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President's Message: Get Out!

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NEVADA LAWYER
EDITORIAL BOARD scott g. Wasserman, Chair Michael t. saunders lisa Wong lackland, Chair-elect gregory r. shannon Mark a. hinueber, Vice-Chair stephen F. smith Beau sterling, 2nd Vice-Chair heidi Parry stern erin Barnett anne h. Wellborn Patricia d. Cafferata richard d. Williamson hon. robert J. Johnston John Zimmerman scott McKenna BOARD OF GOVERNORS President: Kathleen J. england, las Vegas President-Elect: Cam Ferenbach, las Vegas Vice President: Constance akridge, las Vegas Immediate Past President: Bruce Beesley, reno James Bradshaw, reno amber l. Candelaria, las Vegas laurence digesti, reno Frank Flaherty, Carson City elana turner graham, las Vegas Bruce hahn, reno Jenny hubach, reno gregory J. Kamer, las Vegas alan lefebvre, las Vegas Vincent ochoa, las Vegas Bruce shapiro, las Vegas Mason simons, elko ex-officio dean John Valery White, unlV Boyd school of law
Message from the President
Kathleen Jane England, state Bar of nevada President
get out!!!!
As president, I have tried to make this bar association a bigger tent. I am writing this column to tell you what I have been doing and to let you know about some upcoming events and encourage you to get involved. As your president, I am fortunate to attend lots of meetings and seminars, so much so that I believe I have enough CLE to last until I die (if I were allowed to carry that much over). On March 4 and 5, 2010, I attended the Family Law Conference in Ely, Nevada. Have you ever heard Supreme Court cases summarized in haiku? I have. On March 10 I attended the Washoe County Bar lunch on “Burning Man Law.” Ray Allen, Burning Man Government Relations & Legal Affairs Manager, and Andie Grace, Burning Man Communications Manager and Regional Network Manager, made a great presentation with pictures! On March 12, I attended the ABA’s Bar Leadership Institute in Chicago to learn how to be a better president (it’s not working!) and share my thoughts mid-term with incoming bar presidents from all over the country. On March 18, barely recovered from St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago and Las Vegas, I attended the Clark County Bar lunch, where they honored the latest 40-years-in-practice members, who generously shared their insights and memories. On March 25, I was honored to lunch with (retired) U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who spoke about the need and reasons for merit selection of judges and better civics education for students. So join me in getting out of your office. The following events are just a small sample of what is out there! Improve your lawyering skills and contribute to your profession. U.S. District Court Conference Convenes Thursday, April 29, 2010 “The Search for the Truth: Challenges and Opportunities” is the theme of this year’s U.S. District Court Conference in Reno. See more detailed notice elsewhere in this magazine. To be held at the Peppermill Hotel in Reno, for five CLE credits, including one hour of ethics. Eighth Judicial District Civil Bench Bar Committee Meets Tuesday, April 20, 2010 The monthly meeting of the Civil Bench Bar Committee is at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20 in Courtroom 15B of the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. The Civil Bench Bar Committee brings the judiciary and bar members together to discuss ways of improving the handling of civil matters. Discussion items include mandatory e-filing, discovery, proposed case resolution conference rules and forms for pleadings and discovery. Open to all bar members to raise issues of concern and suggestions. Lunch provided. RSVP by April 19 to the chambers of the Hon. Elissa Cadish at (702) 671-4350 or kelleyt@clarkcountycourts.us. Eighth Judicial District Probate Bench Bar Meets Friday, April 9, 2010 The Probate Bench Bar Committee will meet at 12 p.m. on April 9 in Courtroom 13 of the Family Courts and Service Center at 601 N. Pecos Road, Las Vegas. The Probate Bench Bar Committee brings together the judiciary and practitioners to discuss ways to improve handling of probate matters. Discussion items include what matters are heard by the Probate Commissioner vs. Judge, procedures on objections, discovery matters and possible changes to local rules for probate. Open forum for suggestions and issues of concern. Lunch provided. All bar members welcome. RSVP by
