The State Bar Board of Governors mandates all vacancies on state bar committees must be announced in Nevada Lawyer and on www.nvbar.org to allow for maximum participation by its members.
List of Vacancies:
Board of Bar Examiners:
The Board of Bar Examiners writes and grades the bar examination questions and oversees the administration of the two bar examinations. The board works closely with the Supreme Court and the Board of Governors in formulating rules and procedures for admission to the State Bar of Nevada.
Character and Fitness Committees – Northern and Southern Nevada:
The Character and Fitness Committees conduct investigations and hold informal and formal hearings with respect to bar applicants’ character and fitness. The committees must determine whether or not an applicant has the requisite character and fitness to be recommended for admission to the bar.
Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee:
The Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee resolves disputes of legal fees and costs (min. $250) between clients and attorneys through mediation or arbitration (binding if parties agree to be bound) (per SCR 86(12)).
Lawyer Referral Committee:
The Lawyer Referral Committee meets quarterly to review panel requirements and Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) member applications.
Members must participate in regularly scheduled meetings and help enhance the LRIS service at the State Bar of Nevada, as well as participate in the State Bar of Nevada Public Service Grant Program. There is an estimated time commitment of 10 hours per year.