Thursday, February 22, 2024

State Bar of Nevada eNews

State Bar Accepting Applications for 2024 Membership Awards

Each year, the State Bar of Nevada recognizes individuals for their service to the bar and to the legal profession. In 2024, the Board of Governors invites nominations for recipients of the following awards. To submit a nomination, click on the appropriate link below to reach the online submission form. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, March 8.


  • The Presidential Award is presented to a State Bar of Nevada member who has practiced law for 20 years or more, and whose conduct, honesty, and integrity represents the highest standards of the legal profession. Award recipients are those who inspire by example, advance the administration of justice, and bring honor and integrity to the profession of law.

  • The Bryan K. Scott Trailblazer Award is presented to a member of the state bar who exemplifies the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in Nevada’s legal community. Recipients are those who actively work to dismantle institutional bias and who create a welcoming and inclusive professional community by promoting awareness of diverse values, creating or supporting DEI programs, or leading by example.

  • The Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented to a member for outstanding volunteer service to the State Bar of Nevada. The selection committee will give primary consideration to nominees who have served or continue to serve on state bar committees or sections and have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the profession and to the protection of the public.

  • The Young Lawyer of the Year Award will be presented to a young lawyer or lawyers whose professional and public service achievements merit special recognition. Although all commitments to civic participation and community service achievements that advance the state of the profession are considered, special consideration is given to contributions to the State Bar of Nevada and its Young Lawyers Section. Recipients will ordinarily be Nevada lawyers who are either under the age of 36 or who have been engaged in the practice of law for less than five years.
This Week at the State Bar

Congratulations to:



These Nevada firms are the most recent 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

The State Bar of Nevada is hiring an Assistant Bar Counsel for its Las Vegas office. 

The State Bar of Nevada is looking for qualified individuals (attorneys and non-attorneys) from both the south and north to fill open positions on the Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee. Anyone interested can apply for the committee here.  

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Get Your Section on the Board with February Points for Pro Bono Challenge

Right now, leading sections by participants in order of most points are: Probate and Trust, Litigation, Public Lawyers, Labor and Employment, Appellate Litigation, Family Law, Intellectual Property, LGBTQ+, and Solo and Small Practice. 


You can get points on the board for your section as easy as 1, 2, 3:


  • Donate online and earn 1 point for every $500 in section donations. 100 percent goes to legal aid.
  • Volunteer online and earn 2 points for every Ask-A-Lawyer or Lawyer in the Library.
  • Volunteer online and earn 3 points for every case taken.

This year all section members can participate. Join in, give back, feel great, and enhance the image of the legal profession. Join in and learn more.

Nevada Appellate Courts Seek Law Clerks for Summer, Fall

The Nevada Supreme Court and the Nevada Court of Appeals are recruiting law clerks for both Carson City and Las Vegas starting in the summer/fall of 2025. Law clerks work directly with a justice or judge, assisting in processing appeals and writ petitions. Tasks will include legal research, drafting bench memos, preparing orders and opinions, and reviewing documents produced in chambers.


To learn more information about these opportunities and to apply, please visit:

Lawyer Representatives Sought for U.S. District Court

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada is accepting applications for Lawyer

Representatives. Lawyer Representatives provide vital input to the court on a myriad of issues affecting the operations of the federal courts including, but not limited to, rule changes, development of new programs, planning of conferences, and the expenditure of funds from the nonappropriated account.


A full public notice for Lawyer Representatives is available on the court's website. Letters of interest must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 26. Questions can be directed to the Clerk of Court at 702-464-5456.

NNWLA, Washoe Bar Hosting Social Event to Celebrate Women

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association and the Washoe County Bar Association are hosting a social event celebrating “Women Springing Forward.” The event is sponsored by McDonald Carano.


The event will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, at the Washoe Public House. Appetizers and drinks will be provided.


If you would like to recognize a female attorney for a legal accomplishment made in the past year, please send their name and a brief description about their accomplishments to

Nevada Jewish Bar Association Seeking Members

The Nevada Jewish Bar Association invites attorneys, judges, and law students to join the newest affinity bar organization. NJBA’s mission is to promote community, combat antisemitism, and perform tzedakah (pro bono). Steering committee members include: Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Elissa Cadish, retired Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Cherry, David Chesnoff, Josh Reisman, Gil Kahn, and Scott Lachman.


Email Lachman at if you are interested in joining. 

Featured CLE: Medical Records Demystified:

A Comprehensive Guide for Attorneys

Shirley Blazich, founder of Blazich Law Group, will lead this engaging course to equip new lawyers with essential medical know-how for personal injury civil litigation. Dive into the study of common medical terms and conditions, understand the inner workings of hospital departments, unravel the roles of various medical providers, and learn the intricacies of electronic medical records in healthcare and litigation. This session is perfect for those without prior medical training.


Goals include:

  • Enhance proficiency in interpreting and utilizing medical records for litigation purposes.
  • Gain foundational knowledge of various medical specialties and their roles in multidisciplinary patient care.
  • Understand and navigate the complexities of electronic medical records in a legal context.
  • Learn about common hospital policies, procedures, and documentation practices from patient admission to discharge.
  • Acquire familiarity with essential medical terminology and abbreviations commonly found in medical records.

This CLE is part of the State Bar of Nevada’s Essential Trial Skills Series.

Program Date:

Thursday, March 28



2 – 5 p.m.





CLE Hours:

3 General Credits


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