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Closing the Workers’ Compensation Case –
Wednesday, October 26 – Lloyd George Federal Courthouse (Las Vegas)
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
3 CLE Hours
Tuition - Standard: $129, Paralegal: $69, Student: $25
Speakers: Virginia Hunt, Dr. Paul Pirruccello, Suhair Susan Sayegh
and Katherine Godwin
Seminar Topics Include:
• Overview and discussion of stability and ratability concepts
• Disability ratings
• Permanent partial disability exams
• The rating exam
• Procedure for contesting rating percentages
Attorney, Heal Thyself
Friday, November 4 – Gold Coast Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
2 CLE Ethics Hours
Tuition - Standard: $89, Paralegal: $49, Student: $25
Speaker: Sean Carter
In this unique legal ethics seminar, acclaimed legal humorist
Sean Carter goes beyond the do’s and dont’s of the Rules of
Professional Conduct to get to the heart of the matter – the
common mindsets that result in ethical violations in the first
place. Employing the witty one-liners and poignant stories that
have made him a favorite presenter at bar events across the
country, Mr. Carter demonstrates the root causes of our ethical
ills. Furthermore, he will provide tips and insights on how to
heal ourselves from these mindsets so that the ethical canons
become guide posts and not obstacles in our drive to become
Read Nevada Lawyer
Seminar Topics Include:
Articles for CLE Credit • How to avoid conflicts of interest
• Communicating with clients
• Protecting client funds
Nevada Lawyer, the official • Avoiding excessive fees
publication of the State NE VADA THE OFFICIAL
• How to always act with complete candor and honesty
OF THE STATE
BAR OF NEVADA
Bar of Nevada, publishes COURT RULES AND
ISSUE 4 • Observing strict confidentiality
articles for CLE credit. Read • Properly responding to client complaints
an informative article and
complete a brief quiz online.
Gaming Law Conference
Articles include: Offers Friday, November 4 – Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
of Judgement, Estate of MEET THE LEADER
ON PAGE 24
YOUR LEGAL COMMU
Confusion: Federal Real Estate 6 The Death of Mandator
Arbitration in Public y
Disputes: A Better Works
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tax “Repeal” and Carryover 10
6 CLE Hours (including 2 Ethics Hours)
Issue Preclusion Recent Rules Changes
in the Federal Courts
Basis, Comprehensive Tuition – Gaming Law Section Member: $269, Non- Gaming Law
Changes to the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure, The Section Member: $319, Paralegal: $219, Student: $25
ABC’s of Practicing in Tribal Court and more. Speakers: Governor Brian Sandoval, Peter Bernhard, A.G. Burnett,
You can also download articles from the web! Sean Carter, Lou Dorn, Allison Gigante, John Krieger, Mark Lerner,
Glenn Light, Mark Lipparelli, Maren Parry, Jennifer Roberts, Karl
Visit www.nvbar.org/cle/catalog Rutledge, Ellen Whittemore
to download the articles and quizzes. Presented by the Gaming Law Section
And keep reading Nevada Lawyer! Seminar Topics Include:
• Pointers and pitfalls for the coordination of local licensing
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• Compliance programs Constitutional Law
• Regulators roundtable
• Luncheon with keynote speaker, Governor Brian Sandoval
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 –
• Tournaments, contests & promotions UNLV Moot Court Building
• Ethics with Sean Carter 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
3 CLE hours
Tuition: Standard: $129 (Early Bird: $109), UNLV Faculty: $50,
Basics of Family Law Paralegal: $69, Law Student: $25
Speaker: Professor Erwin Chemerinsky
Thursday, November 17, 2011 – Lloyd George Federal Courthouse
(Las Vegas) Professor Erwin Chemerinsky, one of
9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. the state bar’s most highly regarded
3 CLE hours speakers, will discuss cases on the
Tuition: The cost of seminar attendance is acceptance of one NEW SCOTUS docket that are of great
pro bono family law case from the Legal Aid Center of Southern interest to Nevada practitioners.
Nevada’s Pro Bono Project. Attendees must be a Nevada-licensed
Cases scheduled on the October,
attorney (or Emeritus-Certified Pro Bono Attorney) in good standing
2011 docket include:
and available to accept a new pro bono case at the time of the CLE.
Faculty: Hon. T. Arthur Ritchie, Ed Kainen, and April Green • The First Amendment discussion will
include Mohamed v. Jeppsen
Presented by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
• A challenge to the government’s assertion
Many individuals with family law problems in our community of the “state secrets” privilege and Snyder v. Phelps - an
cannot afford an attorney. These individuals are being denied examination of the role of emotional distress in tort suits.
access to their children or property and cannot navigate the • Whistleblowers “Qui tam” lawsuits will be examined in
legal system themselves in order to obtain a divorce and/or Schindler Elevator Corp. v. United States ex. Rel. Kirk.
custody and child support. This seminar will assist attorneys in • The Fourth Amendment warrant exception rule in Kentucky
helping these community members. v. King and the Civil rights cases of United States v. Tohono
O’dham Nation, as well as cases questioning state tax credits
for religious schools and challenges to the death penalty are
Advanced Family Law all tentatively on the table for discussion.
