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Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Did you know the SFR Investments decision is impacting foreclosure law in Nevada? The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada in cooperation with the District Court is offering a free continuing legal education class (1.5 CLE credits) on the update on Nevada foreclosure law after the SFR Investment Decision. The class is Friday, Sept. 11 from noon to 1:30 p.m. A complimentary lunch will be provided by Judge Nancy Allf, who is also the moderator. Other speakers will include Judge Joanna Kishner and Attorney Brent Larsen. The class is free if you take one new child abuse/neglect pro bono case. Don’t delay in signing up for this class RSVP@SWlaw.com. Check out the flier below to get more details.

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What’s going on with e-filing? How’s this new technology supposed to work? Why should I bother to do pro bono work? These and other burning questions will be answered at the next District Court Family Division Bench Bar Meeting on Aug. 27 at noon in courtroom 9, 601 N. Pecos Road. There is also a time designated for “open forum” (a.k.a. venting). Don’t miss this great opportunity.

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Four judges and a facilitator traveled more than 6,000 miles from Mongolia to Las Vegas to see the American justice system in action. They took copious notes and asked many informed questions to really learn what works in American courts so that they could take it back to their young and developing democracy. The Southern Nevada Rotary Clubs sponsored the Open World Judicial delegation as part of an exchange program designed to enhance mutual understanding between nations and promote world peace.

The delegation was led by Senior United States District Court Judge Lloyd D. George in cooperation with the Eighth Judicial District Court, the U.S. Marshals and the Nevada Bar Association.

The visiting judges toured the Civil/Criminal and Family divisions of District Court to watch a calendar in motion, learn how family law is handled and get insight on what is being done to rehabilitate juvenile offenders. A lot of questions were asked and the delegation had a significant interest regarding guilty plea agreements (something that they do not yet practice). The delegation visited Opportunity Village to see one of Southern Nevada’s most effective non-profits. Las Vegas Review Journal brass sat down with the delegation for a roundtable with candid discussion on the justice system.

During their visit, the Mongolian judges heard from representatives of the United States Attorney, Federal Public Defender, Nevada Supreme Court, District Attorney, Public Defender’s offices and the Attorney General’s office, visited the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and the Fennemore Craig law firm. The Fremont and the Las Vegas Rotary Clubs made the delegation feel welcome and offered snapshot of American families and what Las Vegas has to offer.

Open World is an exchange and partnership program designed to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation between Eurasian and American leaders. It builds the groundwork for such cooperation by bringing emerging Eurasian civic, judicial and political leaders to the United States to work with their American counterparts during 10-day professional visits. It is administered by the Open World Leadership Center, an agency of the U.S. Congress.

If you’re looking to find the best way to meet the judges’ expectations in court, check out the next Civil Bench Bar Meeting of the Eighth Judicial District Court at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, in courtroom 15C at the Regional Justice Center. The Civil Bench Bar is designed to bring the judiciary and members of the bar together to discuss ways to improve the processing and handling of civil matters.  All members of the bar are welcome. You’ll get a review of Nevada Supreme Court Civil Decisions from last month. And you’ll get the skinny on issues including:

  1. Courtesy Copies to Judges—EDCR 2.20(g) requires the movant to provide courtesy copies of all related briefing, affidavits and exhibits.
  2. EDCR 2.20(e)—need to provide notice to Courts re: extensions of time to file oppositions!
  3. Motions to Withdraw? Client needs to be served!
  4. EDCR 2.34(d) requires the parties to confer re: discovery dispute before filing motion to compel. Personal consultation or telephone conference is required.
  5. EDCR 2.47(b) requires parties to confer re: motions in limine. Personal consultation or telephone conference is required.

The committee is open to new suggestions and issues of concern to bar members. Lunch will be provided. Civil Bench Bar meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month.

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