SMOLO Institute: How to Guarantee Your Practice Fails

How to Guarantee Your Practice Fails – Gina Bongiovi © 2016 Starting in 2012, I began seeing articles in the press about the problems facing large law firms and why these firms are imploding at an alarming rate (BusinessWeek: “Law Firms’ White-Shoes Blues,” Paul Barrett 4/18/12). In recent months, I’ve seen that trend impact long-standing, […]

2016 Pro Bono Celebration Schedule Set

The Access to Justice Commission has set the schedule for October’s Pro Bono Celebration. The formal event, which runs from Sunday, Oct. 23 to Saturday, Oct. 29, will include Pro Bono events throughout the state, including continuing legal education courses, pro bono clinics and ask-a-lawyer events

Justice Nancy M. Saitta Announces Retirement Effective August 8

Supreme Court Justice Nancy M. Saitta has announced her retirement in an official letter to Governor Brian Sandoval effective August 8. “After nearly 20 years as a judicial officer, with 10 of those years as a Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, I have decided that it is time to move on to the next […]

Judge Hug Honored at Luncheon

Senior Judge Procter Hug Jr. received the Bar’s Presidential Award for 2016 at a special presentation at the Washoe Bar Association Wendnesay June 8 at Harrah’s Reno Hotel and Casino. Currently a senior judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Hug served on the Ninth Circuit for 24 years, marking his career as […]

Parole and Probation Division Seeking Comment on Rules Changes

The Division of Parole and Probation has initiated the regulatory process to amend Chapter 213 of the Nevada Administrative Code. Proposed changes are as follows: A review and update to the regulations of the Division to comply with existing statute and current state of practice in the industry, including the implementation of an evidence-based assessment […]

Second Email Phishing Attempt

State Bar of Nevada members may have received an email indicating that a complaint has been made against the firm. This email is not coming from the bar and is an attempt to phish members. The State Bar of Nevada has not sent out any email of this type. Delete it immediately. The email includes […]

2016 Board of Governors Election Results

The 2016 Board of Governors election results are in. Congratulations to those elected and thank you to all of you who participated and voted. The new board will take office at the annual meeting in July. District 1: Clark County Paola Armeni John Hall “Jack” Howard Kari Stephens Ryan Works District 4: Washoe County J. […]

Remembering Coe Swobe

Former State Senator and State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors member Coe Swobe passed away Thursday, May 26. Swobe, a third generation Nevadan, had a passion for conservation and zealous advocacy. He is perhaps best known in Nevada’s legal community for co-founding Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL), a confidential support program for attorneys suffering […]

Remembering Melanie Kushnir

Melanie Kushnir, who served as executive director of the Pro Bono Project of the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, passed away this past weekend as the result of a hiking accident at Red Rock. Ms. Kushnir dedicated her career to helping provide people with a chance in the justice system, and to providing attorneys […]