News and Events:

Be sure to read former 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.

Newsletter:

 


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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 an affiliate of  NFPA (National Federation of Paralegal Associations).

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Chair: Lynda Traves
 
Staff Liaison: Robert Horne
Board Liaison: Andrew Craner
 
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

Lynda may be reached at:

NVParalegalDivision@gmail.com

775-538-2529

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 – Vice Chair

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: Parliamentarian

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.
CluAynne M. Corwin – Secretary

CluAynne is a litigation paralegal with the Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas, Nevada. As part of the Civil Litigation Team, she works in a variety of legal areas and assists the deputy city attorneys with all aspects of civil litigation, including discovery, motion practice and trials. She has supported the Civil Litigation Team in state and federal trials. CluAynne has been a litigation paralegal since 2004, and her past legal experience includes working as an office administrator and senior paralegal for a small private practice firm. Her areas of practice include Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), personal injury, corporate formation, business and contracts, domestic and family, and appellate case work. She has a keen knowledge of and ability to work within the Municipal, Justice, District, Federal, Supreme, Appellate and Bankruptcy Courts of Nevada. Additionally, CluAynne possesses a mastery of the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Rules Governing Alternate Dispute Resolution. CluAynne was born and raised in Southern California; however, she now considers herself a native of Las Vegas. CluAynne received an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Las Vegas College, where she graduated with honors. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, seeing movies, attending concerts and the ballet, and nature photography.

Tammy Wagner, ACP® – Treasurer
Tammy Wagner is a Senior Litigation Paralegal for the Ruiz Law Firm, in Henderson, Nevada, with a primary focus on civil litigation. Her past work includes contract administration and management. Tammy graduated with Special Honors with a Specialized Associates Degree in Paralegals Studies from Everest College (fka Phillips Junior College). Tammy is a certified paralegal through the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and holds two advanced certifications in Trial Practice and Contracts Administration/Contracts Management. Tammy volunteers with many programs in the Las Vegas area including Three Square Food Bank and Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. Tammy also sits on the board and is currently board secretary for the non-profit, Police Officers Riding 4 Kids.
Priscila Whalen  – Education Liaison

Priscila is a career-oriented Paralegal with certification from West Valley College, Saratoga, California. The college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), member of the Paralegal Association of Santa Clara County (PASCCO), and member of the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAFPE). Priscila is a member of the Paralegal Division of the Nevada Bar Association and a member of the Brazilian Bar Association in Brazil. Before moving to the United States, Priscila attended law school at Estacio de Sa University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Upon pursuing her degree, Priscila attained her admission to the Brazilian Bar Association and performed her legal duties for several years. Currently, Priscila works as a contract Paralegal for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Nevada after moving from California where she worked as a Project Assistant Paralegal at McDermott Will & Emery LLP.


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


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