Thursday, June 20, 2024

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State Bar Launches Official SBN Go App

The State Bar of Nevada has launched SBN Go, the state bar’s official app.


Lawyers can engage and connect with Nevada attorneys and legal community resources via SBN Go, which is designed to help attorneys get the most of their bar license and connect with peers.


Once downloaded, log in using the same email and password that you use to log into the state bar’s Attorney Dashboard.


Through technology, the state bar makes it easier to stay connected and informed, and participate in a professional network! Features of SBN Go include:


  • Event calendar and registration;
  • Attorney-to-attorney messaging;
  • Discussion topics and engagement;
  • News feed; and
  • More!


The SBN Go app is available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

This Week at the State Bar

Foundation Grant season is almost here! Does your organization have a program that supports educational, pipeline, and pro bono initiatives? If so, you may qualify for Foundation Grant – find out here! Applications due by July 31, 2024.

Civil Bench-Bar meetings at the Eighth Judicial District Court are on break for the remainder of the summer. Meetings will resume Sept. 10, at noon.

The State Bar of Nevada makes office and meeting room space available to members at no charge. Meet with clients, use office resources, or reserve temporary workspace in either the Las Vegas headquarters, located at 3100 W. Charleston Blvd, Suite 100, or at the Northern Nevada Bar Center, located at 9456 Double R Blvd., Suite B, in Reno. Call 800-254-2797 to make a reservation.

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Comment Period Open for Upcoming Board of Governors Meeting

The Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada has set a time for a public comment period on the agenda for its upcoming meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26.

If you are interested in addressing the Board of Governors at that meeting, please email Manny Botello at by noon on Tuesday, June 25, for the zoom link to this meeting.

Talim Appointed to Department 14 Judicial Seat at Eighth Judicial District Court

Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo has appointed Tina Talim to fill the Department 14 judicial seat on the Eighth Judicial District Court. The seat became vacant when Judge Adriana Escobar retired. Prior to her appointment, Talim served as chief deputy district attorney for Clark County working in the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and as district attorney director of Diversity and Community outreach.


The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection forwarded Talim’s application to Lombardo for his selection and appointment.

To serve the entirety of the term, the appointed judge is required to file as a candidate in the November 2024 general election. The current term for all district court judges in Nevada expires January 4, 2027.

NRAP Amendments Become Effective August 15

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.

Reminder: Fastcase’s Full Library Free to Bar Licensees

Fastcase and the State Bar of Nevada have upgraded access to Fastcase’s library for state bar licensees.


All active bar licensees have free electronic access to Fastcase through the state bar’s website. This includes unlimited use with no monthly, hourly, or time-based fees.


Fastcase, a state bar Business Partner, includes access to federal and Nevada case law (as well as all 50 states), local federal rules, reporters, links to court forms, Attorney General’s opinions, bankruptcy decisions, administrative regulations, and other information important to state bar licensees.


Log in to Fastcase through the state bar’s log in page.

Early Bird Pricing for Andale 5K Closes June 23

The Nevada Latino Bar Association (LBA) is planning the sixth annual ¡Ándale! 5K – A Race to Equalize Law School Admissions. This year’s race is at 8 a.m. Saturday, September 28, at the Kellogg-Zaher Sports Complex in Las Vegas. A virtual option is also available.


Anyone interested in taking part can register individually or join a team. A special early bird price of $25 is available until Sunday, June 23. Do not wait.


Funds raised from the event will help provide funding for LSAT preparation courses and related LSAT fees to help aspiring attorneys attend law school. In the past four years, the event raised more than $250,000, which allowed the LBA to fund more than 140 scholarships.

U.S. District Court Seeks Volunteers for CJA Panels

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada is accepting applications to the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panels in both Reno and Las Vegas. The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 1.


There are four panels: Las Vegas Trial, Reno Trial, Direct Appeals, and Habeas. There is also a mentor program to help less-experienced attorneys prepare to accept CJA appointments. 


The application is posted to the Federal Public Defender’s CJA website. Questions and completed applications must be submitted to

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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