Thursday, December 1, 2011 –
Lloyd George Federal Courthouse
(Las Vegas) Ethics Year in Review
8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Thursday, December 15, 2011
7 CLE hours including 1.5 Ethics hours Presented live: Las Vegas
Tuition: Standard: $229 Simulcast to: Elko and Reno
(Early Bird: $209), Paralegal: $169, 1:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Law Student: $25 3 CLE Ethics hours
Seminar registration includes a reception Tuition - Standard: $129, Paralegal: $69, Student: $25
immediately following the program
Speakers: David Clark, Alan Freer, Joseph Garin, Paul Hejmanowski
Speakers: Hon. Rob Bare, Bob Dickerson, Hon. Howard Ecker, Hon.
and Professor Jeffrey Stempel
Charles Hoskin, James Jimmerson, Ed Kainen, Justice Kristina
Pickering, Humberto Rodriguez, Justice Nancy Saitta, Bruce Shapiro, Seminar Topics Include:
Gary Silverman, Radford Smith, Thomas Standish, Marshal Willick • Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan
• Inadvertent disclosure of privileged/confidential information
Seminar Topics Include:
• Lessened liability for lawyers representing fiduciaries:
• What you should know about court reporters and
Legislative Limitation of Charleson v. Hardesty
their ethical rules
• Ethics in jeopardy
• Litigating relocation cases
• Client solicitation: Know the limits
• Ethical issues from the bench
• Cohabitation agreements
• Decree of divorce vs. decree of separate maintenance
and how to avoid malpractice
• Trial practice in family court
• Malpractice traps when preparing and reviewing Information contained in this catalog is subject to change.
• The great debate on current trends and issues in
Nevada family law Seminar Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests received 48 hours prior
• Evidentiary Issues in family court to the start of the seminar will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee.
• Presenting property distributions at trial Seminar no-shows and cancellations received within 48 hours of the seminar
• Supreme Court family law update will receive the audio recording in full recognition of tuition paid.
• Family court judges forum
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Attorney Supervision of Paralegals
and Non-Attorney Staff 2011
Competent paralegals and non-attorney staff are integral
to a smoothly run and successful practice. Learn the
most important aspects of a lawyer’s duties of supervision
and instruction, when the professional independence
of a lawyer may be compromised, and guidelines for
the utilization of paralegal services. Includes several
disciplinary opinions with regards to unauthorized practice
$40 1 Ethics Credit
Breach or No Breach: Exploring Ethical
Quandaries with Bar Counsel 2011
Bar Counsel presents, during the 2011 Annual Meeting, unusual
scenarios and examines with the audience whether or not the
attorney in question violated the rules of ethics.
$20 0.5 Ethics Credit
Client Development Strategies 2010
Attracting new clients and producing additional revenue is more
important- and more difficult- than ever. The economy is un-
stable; competition is intense. Attorney Roy Ginsburg discusses
key tactics to ramp up your business development efforts to
gain every possible advantage.
$60 1.5 Ethics Credits
cle PRogRams Clients: Keeping & Sometimes Controlling the
Pesky People Who Pay the Bills 2010
Attorney Larry Rice discusses strategic communication,
AVAILABLE FORMATS: payment terms & client confidentiality tips that can lead to a
CLE to Go Online CLE smoothly run practice. Provides numerous examples of written
Audio CD | |
Audio Download Video Stream communications-templates.
$80 2 Ethics Credits
Audio CD: A self-study format of CLE programming is
delivered on audio CD with accompanying written materials
Cultural Issues in the Courts 2011
Audio Download: Purchase and download an audio file from In a growing number of cases in state and federal courts all
the CLE catalog for use on any MP3 player. Accompanying across the country, parties are raising “the cultural defense”
written materials and certificates are also obtained – invoking the customs and traditions of a diversity of cultural
electronically with the purchase. backgrounds to explain their actions. Even when these issues
are not raised per se, culture plays a role in many cases – both
Video Streaming: Enjoy the convenience of online
civil and criminal. In this engaging presentation from the 2011
streaming from the comfort of your home or office computer.
