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Pro Bono Week Event Calendar

Pro Bono Week - Event Calendar

Events at a Glance:

Thursday, Oct. 20:
Friday, Oct. 21:
Saturday, Oct. 22:
Monday, Oct. 24:
Tuesday, Oct. 25:
Wednesday, Oct. 26:
Thursday, Oct. 27:

Event Descriptions:

Thursday, October 20

Las Vegas:

CLE: CLARK COUNTY BAR PRO BONO LUNCHEON
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Las Vegas Country Club, 3000 Joe W. Brown Drive, Las Vegas
Speaker: Barbara E. Buckley, Esq.
Topic: Pro Bono and Legal Aid for the Poor—Is it Working?
Cost with registration & payment:
  • $35/CCBA Member
  • $45/Non-member
Description:
Is pro bono and legal aid for the poor working?
Are attorneys in Nevada doing less pro bono or more in this recession?
What are the most urgent legal needs facing persons of limited means in Clark County?
What are the best new innovations in access to justice?
Can pro bono work help lawyers as well as clients?
What is going on in Nevada for the national Celebrating Pro Bono Week in October?
 
For any attorney attending, learn how to win a most unique prize: the true story behind a political secret. Come and learn how!
Barbara is the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and has worked at Legal Aid on pro bono and legal aid issues for 21 years. From 1994 through 2010, she was a member of the Nevada Legislature, serving as Speaker of the Assembly from 2009 through 2011, the first woman in Nevada’s history to serve in that role.
 
 

Reno:

CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE LUNCHEON
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Tuscany Ballroom at the Peppermill
Sponsored by: Nevada Legal Services
RSVP/Event Contact: Renee Kelly, rkelly@nlslaw.net, 775-334-3051        
 
Description:
Honoring Judge Connie Steinheimer, Jeremy Reichenberg, Woodburn and Wedge, Northern Nevada Bankruptcy Bar
 

Friday October 21

Las Vegas:

CLE: YOU BE THE JUDGE CROSS-CULTURAL ISSUES IN THE COURTS
Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas  
 
Description:
Rene Valladares (Federal Public Defender) and a group of panelists will discuss what the “Rule of Law” means in today’s multicultural society. In a growing number of cases in state and federal courts all across the country, parties are raising “the cultural defense” – invoking the customs and traditions of a diversity of cultural backgrounds to explain their actions. Even when these issues are not raised per se, culture plays a role in many cases – both civil and criminal.

Moderator: Sylvia Lazos, Justice Myron Leavitt Professor of Law, UNLV Boyd School of Law

Panelists: Rene L. Valladares, Assistant Federal Public Defender; Janet S. Belcove-Shalin, Esq., Ph.D. (Boyd Class of 2001); Barbara Buckley, Executive Director, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
 

Saturday, October 22

Las Vegas:

BANKRUPTCY ASK-A-LAWYER PROGRAM
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Location: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Satellite Office (610 South 9th Street)
Sponsored by: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
To volunteer: Contact probono@lacsn.org
 
Description: Pro bono attorneys are needed to provide brief consultations to those considering bankruptcy.
 

Reno:

LAW FAIR, MEADOWOOD MALL
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: 5000 Meadowood Mall Circle, Suite 1 Reno, NV 89502                    
RSVP/Event Contact: Renee Kelly, rkelly@nlslaw.net, 775-334-3051        
 
Description: All day legal aid fair, open to the public for a wide array of legal questions and issues.     
 

Carson City:

LEGAL AID FAIR
Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Carson Nugget, 507 N. Carson Street, Carson City
Event Contact: Odessa Ramirez, ORamirez@varn.org, 775-883-8278
 
Description: Information and Ask-A-Lawyer booths to provide information to the public-at-large on a variety of different areas of law.
 

Monday, October 24

Las Vegas:

PARTNERS IN PRO BONO "CELEBRATE COMMUNITY" MIXER
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Clark County Government Building, Pyramid Room,500 S Grand Central Pkwy, Las Vegas
RSVP/Event Contacts: Kristina Marzec, kristinam@nvbar.org, 702-317-1404; Jennifer Nash, nashj@ballardspahr.com, 702-868-7520
 
Description:
Event is free but space is limited so RSVP today!
 
Justice Michael Douglas and Justice James Hardesty invite you to attend this casual evening of good food, cocktails, music and great company to kick off the third annual National Celebrate Pro Bono Week. Network and learn about opportunities to help your community. Planned VIP attendees include representatives of your state bar leadership and sections, the Nevada Law Foundation, legal aid providers, honor roll pro bono volunteers, students and faculty from the Boyd School of Law, and many other community partners.
 
