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.
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.
Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee Seeks Members
The State Bar of Nevada’s Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee is comprised of volunteer attorneys and public members who resolve fee disputes between lawyers and clients through mediation and arbitration. Committee members are tasked with resolving disputes individually, or as part of an arbitration panel for claims of $10,000 or more. Claim materials are provided securely online and committee members interact directly with the parties to establish hearing dates and times. Committee members are assigned an average of three claims per year; training is available for those seeking to gain experience.
Members of the committee are appointed by the Board of Governors to three-year terms, subject to reappointment. Ideal candidates will have computer proficiency and diverse backgrounds in more than one area of law. Applications may be submitted online no later than March 30, 2018. Questions may be submitted to email@example.com.