State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting, Rene Valladares examines
Fulfill your CLE on your schedule, 24 hours a day, seven
what “the rule of law” means in today’s multicultural society.
days a week. Accompanying material is downloadable at the
time of purchase. $60 1.5 Ethics Credits
For a complete selection of recorded CLE
programs, visit www.nvbar.org/cle/catalog
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Ethical Day at the Movies 2009 National Security & Civil Liberties:
Expect to be entertained, as this program encourages you to The Backstory of Korematsu v. U.S. 2011
think about how your dealings with clients and others are affected This presentation from the 2011 State Bar of Nevada Annual
by media images. Learn what you can do to improve not just your Meeting, sheds light on the backstory of Korematsu v. U.S.
own dealings with others but the profession’s image in general. (both the WWII Supreme Court decision and the successful
A fun way to explore ethics and professionalism, especially in the coram nobis reopening in 1983), and its significance to the post-
context of the public’s view of law and lawyering. 9/11 role of courts in national security and civil liberties contro-
$100 2.5 Ethics Credits versies. Professor Yamamoto was co-counsel to Fred Korematsu
for his coram nobis reopening. Prepare yourself for this fascinat-
ing story with strong present-day implications.
Ethical Day at the Movies 2010 $40 1 Ethics Credit
Larry Cohen entertains while taking you on an exploration
of ethics and professionalism in the context of the public’s
view of law and lawyering. Covers topics such as: tenets of Never Enough: Ethics and Addiction 2010
professionalism, ten tips on civility and professionalism, legal Author Michael Burke shares his hard-earned knowledge
ethics portrayed on film and ethics and professionalism issues in regarding the signs of problem gambling, the phases of
labor and employment cases. addiction, the populations most likely to develop this problem
$80 2 Ethics Credits and the appropriate prevention and treatment options available.
Whether you already know a loved one or colleague struggling
with addiction or simply wish to prepare yourself with useful
Ethics and Malpractice 2011 knowledge, this program was a keynote address at the 2010
David Clark of the State Bar’s Office of the Bar Counsel outlines Annual Meeting and is a must.
the rules of professional conduct. Presentation and evaluation of $80 2 Ethics Credits
$80 2 Ethics Credits
Robert E. Rose Judicial Symposium
on Drug & Alcohol Abuse 2010
Ethics Year in Review 2010 Alcohol and drug abuse continues to be a problem in the
The State Bar Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional legal community. Listen to members of the judiciary as they
Responsibility presents an overview of Nevada legal ethics for discuss what the judge’s role is when it comes to substance
the year. abuse, how the state bar addresses this issue and what type of
$120 3 Ethics Credits assistance is available.
$120 3 Ethics Credits
In Defense of the Noble Lawyer 2010
Tired of all the lawyer bashing? In this program recorded from State Domestic Violence 2011
the 2010 Annual Meeting, William J. Chriss shares his insights Explore the potential impact on child development with
regarding the public perception of lawyers as well as the entire exposure to domestic violence. Discuss injunctions of Chapter
judicial system, and addresses how you can contribute to 33, the components of a healthy relationship, and the power
changing these perceptions. and control wheel. Panel of experts include Attorney General
$40 1 Ethics Credit Catherine Cortez Masto and Honorable Linda Garner.
$40 1 Ethics Credit
Legal and Ethical Role of Securities
Intermediaries in the Current This is Your Brain on Prescription Drugs 2011
Dr. Broadhead discusses the factors which have led to the
Regulatory Environment 2011 increased use of prescription narcotics, the basic process of
The buck stops where? Attorney Anthony Santos explains the role dependency on such drugs and the overall consequences to the
and function of the gatekeepers of the securities markets. Know individual and society. Special attention is be paid to addicted
the role of an attorney engaged in the practice of securities law professionals and treatment options.
and the legal and ethical expectations of attorneys. Discussion of $40 1 Ethics Credit
several FINRA and SEC articles regarding unregistered resales of
restricted securities, distribution by broker-dealers of unregistered
securities, and more.
$20 0.5 Ethics Credits
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Advanced Finanical Statement Analysis 2011
GENERAL Learn to think like a “seasoned” banker and get way beyond
the numbers! Techniques provided on how to determine a
CREDIT (may include some
company’s “true” cash flow position, a personal cash flow
approach, and a real estate cash flow scenario. Find out how
banks and other commercial creditors make business credit
decisions using established analytical techniques including
Accessing Student Records specialized spreadsheets and industry comparisons. Concludes
and School District with important issues in financial statement analysis including
Information 2010 the sustainable growth and the Z-score (bankruptcy predictor)
Originally presented at the models.
2010 Family Law Conference, $120 3 Credits
Washoe County School
District Lead General Counsel
Randy Drake discusses student
Appellate Procedures 2011
This session from the 2011 State Bar of Nevada Annual
educational records, FERPA, parental
Meeting, provides appellate practice pointers, pitfalls and best
access rights and consent, rights of step-parents and domestic
practices from both a practitioner’s perspective and a bench
partners, and consent exceptions.
perspective. Updates on recent decisions and rule changes and
$40 1 Credit
recommendations specifically for trial attorneys on preserving
issues for appeal are included.
Administrative Law: Where Do I Begin? 2011 $40 1 Credit
Highlights finding applicable law and procedure for both small
and large Nevada agencies, and includes an ethical discussion
about holding the Trier of Fact accountable. Identify and
Attorney-CPA Teamwork in the
compare procedures available for regulations or contested Registration Process 2011
cases under the Federal and Nevada Acts, choose the tools The importance of an effective relationship between accountants
necessary for representing your client from either Act, identify and attorneys in performing registration work cannot be
various procedures and preferences for a variety of Nevada overlooked. Know how to account for transactions; the auditor
agencies, and identify procedures for requesting advisory cannot do your accounting for you! Discuss significant
opinions, regulations or legislation. changes to multiple-deliverable revenue arrangements, variable
$160 4 Credits (1 Ethics Credit) interest entities, derivatives accounting, and other financial
$40 1 Credit
Advanced Evidence: Expert Testimony in
Criminal Cases 2010 Avoiding the Deadly Sins of E-Discovery 2011
Professor Kate Kruse from William S. Boyd School of Law leads
Attorneys are faced with a changing format of evidence -
discussions on the National Academy of Science Critique of
evidence created and stored electronically. Emails, metadata,
Forensic Science and Perspectives from Practice and the Judiciary.
text messaging, word processing documents, spreadsheets,
$100 2.5 Credits
social networking sites, and other electronic files are the
“smoking guns” of evidence. The ability to request and/or
Advanced Family Law Financial Strategies 2009 produce electronic evidence, including issuing a legal hold,
This fast-paced, advanced family law program features eight top can mean the difference between winning and losing your next
family law practitioners, two respected business experts, two case, and avoiding court imposed sanctions and disciplinary
family court judges and state bar counsel. Topics include what actions. Successfully handle the myriad of issues surrounding
family law lawyers need to know about bankruptcy, nuances of the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI).
alimony, business evaluation, obtaining attorney fees and post- $120 3 Credits (0.5 Ethics Credit)
$240 6 Credits (2 Ethics Credits)
Current issues for serious practitioners. Bankruptcy judges,
Advanced Family Law 2010 experts and trustees discuss single asset real estate cases,
This seminar features advanced topics including enforcement of ethics, consumer issues, the Clear Channel decision and more.
judgments, bankruptcy in Family Court, low-tech and high-tech $220 5.5 Credits (2 Ethics Credits)
tools for alimony and asset division issues, tax issues in divorce,
same sex marriages…and divorces, personal v. enterprise
goodwill in businesses, evidence and trial practice in Family
Discussion of when the Bankruptcy Court and Family Court
Court, employment law, law office management, ethical trends,
collide, bankruptcy discharge, short sales versus foreclosures,
and recent Nevada Supreme Court decisions in family law.
the ABCs of Chapters 7, 11, and 13, and pre-bankruptcy planning
$280 7 Credits (1 Ethics Credit)
and Nevada exemptions. Panel of experts include Judge Beesley,
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U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Nevada, and Judge Peck Business Valuations:
of the Second Judicial District Court.
$80 2 Credits Exorcising the Voodoo 2010
Todd Torvinen, Bob Dickerson and Jim Procter
discuss how to avoid guessing, wishing and just plain
Bankruptcy –Top Ten Decisions from voodoo while determining your clients’ financial worth.
This amusing seminar will lead you through the mind path of
the Past Twelve Months 2010 spreadsheets, flow charts, manuals, and deposits.
Leading Nevada Bankruptcy attorneys discuss recent U.S.
$140 3 Credits (1 Ethics Credit)
Supreme Court bankruptcy cases including Milavetz, Gallop
& Milavetz v. United States; United Student Aid Funds, Inc. v.
Espinosa; Schwab v. Reilly; Hamilton, Chapter 13 Trustee v. Case Law Updates for the Family
Lanning; and Ransom v. MBNA, America Bank. Bankruptcy
columnist and editor-at-large for Bloomberg News, Bill Rochelle, Law Practitioner 2010
discusses how to talk to the press without infuriating your clients Attorney Ed Kainen presents case updates, new rules of
or your firm. appellate procedure, and non-family law cases the family law
$120 3 Credits (1 Ethics Credit) practitioner should know. Originally presented at the 2010
Family Law Conference.
$40 1 Credit
Bankruptcy – What Every Lawyer
Should Know 2010 Changes in Mechanic’s Liens
In this economy, every lawyer should know how bankruptcy may
impact a pending litigation or a transaction. Designed for the non- Case Law in Nevada 2011
bankruptcy lawyer to understand core concepts in bankruptcy This timely presentation summarizes recent changes in the
and learn some practice tips for avoiding pitfalls created by a scope and requirements of a construction lien, also known as
party’s bankruptcy filing. a mechanic’s lien. Includes discussion of a case law granting
$120 3 Credits (0.5 Ethics Credit) summary judgment in a mechanic’s lien priority action.