STATE BAR STAFF Executive Director: Kimberly K. Farmer Bar Counsel: rob Bare Deputy Bar Counsel/ General Counsel: david Clark Director of Admissions: Patrice J. eichman Director of Finance & Information Systems: Marc Mersol NEVADA LAWYER STAFF Publications Manager: Jennifer smith (jennifers@nvbar.org) Publications Coordinator: Kristen Bennett (kristenb@nvbar.org) Publications Assistant: Melinda Catren (melindac@nvbar.org) GRAPHIC DESIGN georgina Corbalan
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April 8 to the chambers of the Hon. Elissa Cadish at (702) 6714350 or kelleyt@clarkcountycourts.us. Electronic Records Management Seminar on April 22-23, 2010 The Nevada State Library and Archives, the Nevada State Historical Records Advisory Board (SRHAB), Association of Records Management Administrators (ARMA), and Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM), Nevada chapters, are offering a two-day, affordable and informative E-Records Forum simulcast from Carson City at the Legislative Building to Las Vegas, in the Grant Sawyer Building at 555 W. Washington. Topics include the creation, management, use, preservation and disposition of records in electronic format. Presentations include “Security Challenges,” “E-Discovery and E-Compliance,” “Retention and Disposition of Records” and much more. Early registration is $45 (by 4/12/2010), and late registration is $60 (after 4/12/2010). Find a registration form at www.aiimnv.com. Probate Bench/Bar Meetings The Probate Bench Bar Committee will meet at 12 p.m. on Friday, April 16 in the Dept. 4 Courtroom located at 75 Court Street, Reno. The Probate Bench Bar will discuss the restructuring of the Trust & Probate Office for the District Court and law library, among other topics of interest to the group. In addition, it is an open forum for suggestions and issues of concern. All bar members welcome. RSVP by April 8 to the chambers of the Hon. Connie J. Steinheimer at (775) 3283183 or audrey.kay@washoecourts.us. In addition, the Probate Bar holds bi-monthly meetings. Next meeting is a CLE luncheon on May 19. Please contact J. Douglas Clark at (775) 324-7822 for more information and to RSVP for lunch. Second Judicial District Criminal Bench/Bar Meeting The Criminal Bench Bar will meet at 12 p.m. on Friday, April 30 in Dept. 4 Courtroom, 75 Court Street, Reno. The Criminal Bench Bar will discuss e-filing, ADKT 411 practice, compliance and appointment, and P & P practice changes, law library and other topics of interest. All bar members are welcome. RSVP by April 29 to the chambers of the Hon. Connie J. Steinheimer at (775) 328-3183 or audrey.kay@washoecourts.us. Second Judicial District Civil Bench/Bar Meeting The Civil Bench Bar will meet at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 25 in Dept. 4 Courtroom, 75 Court Street, Reno. The Civil Bench Bar will discuss issues surrounding our restructuring, efiling in the District Court and the Supreme Court, telephonic appearances and other related issues. Second Judicial District Family Division Bench/Bar Meeting The Family Division Bench Bar will meet at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12 in Courtroom 6 at 1 South Sierra Street in Reno. The Family Bench Bar will discuss Family Court interests including the restructuring of family division programs, SelfHelp Center, law library, and other budget-driven changes to practice in the Family Court. State Bar Annual Meeting Convenes Thursday-Saturday, June 24-26, 2010 This year’s State Bar Annual Meeting will take place June 24-26, 2010 in beautiful Monterey, Calif. Our site is the gorgeous Monterey Plaza Hotel, right on Cannery Row. One event, breakfast on Saturday morning, will be at the worldfamous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Join members of the Supreme Court, district, family and limited jurisdiction courts and Ninth Circuit Judge Johnnie Rawlinson for this meeting. At least 12 credits of CLE will be offered on a variety of subjects, including the Young Lawyers’ two-day trial skills academy. For more information, go to www.nvbar.org.
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