News and Events:

Be sure to read Paralegal Division Chair Conni Hebert’s article: Paralegal Perspectives: “Who, What, How and Why?” in the January issue of Nevada Lawyer magazine or click here to access the article.

 July 11-13, 2018 – NALA Conference & Expo (St. Louis, MO)
 Sept 20-22, 2018 – NALS Annual Education & Networking Conference (Phoenix, AZ)
 Oct 31 – Nov 3, 2018 – AAfPE Annual Education Conference (Newport, RI)



Pro Bono Opportunities.


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About the Division:


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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Chair: Lynda Traves
Staff Liaison: Robert Horne
Board Liaison: Jessica M. Goodey
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

Lynda Traves, CP® – Chair

Professional 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.

Carl Morrison, PP-SC, RP, AACP – Board Member: Southern District

Professional Affiliations:

 NALS…the association for legal professionals

American Association for Paralegal Education
National Association of Legal Assistants-Paralegals
National Federation of Paralegal Associations
Las Vegas Valley Paralegal Association
NALS of Las Vegas

Carl Morrison, PP-SC, RP, AACP, is a certified paralegal and paralegal educator and is devoted to helping others enhance their passion and dedication for the paralegal profession.  He is the Senior Paralegal for a five-star casino resort in Las Vegas, NV and is an adjunct instructor for the paralegal program at Northwest Career College.  He received his Bachelor of Science from Northeastern State University in 2009.  He is the immediate past-president for NALS…the association for legal professionals and currently serves on the board of directors for the association.  He also is a member of American Association for Paralegal Education, NALA, NFPA, Las Vegas Valley Paralegal Association and NALS of Las Vegas. Carl originally hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma, where for 23 years he was an active member of the legal community there, receiving such awards as the Tulsa County Bar Association President’s Award, Tulsa County Bar Association’s Paralegal of the Year Award, Tulsa Business & Legal News Power Attorneys & Legal Professionals Award, and Tulsa Community College Adjunct Professor of the Year Award.  Carl also is the host for the podcast, “The Paralegal Voice” on The Legal Talk Network, covering current trends and topics relevant to not only paralegals, but all legal professionals as well.

Ashley Edmonds, CP® – Board Member: Northern District

Professional Affiliations:
National Association of Legal Assistants-Paralegals
Sierra Nevada Association of Paralegals
Washoe County Bar Association-Paralegal Section
State Bar of Nevada-Paralegal Division

Ashley Edmonds is a litigation paralegal at McDonald Carano, LLP in Reno NV, with a primary focus on civil litigation, employment law, appellate practice, and workers’ compensation. Her past legal work includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, business formation, and intellectual property. Ashley graduated with a B.A. in Criminology, Law & Society from University of California, Irvine, in 2009 and completed an ABA certified paralegal certification program from the same University in 2013. Ashley has worked as a paralegal in both California and Nevada. Prior to earning her degrees, Ashley worked at the Disneyland Resort as an operations specialist in which she helped create and draft some of the attractions’ operating procedures and guidelines. Ashley was born and raised in southern California and moved to Carson City in 2014. Ashley volunteers her time with the Nevada Humane Society.

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


2017 Meeting Minutes

January, February, March, April, June, July, September, October, November,

2016 Meeting Minutes

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