Committees

CCBA members are invited to join one or more committee and help the CCBA in its efforts to enrich the lives and careers of our members and our community.

CCBA members are invited to join one or more planning committee and help the CCBA in its efforts to enrich the lives and careers of our members and our community. Attend a meeting or contact a committee chair to find out how you can get involved.

Community Service Committee

Committee Chair: Alicia May, Esq. of Pecos Law Group

The CCBA’s Community Service Committee is focused on organizing CCBA’s members to provide outreach services to the community at large in southern Nevada. All members of the CCBA are invited to join or volunteer for this committee and/or get involved in the planned activities.

View our community service activities at https://clarkcountybar.org/community-service-activities/.

The Community Service Committee meets on the first Friday of the month. Meetings are being held via Zoom until further notice. For more information and to RSVP, contact the CCBA office at (702) 387-6011.

Committee Chair: Michael Wendlberger, Esq. of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

The mission of the Continuing Legal Education Committee is to create high quality, low-cost CLE seminars for the benefit of bar members and legal community. Participation on the CLE committee is limited to current attorney and JD members of the CCBA. Committee members may spend approximately five hours per month helping to plan and/or develop live CLE seminars for the CCBA. These active committee members are entitled to attend CCBA CLE seminars at no cost.

View our CLE activities at https://clarkcountybar.org/marketplace/cle-programs/.

The CLE committee meets at noon on the second Wednesday of the month. onth. Meetings are being held via Zoom until further notice. For more information and to RSVP, contact the CCBA office at (702) 387-6011.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Equity

Committee Chair: Sheri Ann Forbes, Esq. of Nevada Attorney General’s Office

The mission of the CCBA Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Equity is to organize educational programs that facilitate constructive discussion and enhance understanding of diversity issues. The committee promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and the removal of barriers to success within the CCBA and the communities we serve. DICE’s objectives are to:

  • Increase cultural understanding (competence) within the profession
  • Encourage communication related to diversity and inclusion
  • Assist members to develop and improve diversity goals
  • Build and support a diversity pipeline to the legal profession
  • Promote a greater understanding of equity and inclusion

View our diversity and inclusion activities at https://clarkcountybar.org/diversity-inclusion-activities/.

The CCBA Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Committee meets at noon on the last Friday of the month. Meetings are being held via Zoom until further notice. For more information and to RSVP, contact the CCBA office at (702) 387-6011.

New Lawyers Committee

Committee Co-Chairs: Josh Dresslove, Esq. of Joshua S. Dresslove Attorney at Law and Christena Georgas-Burns, Esq. of Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

The New Lawyers Committee is for attorneys admitted to practice in Nevada within the last seven years, regardless of age. Committee work averages three hours per month per person. The committee coordinates and participates with the William S. Boyd School of Law to produce student competitions. Members volunteer to help with bar events including CCBA pub crawls, UNLV law student competitions, and the Meet Your Judges Mixer. The New Lawyers Committee meets at 12:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month. Meetings are being held via Zoom until further notice. For more information and to RSVP, contact the CCBA office at (702) 387-6011.

Publications Committee

Committee Chair and Editor-In-Chief: Alia Najjar, M.D., Esq. of Ladah Law Firm, PLLC

The Publications Committee produces Communiqué, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association. Bar members are invited to get involved and volunteer to plan the editorial calendar, write, recruit authors, and copy edit each publication.

Copy editors needed: Editors spend about 1-3 hours per month proofreading copy. Although many committee members have prior experience writing for law school journals or college newspapers, such experience is not necessary. Editing improves writing skills too! For more information, interested bar members can reach out to Stephanie at the CCBA office at (702) 387-6011.

Participation on the Publications Committee is limited to current attorney and JD members of the CCBA. Typically, the Publications Committee will meet at noon on the second Friday of the month. Meetings are spent brainstorming story ideas and matching topics with potential authors. Meetings are being held via Zoom until further notice. For more information and to RSVP, contact the CCBA office at (702) 387-6011.