Thursday, February 15, 2024

State Bar of Nevada eNews

Tyrrell Named President of Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction

The Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction (NJLJ) elected North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Natalie L. Tyrrell to serve as the organization’s president during its annual January meeting.


Tyrrell previously served as secretary and president-elect of the association. As president-elect, she served as chairperson of the Legislative Committee during the 2023 session. During her one-year term of office as president, Tyrrell will be the general manager and executive officer of NJLJ, preside at all meetings, and perform other duties as prescribed by the Board of Directors.


Tyrrell has served as Justice of the Peace in North Las Vegas Justice Court Department 2 since January 2001. She was re-elected to serve a fourth term in 2018. This will be her final term in office as she did not seek re-election this year. Upon retiring in January 2025, she will serve as a Senior Justice of the Peace. During her tenure with the North Las Vegas Justice Court, she served four terms as chief judge.


NJLJ is a nonprofit organization that promotes the efficient and effective administration of justice by providing education for limited jurisdiction judges, promoting procedural improvements in the courts, and improving public confidence and respect for judges and courts. 

This Week at the State Bar

Congratulations to:



This Nevada firm is 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. 

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Pro Bono Challenge Sees Points Double from First Full Week

The State Bar’s LGBTQ+ Section is currently leading the Section Pro Bono Challenge with the most points as a percent of section membership. The Appellate Litigation Section is the runner up.


The 15 points accumulated last week have now jumped to 31 points representing five cases taken, eight Ask-A-Lawyer/Lawyer in the Library sessions, and one donation.


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


It’s 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.

Join in and learn more.

Nevada Supreme Court to Study Capital Case Procedures

Nevada Supreme Court Associate Justice Linda Marie Bell  filed a petition in ADKT 0617 seeking to create a Committee to Study and Update Supreme Court Rule 250 relating to procedures in capital cases.


The court concluded that such a committee should be created. It will conduct all hearings in public and post all meeting minutes and documents considered by the committee on the court’s website. The court issued an order on February 9, 2024, appointing Associate Justices Douglas Herndon and Linda Marie Bell as co-chairs of the committee. The committee shall file a report with the court of its findings and recommendations no later than August 1, 2024.

Las Vegas Justice Court Again Accepting Online Payments

The Las Vegas Justice Court has resumed accepting online payments for criminal and traffic cases. Cases are viewable by accessing Las Vegas Justice Court’s public access website at  Payments can be made by selecting the “Make Payment” option.

Fastcase Expands Member Benefit to Include Premium Access

Effective immediately, Fastcase, a State Bar of Nevada Business Partner that provides online legal research, has upgraded Nevada bar members’ benefit to include premium access to all 50 states’ case law materials at no cost to you.

Previously, this access came with an annual fee of $195. The fee has now been eliminated for all active bar members. For information about this benefit, contact Fastcase at

State Bar Hosting Black History Month Challenge

From February 19-25, the State Bar of Nevada invites members to celebrate Black History Month by participating in a Seven Days of Self-Awareness Challenge to help augment awareness, empathy, compassion, and determination to stand for racial equality.


What is the challenge?

The challenge is done individually and at your own pace, by reading, listening, and viewing recommendations from a curated list. The goal of exploring this media list is to assist participants in becoming more aware and engaged.


The recommended assignments are short, typically taking 15 minutes or less each day. The list includes media focused on the Black American experience, with perspectives on Black history, identity, and culture. It also specifically includes perspectives from Black lawyers and judges in America.


How do I participate?

Each challenge is a personal experience. To participate, simply check the assignment lists online and read or watch the recommended content. To help stay engaged, the state bar invites members to sign up for each challenge’s email list.


During the official dates of the challenge, the state bar will send participants daily emails with links to each day’s content, along with thoughtful observations and question prompts to get the most out of the experience.


Sign up for the current challenge here.

Local Bar Associations, Young Lawyers Hosting Ethics CLE

The Las Vegas chapter of the National Bar Association, Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association, and the State Bar of Nevada’s Young Lawyers Section are presenting a CLE titled “How and Why Cultural Awareness is Important in the Practice of Law” at noon on Thursday, February 22, via Zoom.


The cost of the CLE is $35, and attendees can earn 1 Ethics credit. The presenters will be Caleb Green and Monique Jammer. 

Featured CLE: Case Selection and Strategy

So, you filed or were served with a lawsuit, now what?


This course will focus on the journey from the initial complaint through to pre-trial and dispositive motion practice. It will require the practitioner to analyze the claims, facts, defenses, and evidence needed to support or refute a particular case and to strategize how the litigation and discovery process can best be utilized to achieve those goals.


Practitioners will be provided a mock fact pattern and complaint, and will be asked to develop a case litigation plan in order to support or defend the case.

Program Date:

Tuesday, February 27



2 – 5 p.m.





CLE Hours:

3 General Credits


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