Thursday, May 23, 2024

State Bar of Nevada eNews

Aldrich, Ingram Elected to Board of Governors

The State Bar of Nevada’s Board of Governors 2024 elections concluded on May 8.


The following candidates were elected to the Board of Governors and will be sworn in to begin their three-year terms at the state bar’s Annual Bar Conference, on June 28, 2024:


District 1: Clark County

  • John Aldrich

District 2: Rural Counties

  • Tyler Ingram


The Board of Governors consists of 15 members elected by the active licensees of the State Bar of Nevada who are residents of Nevada and have their office address per SCR 79 in the respective districts.

This Week at the State Bar

The Washoe County Family Court-Bench Bar meeting will be held at noon on Tuesday, June 4, via Zoom. Margaret Crowley and Melissa Mangiaracina, long-time mediators and instructors, co-founded the Mediator Training Center and will give insight into ADR/Mediation.

Did you know you can easily make changes to all of your contact information via the state bar’s attorney portal? You can also designate which address to send bar communications to. The same site allows attorneys to designate whether or not their email address is available to the public.

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Second Judicial District Court Rules on Management of Evidence 

The Second Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order (AO) 2024-03, which identifies a list of cases in Exhibit A of the order with evidence that will be made eligible for review and release or destruction. The cases identified have been closed for at least two years, have no pending appeals before the Nevada Court of Appeals or the Nevada Supreme Court, and have no pending federal court cases regarding the civil matter in question.


For information, contact Evidence Clerk Kayla Hudson at 775-328-3161 or email Hudson at

Nevada Bar Foundation Seeks Volunteers to Serve on Board

The Nevada Bar Foundation – the charitable arm of the State Bar of Nevada – seeks six attorneys for its Board of Trustees. Composed of 11 members -- five appointed by the State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors and six appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court – the Board of Trustees meets twice a year to consider IOLTA Grants and Bar Foundation Grant recipients, as well as oversee the Foundation’s budget and operations.


The foundation is committed to the judicious management of the Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA) program, granting more than $12 million this year to support Nevada’s legal service providers. The foundation also administers a second Foundation Grant program supporting pipeline, education, and inclusion initiatives. If you are interested in joining the Nevada Bar Foundation in this pursuit, please consider applying to join the Foundation’s Board of Trustees by Thursday, June 6.


For information, please contact Judi De Marco at

Lawyer Referral Service in Need of Attorneys

The State Bar of Nevada’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) has been serving the public since 1979 by referring clients in need of legal services to qualified attorneys statewide. The LRS serves the public interest by assisting individuals who can pay normal attorney fees but are unable to locate appropriate legal representation due to a lack of experience with the legal system, a lack of information about the type of service needed, or a fear of the potential costs of seeing a lawyer.

Lawyers who participate in LRS pay a $50 annual fee and, if retained by the client, remit 20 percent of all net fees earned and collected beyond the initial consultation fee to SBN.

LRS attorneys can opt to take an unlimited (or limited) number of clients statewide from a list of more than 20 practice areas. Attorneys are especially needed in the following areas: bankruptcy, civil rights, collections, consumer law, employment, immigration law, medical malpractice, real estate, Social Security, tax law, and workers’ compensation.

Apply online today!

State Bar Disciplinary Boards Seek Volunteers for Openings

The State Bar of Nevada is looking for qualified individuals to fill open positions on the Northern and Southern disciplinary boards. The disciplinary boards are also looking for lay members. Apply online by May 31 for the disciplinary board vacancies.

SNAWA Hosting CLE Luncheon on Tax and Finance

The Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys is hosting is monthly luncheon at noon on Thursday, June 6, via Zoom.


Dr. Francine Lipman, an accountant, lawyer, teacher, and scholar, will lead a virtual CLE on the “Future of Tax & Finance.” This information is relevant to the sunsetting of the Tax Cut & Jobs Act. 

Featured CLE: Judicial Settlement

Conferences: Tips from the Bench

The State Bar of Nevada’s ADR and Young Lawyers sections are hosting a joint “Judicial Settlement Conferences: Tips from the Bench” CLE from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at the state bar office in Reno.

Second Judicial District Court judges Kathleen Drakulich, Cynthia Lu, Tammy Riggs, and Tamatha Schreinert will host an interactive dialogue on judicial settlement conferences, how to prepare for them, and best practices to get cases resolved.

Learning objectives include:

  • Providing practitioners with helpful information about judicial settlement conferences;
  • Learning how to overcome obstacles to settlement; and
  • Discover how to prepare cases and clients for settlement conferences.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided. 

Program Date:

Thursday, June 6



5:30-6:30 p.m.



State Bar of Nevada office in Reno


CLE Hours:

1 General Credit


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