$40 1 Credit
Basics of Landlord-Tenant Law 2011
Current issues on self-help evictions and the formal eviction Changes to Nevada Rules of
process. Get the view from the Bench- Hon. Conrad Hafen Appellate Procedure 2009
speaks on hearings, applicable legal standards, and practical Presenter Beau Sterling discusses the major changes and
considerations in seeking or defending evictions. Analysis pitfalls to avoid during your appeal. Includes notice of appeal,
of other landlord tenant issues such as eviction appeals and cross-appeals, the case appeal statement, form and content of
eviction after foreclosure. appellate briefs, new rules for filing and service, Supreme Court
$120 3 Credits motion practice and much more.
$100 2.5 Credits
Brief Focused Assessments 2010
Hon. Chuck Weller explains brief focused assessments, their Collections and Judgments 2011
advantages, and how they differ from child custody evaluations. Do you know the two distinct types of attorney’s liens in
$40 1 Credit Nevada? Learn what happens when a judgment by confession
may be entered without action, the enforcement of judgments,
and proceedings supplementary to execution. Summary of Fair
Broker-Dealer Obligations in Debt Collection Act and writ of execution statutes.
Private Placements 2011 $60 1.5 Credits
A presentation on the evolution of private-placement rule making,
regulatory notices, and the development of regulatory enforcement
actions. Firms have a duty to recognize reasonable diligence at the Commercial Leases and Foreclosure
onset of the broker-customer relationship. Know the FINRA rules Issues 2010
concerning suitability regarding an investment strategy. Professor Roger Bernhardt focuses on issues involving
$40 1 Credit lenders, tenants and junior encumbrances in the commercial
foreclosure context. The program will address general rules
of priority, the effect of foreclosure on junior leases and other
Business and Legal Negotiation Strategies 2011 junior encumbrances, provisions that affect priority, and post-
In this session from the 2011 State Bar of Nevada Annual foreclosure rights and liabilities of lenders under leases.
Meeting, Jim Rogers discusses the strategies of business and $80 2 Credits
legal negotiations. Rogers fields audience questions at the
$40 1 Credit
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Common But Avoidable Mistakes: interest development cases, economic waste doctrine,
extrapolation, destructive testing, defects without damage and
IP Issue Spotting for the General case management orders. The second half of the seminar
Practitioner 2011 highlights rules of policy interpretation, AI endorsements,
This informative session provides insight for general certificates of insurance, supplementary payments coverage,
practitioners on how to avoid common mistakes coverage for indemnity agreements and more.
regarding intellectual property issues. Using short, $280 7 Credits (1 Ethics Credit)
understandable and realistic hypotheticals, the presenters
address common mistakes involving intellectual property issues
that arise in both the transactional and litigation contexts. Criminal Law: Defending the Accused
$40 1 Credit in These Troubled Times 2010
Moderator Mace Yampolsky brings in attorneys from across
Common Interest Communities the U.S. with perspectives that help the seasoned trial lawyer
This seminar is designed for those real estate attorneys and or novice deal with day to day issues inside and outside the
legal assistants, Association Board members and Community courtroom. Topics covered: Big Bill Haywood’s Revenge: The
Association members living in or working with condominiums or Original Intent of the Exclusionary Rule, Come to Fight, Fight
planned communities wishing to get the latest legislative update. to Win: Effective Use of the Computer Trial Notebook, Ethic
$100 2.5 Credits and Integrity, Framing the Issue in the Criminal Case, Whose
Courtroom is it Anyway: Keeping the Jury and the Prosecutor in
their Place, and Recent Supreme Court decision on
Common Mistakes Transactional Attorneys Padilla v. Kentucky.
$240 6 Credits (1 Ethics Credit)
Make in Real Estate Transactions
Three experienced practitioners discuss common mistakes
in real estate transactions that primarily manifest themselves Current Issues in Domestic & International
in a bankruptcy proceeding, in a non-bankruptcy workout, or
enforcement scenario. Includes hot tips for avoiding pitfalls or Wildlife & Hunting Law 2011
traps in documenting real estate transactions. Presented by Safari Club International, this program provides
$60 1.5 Credits an update on wildlife law, domestic issues and controversies, as
well as international law issues and controversies.
$140 3 Credits
Constitutional Law with Professor
Erwin Chemerinksy 2009 Discovery (North & South) 2010
Professor Erwin Chemerinsky discusses numerous hot topics
This program answers all the questions you’ve always wanted
relating to constitutional law including the New Haven firefighters
to ask. Civil Discovery Commissioners Wes Ayres and Bonnie
decision, student body search and the Fourth Amendment,
Bulla answer ten of the most common questions about the Civil
overturning the District of Columbia’s Ban on Handguns,
Discovery Processes in the North and the South. Moderated by
the right of a convicted felon to gain access to evidence so
that it can be subjected to current DNA testing methods,
$120 3 Credits
elected judges and campaign contributions, tougher evidence
requirements for plaintiffs in lawsuits and legal protection
against age discrimination. Domestic Partnership Recognition in Nevada:
$100 2.5 Credits
Issues & Answers 2010
This program debuted at the 2010 Family Law Conference and
Constitutional Law with Professor examines the context and multitude of legal issues surrounding
Nevada’s recent legislation recognizing Domestic Partnerships.
Erwin Chemerinksy 2010 Speakers discuss the levels of relationship recognition, tax
Professor Erwin Chemerinsky returns and guides listeners through
implications, and factors that make Nevada unique when it
an in-depth look at how the Court’s ideological balance will be
comes to Domestic Partnerships.
affected by new Supreme Court Justices, as well as discusses the
$100 2.5 Credits
First Amendment, criminal procedure, immigration, and civil rights.
$120 3 Credits
Earth, Wind & Fire: Legal Issues Associated
Consruction Defect Litigation & with the Development of Nevada’s Geothermal,
Related Insurance Coverage Wind & Solar Resources 2011
Issues 2010 This timely session addresses the numerous legal issues that
Presented by the state bar’s arise as Nevada pursues rapid development of solar photovoltaic
Construction Law Section, this (PV), and geothermal and wind power plants. The presenters
timely program begins with a panel explain the important relationship between power and water, and
discussion on current issues in why this matters for large-scale development of various renewable
construction defect litigation including resources throughout Nevada. A summary of 2011 legislative
single family home versus common changes affecting renewable energy are also presented.
$60 1.5 Credits
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Effective Judicial Settlement Conferences 2011 Family Law Judges Panel 2011
This session from the 2011 State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting Explore the role of the “neutral” mental health
is a must for any judge or attorney interested in improving professional in child custody evaluations. Family
effectiveness in judicial settlement conferences. Judges Marren law judges discuss cases of domestic violence
and Wiese examines the role of the judge, the role of attorney allegations by state, the process of double dipping
and role of the client and discuss non-argumentative framing of in Nevada, valuation of goodwill, the use and abuse of
settlement conference issues. court minutes, and judicial approaches to fees. Find out
$60 1.5 Credits (0.5 Ethics Credit) what lawyers consistently do incorrectly, and how to submit
the Brunzell factors to the court.
$60 1.5 Credits
Emotional Impact: What Attorneys Can Learn
from Filmmakers & Social Psychologists
Learn to communicate more effectively with this practical, in- FINRA as a Gatekeeper 2011
depth session. Jeffrey Zeig demonstrates how you can empower This program discusses FINRA and the unlisted equities
your communication with clients, employees and peers by market overview. Topics include; origins of securities market
studying the non-verbal techniques used in movies and other self-regulation, FINRA and its role in the marketplace, FINRA
arts. He will deconstruct a scene from a movie and then extract transparency services, exchange listed and OTC market
principles that can be applied in the law office or courtroom. comparison, and more.
Regardless of professional orientation and level of experience, $40 1 Credit
attendees will find ways to implement these concepts by using
previously untapped possibilities in communication.
$60 1.5 Credits
Financial Statement Analysis for the
Legal Practitioner 2010
Gain an understanding of how bankers analyze financial
Environmental Law Part I 2010 statements and make credit decisions. Presenter David Osburn
Presented by the Environmental and Natural Resource Law emphasizes financial statement analysis using a practical
section, this program discusses Nevada water law basics, state approach to reading financial information. This program will
and federal public lands issues such as the Federal Land Policy review basic financial ratio analysis techniques, introduce
Management Act (FLPMA), the permitting process, permitted various cash flow analyses, and review specialized issues in
uses, considerations in siting a project on public lands, and financing small- to mid-market companies.
advanced regulatory considerations. $120 3 Credits
$240 6 Credits (1 Ethics Credit)
Foreclosures and Short Sales 2011
Environmental Law Part II 2010 Learn the mechanics of foreclosure, deeds in lieu, short sales,
Part II of this program discusses federal environmental and foreclosure alternatives in Nevada. Know the “foreclosure
law, the National Environmental Policy Act, the California flowchart”, tax and credit impacts, rentals, and exemptions.
Environmental Quality Act, an overview of state environmental $60 1.5 Credits
laws and regulations including proposed changes, and green
$220 5.5 Credits (1 Ethics Credit) Foreclosure Law in Lean Times 2009
This timely program presented by members of the State Bar of
Nevada’s Real Property Section is designed for attorneys and
Estate and Probate 2009 assistants practicing in this volatile area of Nevada law.
Members of the Estate and Probate Section identify, analyze $120 3 Credits
and explain how several laws passed in the 2009 Nevada
Legislative Session will impact upon your trust, estate and/or
guardianship practices. Gaming Law Conference 2009
$100 2.5 Credits This yearly conference features presentations on rebuilding the
workforce in a time of change, legal and regulatory challenges in
a down economy, recent Nevada law changes and technology
Estate Planning in Light of Recent issues, NV gaming experts, regulatory issues, a gaming regulator
Tax Law Changes 2011 panel, law humorist Sean Carter and a keynote with President &
CEO of the American Gaming Association, Frank Fahrenkopf.
The Tax Relief Act of 2010 was signed into law by President
$240 6 Credits (2 Ethics Credits)
Obama on December 17, 2010. This act extends for two more
years and relaxes certain tax features that were set to expire at
the end of 2010. In general, these extensions seem to be good Gaming Law Conference 2010
news and provide the estate planning attorney some unique Explore current issues facing the Gaming Control Board, a
planning opportunities. This recent change also provides a gaming regulators roundtable, bankruptcies in the gaming
great opportunity to review a client’s existing estate planning industry, and the challenges of legalization and regulation of
documents to ensure that they are current and provides the internet gambling. This program also features a keynote address
most flexibility for the client. from Las Vegas Sun’s Jon Ralston and Larry Cohen’s ‘Ethical
$40 1 Credit Day at the Movies’.
$240 6 Credits (2 Ethics Credits)
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Hot Discovery Topics in the Tropics Jury Selection 2009
At the 2011 Annual Meeting, the Commissioners A systematic approach to jury “de-selection” in civil cases.
discuss current discovery topics: Under what Explore topics such as deliberation, opinion leadership, strategy,
circumstances sanctions are appropriate in light of juror demographics, attitudes and experiences, and the holistic
Bahena I and II, Why the meet and confer requirement approach to case strategy and jury selection.
is important, The importance of timely disclosure of $160 4 Credits
expert witnesses, When extension of time to disclose should
be considered, Ethical considerations and concerns in dealing
with the Pro Se litigant, The impact of the Moon decision, What
Juvenile Sex Offender Training 2011
Presented by the Family Courts and Services Center, this
litigants can do to protect themselves.
seminar introduces juvenile sex offender specialization, issues
$60 1.5 Credits
regarding lack of NRS requirements or licensing standards,
evaluations, approaches to treatment, and residential treatment
Hot Topics in Municipal Law: Group Homes, centers and treatment homes. Know when and why polygraphs,
ables, and PPGs come into play and how to read results
Municipal Authority and Open Meeting Law 2011 and reports. Discussion of mental health issues affecting low
During the 2011 State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting, Jim functioning clients, and the sexual assault exam process and
Lewis discusses authority issues and who really has the power interpreting the results.
to make laws – the State legislature or the local governments? $240 6 Credits
Discussion will include a historical look at local government
authority in the U.S. and recent legislative changes to Common
Law Dillon’s Rule. Lewis examines open meeting law and why Mediation Advocacy 2011
this law is important to the average practitioner, as well as the The State Bar of Nevada’s Alternative Dispute Resolution section
average Joe. Lastly, Lewis provides an overview on group explores mediation in Nevada, including representing your client
homes in your neighborhood and the land use protections in mediation, ethics in mediation, and more.
provided by federal law, in addition to state legislative changes. $120 3 Credits (1 Ethics Credit)
$60 1.5 Credits
Nevada’s Foreclosure Mediation Program:
Immigration Law: Theory, Practice, Padilla, What it Means for Attorneys &
& the Courtroom 2010 Their Clients 2010
This program provides a
This timely program provides an overview of the State of
historical view of Federal
Nevada’s Foreclosure Mediation Program, examines the FHA’s
law and State court
Loss Mitigation Program, discusses alternatives to foreclosure,
and features a panel discussion on best-practices for avoiding
on current immigration
common ethical and communication pitfalls during the
law including Padilla v.
foreclosure mediation process.
Kentucky, and a live mock
$220 5.5 Credits (1 Ethics Credit)
Immigration Court trial using case law.
$180 4.5 Credits (1 Ethics Credit)
Nevada Supreme Court Update 2011
Intellectual Property 2010 Justice Nancy Saitta moderates a discussion between Justices
Be aware of ethical issues that arise when conducting Hardesty, Gibbons and Cherry on matters of interest from
undercover investigations, an introduction to trademarks and the Nevada Supreme Court at the 2011 State Bar of Nevada
the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), advanced issues Annual Meeting.
relating to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), a year $20 0.5 Credit
in review and patent rules discussion identifying interesting IP
cases focusing on new issues or those that have national appeal
as it relates to Nevada, an in-house counsel panel discussing the Overview of Foreclosure, Collection,
effect of the economy on decisions pertaining to IP, and more. and Bankruptcy 2011
$300 7.5 Credits (1 Ethics Credit) Presented by the Nevada Paralegal Association and the Legal
Assistant Division of the State Bar. Know the advantages of non
judicial foreclosure, judgments, collections remedies, and an
It’s Not All About Love: overview of current bankruptcy laws.
The Business Side of Marriage 2011 $20 0.5 Credit
This engaging session, presented during the 2011 State Bar
of Nevada Annual Meeting, provides an overview and explain
the difference between prenuptial agreements, postnuptial Pro Bono Trainings: Children’s Attorneys Project
agreements, and martial settlement agreements, as well as and Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation 2011
highlight the malpractice traps one should be aware of. Help a child get adopted and change his or her life forever.
$60 1.5 Credits The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (LACSN) attorneys
provide counsel, advice and representation to abused and
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neglected children who have never before had representation. Types of Entities Under
Nevada Legal Services outlines the Nevada Foreclosure
Mediation Program, including recent rule changes; an overview Nevada Law, Tax Elections, and
of foreclosure law in Nevada; government-sponsored loss Documentation 2011
mitigation options, including the Making Home Affordable This program discusses corporate law choice of
program; FHA loss mitigation options; and the Nevada Hardest entity considerations and its purpose to evaluate
Hit Funds program. client risk exposure and asset protection. Highlights
$40 1 Credit incorporation procedure, tax classification, and
other formalities affecting clients who want to establish an LLC
or a corporation.
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO’s) $40 1 Credit
Under ERISA & Nevada PERS 2010
Originally presented at the 2010 Family Law Conference,
attorneys Marshall Willick and Barbara DiFranza discuss Qualified Update on Recent Significant
Domestic Relations Orders as it relates to ERISA and Nevada Securities Decisions 2011
Public Employees’ Retirement System. Additional topics include This workshop discusses recent developments in securities
hot issues in retirement plans, early retirement subsidy, problems litigation. Discussion of cases involving federal and state securities
in waiving and transferring non-participant benefits, and practical laws, securities class action lawsuits, and securities fraud.
litigation strategies. $40 1 Credit
$120 3 Credits
What Every Attorney Needs to Know
Rivero v. Rivero Panel Discussion: About Health Care Reform 2011
Academics v Realists 2010 Since President Obama’s election, the issue of health care
Originally presented at the 2010 Family Law Conference, this reform has dominated the headlines. For attorneys and
program features a panel of Academics and Realists discussing their clients, the changes made by the Patient Protection
various topics related to the Rivero v. Rivero case including and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education
equal footing for unresolved issues, death of sole physical Reconciliation Act (ACA) are not just a topic for debate on the
custody, joint physical custody, how to calculate the 40% rule, evening news. Rather, the act has real consequences that
and custody modifications. will affect every day decisions. This CLE session, presented at
$40 1 Credit the 2011 State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting, examines the
insurance market reforms that have already gone into effect and
changes mandated for the future.
Supreme Court Review with Hon. Jay Bybee 2011 $40 1 Credit
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jay Bybee presents a
review of the 2010-2011 Supreme Court term, reviewing not
only high-profile cases, but also those likely to affect courts and
practitioners. He discusses both cases already decided and
Wildlife Law 2010
Review of Recent Rulings, Filings, Legislation, Regulations and
those still pending.
Policies Related to Wildlife and Outdoor Recreation Law.
$40 1 Credit
$140 3 Credits
The Many Faces of Gaming
Bankruptcy Today 2011 Working as a Team in Torts of Emotional
In this session from the 2011 State Bar of Nevada Annual Distress or Brain Injury 2011
Meeting, bankruptcy and gaming experts address the unique Expert neuropsychologist Dr. Lewis Etcoff explains the role and
aspects of casino bankruptcies for a general audience. They responsibilities of the forensic practitioner, the paralegal, and the
discuss how the gaming regulatory aspects interplay with the attorney in trials, depositions, and case consultations.
federal bankruptcy code and also address vendor claims. $40 1 Credit
$40 1 Credit
Worth the Gamble? A Lawyer’s Perspective on
Top 10 Unnoticed Real Estate the Risks and Rewards of Social Media 2011
Developments 2010 This program, from the 2011 State Bar of Nevada Annual
Professor Pat Randolph has brought his “Top Ten” presentation Meeting, focuses on the healthy tension between complying
to real estate groups in more than 30 states. In this seminar, with applicable laws and regulations and using social media
Randolph addresses commercial brokerage, lease options, technology to network and market. Participants will better
modification of easements (a Nevada case), guarantors and understand some key legal issues and come away with practical
“bad boy” clauses, challenges to MERS operating model, both solutions for themselves, clients, and friends.
in and out of the foreclosure context, and other items sufficient $40 1 Credit
to make ten.
$80 2 Credits
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