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SAVE THE DATE!

April 29, 2017  

SPRING INTO CLE

Registration is now open for “SPRING INTO CLE”, an all-day seminar on Saturday, April 29, 2017, presented by the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Nevada and the Las Vegas Valley Paralegal Association.  Two learning tracks are offered: Criminal and Civil Litigation for Track “A” and Probate/Family/Gaming Law for Track “B”.  There will be 7 speakers (5 CLE hours) plus a keynote speaker. The Exhibitor Hall will feature over 20+ legal vendors, and there will be a Pro Bono Panel discussion during the lunch hour. Please join us! Register by March 31, 2017, to take advantage of the early-bird rates! Registration form and schedule are here.

 

May 19, 2017

COURT HOUSE ROCKS

Registration is open for “Court House Rocks”, an all-day seminar on Friday, May 19, 2017, presented by the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Nevada and the Sierra Nevada Association of Paralegals (SNAP). Please join us at the State Bar building in Reno on Friday, May 19, 2017, for this exciting seminar! Register by April 19, 2017 to take advantage of the early-bird rates! Registration form is attached here.

 

 

 

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About the Division:

Purpose:

The purpose of the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Nevada is to enhance paralegals’ participation in the administration of justice, professional responsibility and public service in cooperation with the State Bar of Nevada. We are the first statewide organization of working, attorney supervised paralegals in the state of Nevada. The Paralegal Division is now an affiliate of NALA (National Association of Legal Assistants-Paralegals) and NFPA (National Federation of Paralegal Associations).

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Staff Liaison: Robert Horne
Board Liaison: John “Jack” Howard Jr.
 
Dues: Annual dues are $65
 

 

Membership is by application only and must be approved by the Paralegal Division’s Board of Directors. Once membership is approved, you will receive an invoice from the State Bar of Nevada, Member Services department. Dues are payable to the State Bar of Nevada upon receipt of invoice.

 


Board of Directors

 

Conni Hebert, ACP®: Chair
CHebert@BHFS.com
 
Professional Affiliations:
National Association of Legal Assistants-Paralegals
State Bar of Nevada, Paralegal Division
Clark County Bar Association
Las Vegas Valley Paralegal Association
Northwest Career College, Paralegal Program Advisory Board
Organization of Legal Professionals
National Association of Professional Women
College of Southern Nevada, Paralegal Program Advisory Board

 

Conni Hebert, ACP, is a litigation paralegal at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, with over 23 years of experience. Conni served active duty in the U.S. Air Force and is a Desert Shield and Desert Storm veteran having received the National Defense Service Medal and the U.S. Air Force Achievement Medal for her contributions to the Gulf War mission. She earned her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies, an ABA-approved program, from the American Institute in Phoenix, Arizona in 1993, graduating with cum laude honors. She is Westlaw Certified, Westlaw Next Certified, and has earned the LexisNexis Paralegal Certificate of Mastery. Conni is originally from Texas and has worked as a paralegal in Texas, Arizona, California, and Nevada. Conni currently serves on her firm’s Pro Bono Committee, Paralegal Advisory Committee, and Technology & E-Discovery Committee. Conni is a Certified Paralegal (CP) and in 2011 earned the Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP) credential, specializing in Discovery, from the National Association of Legal Assistants-Paralegals (NALA). She is also a Notary Public.

 

Daniel Maul – Board Member: Southern District

DMCProfessional Affiliations:

State Bar of Nevada, Paralegal Division

Daniel Maul is a litigation paralegal and case manager at Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C., with over 10 years of experience throughout all stages of litigation. Daniel earned his Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies from the Community College of Southern Nevada (now known as the College of Southern Nevada) in 2005, graduating with honors. He also earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Entrepreneurship from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2010.  From 2011 through 2014, Daniel used his entrepreneurial degree to operate and manage a Las Vegas courier business.  Daniel was born and raised in Las Vegas and has a strong desire to provide access to justice to the Las Vegas community.  Since February of 2012, Daniel has volunteered countless hours as an Educational Surrogate Parent through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.  As an Educational Surrogate Parent, he advocates for the educational needs on behalf of disadvantaged students.  For his dedication and efforts, Daniel was presented with the 2015 Volunteer Surrogate Award by Nevada Supreme Court Justice Kristina Pickering in December of 2015.

 

Anna Buchner, CP: Board Member, Northern District Anna Buchner, CP® – Board Member: Northern District

Professional Affiliations:
National Association of Legal Assistants-Paralegals
State Bar of Nevada, Paralegal Division
Washoe County Bar Association, Paralegal Division
Sierra Nevada Association of Paralegals
Truckee Meadows Paralegal Student Advisory Board Member
Anna Buchner, CP is the paralegal and office administrator at NPRI Center for Justice and Constitutional Litigation.  She earned her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies, an ABA approved program, from Truckee Meadows Community College and obtained her Certified Paralegal designation in 2015 from the National Association of Legal Assistants-Paralegals (NALA).  Anna has worked in the legal field for twenty years and has worked in constitutional law, insurance defense, and social security disability.  She has served as an executive board member with the Sierra Nevada Association of Paralegals and is currently a member of the Truckee Meadows Paralegal Student Advisory Board.  Anna was a presenter at the NALA Convention in 2013 and was a recipient of the NALA Affiliate Award the same year.  She has been asked to speak at paralegal classes and in the community in reference to the paralegal profession.

 

Lynda Traves, CP® – Board Member: Northern District

Traves, Lynda photoProfessional Affiliations:
State Bar of Nevada, Paralegal Division
Sierra Nevada Association of Paralegals
Reno Core Project LLC, Executive Board

Lynda Traves, CP, is a legal researcher for the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Attorney General of Nevada. She has worked in the legal and human resources field for 20 years. Lynda’s past legal experience includes working for the provincial government in Alberta, Canada, an asbestos defense attorney in California, and a criminal defense attorney in Nevada. She started with the State of Nevada at NHP in 2013 and in 2014 she transferred to Public and Behavioral Health in the Human Resources Department. Lynda belongs to many volunteer organizations, including Reno Little Theatre. She also volunteers her time with the Reno Core Project and Burning Man, managing a sub-department within gate perimeter and exodus that handles transportation of the department’s 700 volunteers to their work locations. Lynda also manages the human resources component of the gate department.


Paralegals & Legal Assistants – Have You Tried Fastcase?

Fastcase is an online legal research system available FREE to active attorney members of the State Bar of Nevada

Fastcase is therefore a cost efficient and easy way for you to conduct legal research (log in under an attorney profile)

Just click on the Member Services link from the State Bar’s homepage to get started and be sure to review the research tips and guides available below.


Service to the Law

Attorneys in both private practice and in government-funded programs have increased use of paralegals based on their belief that the use of paralegals results in cost-effective delivery of legal services.  Membership in the Paralegal Division shows commitment to excellence, quality and professionalism.  Attorneys encourage their paralegals to attain and maintain membership in the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Nevada as a mark of their professionalism.

Standing Rules

Application

Code of Ethics

Pledge of Professionalism

Legal Affidavit for Supervising Attorney 


2017 Meeting Minutes

January, February

2016 Meeting Minutes

January, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November