Thursday, May 16, 2024

State Bar of Nevada eNews

Attorney Applies to Fill Vacancy in Eighth Judicial District Court

Chief Justice Elissa Cadish announced the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection received one application from Tina Talim to fill the judicial opening in Department 14 of the Eighth Judicial District Court.


The commission will convene to determine the outcome of this vacancy. Department 27 is vacant through the resignation of the Honorable Adriana Escobar at the beginning of this month.


Nevada attorneys with 10 years of legal experience, including two years of Nevada practice, were encouraged to apply for the opening.


The commission is composed of seven permanent members – the Supreme Court chief justice, three non-attorneys appointed by the governor, and three attorneys appointed by the State Bar of Nevada. For district court vacancies, two temporary members are appointed from the judicial district where the vacancy occurs – a non-attorney by the governor and an attorney by the state bar – bringing the commission membership to nine.

This Week at the State Bar

Congratulations to Dickinson Wright. This firm is the latest to receive the Partner in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Medallion from the State Bar of Nevada. The medallion is awarded to firms that complete at least five DEI initiatives in the categories of recruitment, retention, pipeline and community programs, and coaching and training. Download a flyer for more information on how to earn a DEI medallion or contact Judi DeMarco at

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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.

Bankruptcy Court Hosting Survey on Hearing Preferences

The bankruptcy judges for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada want State Bar of Nevada licensees’ input regarding in-person versus remote hearings. The Bankruptcy Court is authorized on a continuing basis to conduct hearings remotely. Each bankruptcy judge, however, is authorized to conduct in-person hearings on a case-by-case basis. Bankruptcy judges generally require in-person hearings in which live witness testimony is required. 


The Bankruptcy Court previously surveyed bar licensees on this topic in February 2022. The Bankruptcy Court was granted continuing authority to conduct remote hearings on March 4, 2024, but the bankruptcy judges would like to hear more.


The deadline for the survey is Friday, May 24.

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. 

First Judicial District Bar Association Hosting CLE Lunch in June

The First Judicial District Bar Association (FJDBA) is hosting a one-hour general credit CLE titled “Legal Pitfalls and Strategies for Personal Injury Cases with Workers’ Compensation Crossover” at noon on Friday, June 7, at Red’s Old 395 Grill at 1055 South Carson Street in Carson City. Craig Kidwell will be the speaker.


The cost is $25 for nonmembers and $20 for FJDBA members. To RSVP, email or call Anne Laughlin at 775-671-2414.

Do You Advertise? Don’t Forget to File!

Lawyers who advertise their services to Nevada clients – whether through conventional print, radio, or television media, or via online platforms – must file their advertisements with the state bar’s Lawyer Advertising Advisory Committee within 15 days of dissemination. Although law firm websites are not included in this requirement, all advertising disseminated in exchange for something of value must be filed.


Not sure how to file? Here is how. Access the Lawyer Advertisement Filing Form, fill in the requested information, upload your media files, and remit the filing fee. Once the advertisement is submitted, an automatic confirmation will be emailed.


A copy of the amended Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct and the Lawyer Advertising Interpretive Guidelines can also be found online. For questions regarding the filing process and/or submitting your advertising filing forms, please contact

Featured CLE: Harnessing Generative AI for Legal Innovation

Want to learn more about artificial intelligence and how to harness its power in your practice? Join Joe Regalia, who will demystify Generative AI and give you an opportunity to “play in the sandbox” during this insightful 90-minute CLE workshop on the role of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) in the legal profession.


In the first 60 minutes, attendees will be introduced to the transformative impact of GAI tools and technologies, including natural language processing and machine learning, legal research, contract analysis, and document review. Highlighting popular tools from companies like OpenAI, such as ChatGPT, this session aims to equip legal professionals with the knowledge to leverage GAI for enhancing practice efficiency and staying ahead in legal innovation.


The workshop's final 30 minutes offers hands-on exercises with GAI-driven technologies and an exploration of their practical applications in a legal setting.


Participants will:

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of GAI concepts and terminology within the legal context.
  • Evaluate AI-powered tools for legal research, document analysis, and contract review.
  • Grasp the workings of GAI, its capabilities, and its future implications.
  • Analyze the advantages and challenges of AI integration in the legal sector, focusing on productivity, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Delve into the ethical aspects of AI in legal practices, addressing data privacy, transparency, and bias concerns.
  • Acquire strategies for employing GAI tools like ChatGPT in daily legal tasks.

Program Date:

Thursday, May 23



12:30 – 2 p.m.





CLE Hours:

1.5 General Credits


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