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 […]

Email Scam Alert: Phishing Attempt

State Bar members may have received an email indicating that dues have not been paid. This email is not coming from the bar and is an attempt to phish members. Bar staff has not sent out any email of this type. Delete it immediately. The email includes the following text: “Dear Member: Our records indicate […]

Free Shredding Event at State Bar Las Vegas Office May 18

Shred-it Las Vegas, the Clark County Bar Association and state bar are hosting a community shred event for the southern Nevada legal community. Bar members in southern Nevada can bring up to four letter-sized “banker’s” boxes of paper to shred to the bar’s Las Vegas office, located at 3100 W. Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, between […]

District Court Seeking Comment on Magistrate Leen

The current term of United States Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen will expire on January 15, 2017. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of this magistrate judge to a new eight year term. The duties of a magistrate judge position include the following: (1) […]