Polednak, Ltd.
  • Julie Olejnik-Brown of Expert Strategy Group
  • Mariteresa Rivera-Rogers of Wright Stanish & Winckler
  • James Smyth II of  Kaempfer Crowell
  • Lin Soriano, Assistant Principal, Nevada Learning Academy at CCSD and Juris Doctor Candidate; Boyd School of Law
  • Melinda Vereen-McDuffie of Hall Jaffe & Clayton, LLP
  • Seleste Wyse of Juris Doctor Degree Candidate; Boyd School of Law
  • CCBA Executive Board Liaisons: Paul Ray of Paul C. Ray Chtd. and Mark Blackman of Wright, Finlay & Zak, LLP

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


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:

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’s CLE Committee Members:

  •  Chair Robert Telles, Accolade Law
    • Wayne Carter of Hand Page Sullivan Martin
    • Gayle Nathan of Gayle Nathan Law
    • arli Sansone of Pecos Law Group
    • Evan Schwab of Anthony A. Zmaila Limited PLLC
    • Stephen Smith , Sole Practitioner
    • CCBA Executive Board Liaisons: Mariteresa Rivera-Rogers of Wright Stanish & WincklerPaul Ray of Paul C. Ray, Chtd.; Brenda Weksler of Office of the Federal Public Defender; and Joel Henriod of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

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 CCBA Events Calendar or contact Donna at CCBA office, (702) 387-6011.


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. Committee work averages three hours per month per person. The committee coordinates and participates with the William S. Boyd School of Law to produce student competitions. Members volunteer to help with bar events, including the annual Meet Your Judges Mixer and the New Admittees Reception. Also, the committee plans to host 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:  (Under review for revision/to be posted soon.).

CCBA’s New Lawyers Committee Members:

  • Committee Co-Chairs Jason Close of Close Law Group and Amanda Stevens of N.R. Donath & Associates
  • Jonathan Chung, Student Representative of UNLV Boyd Law School
  • Frank Leavitt, Esq.of Leavitt Law Firm
  • Noah Malgeri, Esq. of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • CCBA Executive Board Liaisons: Brandon Kemble, Esq. of the City of Henderson; James Leavitt, Esq. of Leavitt Legal Services, P.C.; and Judge Jerry Wiese of 8th Judicial District Court

This committee meets at 12:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at the CCBA offices. For more information, view CCBA Events Calendar or contact CCBA staff liaison Donna at CCBA office (702) 387-6011.


CCBA’s Publications Committee

The Publications Committee produces Communiqué, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association. This printed magazine offers information about the bar activities, services, as well 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’s Publications Committee Members:

  • Committee Chair and Editor-In-Chief Heather Anderson-Fintak, Esq. of Southern Nevada Health District
    • Associate Editor Tami Cowden, Esq. of Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    • Associate Editor Jacquelyn Franco, Esq. of Stephenson & Dickinson, P.C.
    • Associate Editor Alia Najjar, MD, Esq. of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP
    • Associate Editor Jennifer Roberts, Esq. of UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation
    • Lindsay Demaree, Esq. of Ballard Spahr
    • Jennifer Hostetler, Esq. of the Office of the Nevada Attorney General
    • Erin Houston, Esq. of Office of Secretary of State
    • Paul Ray, Esq. of Paul C. Ray, Chtd.
    • Carli Sansone, Esq. of Vegas West Attorneys
    • Melinda Vereen, legal assistant of Hall Jaffe & Clayton, LLP
    • CCBA Executive Board Liaisons: Jennifer Roberts of UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation and James Harper of the Harper Selim Law Group

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 CCBA Events Calendar or contact Steph at CCBA office, (702) 387-6011.

Would you like to write for Communiqué?

The editors of Communiqué are accepting proposals with ideas for original articles, features, and highlights to be written by CCBA members for publication in an upcoming issue of the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA). Proposals should be submitted for the editors to review as soon as possible. Interested authors should to review the information regarding our editorial calendar, editorial policy, author guidelines available upon request and posted on the CCBA’s website at https://www.clarkcountybar.org/about-communique/editorial-calendar-policy/.


CCBA’s Social Events Committee

This relatively new committee is 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. Upcoming activities, include the following events:

  • Summer Kick-Off BBQ (June 7, 2018)
  • CCBA Baseball Night (TBA)

Join the CCBA’s Social Committee:

  • Chair: Jason Stoffel, Esq. of Roberts Stoffel Family Law Group
    • Tami Cowden, Esq. of Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    • Kimberly Abbott, Esq. of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
    • CCBA Executive Board Liaisons: James Leavitt, Esq. of Leavitt Legal Services and Jason Stoffel, Esq. of Roberts Stoffel Family Law Group

Meetings: This committee has yet to schedule a regular meeting day/time. To find out when the next meeting of this committee will be held, view CCBA Events Calendar page or contact Jason Stoffel at (702) 474-7007.



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 The Trial By Peers Committee meets on the last Monday or Tuesday of the month, alternating between months, between noon and 1 p.m. in their offices at 725 S 8th Street. In May 20017, they will meet on the last Monday. 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/.