Thursday, June 27, 2024

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Las Vegas Justice Court Seeks Pro-Tempore Judges

The Las Vegas Township Justice Court is accepting applications for the following separate Pro Tempore lists for the 2025-26 calendar years:


  • Justices of the Peace Pro Tempore (NRS 4.032): These justices preside on an as-needed basis over various types of criminal, civil, eviction, or traffic matters when judicial officers are unavailable.


  • Small Claims Justices of the Peace Pro Tempore (NRS 4.032/NRS Chapter 73): These justices preside on an as-needed basis in small-claims hearings when judicial officers are unavailable.


An applicant may apply and be selected for one or both categories and selected candidates are expected to sit at least once per calendar year.


For more information, including application instructions, visit the Las Vegas Township Justice Court website.

All applications must be received via email by 5 p.m. Thursday, August 15. Submit them to Staff Attorney Joe Tommasino at Please direct questions or requests for additional information to Tommasino at 702-671-3424.

This Week at the State Bar

Engage and connect with Nevada attorneys and legal community resources via SBN Go, the State Bar of Nevada’s official app, designed to help you get the most out of your bar license and connect with your peers.


Once downloaded, log in using the same email and password that you use to log into our Attorney Dashboard. Get started now!

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.

View Upcoming Bar Events

Follow Online for Updates from the Santa Fe Bar Conference

The 2024 Bar Conference is going on right now! Whether you're attending the event live or following the action online, you can keep up on our social media feeds using hashtag #SBNSantaFe - find announcements, photos, and more!

State Bar Celebrates Latest Partner in Inclusion

Congratulations to Klinedinst! 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

U.S. District Court Seeks Volunteers for CJA Panels

The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is hosting an “Introduction to Minor Guardianship” CLE at noon until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, in the Engelstad Family Classroom and via Google Meet.


In this course, attorneys will discover the role of children’s attorneys and court proceedings/processes involved in guardianship cases. Thousands of children in Clark County are cared for by someone other than their parents due to their parents’ death, incarceration, or unsuitability. These children, who are outside the supervision of Children’s Protective Services, have largely gone without advocacy, despite facing many of the same issues as children in the dependency system.

Guardianship Attorney Marcus Brouwers will present this seminar for attorneys who would like to represent children in guardianship. Attendees will learn the role of the children’s attorney and an overview of the court proceedings and processes involved in guardianship cases for both guardianships of the person and estate. Lunch will be provided to in-person attendees, and attorneys who refer others to this CLE can receive a free Starbucks gift card.

Other upcoming pro bono opportunities sponsored by the Legal Aid Center include:

  • Represent a client in a family law case: View Cases!
  • Represent a child in an abuse and neglect case: View Cases!
  • Volunteer for an Ask-A-Lawyer session: Click here for more information and to volunteer! 

Changes Coming to Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure

On June 7, 2024, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order in ADKT 0580 amending the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure. The amended rules are effective prospectively on August 15, 2024, as to all pending cases and cases initiated after that date.


The court further ordered that these amended rules shall control when conflicts arise between these amended rules and any other court rules. Time frames accruing before the effective date of these amended rules shall be calculated using the existing, unamended rules. Time frames accruing on or after the effective date of these amended rules shall be calculated under these amended rules.


For the benefit of the bench and the bar and to facilitate the transition from the existing rules to the new rules, attached to the order as Exhibit A is a redline of the revised NRAP against the existing NRAP. A clean copy of the revised NRAP is attached as Exhibit B.

Featured CLE: Ninth Circuit Practice Pointers with the Hon. Judge Rawlinson

The Appellate Litigation Section is hosting an insightful CLE session with Judge Johnnie B. Rawlinson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. This program will provide guidance on key aspects of appellate practice, specifically tailored for trial attorneys and appellate advocates.


Highlights include:


  • Preservation of the Record for Appeal: Learn essential strategies to ensure the trial record is properly preserved for appellate review, avoiding common pitfalls that can jeopardize an appeal.
  • Understanding the Ninth Circuit Appeals Process: Gain a comprehensive understanding of how the appeals process works within the Ninth Circuit, including procedural nuances and critical timelines.
  • Effective Appellate Brief Writing: Receive expert tips on drafting persuasive appellate briefs, focusing on structure, clarity, and argumentation to effectively present your case.
  • Mastering Appellate Oral Arguments: Discover practical pointers for delivering compelling oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit, including techniques for addressing judges' questions and presenting a cohesive narrative.


Don't miss this unique opportunity to enhance your appellate advocacy skills with insights directly from a respected Ninth Circuit judge. Register now to secure your spot! Please note that lunch will be served for those attending in person.

Program Date:

Thursday, July 18



Noon until 1 p.m.



Live from State Bar of Nevada office in Las Vegas and via Webinar


CLE Hours:

1 General Credit


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