State Bar of Nevada: Remote Work Blog

The Remote Work Blog is the State Bar of Nevada’s newest resource for legal professionals working remotely in the current pandemic environment, or for firms considering extending their work-from-home policies in the future. For additional information and resources, also check out our list of COVID-19 information and resources.
Articles are written by practicing Nevada attorneys and offer real hands-on tricks and tips designed to help lawyers succeed while working remotely. New stories release on Mondays.
If you wish to volunteer to write an article, contact publications@nvbar.org.

Articles:

Legal Industry Trends from Clio: Pandemic Likely to Spur New Innovations in the Practice of Law

Legal Industry Trends from Clio: Pandemic Likely to Spur New Innovations in the Practice of Law Clio, a State Bar of Nevada member benefit provider, has been researching the impact that COVID-19 has had on the legal industry. It recently published the information it discovered in “Clio’s COVID-19 Impact Research Briefing: June 17.” The report […]

Succession Planning: If You Fail to Plan, Then Plan to Fail

Succession Planning: If You Fail to Plan, Then Plan to Fail By Louise Watson, Office of Bar Counsel, State Bar of Nevada Are you a sole practitioner? How would your law practice fare without you tomorrow? Do you have a plan in place for someone to step in to protect your clients’ interests? Or would […]

Legal Industry Trends from Clio: Overall Need for Lawyers Has Not Subsided

Legal Industry Trends from Clio: Overall Need for Lawyers Has Not Subsided By State Bar of Nevada Staff Clio, a State Bar of Nevada member benefit provider, has been researching the impact that COVID-19 has had on the legal industry. It regularly publishes the information it discovers in its Legal Trends reports. While one recent […]

What Millennials Can Teach Us About Working from Home and Managing Through a Crisis

What Millennials Can Teach Us About Working from Home and Managing Through a Crisis By Jacqueline R. Bretell, Esq. I was named chief executive officer of Bighorn Law on March 11, 2020. On March 12, Governor Steve Sisolak declared a State of Emergency. Three days later, the schools closed. On my fourth day as CEO, […]

Keeping Cases Moving Even When a Pandemic (Mostly) Closes the Rural Courts

Keeping Cases Moving Even When a Pandemic (Mostly) Closes the Rural Courts By the Hon. Nancy Porter, Fourth Judicial District Court, Dept. 1 In mid-March, many departments of Elko County government were closed to protect the citizens of Elko County from effects related to the coronavirus pandemic. The district court, however, remained open and continued […]

Working with Remote Notarization in Nevada

Working with Remote Notarization in Nevada By: Kimberly Surratt, Esq. You can legally sign, send and notarize documents online through a reputable vendor in less than 15 minutes and without any social contact or leaving your home office. Remote notarization offers a signer an impartial witness to the signing of a document, heightened identity validation, […]

Home Office Tour: Tips for Setting Up a Virtual Workspace

Home Office Tour: Tips for Setting Up a Virtual Workspace By Gina Bongiovi, Esq. I started my practice in 2008 with a phone and a laptop, and I remain convinced you need little more office technology to run a law firm. I carry my laptop with me everywhere I go and can access every single […]

Keeping Cases Moving in the Second Judicial District Court

Keeping Cases Moving in the Second Judicial District Court By the Hon. Elliott A. Sattler, Second Judicial District Court, Dept. 10 My Fellow State Bar of Nevada Members: I want to start by saying I hope this finds you, your families, your staff, and your friends safe and healthy during these turbulent times. On March […]

Virtual Bench Bar Clears up Questions on Civil Division Operations During Coronavirus State of Emergency

Virtual Bench Bar Clears up Questions on Civil Division Operations During Coronavirus State of Emergency By Robert Horne, State Bar of Nevada Staff In early May, the Eighth Judicial District Court held a virtual bench bar meeting, at which more than 100 participants joined to address questions regarding Administrative Orders that dictate how the Civil […]

Keeping Cases Moving in the Eighth Judicial District Court: Probate and Guardianships

Keeping Cases Moving in the Eighth Judicial District Court: Probate and Guardianships By Valerie Del Grosso, Esq. COVID-19 closures thoroughly stress-tested our business practices and systems, but we are better off for it. Here’s how our firm kept our cases moving (and our clients happy) during the COVID-19 pandemic: For context, our firm consists of […]

Lessons Learned from Mediating Cases During a Global Pandemic

Lessons Learned from Mediating Cases During a Global Pandemic By Hon. David T. Wall, Ret. The coronavirus pandemic has changed us as practitioners and as human beings. We stumble, we rise again, we evolve to meet the challenges of a vastly different world. We assume that at some point, things will be as they were […]

Client Confidentiality While Working from Home

Client Confidentiality While Working from Home By Gerard Gosioco, State Bar of Nevada, Assistant Bar Counsel There is no doubt that COVID-19 has changed the way we live. As a result, most people and businesses have implemented preventative measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, and phrases such as “social distancing” and “working from home” […]