34 Attorneys Apply to Fill
Five Judicial Vacancies
in Eighth Judicial District
Chief Justice Lidia Stiglich announced Wednesday, January 18, that the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection received 34 applications from individuals who wish to fill the judicial openings in Departments 7, 29, C, N, and O of the Eighth Judicial District Court.
 
The judicial nominating commission will nominate panels of three to fill each of the five vacant seats. The Department 7 vacancy comes from the election of the Honorable Linda Bell to Supreme Court Seat A. The Department 29 vacancy is from the retirement of the Honorable David Jones in mid-January 2023. The Department C vacancy is through the resignation of the Honorable Rebecca Burton in late December 2022. The Department N vacancy came with the passing of the Honorable Mathew Harter in November 2022. The Department O vacancy comes from the retirement of the Honorable Frank P. Sullivan in February 2023.
 
Nevada attorneys with 10 years of legal experience, including two years of Nevada practice, were encouraged to apply for the openings. Interviews to fill vacancies are scheduled for February 7-10 in Las Vegas. The interviews will be streamed live through the Supreme court’s YouTube channel and are open to the public. After the interviews, the commission will nominate three finalists for each vacancy to Governor Joe Lombardo.
This Week at the State Bar
The Real Property Law Section met January 17 to offer updates on its 2023 legislative proposals, review proposed changes to the section’s bylaws, and discuss the section’s plans for the 2023 State Bar of Nevada Bar Conference.
 
The ADR Section met January 18 to recruit volunteers for the Additional Private Sector Mediator Committee, review plans for the 2023 Chris Beecroft Memorial Lecture series, and discuss section member recruitment efforts for 2023. 

The State Bar of Nevada makes office and meeting room space available to members at no charge. Meet with clients, use office resources, or reserve temporary workspace in either the Las Vegas headquarters, located at 3100 W. Charleston Blvd, Suite 100, or at the Northern Nevada Bar Center, located at 9456 Double R Blvd., Suite B, in Reno. Call 800-254-2797 to make a reservation.
Mock Trial Volunteers Urgently Needed for 2023 Competitions
The State Bar of Nevada is in urgent need of 25 additional judges per round for the 2023 Southern Nevada Regional Mock Trial Competition, which will be held Friday, February 3 at the federal courthouse in Las Vegas.
 
Volunteers can support aspiring high school students by volunteering to serve as a judge or courtroom liaison for the upcoming mock trial competition season. The mock trial program is an extracurricular activity for high school students.
 
Volunteer for any (or all) of the competition dates – your support is greatly appreciated. The bar is looking to confirm volunteers as soon as possible. For more information or to sign up, please visit our Mock Trial page.
 
Volunteers are also needed for the Northern Nevada Regional Competition, which will be held Friday, February 10 at the federal courthouse in Reno. The state competition will be held February 24-25 in Reno.
 
Submit inquiries to by email to cle@nvbar.org
Second Judicial District Family Court Hosting Roundtable Discussion
The Second Judicial District Family Court will host a roundtable discussion at noon on Tuesday, February 7, in Courtroom One of the family court or via Zoom. For those attending via Zoom, the meeting ID is 835 5915 9779 and the passcode is 010473.

The discussion will address drug and alcohol testing. A representative from SoberLink will participate to answer questions regarding alcohol testing, and information related to drug testing will be presented. 
Nevada Real Property Manual Available for Purchase
The inaugural edition of the Nevada Real Property Practice and Procedure Manual provides attorneys with a complete step-by-step guide to real estate law in Nevada, including practice tips and industry forms.
 
 
This edition, compiled by expert practitioners, focuses on the history and current law affecting real property in Nevada and is a valuable reference for attorneys working in the field. The book includes 11 chapters on topics such as: 
 
  • Estates and interests, 
  • Conveyancing, 
  • Common interest communities, 
  • Regulation of sales, 
  • Title insurance and escrow, 
  • Landlord and tenant, 
  • Zoning and land use regulation, 
  •  ... and more. 
 
To see all of the publications available through the State Bar of Nevada, visit www.nvbar.org > News and Publications > Resources > Books and Manuals.
Featured CLE: 2023 Family Law Conference
This year's Family Law Conference will celebrate being together again by rocking out at Harvey’s Hotel and Casino in South Lake Tahoe on March 2-3 – the AOC portion will take place on March 1.

The Family Law Section has expanded the conference by an additional day, offering a half-day of programming each day. The goal in doing so is to provide everyone an opportunity to obtain their CLE credits for 2023 and socialize with colleagues while also having downtime to ski, shop, enjoy a meal at one of the many fine restaurants there, or just kick back and relax.
Program Dates:
March 2-4
 
Location:
Harvey’s Resort, South Lake Tahoe
 
CLE Hours:
13 credits