Bench, Bar Leaders to Discuss Diversity in the Legal Profession at Luncheon on October 21, 2021

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, the CCBA will host “Diversity in the Legal Community” a special luncheon event featuring a panel discussion about diversity, inclusion, and equity in the legal profession with notable members of Nevada’s legal community. This event offers 1.0 hour of continuing legal education (CLE) for Nevada lawyers. This in-person event will be held in the Bel Air Banquet Room, inside the Golden Nugget located in downtown Las Vegas. Members of the State Bar of Nevada and the CCBA are invited to attend at no charge. Seating will be limited. RSVP is required to the Clark County Bar Association by Friday, October 15, 2021. See below for more info and RSVP form.

On Thursday, October 21, 2021, the CCBA will host “Diversity in the Legal Community” a special luncheon event featuring a panel discussion about diversity, inclusion, and equity in the legal profession with notable members of Nevada’s legal community. This in-person event offers 1.0 hour of ethics continuing legal education (CLE) for Nevada lawyers. This event will be held in the Bel Air Banquet Room, inside the Golden Nugget located in downtown Las Vegas. Members of the State Bar of Nevada and the CCBA are invited to attend at no charge. Seating will be limited. RSVP is required to the Clark County Bar Association by Friday, October 15, 2021. See below for more info and RSVP form.

“Diversity in the Legal Profession”

Sponsors: Bank of Nevada, Law Office of Jeffrey Burr, Las Vegas Legal Video,Wright Marsh & Levy

Panelists:

Judge Tierra D. Jones of Eighth Judicial District Court

The Honorable Tierra D. Jones is currently a District Court Judge in Department 10 of the Eighth Judicial District Court. In April of 2017, when she was appointed to the bench, she became the first African American woman to serve on the district court in the State of Nevada. Judge Jones serves as the presiding judge of the court’s criminal division and manages the homicide program. Judge Jones earned her Juris Doctorate in 2006 from the William S. Boyd School of Law. She is a member of several volunteer organizations, and truly enjoys mentoring young lawyers through her volunteer work.

Bryan K. Scott, Las Vegas City Attorney

Bryan K. Scott earned his B.S. in Business Administration from UNLV (1988) and JD from Lewis and Clark Law School (1991). An Attorney for 30 years, he has worked for the City of Las Vegas since 1996. In July 2020, he became the first African American Las Vegas City Attorney in the City’s history. From 1991-1993, Bryan was an Associate Attorney for Donald J. Campbell and Rawlings, Olson, Cannon in 1993-1996. Scott was the first African-American President of the State Bar of Nevada (2016-2017); the Clark County Law Foundation (2006); and the Clark County Bar Association in 2005. He was President of the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association 1996-1999.

Lora Picini of Everi Holdings

Lora Picini is the SVP of Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Management at Everi, a gaming equipment and financial technology provider with its headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada. In her role at Everi, she oversees the human resources function for the company, with an eye to constantly elevate engagement, inclusion, and diversity among the employees.

Nedda Ghandi of Partner, Ghandi Deeter Blackham

Nedda Ghandi is a Nevada native. She attended the William S. Boyd School of Law at University of Las Vegas. She has been practicing law in Nevada since 2008.Her determination to get her client’s the results they seek has turned many client relationships into friendships and a significant referral network. Nedda serves as President-Elect of the Clark County Bar Association and will serve as President of the CCBA during 2022.

Moderator:

Annette Bradley, Chair, CCBA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Equity

Annette Bradley recently retired as General Counsel for the Southern Nevada Health District and while continuing to be an active member of the Nevada bar, is looking forward to enjoying family, friends, and travel.

Bonus: Includes 1.0 hour of continuing legal education (CLE) for Nevada lawyers!

Event format and location:

“Diversity in the Legal Profession” will be a private event with the following planned agenda:

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • Check-in and networking: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Bar business and sponsor announcements: 12:00 to 12:15 PM
  • Speaker’s presentation: 12:15 to 1:15 PM
  • Closing remarks: 1:15 PM

This event will be held in person in the Bel Air Banquet Room, inside the Golden Nugget located in downtown Las Vegas. Choices for entrée are Chicken Parmesan or a vegetarian dish (chef’s choice). Entrees will be served with a salad, fresh baked dinner rolls, creamery butter, and dessert selection (Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée with berries and shaved chocolate). Beverage service to include water or iced tea. All attendees must wear face masks, except while actively eating or drinking.

This event is free to members of the State Bar of Nevada, Clark County Bar Association.

Seating will be limited, and an RSVP is required to the Clark County Bar Association by Friday, October 15, 2021. To RSVP, complete the web form below:

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