Please mark your calendars and RSVP for these Clark County Bar events. #thefunbar

Lunchtime Learning CLE

Produced by Stephen F. Smith of the CCBA’s CLE Committee

“Key Changes to the Nevada Rules Governing Alternative Dispute Resolution”

  • Speakers:
    • Erin Lee Truman, Alternative Dispute Resolution/Discovery Commissioner
    • Adam Ganz, Alternative Dispute Resolution/Discovery Commissioner
  • Course description: Speakers will address the key rule changes that became effective in 2023. Topics will include:
    • Changes to requests for exemptions
    • Changes to timelines and new deadline requirements
    • Authority of arbitrators
    • Changes affecting evidence at arbitration and substantive rights at subsequent trial de novo
    • Changes to awards for fees and costs for parties, arbitrators, and short trial judges
    • Tips for success in arbitration and short trial
    • Court Annexed Mediation Program
  • Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 to 1:15 p.m.
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Offers: 1.0 General CLE Credit (NV)
  • Price:
    • Live webcast (via Zoom): FREE for CCBA Members (2024) only
    • Recorded materials rental: $25/CCBA Member or $50/non-member
  • Not a current member? Join or renew a CCBA membership now!
  • RSVP to CCBA by 2/27/2024: https://clarkcountybar.org/marketplace/cle-programs/key-changes-to-the-nevada-rules-governing-adr-cle-program/

Lunchtime Learning CLE

“Protecting Your Law Firm Against Financial Crime”

Sponsor: Alera Group

  • About: Financial Crimes against law firms are on the rise, and this CLE will teach you the crimes that insurance companies see most often, the way they are orchestrated, and how to avoid being a victim of a financial or property crime in your law firm. Real claims scenarios will be presented, as well as tips and what could have been done to avoid these crimes.
  • Topics:
    • Introduction to what insurances cover you for crime incidents.
    • Crime claims and how criminals attack your firm
    • How to prevent crimes against your law firm
  • Speakers:
    • Steven Vardilos, VP Crime and Fidelity, Hanover Insurance Group
    • Jennifer Maggi, Regional Fidelity Manager, Hanover Insurance Group
    • Ginger Johnson, Claims Adjuster, Hanover Insurance Group
    • Joel Jarvis, Producer, Alera Group Las Vegas
  • Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
  • Time: 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Offers: 1.0 general CLE credit (NV)
  • Price:
    • Live webcast (via Zoom): FREE for CCBA Members (2024) only
    • Recorded materials rental: $25/CCBA Member or $50/non-member.
  • Not a current member? Join or renew a CCBA membership now!
  • RSVP to CCBA by 3/18/2024: https://clarkcountybar.org/marketplace/cle-programs/protecting-your-law-firm-against-financial-crime-cle-program/

Picture Day at CCBA

Sponsor: Portraits to You

Special offers:

  • 20% off purchases of professional portraits for CCBA members!
  • No sitting fees ($49 value) for this and graduation/family portrait session

When & where:

Notes: Digital portraits taken by the professional photographer during these events will be available to purchase directly from Portraits to You. CCBA members will be offered special pricing options on products and/or services provided by Portraits to You. Portraits to You will provide the CCBA with an editorial copy of the portraits to publish in the bar journal Communiqué, on the bar’s official website, online via social media accounts, and as needed by the association.

3rd Annual Meet Your Law Students Mixer


About: This event celebrates law students who are interested in meeting members of the bench and bar including managing and hiring partners from law firms in Clark County, Nevada. Attendees can meet representatives from Nevada law firms and the members of the CCBA’s Board of Directors, Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Equity (DICE), Community Service Committee, and New Lawyers Committee.

Managing and hiring partners are invited to meet and greet with law students at this private indoor/outdoor event featuring complimentary food and drink tickets while supplies last. There is no fee to attend this event; however, space will be limited to those who RSVP to the CCBA. Sponsorships are available to select businesses.

