Law Students Invited to Join Sections for Free

The State Bar of Nevada includes more than 25 practice area sections – networking and volunteer groups centered on a particular type of law practice. These communities are an invaluable source of information, mentorship, opportunities, and more. Several sections permit law school students to join – without charge – even before you’ve passed the bar […]

Nevada Supreme Court Sets Rule Change Hearings for Oct. 2

The Nevada Supreme Court has set hearing dates for the following two administrative orders: ADKT 0445: This petition seeks to amend Nevada Rule of Professional Conduct (NRPC) 1.8(e), which prohibits lawyers from providing financial support to clients in connection with pending or contemplated litigation, with limited exceptions.   ADKT 0611: This petition seeks to adopt […]

Las Vegas Justice Court Implements Rule Preventing Photography, Filming, or Recording

On August 9, 2023, the Las Vegas Township Justice Court issued Administrative Order 23-05, which supplements the Eighth Judicial District Court’s AO 23-04. The order prohibits photography, filming, or recording in the public areas of the Las Vegas Justice Court unless authorized by the court’s chief judge or court administrator. To request approval, a requestor […]

Save the Date for the 2024 Bar Conference in Santa Fe

Registration is now open for the State Bar of Nevada’s 2024 Bar Conference, which will take place June 27 and 28 at the La Fonda hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Registration and hotel information can be found here. We look forward to seeing you there!  Santa Fe, New Mexico

State Bar now Provides Free Job Listings on the Career Center to Rural Organizations

To encourage the delivery of needed legal services to Nevada’s rural communities, the State Bar of Nevada will make job listings on its Career Center available at no charge to law firms, legal organizations, and courts located in counties with populations of 100,000 people or fewer. For information and instructions on how to post open […]

Nevada Supreme Court Receives Proposal to Allow Law School Graduates Limited Practice of Law for Legal Services Programs

On July 27, 2023, the Nevada Supreme Court received a petition in ADKT 611 requesting the court adopt proposed Nevada Supreme Court Rule 49.5. The proposed rule would allow law school graduates who have not yet passed the Nevada Bar Exam to practice law under limited circumstances under the supervision of organized legal services programs. […]

State Bar Receives 2023 ASAE Award for Section Pro Bono Challenge

Each year, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) conducts the Power of Associations Awards, demonstrating the positive economic and societal impacts delivered by professional groups. The State Bar of Nevada won the 2023 Silver Award for the innovative and successful Section Pro Bono Challenge. The 3,115 hours contributed through the Section Pro Bono Challenge […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Issues Order Re: Image Gathering

On July 21, 2023, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order (AO) 23-04, regarding photographing, filming, and recording non-judicial proceedings within the district’s courthouses. The order, which is effective immediately, prohibits photographing, recording, or filming in the common areas of Eighth Judicial District Court courthouses, including the ante-areas of the courtrooms, without obtaining prior […]

Ganz Becomes New ADR/Discovery Commissioner

Adam Ganz has been selected for the ADR/Discovery Commissioner post with the Eighth Judicial District Court. Ganz has 25 years of civil litigation experience as a trial attorney, and he has litigated a significant number of cases and participated in many jury trials, evidentiary hearings, arbitrations, and mediations. He has worked in multiple appellate courts, […]

Changes in Insurance Law Affect Attorney Malpractice Policies

Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo signed into law AB 398, which modifies the Nevada Insurance Code (NRS Title 57). The new law states that as of October 1, 2023, Nevada insurers are prohibited from issuing or renewing a liability insurance policy containing language where that policy’s limit is reduced by (or where the availability of coverage […]