The State Bar Board of Governors mandates all vacancies on state bar committees must be announced in Nevada Lawyer and on www.nvbar.org to allow for maximum participation by its members.
List of Vacancies
The Lawyer Referral Committee meets quarterly to review panel requirements and Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) member applications.
Members must participate in regularly scheduled meetings and help enhance the LRIS service at the State Bar of Nevada, as well as participate in the State Bar of Nevada Public Service Grant Program. There is an estimated time commitment of 10 hours per year.
The Publications Committee is responsible for creating print and electronic publications of rules, handbooks, articles and manuals dealing with legal education and specifically with Nevada law. The committee comprehensively evaluates the publications needs of Nevada bar members.
Committee members attend four teleconferences and two meetings per year to continue progress on ongoing publications projects. Members may be called upon to coordinate ad-hoc committees devoted to individual publications projects, solicit authors and editors for individual communications projects and draft copy for use in publications.
Intellectual property attorneys are actively desired by the committee, although lawyers from all practice areas are welcome. Members must have a strong grasp of topics of interest to the Nevada legal community and be able to evaluate both general topics and detailed publications for relevance to bar membership. Members should have a familiarity with the publishing process, including lead times, deadlines and proofreading processes. Ideal applicants will also have previously authored copy for use in a printed publication, such as a legal manual or reference book.
Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board:
The State Bar of Nevada is seeking applicants (attorneys and lay members) to fill a vacancy on the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board. Those interested may apply online.
Members of the board serve as jurors on panels (with one attorney serving as chairperson), in disciplinary cases prosecuted by the Office of Bar Counsel. Knowledge of trial practice and the rules of evidence is helpful for those sitting as chair during hearings, but not essential for those serving as general panel members.
This is a volunteer position and, although members receive no compensation, they may be reimbursed for approved travel expenses in accordance with the state bar’s travel policy. The Board of Governors appoints new members at quarterly board meetings. Panel Members may be appointed for three-year terms, for a term limit of 12 years.
We the People Committee:
The State Bar of Nevada seeks applicants to oversee and provide direction to the newly formed We the People Committee. This Committee will be comprised of 11 members, at least seven of whom must be attorneys in good standing with the State Bar of Nevada. Committee members will represent northern, southern and rural Nevada. Members may be appointed for two year terms, subject to reappointment for a total of eight years. Applications will be accepted thru May 26, 2017.
Members of the Committee provide guidance to staff about statewide coordination of the high school We the People district competitions, held annually in December, and the statewide competition in February. Competition responsibilities include recruitment of qualified judges, onsite training and support.
Ideal candidates to should have familiarity with We the People or other law related education initiatives.
Northern or Southern Lawyer Advertising Advisory Committee:
The State Bar of Nevada seeks members in Nevada with diverse backgrounds in ALL areas of law to fill vacancies for volunteer appointments to both the Northern and Southern Lawyer Advertising Advisory Committees. Committee members are appointed to two-year terms, subject to reappointment for a maximum of 12 years.
Committee members meet once per month (either in-person or via E-meetings) to review attorney advertisements submitted pursuant to bar regulations, and renders advance advisory opinions upon request.
Because half of the review and communication will be online or via email, the best candidates should be proficient with computers, e-mail, and Internet use.
Clients’ Security Fund Committee:
The State Bar of Nevada’s Clients’ Security Fund (CSF) Committee seeks attorney members in Nevada. The CSF makes financial resources available to reimburse clients who fall victim to attorney theft. Committee members are volunteers appointed to three-year terms, subject to reappointment for a maximum of 9 years.
Each attorney committee members investigate approximately 10 to 15 claims filed with the CSF each year. All committee members will: analyze claims to determine whether or not attorney fees were earned and/or if attorney theft occurred; evaluate the ongoing financial condition of the CSF; and, approve or deny reimbursement requests accordingly. The expected time commitment of each committee member is approximately 20 hours annually, plus two half-day meetings each year.
Since typical CSF claims involve issues of bankruptcy, family/domestic, probate/estate, personal injury settlements and home loan modifications, experience in those areas of law is helpful.
TIP Standing Committee:
The State Bar of Nevada seeks knowledgeable members in Nevada to fill volunteer appointments with the Transitioning Into Practice (TIP) Standing Committee. Committee members are appointed to two-year terms, subject to reappointment for a maximum of 9 years.
The TIP Standing Committee actively vets qualified mentors for the program, approves requests for program deferrals and supports the TIP program with their attendance at events like the TIP Kickoff in Las Vegas and Reno. Committee members also conduct periodic meetings to review the program and make recommendations for future change.
Qualified candidates should be licensed in Nevada for a minimum of 7 years and have no disciplinary history for the past 10 years.
Application forms are available below: