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									                                  DAVID A. CLARK
                           Bar Counsel, State Bar of Nevada


STATE BAR OF NEVADA                                           November 2000 – Present.
Bar Counsel                       Jan. 2011 - present
Deputy Bar Counsel/               June 2007 – Dec. 2010
 General Counsel
Acting Admissions Director        April 2010 – Sept. 2010
Acting Bar Counsel                Jan. 2007 – May 2007.
Assistant Bar Counsel             Nov. 2000 – Dec. 2006.

One of four attorneys in Office of Bar Counsel charged with prosecuting attorneys for
professional misconduct. As Acting Bar Counsel, supervised staff of 10 attorneys,
paralegals and nonlawyer staff. Sole attorney responsible for prosecuting civil actions
under NRS 7.285 for unauthorized practice of law (UPL) against nonlawyers and
paralegals. Prosecute all discipline cases involving attorneys allowing nonlawyers to
engage in UPL. General Counsel to Board of Governors and State Bar on all non-
discipline legal matters. Regular speaker at State Bar CLE seminars on Rules of
Professional Conduct and supervising paralegals and nonlawyer staff.

PRIVATE PRACTICE – CIVIL LITIGATION                    December 1990 – October 2000.
Gold, Marks, Ring & Pepper  Los Angeles, CA
Brown & Brown, Chtd.        Las Vegas, NV
Thorndal, Backus, Armstrong
  & Balkenbush
Earley & Dickinson
Stephenson & Dickinson

Litigation associate in plaintiff and insurance defense firms in California and Las Vegas,
Nevada. Prosecuted state and federal cases from investigation and discovery through
arbitration and jury trials in areas of personal injury, wrongful termination, civil rights
violations, construction defect, and commercial litigation.          Worked closely with
paralegals in all phases of case management, including accident investigation, witness
interviews, propounding and answering discovery in document-intensive cases, through
motion practice and trial.


Claremont McKenna College, B.S., Political Science.                           June 1985.
 (Claremont, CA)

Loyola of Los Angeles Law School, Juris Doctor.                               June 1990.

ADMITTED: Nevada, California, District of Nevada, Central District - California, United
States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court

Nevada Treatment Center.                                                    August 1993 – Present.

Past President (twice), Board of Trustee member for non-profit drug and alcohol
treatment program.

McKibben Inn of Court.                                                               1997 – Present.

Emeritus member of Federal Court-sponsored program to promote professionalism,
civility, and ethics. Participate in monthly legal education presentations of issues
confronting practicing attorneys and judges.

College of Southern Nevada.                                                   Spring 2006 – Present.
Member, Paralegal Studies Advisory Board
Instructor, Paralegal Studies Program
  (Paralegal Ethics, Legal Research I, Legal Research II)


Discipline: Prosecuted more than twenty (20) discipline cases involving UPL and
supervision of nonlawyer staff, including In re Discipline of Lerner, 197 P.3d 1067
(2008), obtaining Public Reprimand for improper use of nonlawyers to negotiate
personal injury cases and Supreme Court definition of the practice of law.

Seminars/Speeches: Personally prepared and delivered the following seminars and
speeches on UPL and supervision and use of paralegals and nonlawyer assistants:

“Law Office Supervision: Paralegals & UPL”              State Bar of Nevada               9/7&14/2003

“Paralegals in the Attorney Shop: Ethics and UPL”       Clark County Bar Assn.             12/10/2003

“Proper Care & Feeding of Lawyers”                      Nat. Fed. Of Paralegal Assns.       4/28/2005
                                                        Annual Meeting

“Leibowitz and Paralegal Screening”                     State Bar of Nevada                  6/06/2005

“Paralegal Ethics”                                      CSN – Legal Writing Class            7/05/2005

“Paralegal Ethics”                                      Paralegal Assn. of So. Nevada       9/19/2006

“Proper Care & Feeding of Lawyers”                      Sierra Nev. Assn. of Paralegals     3/30/2007

“UPL in Personal Injury Cases”                          Monthly meetings of the Int’l        5/04/2004
                                                        Assn. of Special Investigations     11/05/2005
                                                        Adjusters (IASIU)                    12/11/2007

“Notario Fraud in Nevada” (joint presentation)   Boyd School of Law                          10/10/2008

“Paralegal Issues Inside/Outside the Law Firm” Nevada Paralegal Assn                         10/14/2009

“Supervision Of Paralegals and Nonlawyer Staff” So. Nev. Assn. Women Attys.                   1/7/2010
Sierra Nev. Assn. of Paralegals                                                              4/09/2010

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