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Lawyers vs. doctors Tennis Tournament 2018

Revenge is sweet for attorneys and judges who beat doctors on the court in the Marty Hennessey Inspiring Children Foundation charity tennis tournament. For the past seven years, tennis players from the legal and medical communities have hit the tennis courts to compete in the lawyers vs. doctors tennis tournament as a fun way to raise money for the Marty Hennessey Inspiring Children Foundation. The lawyer team win snaps a three-year winning streak for the doctors. Do a hear trash-talk? Absolutely! The legal team has been gloating since the big win, and plan to use it their psychological advantage next year to even the score with doctors up four years of wins to the lawyers three.

The tourney is a round-robin event with games added for the win. The legal court crushers won 266 to 260 games. The foundation and event are to help students in need with college scholarships. An impressive $29,000 was raised this year.

The lawyers, doctors, judges and others compete in both adult and junior singles, doubles and mixed doubles tennis draws. The foundation has raised close to $3 million to help at-risk youth including 110 children who have received college scholarships.

The event also raises awareness for the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation which helps keep kids “stay on the court and out of court.” To date they have helped placed more than 110 under-served youth into college on scholarship to schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Wharton School at Penn, Yale and UNLV law and medical schools.

The Physicians and Barristers Ball Charity Tennis Classic Tournament was founded in 2012 with the help of Neal and Nicole Tomlinson. The Physicians’ & Barristers’ Ball Charity Tennis Classic was created to get active tennis players from the legal community involved with a fun and exciting event that raises awareness and funds for the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The Marty Hennessey Inspiring Children Foundation was started more than 15 years ago by Ryan Wolfington and Marty Hennessey. With the support of entertainment legend Tony Bennett and Mike Agassi, as well as the top doubles team in the world Bob and Mike Bryan, the foundation has raised nearly $3 million to help at risk youth. The Foundation’s goal is to provide the ultimate environment for a child to become their best in all areas of their life. This includes excellence in academics, athletics, entrepreneurship, inter-personal skills and leadership. To learn more, visit WWW.INSPIRINGCHILDREN.NET.

An impressive turnout of judges and attorneys turned out for the lawyers this year including: Judge Abbi Silver, Judge Jennifer Togliatti, Judge Michael Villani and attorneys Neal Tomlinson, Marcus Berg, Brian Berman, Jordon Butler, Victor Cardoza, Elaine Dowling, Bruce Gale, Charles Gianelloni, Ryan Gormley, Rory Kay, Craig Marquiz, Andres Moses, Diane Welch, David Westbrook, Tom Tanksley, Michael Brooks, Tamara Vannah, Shawanna Johnson, and Shaun Rose.

Attorneys who think they have tennis skills are invited to join the fun next year to help give lawyers a win over doctors.

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The lazy, hazy days of summer are getting underway. Civil attorneys can avoid the summer slump and sharpen skills. Attend the Civil Bench-Bar meeting this Tuesday, June 13 at noon in courtroom 3A. Bench-Bar attendees get the latest information on new rules, Nevada Supreme Court rulings and what legislative changes are in the works to help keep your courtroom game tight. The meetings are a great way to beat the heat in a cool courtroom, learn and network over lunch. Judge Joanna Kishner will offer up information and open discussion on Supreme Court Rule 3.

A review of May Nevada Supreme Court decisions will be discussed including:

  1. In re Parental Rights as to M.M.L., 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 21 (May 11, 2017)
  2. In re Discipline of Timothy Treffinger, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 22 (May 11, 2017)
  3. Klabacka v. Nelson, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 24 (May 25, 2017)
  4. Iliescu v. Steppan, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 25 (May 25, 2017)
  5. In re Davis Family Heritage Trust, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 26 (May 25, 2017)
  6. Sargeant v. Henderson Taxi, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 27 (June 1, 2017)
  7. O’Neal v. Hudson, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 29 (June 1, 2017)

The Civil Bench-Bar meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at noon. Lunch is usually provided. The meetings give attorneys the opportunity to get their questions and concerns addressed and to get the latest news that may affect their practice. The May Bench-Bar meeting had record attendance and included a tour of the new Nevada Supreme Court building.

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The lawyers

For the past six years in late April, tennis players from the legal and medical communities have suited-up to compete in the lawyers vs. doctors tennis tournament as a fun way to raise money for the Marty Hennessey Inspiring Children Foundation. The doctors won this year, for the third year in a row.  The truth is, the kids really end up the winners as more funding comes in to help students in need achieve higher education. The lawyers, doctors, judges and others compete in both adult and junior singles, doubles and mixed doubles tennis draws. The foundation has raised more than $2 million to help at-risk youth including 85 children who have received college scholarships.

The event also raises awareness for the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation which helps keep kids “stay on the court and out of court.” To date they have helped placed more than 100 under-served youth into college on scholarship to schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Wharton School at Penn, Yale and UNLV law and medical schools.

The Physicians and Barristers Ball Charity Tennis Classic Tournament was founded in 2012 with the help of Neal and Nicole Tomlinson. The Physicians’ & Barristers’ Ball Charity Tennis Classic was created to get active tennis players from the legal community involved with a fun and exciting event that raises awareness and funds for the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The Marty Hennessey Inspiring Children Foundation was started more than11 years ago by Ryan Wolfington and Marty Hennessey. With the support of entertainment legend Tony Bennett and Andre Agassi’s father Mike, as well as the top doubles team in the world Bob and Mike Bryan, the foundation has raised more than $2 million to help at risk youth. The Foundation’s goal is to provide the ultimate environment for a child to become their best in all areas of their life. This includes excellence in academics, athletics, inter-personal skills and leadership. To learn more, visit www.InspiringChildren.net.

Judges and attorneys who played tennis for the lawyers this year included:

Judges: Judge Abbi Silver, Judge Jennifer Togliatti, Judge Michael Villani 

Attorneys: Trevor Atkins, Marcus Berg, Brian Berman, Jordon Butler, Victor Cardoza, Elaine Dowling, Bruce Gale, Charles Gianelloni, Ryan Gormley, Rory Kay, Alex Mazzia, Craig Marquiz, Andres Moses, Neal Tomlinson, Diane Welch, David Westbrook

Attorneys who think they have tennis skills are invited to join the fun next year to help give lawyers a win over doctors.

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