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New, Returning Members Appointed to Ethics Advisory Commission

The Supreme Court of the State of Nevada has appointed Judge Abbi Silver, Judge Bryce Duckworth, Judge Nancy Allf and Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa to two year terms to the Ethics Advisory Commission. Judge Allf and Justice of the Peace Saragosa were reappointed to the commission as their terms were set to expire […]

Ethics Opinions

Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility Formal Advisory Opinions OPINION 54 – 1/11/2018 – Does an attorney violate Rule 4.2, which prohibits contact with a person who is represented by counsel, by making public records requests to a state or local government agency or department when the attorney is actively involved in litigation against that agency […]

Ethics FAQs

What is attorney discipline? All attorneys licensed to practice law in Nevada are sworn to uphold the ethical standards of conduct adopted by the Supreme Court of Nevada. These standards are listed in the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1 through 8.5 and are enforced by the State Bar of Nevada. Any attorney who violates […]

Ethics Hotline

Attorneys and their staff with questions regarding ethics issues and the Rules of Professional Conduct can contact the Office of Bar Counsel for informal guidance during any business day. The phone number for the State Bar’s ethics hotline is (702) 382-2200 or toll free (800) 254-2797. Each day, a State Bar attorney is assigned to take […]

Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics

Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics The Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics, which includes 11 members plus one liaison from the Board of Governors, is governed by Nevada Supreme Court Rules 222 though 228. The purpose of the committee is to make available advisory opinions on the ethical considerations of the practice […]

Ethics & Discipline

The Office of Bar Counsel protects the public by educating and assisting lawyers to practice ethically and competently. Through its Boards, the office will discipline those lawyers who are found to have violated the Rules of Professional Conduct. All investigations of possible attorney misconduct are conducted through the Office of Bar Counsel. In matters that warrant […]

Article: Watch Out for These Common Conflict of Interest Traps

Watch Out for These Common Conflict of Interest Traps Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq. mbass@alpsnet.com I’ve spent years trying to encourage solo and small firm lawyers to develop and consistently use a formal conflict checking system that tracks all of the information best practices currently dictate. In all honesty, I will admit that I have had limited […]
February 2018

February 2018

Marijuana and Business Featured Stories: We Don’t Serve Your Kind Here: Federal Courts and Banks Don’t Dance with Mary Jane Weed and Work: Are Marijuana Users the Newest Protected Class? Nevada’s Ban on Public Use of Marijuana Creates Problems for Visitors 2017 Legislative Year in Review Regular Columns: Message from the President: Spark Your Creativity […]

Nevada Legal Events Calendar

Northern Nevada Please check back later. Southern Nevada Events   December 14, 2016 Clark County Bar Association Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon & Annual Meeting Featuring Guest Speaker Bryan Scott, Esq., 2016-2017 State Bar of Nevada President Noon – 1:00 p.m. Cili at Bali Hai Golf Club 5160 Las Vegas Blvd. So. Las Vegas November CLEs State […]

Article: Conflicts of Interest and Attorney Accountability

Article: Conflicts of Interest and Attorney Accountability By Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq. Risk Manager, ALPS Corporation mbass@alpsnet.com What happens in your firm after there’s been a hit during a conflicts check? Hopefully the conflict concern is immediately brought to the attention of the intake attorney. In firms that routinely and systematically check for conflicts, this does occur. […]