Practice takeover appointees serve an important service to the public and to the profession by volunteering to close the practices of attorneys who have disappeared, been transferred to disability inactive, died, or have otherwise been removed from the practice of law. Appointees may be asked to assume the responsibility for client file retention, handle cases directly, notify clients of the need to obtain substitute counsel, and take appropriate measures to distribute case files as directed. Additionally, there are times when the appointee may be granted access to the attorney’s client trust account for the purposes of taking inventory of missing funds, disbursing funds to clients, and/or collecting fees from clients who elect to retain the appointee for future representation.
Attorneys may submit an application to the state bar. Qualified applicants will be submitted to and approved by the Board of Governors. Qualifications include but are not limited to:
- Must be an attorney in good standing with the state bar;
- Must be a licensed Nevada attorney for a minimum of five years