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The State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors and the Access to Justice Commission extend a special thanks to the following attorneys who generously accepted cases in May 2013, through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Washoe Legal Services, Nevada Legal Services and Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans.
Vincent Aiello Boris Avramski Brian Blackham Ernest Buche Jr. Jack Burns Robert Cassity Candace Clark G. Lance Coburn David Colvin Shelly Cooley Timothy Cory William Coulthard David Crosby James Davis Mario Fenu Frances-Ann Fine Marc Fox Matthew Friedman Laura Fritz Felicia Galati Denise Gentile Leslie Godfrey April Green Marjorie Guymon Ashley Hanks Kara Hendricks Michael Hogue Kent Ivey Moorea Katz Thomas Kummer Israel “Ishi” Kunin Akke Levin Jessica Leyva-Muñoz Michael McKelleb Eric Powers Jacob Reynolds Michael Rhodes Jeffry Riesenmy Lawrence Rouse Holly Roys Beverly Salhanick Christina Schwab Colin Seale M. Nelson Segel Ambrish Sidhu Brian Steadman David Stephens Marsha Stephenson James Urrutia Edward Vargas Israel Whitbeck Ryan Works
The State Bar of Nevada’s Board of Governors (BOG) has three new members following the 2013 election: Richard Dreitzer, Julie Cavanaugh-Bill and Ryan D. Russell. Nominations for the Board of Governors were filed by petitions signed by at least five bar members entitled to vote for the nominee. Congratulations to the new members and those reelected to the BOG.
Richard Dreitzer is a partner with the law firm of Wilson Elser in Las Vegas. He has been practicing in Nevada for more than 10 years and is also licensed in Arizona and Missouri. Dreitzer maintained a solo practice earlier in his career and has served both the private and public sector through his work as a Deputy Attorney General. Dreitzer participates on state bar committees, speaks at state bar seminars and participates in other barrelated activities. He hopes to strengthen communication between the Board of Governors and the public and says he will work hard to ensure that both bench and bar members benefit from this fortified communication. Julie Cavanaugh-Bill has a solo practice in Elko County and has been practicing in Nevada for more than 14 years. She is also licensed to practice in Minnesota. CavanaughBill is experienced in Native American and indigenous rights law and has worked as in-house counsel for the Prairie Island Indian Community and as the director of the Land Recognition Program for the Western Shoshone Defense Project. Ryan D. Russell, a graduate of William S. Boyd School of Law, is an attorney with Allison, MacKenzie in Carson City. Russell also serves as a Judge Pro Tempore. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Washoe County Bar, and the First and Ninth Judicial District Bar Associations. Russell began practicing law in Nevada in 2004 and has worked with many governmental clients in addition to practicing in the areas of business, construction, family and healthcare law. Formerly Russell served as a board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada and the Bruce R. Thompson Chapter of the Inns of Court.
Attorneys that participated in clinics, Ask-A-Lawyer, Small Business Project:
James Berchtold Robert Blau Gina Bongiovi Craig Bourke James Claflin Jr. Lynn Conant Max Couvillier Laura Deeter Erin Elliot Mario Fenu Fran Fine Marc Fox Richard Frankoff Tanner M. Harris Rena Hughes Shawanna Johnson Jeanne Lambertsen Cliff Marcek Meredith Markwell Michael Marr Michael McKelleb Jakub Medrala Rebecca Miller Kari Molnar Corrine Murphy William Palmer III Katherine Provost Amber Robinson Patricia Ross Beverly Salhanick Steve Sidhu Holly Stoberski
BOLD honors multiple cases accepted and/or sessions conducted within the month.
24 Nevada Lawyer August 2013

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