The State Bar Board of Governors mandates all vacancies on state bar committees must be announced in Nevada Lawyer and on www.nvbar.org to allow for maximum participation by its members.
List of Vacancies
Appointment of Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility
The Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has one vacancy for a two-year term to begin October 1, 2014. The Board of Governors of the state bar shall appoint an attorney member to fill the vacancy at their September 22, 2014 meeting.
The Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility's functions include rendering advisory opinions on the ethical considerations of the practice of law and assisting members of the state bar with understanding and adhering to ethical and professional standards of conduct.
Interested applicants should complete an online application form. All applications must be received NO later than NOON on August 15, 2014.
Commission on Judicial Discipline:
Fee Dispute Committee:
The Fee Dispute Committee has several openings for volunteers to assist in resolving disputes of legal fees and costs between clients and attorneys through mediation or arbitration.
Attorneys serve as mediators, sole arbitrators and/or arbitration panel members; non-attorneys serve as mediators and/or arbitration panel members. Members enjoy judicial immunity and handle an estimate of four claims per year, for a time commitment of approximately 40 hours per year.
Members may have mediation training (AAA, National Judicial College, Neighborhood Justice Center) or experience as an arbitrator (court-annexed program, practitioner).
Lawyer Advertising Committee - North:
The State Bar of Nevada is seeking interested members to fill vacancies for volunteer appointments to the Northern Nevada Attorney Advertising Committee.
The committee shall meet at least once per month to review all attorney advertisements submitted pursuant to RPC 7.2A, and render advance advisory opinions upon request.
Because it is anticipated that some review and communication will be accomplished through electronic media, committee members should be proficient with computers, e-mail, and Internet use. The committee is also accepting applications for lay members from the general public.
The Lawyer Referral Committee meets quarterly to review panel requirements and Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) member applications.
Members must participate in regularly scheduled meetings and help enhance the LRIS service at the State Bar of Nevada, as well as participate in the State Bar of Nevada Public Service Grant Program. There is an estimated time commitment of 10 hours per year.
The Publications Committee is responsible for creating print and electronic publications of rules, handbooks, articles and manuals dealing with legal education and specifically with Nevada law. The committee comprehensively evaluates the publications needs of Nevada bar members.
Committee members attend four teleconferences and two meetings per year to continue progress on ongoing publications projects. Members may be called upon to coordinate ad-hoc committees devoted to individual publications projects, solicit authors and editors for individual communications projects and draft copy for use in publications.
Intellectual property attorneys are actively desired by the committee, although lawyers from all practice areas are welcome. Members must have a strong grasp of topics of interest to the Nevada legal community and be able to evaluate both general topics and detailed publications for relevance to bar membership. Members should have a familiarity with the publishing process, including lead times, deadlines and proofreading processes. Ideal applicants will also have previously authored copy for use in a printed publication, such as a legal manual or reference book.