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Nevada Supreme Court Accepting Comments re: Bar Exam Through Noon, Aug. 5

Nevada Supreme Court Accepting Comments re: Bar Exam Through Noon, Aug. 5 On Friday, July 31, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order in ADKT 0558 stating that it has received a motion to reconsider its July 24, 2020, order postponing the July 2020 examination and its May 20, 2020, order in which the court […]

Las Vegas Justice Court Submits Petition to Repeal and Re-enact Eviction Rules

Las Vegas Justice Court Submits Petition to Repeal and Re-enact Eviction Rules On Wednesday, July 29, the justices of the peace for the Las Vegas Township Justice Court submitted a petition to the Nevada Supreme Court in ADKT 0564 proposing to repeal its local rules related to evictions and re-enact them as a separate body […]

Nevada Supreme Court Law Library Offering Online Services; Building Remains Closed

Nevada Supreme Court Law Library Offering Online Services; Building Remains Closed On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the Nevada Supreme Court issued Administrative Order AO-0011, announcing that although the Nevada Supreme Court Law Library physical building remains closed to the public, the library continues to offer services through alternate means. Services can be accessed in the […]

Nevada Bar Exam Rescheduled for August 11-12, 2020

Nevada Bar Exam Rescheduled for August 11-12, 2020 The Nevada Bar Exam, previously scheduled for July 28-29, 2020, has been postponed and rescheduled to August 11-12, 2020. The change was made because of problems with an update to the test software for the exam. Applicants who cannot take the Nevada bar exam on Aug. 11 […]

Scam Alert: Lawyers Targeted by Unemployment Fraud Emails

Scam Alert: Lawyers Targeted by Unemployment Fraud Emails Attorneys should be aware of a new scam making the rounds. Members of the legal community are receiving emails informing them that an unidentified employee has filed an unemployment claim related to the legal business, claims that were fraudulently made without the employee’s knowledge. In some cases, […]

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 […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Issues Order Randomly Reassigning Civil Domestic Cases in Dept. L

Eighth Judicial District Court Issues Order Randomly Reassigning Civil Domestic Cases in Dept. L On Thursday, July 16, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 20-19, which modifies Administrative Order 20-15. In order 20-15, the court directed civil domestic cases pending in Department L to be heard by senior judges or other district court […]

Henderson Justice Court Submits Petition re: Local Rules

Henderson Justice Court Submits Petition re: Local Rules On Tuesday, July 14, the Henderson Township Justice Court filed a petition with the Nevada Supreme Court to adopt local rules of practice for the justice court. A complete list of the proposed rules are included in Exhibit A of the petition.

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 […]