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:
ABA House of Delegates Representative
The control and administration of the American Bar Association (ABA) is vested in the House of Delegates, the policy-making body of the association. The House meets twice each year, at the ABA Annual and Midyear Meetings. The State Bar of Nevada has three delegates that represent the State in the ABA House of Delegates. The State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors appoints two of the delegates.
The board is seeking to appoint a person to fill one of these slots to serve a two-year term beginning at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in August 2018. Interested applicants should complete an online application form available through the link above. Please indicate your past experience and involvement in the ABA. All applications must be received no later than noon on June 8, 2018.
Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics
The Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics is currently seeking applicants for membership on the committee. The primary purpose of the committee is to make available advisory opinions on the ethical considerations concerning the practice of law, which shall function to prevent harm to the public from the unethical practice of law and to provide a clear and timely understanding of the ethics of practicing law.
Committee members are expected to attend monthly meetings (primarily telephonic); participate in the committee’s review and analysis of ethics and professional responsibility issues concerning the practice of law, including requests for opinions, relevant regulatory enactments and modifications to rules of professional conduct; draft and edit ethics opinions, advisories and memoranda; and participate in educational and outreach programming provided by the committee.
Prior experience in legal ethics and professional responsibility matters; ability to conduct research on relevant issues and to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; and ability to devote sufficient time and attention to committee matters (at least five hours on a monthly basis). The committee is currently seeking both qualified attorney and non-attorney applicants.
Applicants are encouraged to submit a committee appointment application, detailing their qualifications for the committee, no later than May 31, 2018.
The State Bar of Nevada is looking for volunteer members with diverse backgrounds in ALL areas of law to fill open positions for appointment to the Lawyer Advertising Advisory Committee.
The committee meets once per month to review attorney advertisements submitted pursuant to bar regulations, and renders advance advisory opinions upon request.
Because much of the review and communication will be online, the best candidates should be proficient with computers, e-mail, and Internet use.
Committee members are appointed to two-year terms. To be considered for appointment, please submit a committee appointment application online.
Nevada Lawyer Editorial Board
The Nevada Lawyer Editorial Board is seeking attorneys to fill one committee vacancy.
The ideal committee member will be familiar with the publishing process, including lead times, deadlines, proofreading processes and Associated Press (AP) style. Ideal applicants will have previously authored articles for use in a printed publication.
The Nevada Lawyer Editorial Board is responsible for overseeing the editorial content in Nevada Lawyer magazine. Board members rotate monthly issue editor duties; during the assigned month, the editor solicits, collects, reviews, edits and approves feature stories and cover art. Board members meet monthly via teleconference and twice annually in person. Committee terms are three years with no term limits.