Sponsored by: Ballard Spahr, Bank of Nevada, Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission and the State Bar of Nevada. Catered by: At Your Service.
 

 
UNLV BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW PANEL – MAKING PRO BONO PART OF YOUR PRACTICE
Time: 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Location: Room 112 UNLV Boyd School of Law
Event contact: Layke M. Stolberg, Esq. Director of Career Services, William S. Boyd School of Law, 702-895-2425  layke.stolberg@unlv.edu
 
Description:
Boyd alumni and past recipients of Public Interest Law Association (PILA) summer grants will discuss the importance and benefits of making pro bono work part of your legal career, whether you plan to enter the public or private sectors.  Sponsored by PILA and Career Services.
 

Tuesday  October 25 

Las Vegas:

FREE PRO BONO CLE: REPRESENTING ABUSED & NEGLECTED CHILDREN
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Zenoff Hall Training Center – Located behind Family Court, 601 N. Pecos Road
To register: e-mail probono@lacsn.org
Sponsored by: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
 
Description:
Learn about the role of a children’s attorney, the abuse and neglect court processes, the most common issues your client will likely face, the difference early intervention makes, and much more.
 
NOTE: All attorneys who attend the CLE must agree to take one NEW abuse/neglect pro bono case through the Pro Bono Project.
 

 
FORECLOSURE MEDIATION: ASK-A-LAWYER
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Location: Self-Help Justice Center, Regional Justice Center
Co-sponsored by: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada & Civil Self-Help Center
To volunteer: contact probono@lacsn.org
 
Description: Pro bono attorneys are needed to provide advice and guidance to homeowners going through the foreclosure mediation process.
 

Reno:

 
CLE: FAMILY LAW 101
Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Northern Nevada Bar Center, State Bar of Nevada
RSVP/Event Contact: Renee Kelly, rkelly@nlslaw.net, 775-334-3051
 

Wednesday October 26

Las Vegas:

NLS CHAMPIONS OF JUSTICE LUNCH
Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Springs Preserve in Las Vegas
Luncheon and awards sponsored by: Nevada Legal Services
RSVP/Event Contact: Gina Salas, gsalas@nlslaw.net, 702-386-0404, ext. 132
 
Description: Honoring Franny Forsman and Stovall & Associates
 

 
CITY OF LAS VEGAS SENIOR LAW PROJECT
“LAWS: Local Attorneys Working with Seniors”
Time: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: East Las Vegas Senior Center
Event Contact: Donna Wittman, dwittman@LasVegasNevada.GOV, 702-229-1855
 
Description: Open to all seniors, one-on-one brief consultations will be available to attendees
 

 
SMALL BUSINESS PROJECT SEMINAR & ASK-A-LAWYER SESSION:
Starting Your Own Business Entity & Licensing Seminar
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: UNLV Paradise Campus Room 300 and 301
Co-sponsored by: Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada & Nevada Small Business Development Center
To volunteer: contact probono@lacsn.org
 
Description:
Volunteers are needed to teach seminars and/or participate in the Ask-A-Lawyer portion which consists of one-on-one consultations to small business owners.
 

Reno:

SELF HELP FORMS COMPLETION CLINIC
Time: All day
Location: Nevada Legal Services Office, 654 Tahoe Street, Reno 89509
RSVP/Event Contact: Renee Kelly, rkelly@nlslaw.net, 775-334-3051
 

Fernley:

LEGAL AID FAIR
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Fernley Intermediate School Library, 320 Hwy 95a South, Fernley
Event Contact: Odessa Ramirez, ORamirez@varn.org, 775-883-8278
 
Description: Information and Ask-A-Lawyer booths to provide information to the public-at-large on a variety of different areas of law.
 

Thursday, October 27

Las Vegas:

ASK-A-LAWYER AT FAMILY COURT
Time: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Co-sponsored by: the Family Court Self-Help Center, Eighth Judicial District
Contact: probono@lacsn.org, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada at 702-386-1070 ext. 137; or Amber Candelaria, Program Director, Family Law Self Help Center, 702-455-0021
 
Description:
Every week the Ask-A-Lawyer program helps many Nevadans in need of help in family law matters. Consider stopping by or volunteering during Pro Bono Week.
 

Reno:

SELF HELP CLINIC
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Nevada Legal Services Office, 654 Tahoe Street, Reno 89509
Contact: NLS, 775-284-3491; Renee Kelly, rkelly@nlslaw.net, 775-334-3051
 

 
FORECLOSURE MEDIATION EDUCATION CLINIC
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Nevada Legal Services Office, 654 Tahoe Street, Reno 89509
Contact: NLS, 775-284-3491; Renee Kelly, rkelly@nlslaw.net, 775-334-3051
 

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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