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Sign Up for the 2017 Annual Meeting

Meet. Rock Out. Repeat. The State Bar of Nevada is presenting its Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. Topics covered at the three-day event will include a presentation by the Nevada Supreme Court; a 2017 U.S. Supreme Court Update with Professor Chemerinsky and a lively debate regarding the Business of Marijuana. This year’s Annual meeting also […]

Governor Sandoval Appoints Barry Breslow to Second Judicial District Court

Governor Brian Sandoval announced the appointment of Barry Breslow to the Second Judicial District Court, Department 8 on April 3. The vacancy was created by Governor Sandoval’s appointment of Lidia Stiglich to the Nevada Supreme Court. “Mr. Breslow brings nearly thirty years of civil litigation experience to the bench. He has also spent significant time […]

Recent Study: Attorneys at Risk for Alcoholism, Depression

A recent study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine coauthored by Patrick Krill, Ryan Johnson and Linda Albert, discovered an alarming prevalence of potentially harmful or dependent drinking among attorneys, with more than 20 percent of reporting lawyers exhibiting such behavior. The study also found more than 28 percent of attorneys reported experiencing feelings of […]

First Proceedings Planned for Las Vegas Courthouse April 3

All justices of the Nevada Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the first time at 10 a.m. April 3, in the Las Vegas Courthouse, 408 E. Clark Ave. The 72-seat courtroom features design styling reminiscent of the first U.S. Supreme Courtroom. Wood paneling, red velvet curtains, and red stadium chairs give the courtroom a […]

Washoe County Senior Judge Peter Breen Honored for 40 Years of Service

Thursday, March 23, the Nevada Supreme Court and Governor Brian Sandoval recognized Senior Judge Peter I. Breen for 40 years of service to the State of Nevada, 32 years of which were as a sitting District Court Judge in Washoe County. Judge Breen’s accomplishments include creating Nevada’s first drug court in July 1995 in Reno’s Second […]

Chief Justice Michael A. Cherry Reports 2017 State of Judiciary

Chief Justice Michael A. Cherry reported the State of Judiciary to a joint session of the 2017 Nevada Legislature last night in Carson City. Chief Justice Cherry told legislators “the State of Nevada Judiciary is strong, professional, and independent.” The full video of the speech can be seen on the Nevada Legislature website. Cherry detailed […]