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Ethics Opinion Drafts: Feedback Form

Ethics Opinion Drafts: Feedback Form The State Bar of Nevada’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has drafted two formal opinions and is seeking comments from membership before the opinions are finalized. The formal opinions are regarding the following matters: Proposed Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility Advisory Opinion on ABA Formal Opinion […]

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

Nevada-licensed attorneys with questions regarding their professional responsibilities 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 calls from Nevada-licensed attorneys with questions about their […]

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 […]

How Past Representations Can Become a Current Problem

How Past Representations Can Become a Current Problem Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq. mbass@alpsnet.com Malpractice claims alleging a conflict of interest have been a serious concern for insurers for years.  One of the reasons is this.  Conflict claims can get expensive fast, if for no other reason than they almost always boil down to a greedy attorney […]

State Bar Seeks Feedback on Formal Opinions

State Bar Seeks Feedback on Formal Opinions The State Bar of Nevada’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has drafted two formal opinions and is seeking comments from membership. The formal opinions are regarding the following matters: Proposed Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility Advisory Opinion on ABA Formal Opinion 10-456: May a […]

January 2019

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