Thursday, March 28, 2024

State Bar of Nevada eNews

Just a Few Days Remain to Submit Nominations for BOG Election

The nomination period for the upcoming State Bar of Nevada’s Board of Governors elections is closing on Monday, April 1.

A nominating petition form is available online or upon request to Manny Botello at the state bar office in Las Vegas at 3100 W Charleston Blvd., Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89102, or by email to


For the 2024 elections, the following positions are open for election:


  • District One – Clark County: One Seat
  • District Two – Rural Counties: One Seat

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

Nominations for the Board of Governors shall be by petition signed by at least five members entitled to vote for the nominee.

Any questions regarding the election process may be directed to Botello at 702-317-1420 or

This Week at the State Bar

Please join the State Bar of Nevada in expressing sincere appreciation for the sponsors of the upcoming Bar Conference! With their help, the state bar can provide access to exciting expert presenters in destination locations. Attendees can now register to attend and book hotel rooms. Be sure to join us at the Bar Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on June 27-28, 2024!

The state bar is committed to your health and well-being. If you are dealing with a difficult life situation, stress, or anxiety, and would like to speak with a licensed professional, you are entitled to three free therapy sessions through the Nevada Lawyer Assistance Program. Call 1-866-828-0022 to speak with a fellow attorney and receive the names of approved therapists in your area. Both the call to NLAP and subsequent therapy sessions are confidential. 

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State Bar of Nevada Job Opening: Assistant Bar Counsel

The State Bar of Nevada is accepting applications for an Assistant Bar Counsel in the Las Vegas office. This is a full-time, exempt position with the Office of Bar Counsel. Key responsibilities and qualifications are listed on the state bar's website.


Qualified applicants may submit their resume, salary requirements, a writing sample and a completed state bar application for consideration to

ALPS Offers Tips on Planning Law Firm Expenses

The dream of starting a law firm can sometimes conflict with the reality of how much it costs. Those costs can vary greatly depending on what type of law you will practice, where you live, and whether you are a true solo attorney or plan on having staff right away. That figure can range from basic start-up costs of $1,500 all the way to $50,000 and beyond.  With the right know-how and a clear financial plan, you can handle this challenge. 


ALPS, a State Bar of Nevada Business Partner, has posted an article titled “Planning Law Firm Expenses: How Much Does It Cost to Start a Law Firm?"


The article will help you get ready to dive into the world of law firm financing, startup costs, and daily operations with clarity and confidence. By carefully planning your journey from launching to running a successful law practice, success is within your reach. 


ALPS is the state bar’s endorsed lawyers’ legal insurance company.

Is Your Company Getting the Most Out of Its Group Health Plan?

A team of benefits experts can help you find out — at no cost. No sales pitch, no pressure, no gimmicks. Get a courtesy consultation through the State Bar of Nevada Insurance Marketplace; it is included with your membership.


Connect with a licensed benefits counselor today to start your free, no-obligation market analysis and group health quote. You may be surprised by what you’re missing out on.

Looking for Referrals? Consider LRS

Each year, the State Bar of Nevada refers more than 15,000 people to attorneys through its Lawyer Referral service (LRIS). If you are an attorney and would like to join LRS, visit our referral website for more information.


To be eligible to join the service, attorneys must be a member in good standing with the state bar, provide proof of errors and omissions insurance with minimum coverage of $250,000 per claim and $500,000 aggregate limits, and pay an annual registration fee of $50.

Sign Up Today for Solo & Small Practice Section Annual Meeting 

There is still time to sign up for the State Bar of Nevada’s Solo & Small Practice Section’s annual meeting on April 28-29 at the Margaritaville Hotel in South Lake Tahoe.

Guest room reservations will be made individually by each guest. The reduced conference room rate of $139 per night is good between April 26-30. The resort fee is reduced to $45, and valet daily parking has been reduced to $21. 

Registrations Now Open for 2024 U.S. District Court Conference

Registration for the 2024 District of Nevada’s District Court Conference is now open and will close on April 10. This year’s conference is on Thursday, April 25 at the World Market Center in Las Vegas. Tickets are $200 for general admission, $125 for government attorneys, and $50 for law clerks, plus the Eventbrite fee.


Attendees will hear from renowned speakers about dissecting the intricate anatomy of litigation. From the initial stages of litigation to the final verdict, this conference will explore critical aspects of federal trial court procedures. Attendees will discover practical strategies, gain valuable tips, and learn about the latest trends shaping the legal landscape.


This year’s conference speakers include retired U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel; retired U.S. District Court Judge Philip Pro; Professor Sara Gordon; Professor Michael Green; and attorneys Don Campbell, David Chesnoff, and A.J. “Bud” Hicks covering topics such as the psychology of litigation, the reliability of forensic science, and the lessons learned from prosecuting and defending organized crime. The conference will also feature the annual Supreme Court Update by the Hon. Jay Bybee as well as an interactive bench-bar discussion covering practice tips and pointers. 

First Judicial District Bar Association Hosting CLE Lunch in April

The First Judicial District Bar Association (FJDBA) is hosting a CLE titled “Preparing for Mediation and Arbitration of Claims Relating to Residential Real Property Within Common-Interest Communities (NRS Chapter 38)” at noon on Friday, April 12, at Red’s Old 395 Grill at 1055 South Carson Street in Carson City. Michael Matsuka of Matsuka Law Offices 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.

Featured CLE: Implicit Bias – A Free Program

Lawyers are looked to for sound, strategic advice by clients. Lawyers are also asked to solve complex issues and often must navigate heightened emotions from various parties while diligently advising their clients. In this session, attendees will learn how to have greater awareness of bias in decision making and how to interrupt bias before it negatively affects the attorney and client. Mindy Gulati will touch on the brain science of cognitive bias and dig into practical tips and tools for how to address bias as we navigate our ethical obligations to our clients.

Program Date:

Wednesday, April 17



Noon – 1 p.m.





CLE Hours:

1 Ethics Credit


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