CCBA Volunteers at Project 150

  • Why: Group activity to benefit homeless teenagers served by the Project 150. Project 150 is a local non-profit with a mission to offer free support and services to homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students in the Southern Nevada area so they can remain in school and graduate.
  • When: Saturday, Apr. 6, 2024, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Project 150, 3600 N. Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130
  • What: Volunteers will help with:
    • Making food bags
    • Sorting donations
    • Restocking Betty’s Boutique
    • Activities are determined by the needs of the day 
  • Who: CCBA members and the family members may volunteer.* Minimum age to volunteer is 10 years old. Volunteers ages 10-13 require guardian.
  • Mandatory Dress Code: Comfortable shirt, pants, and closed-toe shoes.
  • RSVP to CCBA for this group activity: https://clarkcountybar.org/community-service-activities/ccba-volunteers-for-project-150/

Lunchtime Learning CLE

Sponsors: Bank of Nevada and Las Vegas Legal Video

“Nevada’s Business Judgment Rule Post-Guzman

  • Speaker: Bruce Leslie, Bruce A. Leslie, Chtd.
  • About: Learn about Nevada’s business judgment rule under NRS 78.138, the Guzman case, and interplay with the theory of shareholder primacy.
  • Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024
  • Time: 12 to 1:15 p.m.
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Offers: 1.0 General CLE Credit (NV)
  • Live webcast (via Zoom): FREE for CCBA Members (2024) only
  • Recorded materials rental: $25/CCBA Member or $50/non-member
  • RSVP to CCBA by 4/9/2024: https://clarkcountybar.org/marketplace/cle-programs/nevadas-business-judgment-rule-post-guzman-cle-program/

24th Annual Clark County Bar Association Moot Competition

Volunteers needed!

When & where:

  • Friday Apr. 12, 2024: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday Apr. 13, 2024: 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

About: The CCBA Moot Court Competition provides 1L students at Boyd their first opportunity to practice their oral argument skills through an appellate case. This year, 1L students are currently drafting an appellate brief for their Lawyering Process II class that will serve as a foundation for their oral arguments. This is a semester-long assignment that requires dedication and great preparation.Students have been assigned the role of Plaintiff or Defendant for purposes of their brief, however, for the competition, they will prepare arguments for both sides. Preliminary rounds will be on-brief and advanced rounds could be off-brief. Students will have the opportunity to speak for 12 minutes, which will include presenting arguments and answering the questions of judges. It is the role of judges to observe students assigned to them, question their arguments during presentation, and score them according to their performance. After both sides have presented, judges will have a few minutes to score the students and provide them with constructive feedback.

Note: Volunteers should be Nevada attorneys, judges or mediators. Judging the competition qualifies as pro bono service!

Sign up to judge the competition: https://clarkcountybar.org/events/moot-court-competition/

40 Year Club Induction Ceremony & Luncheon


Join us for a special event celebrating CCBA members admitted to practice law in Nevada for 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60 years. This year, we will induct members who were admitted in 1984 and honor members admitted in 1979, 1974, 1969, and 1964. List of inductees and honorees are posted at https://clarkcountybar.org/40-year-club-luncheon/.

  • When: Thursday, April 18, 2024
  • Check-in & Networking: 11:30 a.m. • Luncheon Program: 12 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Panevino Italian Grille, 246 Via Antonia Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119
  • Entrée options: Penne Vodka, Chicken Marsala, Grilled Scottish Salmon
  • Price:
    • FREE per 40 Year Club Inductee (2024)
    • $80 per CCBA Member, Honoree, Guest of Inductee or Honoree
    • $95 per Non-member
  • Not a current member? Join or renew a CCBA membership for 2024 now!
  • RSVP to the Clark County Bar is required by Thursday, April 11, 2024. RSVP at https://clarkcountybar.org/40-year-club-luncheon/ or 702-387-6011.

All members of Nevada’s legal community are welcome to attend; however space will be limited to those who RSVP to the Clark County Bar Association by the published deadline.

6th Annual Pub Crawl


Eglet Adams Eglet Ham Henriod

Leavitt Legal Services, P.C.

Steno Agency, Inc.

Las Vegas Legal Video
WestPac Wealth Partners

When & Where: Thursday, April 25, 2024, 5-9 PM – Hop on at any point at these times and locations:

Featuring: Complimentary drink ticket (1 per person) available at each venue and snacks at 18bin and NV Brew Works while supplies last for members of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA). Complimentary treat to CCBA members who provide proof of reservation for a ride home with a ride share service or designated driver.

RSVP required to Donna at the CCBA by Tuesday, April 24, 2024.

Sponsorship opportunities available. Learn more at https://clarkcountybar.org/marketplace/sponsorship-opportunities/.

Law Day Activities

Attorney Volunteers Needed on May 1, 2024

The CCBA is recruiting Nevada lawyers to volunteer at the legal resource fair at Nellis AFB on May 1, 2024. Attorney volunteers will help at information tables. Participating volunteers will need to pass a security clearance.

Deadline is April 1, 2024, to sign up to be a volunteer for Law Day event on May 1, 2024. CCBA members and Nevada lawyers who are interested in participating should contact Stephanie at the CCBA office at 702-387-6011 for more information.

Lunchtime Learning CLEs

Law Day CLE Series Free for CCBA Members

Each program in the series is planned to be held via Zoom:

These events will provide an opportunity for CCBA members and USAF attorneys and legal office personnel to learn about a variety of legal issues that service members may face in their personal lives in southern Nevada.
The live webcasts (via Zoom) are FREE for CCBA Members (2024) and active U.S. Air Force members only. We plan to record the programs. After the programs, recorded materials rental (per program) will be available at $25/CCBA Member or $50/non-member.

Lunchtime Learning CLE

Sponsors: Bank of Nevada and Las Vegas Legal Video

“Probate for the Non-Probate Attorney: Navigating Probate in PI & Wrongful Death Cases”

  • Speaker: James A. Fontano, Probate Commissioner, 8th Judicial District Court
    About: You are good at what you do—whether it’s a simple car accident or a complex wrongful death suit, you have spent a lot of time perfecting your craft, and you deliver excellent legal service to your clients. But problems always seem to arise when you have a matter that requires approval of a settlement or an order to distribute the proceeds from the probate court. In this CLE, Probate Commissioner James Fontano will provide tools and tricks to getting your civil case through probate quickly and efficiently, and without those annoying emails telling you that your matter has to be continued or taken off calendar. You will learn:
    • How probate works, how long it takes, and what procedural steps are involved
    • What a special administration is, and what it allows you to do
    • Why probate approval is necessary, and how to get your settlement approved
    • How to allocate proceeds between the estate and the decedent’s heirs
    • How to convert the special administration to a set aside, summary administration, or general administration, and how to close the estate.
  • Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
    Time: 12:00 to 1:15 pm
    Location: Online via Zoom
    Offers: 1.0 General CLE Credit (NV)
    Live webcast (via Zoom): FREE for CCBA Members (2024) only
    Recorded materials rental: $25/CCBA Member or $50/non-member
    RSVP to CCBA by 5/7/2024: https://clarkcountybar.org/marketplace/cle-programs/probate-for-the-non-probate-attorney-cle-program/

Bar Committee Meetings

CCBA members are invited to participate in these upcoming committee meetings:

  • Friday, March 1, 2024 (12-1 p.m.) via Zoom – Community Service – Plans activities that provide outreach services to the community at large in southern Nevada.
  • Friday, March 8, 2024 (12-1 p.m.) via Zoom – Publications Committee – Plans content for upcoming issues of the bar journal Communiqué.
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024 (12-1 p.m.) via Zoom – CLE Committee – Plans CLE programs for the benefit of the Clark County Bar Association and Nevada legal community.
  • Thursday, March 14 2024 (12-1 p.m.) at CCBA office with Zoom optionNew Lawyers 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 is for attorneys admitted to practice in Nevada within the last seven years, regardless of age.
  • Friday, March 15, 2024 – (12-1 p.m.) via Zoom – Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Equity (DICE) – Plans activities to facilitate constructive discussion and enhance understanding of diversity issues.

For more information about a committee, see https://clarkcountybar.org/about/committees/. To confirm meeting dates, times, and/or location, contact the CCBA office at 702-387-6011.

Need more continuing legal education (CLE)? View our CLE programs: https://clarkcountybar.org/marketplace/cle-programs/.

For more information about events hosted by the CCBA, contact the CCBA office at 702-387-6011.

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