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
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.
Must be a member of the Lawyer Referral and Information Service program.
The Publications Committee is responsible for creating print and electronic publications of rules, handbooks, articles and manuals dealing with legal education and specifically with Nevada law. The committee comprehensively evaluates the publications needs of Nevada bar members.
Committee members attend four teleconferences and two meetings per year to continue progress on ongoing publications projects. Members may be called upon to coordinate ad-hoc committees devoted to individual publications projects, solicit authors and editors for individual communications projects and draft copy for use in publications.
Intellectual property attorneys are actively desired by the committee, although lawyers from all practice areas are welcome. Members must have a strong grasp of topics of interest to the Nevada legal community and be able to evaluate both general topics and detailed publications for relevance to bar membership. Members should have a familiarity with the publishing process, including lead times, deadlines and proofreading processes. Ideal applicants will also have previously authored copy for use in a printed publication, such as a legal manual or reference book.
Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board:
The State Bar of Nevada is seeking applicants (attorneys and lay members) to fill a vacancy on the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board. Those interested may apply online.
Members of the board serve as jurors on panels (with one attorney serving as chairperson), in disciplinary cases prosecuted by the Office of Bar Counsel. Knowledge of trial practice and the rules of evidence is helpful for those sitting as chair during hearings, but not essential for those serving as general panel members.
This is a volunteer position and, although members receive no compensation, they may be reimbursed for approved travel expenses in accordance with the state bar’s travel policy. The Board of Governors appoints new members at quarterly board meetings. Panel Members may be appointed for three-year terms, for a term limit of 12 years.
We the People Committee
The State Bar of Nevada seeks applicants to oversee and provide direction to the newly formed We the People Committee. This Committee will be comprised of 11 members, at least seven of whom must be attorneys in good standing with the State Bar of Nevada. Committee members will represent northern, southern and rural Nevada. Members may be appointed for two year terms, subject to reappointment for a total of eight years. Applications will be accepted thru May 26, 2017.
Members of the Committee provide guidance to staff about statewide coordination of the high school We the People district competitions, held annually in December, and the statewide competition in February. Competition responsibilities include recruitment of qualified judges, onsite training and support.
Ideal candidates to should have familiarity with We the People or other law related education initiatives.
Application forms are available below: