The Fun Bar

CCBA President Paul Ray invites bar members to join in the fun at bar activities.

By Paul C. Ray, Esq.

The past two months have been busy at the Clark County Bar Association. We met our law students, honored our new members of the 40-Year Club, held our Pub Crawl, and celebrated Law Day at Nellis Air Force Base.

Be sure to mark your calendar for September 5 for CCBA’s signature Meet Your Judges event. This year we will enjoy good food, great company, and amazing views at the top of the World Market Center.

And these are only the general events by the entire CCBA. The committees have done and planned many more activities.

I invite you to join a CCBA committee. We have the New Lawyers Committee for lawyers practicing in Nevada for five years or less. Join this committee if you want to have fun and meet other new attorneys. You can get involved with planning the social events too if you like to help organize.

You can join the Publications Committee and help create and edit the CCBA’s award-winning magazine, the Communiqué. Pro Tip: This fall, look in the Communiqué for a schedule of upcoming topics for you to see which available subjects interest you the most. Then volunteer to write an article. As a committee member, you can also network with expert specialists in the topic fields and often make new friends by inviting the experts to write articles. You can also become an editor if you would like and help pick future cutting-edge topics each year. You will learn from the experts and other committee members about important topics you might not have heard about.

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee for Equity, which likes to be called DICE, presents programs with excellent speakers. You can promote diversity, equity, and inclusion by joining this committee to help plan and organize future events and activities.

The Continuing Legal Education Committee plans for CLE programs, which are very popular with members. As with the Publications Committee, you can network with experts and make friends by inviting them to participate in programs featuring their expertise.

Or join the Community Service Committee. You can make strong, personal network connections with other attorneys while serving food to the homeless. Answer military service men and women’s legal questions or participate in the Will-a-Thon. Or help plan a new service activity we haven’t done before.

I urge you to try one of these options. These are the kind of professional opportunities where you can often receive benefits surpassing the efforts you give. Don’t forget to pick an upcoming luncheon with a speaker who interests you.

Finally, be sure not to miss Meet Your Judges.

About the author

Paul C. Ray serves as President of the Clark County Bar Association for 2024. Paul practices business and real estate litigation and appeals at his firm, Paul C. Ray, Chtd.

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© 2024 Clark County Bar Association (CCBA). All rights reserved. No reproduction of any portion of this issue is allowed without written permission from the publisher. Editorial policy available upon request.

This article was originally published in the Communiqué (June/July 2024), the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association. See https://clarkcountybar.org/about/member-benefits/communique-2024/communique-june-july-2024/.

The articles and advertisements appearing in Communiqué magazine do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the CCBA, the CCBA Publications Committee, the editorial board, or the other authors. All legal and other issues discussed are not for the purpose of answering specific legal questions. Attorneys and others are strongly advised to independently research all issues.

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