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President's Message: Imagine What You Can Do As a Section Member!

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NEVADA LAWYER
EDitoRiAL boARD Mark A. Hinueber, Chair Gregory R. Shannon Patricia D. Cafferata, Chair-Elect Stephen F. Smith Michael T. Saunders, Vice-Chair Beau Sterling Lisa Wong Lackland, Kristen E. Simmons Immediate Past Chair Scott G. Wasserman Erin Barnett Richard D. Williamson Hon. Robert J. Johnston John Zimmerman Scott McKenna boARD of GoVERNoRS president: Constance Akridge, Las Vegas president-Elect: Frank Flaherty, Carson City Vice president: Alan Lefebvre, Las Vegas immediate past president: Cam Ferenbach, Las Vegas James Bradshaw, Reno Elizabeth Brickfield, Las Vegas Laurence Digesti, Reno Eric Dobberstein, Las Vegas Elana Graham, Las Vegas Vernon (Gene) Leverty, Reno Paul Matteoni, Reno Richard Pocker, Las Vegas Bryan Scott, Las Vegas Richard Scotti, Las Vegas Mason Simons, Elko Hon. David Wall (Ret.), Las Vegas Ex-Officio Dean John Valery White, UNLV Boyd School of Law Richard Trachok, Chair Board of Bar Examiners
message from the president
connie Akridge, Esq., State Bar of Nevada President
IMAGINE WHAT YOU CAN DO AS A SECTION MEMBER!
“We want and need your time, talent and ideas to ensure that the bar’s sections continue to thrive and develop for the benefit of all Nevada attorneys.”
Happy 2012! This is your year to join a State Bar of Nevada (SBN) section or committee! Imagine the opportunities available to you with section involvement. Always wanted to plan a continuing legal education program, work on an amicus curiae brief, create a publication, draft proposed legislation or get to know your colleagues in your practice area? Then add becoming involved or more involved in the work of a bar section to your list of New Year’s resolutions. We want and need your time, talent and ideas to ensure that the bar’s sections continue to thrive and develop for the benefit of all Nevada attorneys. We are not only increasing our recruitment of members to join the bar’s effort, but we will soon be asking you to complete a survey about how our sections are operating. We want to know how SBN sections can better serve you and how you want to become involved in section work. We will be asking you about your experience with being a member of a bar section, and we will want to know how a section has assisted you or could better assist you in your practice with a CLE program, publication, legislative activity or other activity. We will inquire about activities in which you would like to see a section engaged and in which you would like to participate. If you are not already a member of a section we will inquire as to what section you would be interested in joining. When you receive the survey, please take the time to respond and share your thoughts with us. We sincerely value your input. The bar’s Programs and Services Manager, Lori Wolk, is the staff person at the bar who does a great job of coordinating section activity and she is knowledgeable about all section issues. Below is the exciting variety of sections from which you may choose: Administrative Law – Chair: John Griffin. Focus: Administrative law and procedure at both the state and federal levels. Alternative Dispute Resolution – Chair: Thomas Tanksley. Focus: All alternative methods of dispute resolution. Animal Law – Chair: Kathy McCarthy. Focus: Legal issues relating to animals in Nevada. Bankruptcy – Chair: Amy Tirre. Focus: Practice of bankruptcy law in Nevada. Business Law – Chair: Robert C. Kim. Focus: Nevada’s business law statutes.
StAtE bAR StAff Executive Director: Kimberly K. Farmer bar counsel: David A. Clark Director of finance & information Systems: Marc Mersol Director of continuing Legal Education: Emily Akerberg Director of Admissions: Laura Gould NEVADA LAWYER StAff publications manager: Jennifer Smith (jennifers@nvbar.org) Nevada Lawyer coordinator: Melinda Catren (melindac@nvbar.org) publications Specialist: Christina Alberts (christinaa@nvbar.org) GRAphic DESiGN Georgina Corbalan
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Construction Law – Chair: Andrea Pressler. Focus: Legal issues and disputes arising from building and improvements of all sizes and complexity. Elder Law – Chair: Nancy Sollinger, Esq. Focus: Legal services for the elderly in our community. Energy, Utilities and Communication Law – Chair: Frederick Schmidt. Focus: Enhance the practice of energy, utilities and communication law. Environmental and Natural Resources – Chair: Linda Bullen. Focus: Enhance the practice of all aspects of environmental law. Family Law – Chair: Robert Cerceo. Focus: Further the knowledge of the members of the Section, the bar and the judiciary in all aspects of family law. Gaming Law – Chair: Jeff Rodefer. Focus: Enhance the role and skills of lawyers engaged in the practice of gaming law. Insurance and Health Law – Chair: Lynn Fulstone. Focus: Recognizing and discussing means of improving the law and practice of law in insurance and health care. Intellectual Property – Chair: Linda Norcross. Focus: Improving practice in the following areas: trademark, copyright, patent, technology, sports and entertainment. Labor and Employment – Chair: Laura Thalacker. Focus: Laws governing labor/management-employee/employer relationships as it affects both employers and employees. Litigation – Chair: Tracy Difillippo. Focus: Improve laws and procedure in all areas of litigation including litigation in criminal actions and in civil law actions (both plaintiff and defense). Probate and Trust – Chair: Mark Solomon. Focus: Review and development of probate and trust law and the law relating to estate planning. Public Lawyers – Chair: Brett Kandt. Focus: Duties and responsibilities of members of the legal profession practicing in the public sector. Real Property – Chair: Michael Buckley. Focus: Serve as a resource for expert analysis of legislative proposals and regulations affecting real property. Tax Law – Chair: Robert Anderson. Focus: To further the knowledge of Nevada lawyers in the law of federal, state and local taxation. Young Lawyers Section – Chair: Paola M. Armeni. Focus: Provide opportunities for the integration of young lawyers into the profession and serve as a training ground for future bar leaders. Let your section experience begin! Go to www.nvbar.org > Member Services > Sections & Committees > Bar Sections and select an individual section’s page to complete an application. With questions about sections call Lori Wolk at (702) 317-1436.
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