Month: May 2016

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) […]

Gaming Law Section of State Bar of Nevada to Hold Third Annual Bank Secrecy Act Conference

Three years ago the state bar’s Gaming Law Section set out to create a program that would educate its attorney members about anti-money laundering and compliance expectations. The result was a conference with national appeal for lawyers (in-house, private practice and government), the gaming industry, state and federal regulators, elected officials, members of the judiciary […]