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Legal Assistants Division

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About the Division:


The purpose of the Legal Assistants Division of the State Bar of Nevada is to enhance legal assistants' participation in the administration of justice, professional responsibility and public service in cooperation with the State Bar of Nevada. We are the first statewide organization of working, attorney supervised legal assistants in the state of Nevada.

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Staff Liaison: Lori Wolk
Board Liaison: Bryan Scott

Dues: Annual dues are $65

Membership is by application only and must be approved by the Legal Assistants Division's Board of Directors. Once membership is approved, you will receive an invoice from the State Bar of Nevada, Member Services department. Dues are payable to the State Bar of Nevada upon receipt of invoice.

Board of Directors Tina Goddard: Chair

Professional Affiliations:
  • National Association of Legal Assistants
  • State Bar of Nevada Legal Assistant Board

Tina Goddard, ACP is a Paralegal for the Legal Department of the Bellagio. Tina has been in the Legal Field since 2001. She is a Certified Paralegal through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).  She is also an Advanced Certified Paralegal through NALA under the specialty of Bankruptcy. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Utah University and her Associate of Applied Sciences as a Legal Assistant from the Community College of Southern Nevada.

Sheila Orcaz, Board Member: Southern District

Professional Affiliations:
  • National Federation of Paralegal Association
  • State Bar of Nevada Legal Assistant Division Board
  • College of Southern Nevada, Paralegal Program Advisory Board
  • Co-founding member and past President of the Paralegal Association of Southern Nevada 
  • Organization of Legal Professionals
Sheila Orcaz-Miller, MBA, RP® is a Manager and Registered Paralegal for the Legal Collections of MGM Resorts International. Sheila is a veteran paralegal who obtained her RP designation, PACE® (Paralegal Advance Competency Exam) in 2009. She's earned an Associate of Science degree in Paralegal Studies in San Diego, California, a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Noel Anschutz: Board Member: Southern District

Professional Affiliations:
  •     National Organization of Social Security Representatives
  •     State Bar of Nevada Ethics Committee Board
  •     State Bar of Nevada Legal Assistant Division Board
  •     College of So. NV Paralegal Program Advisory Board
  •     Past President of the Paralegal Association of So. NV

Noel has been in the legal field since 1995. Noel obtained her American Bar Association approved Associates Paralegal degree in 1996 and her Bachelors degree in Business Administration in 2001. Her past experience has been in the areas of family law, personal injury, employment discrimination and insurance defense. Noel currently practices Social Security disability law as a non-attorney representative.

She also has the distinction of being the first Social Security Administration qualified non-attorney representative eligible for fee withholding in Nevada.


Paralegals & Legal Assistants - Have You Tried Fastcase???

Fastcase is an online legal research system available FREE to active attorney members of the State Bar of Nevada 

Fastcase is therefore a cost efficient and easy way for you to conduct legal research (log in under an attorney profile) 

Just click on the Member Services link from the State Bar's homepage to get started and be sure to review the research tips and guides available below. 

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Service to the Law

Attorneys in both private practice and in government-funded programs have increased use of legal assistants based on their belief that the use of legal assistants results in cost-effective delivery of legal services.  Membership in the Legal Assistants Division shows commitment to excellence, quality and professionalism.  Attorneys encourage their legal assistants to attain and maintain membership in the Legal Assistants Division of the State Bar of Nevada as a mark of their professionalism.

Standing Rules


Code of Ethics

Pledge of Professionalism

Legal Affidavit for Supervising Attorney 

State Bar of NV

Our mission is to govern the legal profession, to serve our members, and to protect the public interest.

State Bar of Nevada
P.O. Box 50
Las Vegas, NV 89125-0050
600 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
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