Nevada Supreme Court Recognized by ABA
For the second year in a row, the American Bar Association (ABA) recognized the high level of participation and planning the Nevada Supreme Court puts towards Law Day efforts. Law Day is a nationwide program that takes place in spring every year; the theme for 2012 was “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.”
In Nevada, the Supreme Court participates in Law Day Live, where video conferencing is set up between Reno, Las Vegas and Winnemucca and students, attorneys and members of the bench are invited to discuss the year’s Law Day topic. The Supreme Court also utilizes social media sites Facebook and Twitter to open discussion up to the public at large. During Law Day Live 2012, the case of Larry D. Hiibel v. Sixth Judicial District Court as it pertains to Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights was debated and discussed. The State Bar of Nevada’s Law Related Education Coordinator, Kathleen Dickinson, helped coordinate efforts in Nevada.
“Law Day has become a tremendous vehicle to inform Nevadans about the Judicial Branch and today’s legal issues. It provides a unique opportunity for students to interact with judicial and community leaders while learning about the law,” said Justice Nancy Saitta.
Nevada is one of only three states being recognized with an ABA Law Day Outstanding Activity Award. State Bar of Nevada Executive Director Kimberly Farmer and bar president Frank Flaherty will accept the award on February 8 at the ABA’s Midyear Meeting in Dallas.