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A joint Bench Bar meeting will be held Monday, May 15 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Regional Justice Center courtroom 10D, 200 Lewis Ave.  The meeting will offer information to help navigate legislative changes and should prove to be useful for those practicing probate, trust, and elder law. First on the agenda, is a legislative report to help attendees get up to speed on changes with guardianship. Recent Nevada Supreme Court decisions will be covered in the meeting and other hot topics will be discussed. Lunch will be sponsored by the Probate Section of the State Bar of Nevada.

Agenda:

Legislative report:

Dara Goldsmith report on Senate Judiciary Hearing May 8, 2017 AB 150 private professional guardians; AB 254 jurisdiction over trusts in guardianship matters; AB 288 protection of older persons; AB 319 guardianship of minors–proposed Chapter 159A, while adult guardianship cases remain governed by Chapter 159

Sections Bill AB 314—Alan Freer

Report on remaining Guardianship Bills (several have significant fiscal impact and are pending in the Finance committees)   See attached report

Other new business:

Supreme Court decision:  In re:  WN Connell and Marjorie T. Connell Living Trust,  133 Nev. Adv. Op. 19 (5/4/17)

Status of Graham BK claims/Reassigned cases—after Court Personnel leave

Section Reports

Probate Section—Elizabeth Brickfield

Elder Law Section—Cary Payne

Old business:

Questions or concerns about case transfers, RJC handicapped access, Guardianship Compliance; Probate Closures; Web Portal.

Probate/Discovery Commissioners:   Wes Yamashita (Jury Duty?) Bonnie Bulla

Guardianship issues:   Judges Potter, Ochoa, Sturman

Eighth District Court Rules (EDCR)

GUARDIANSHIP EDCR:  following the legislative session & Supreme Court Rules, revision of EDCR may be necessary, Judge Kishner, Chair of Rules Committee will discuss process.

Next meeting:

Bench Bar Probate Section June 12, 2017 (tentative SBN & video conference) Elder Law Section

Adjourn

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The Adult Guardianship Bench/Bar Meeting that was scheduled for Sept. 26 has been cancelled. Mark your calendar for the next meeting on Oct.24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Public Guardian’s Office, 515 Shadow Lane. If you have an agenda item for the Oct. meeting please e-mail RootA@clarkcountycourts.usno later than Oct. 14. Attendance to the Bench/Bar Meeting is free plus you getting two free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. Bench Bar meetings are a great way to stay up on the latest developments and improve the efficacy of those who practice in the area of guardianship.

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An Adult Guardianship Bench Bar meeting  will take place Monday, Aug. 29 at the Public Guardian’s office on 515 Shadow Lane from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Attendance is free. Attorneys get two free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.

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Attorneys who practice family law are invited to attend the Family Bench Bar meeting on Aug. 11 at noon in courtroom 9 at the Family Court, 601N. Pecos Road.

The agenda will include the following:

Announcements/Updates

Administrative Announcements (Presiding Judge Hoskin) – This is when Judge Hoskin reveals the latest happenings in the Family Division, tells what’s in the pipeline and what the latest buzz is.

Promise One (Corinne Price, Esq.)

Discussion Topics

OST 101

Designer Defaults

Ask and Answer

Open Forum

Next Bench-Bar Meeting Nov. 17, 2016

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Hear the issues and let your thoughts be heard during discussion at the June 14 Bench Bar, at 12:05 p.m. at the Regional Justice Center, courtroom 15B.

District Court has set up the technical infrastructure to do videoconferencing at the Regional Justice Center. The devil is in the details on how to best implement it with respect to filings, objections, etc. The topic was introduced at the May Civil Bench Bar and will be discussed again at the June Bench Bar. Some departments have used the system effectively. But as video conferencing use increases, issues are likely to arise.  Weigh-in during discussion on Videoconferencing at the June 14 Bench Bar, at 12:05 p.m. at the Regional Justice Center, courtroom 15B.

Also at the Civil Bench Bar there will be a review of NV Supreme Court Civil Decisions:

  1. Slade v. Caesars Entertainment Corp., 132 Nev.Ad.Op. 36 (May 12, 2016)(4-3)
  2. Badger v. District Court, 132 Nev.Ad.Op. 39 (May 26, 2016)(5-2)
  3. Golightly & Vannah v. TJ Allen, LLC, 132 Nev.Ad.Op. 41 (June 2, 2016)(3-0)

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Judge Dianne Steel at Guardianship Bench Bar meeting

Judge Dianne Steel at Guardianship Bench Bar meeting

If you’re an attorney who handles guardianship cases, set your reminder for the Monday, May 16 Guardianship Bench Bar at the Public Guardian’s office at 515 Shadow Lane. It’s a brown-bag, open forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn important information and ask questions. Judge Dianne Steel presides over the meeting that will cover hot topics for guardianship cases.

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Attorneys who practice civil law in District Court should make it a point to attend the Civil Bench Bar meeting this Tuesday, May 10, 12:05 p.m. Courtroom 15D. The meeting agenda will include a review of April Nevada Supreme Court civil decisions.

  1. McClendon v. Colllins, 132 Nev.Ad.Op. 28 (April 21, 2016)(3-0)
  2. Grupo Famsa, S.A. DE C.V. v. District Court, 132 Nev.Ad.Op. 29 (April 21, 2016)((3-0)
  3. Bowman v. State, 132 Nev.Ad.Op. 30 (April 28, 2016)(3-0)
  4. Anderson v. Sanchez, 132 Nev.Ad.Op. 34 (April 28, 2016)(7-0)
  5. Horizons at Seven Hills v. IKON Holdings, LLC, 132 Nev.Ad.Op. 35 (April 28, 2016)(6-0)

Bench Bar meetings are a great way to stay informed about new developments at the court and to learn best practices. The next Civil Bench-Bar Meeting will be June 14 at 12:05 p.m. in courtroom 15D (Election Day).

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