August's Nevada Lawyer Offers Primer on Networking, Getting Involved with Bar 
Networking may be one of the most effective ways to establish yourself by building long-term professional relationships. However, it may also be one of the most daunting tasks you might undertake. The August issue of Nevada Lawyer provides helpful advice on how to effectively navigate social events and get involved with your fellow State Bar of Nevada members.
 
This month’s issue includes articles offering ideas on ways to get involved in the Nevada legal community, how to network like a boss, networking and bar involvement for young lawyers, and a look at the South Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas. Also, be sure to check out photographs from the 2022 State Bar of Nevada Annual Bar Conference.
 
As always, the magazine also includes regular features such as the president’s message, news and notes, the Nevada Trailblazer profile, and the bar counsel report. While you are there, check out the Nevada Lawyer archives for a lengthy list of back issues.
This Week at the State Bar
The State Bar of Nevada seeks your feedback on member benefits and business partners. Our goal is to offer benefits that assist in the well-being of attorneys and are helpful to the practice of law. Look for the survey emailed on August 1. The deadline to respond is Monday, August 15.

The national CLE Regulators Conference is taking place this week in Lake Tahoe. Bar leadership, including State Bar of Nevada Past President Ann Morgan, Justice James Hardesty, and Chief Judge Lynne Simons spoke to attendees.

The State Bar of Nevada’s Appellate Litigation Section is holding its annual meeting at noon Tuesday, August 16. To receive the Zoom link, email section chair Marilee Cate at MCate@da.washoecounty.gov.

The Nevada Bar Foundation established a grant program funded through late fees and penalties assessed through the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education. The deadline to apply is August 12. Applications may be completed online. Any questions may be directed to Lisa McGrane at lisam@nvbar.org.
Second Judicial District Ends Trial Stack Process for Civil Docket
The Second Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order (AO) 2022-12, ending the district-wide Trial Stack Jury Trial Setting for its civil docket. Commencing with Trial Stack 19, on August 23, 2022, all trials will be reset on individual departments’ calendars for dates certain.
 
The order states that, for all matters currently set on Trial Stacks, counsel must contact the judicial assistant in the assigned judicial department and reset Trial Stack matters for a date certain on the assigned department’s calendar. The deadline to do so is within 15 days of the date of entry of AO 2022-12. A Motion to Confirm (MTC) hearing will be set in the assigned department for a date not later than three weeks before the trial date set.
 
Civil jury trials will commence in the Second Judicial District on Tuesday of each week, to accommodate criminal jury trials starting on Monday of each week.
 
For more information, see AO 2022-12.
New Incubator Class Launches September 9 – Apply Now!
If you are new to the practice of law – or looking to enter private practice for the first time in your career – get the mentoring and resources you need through the Handle|BAR Incubator Program. The next incubator class begins in September.
 
Benefits include:
 
  • Furnished office and meeting room space at state bar offices in Las Vegas and Reno.
  • Free CLE.
  • Weekly mentoring, education and tips on how to start and build your practice from our practice management advisor.
  • Support from the state bar’s business partners.
  • Information from experienced attorneys who have opened their own practices.
  • Sessions with judges on tips from the bench.
 
The incubator program requires a one-year commitment. There is a $3,000 program fee; however, scholarships are available. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 9.
 
For information, please email Practice Management Director Sheri Long at sheril@nvbar.org.
Take the Disability Equity Habit-Building Challenge
The State Bar of Nevada invites attorneys to join other lawyers across the nation in participating in the American Bar Association’s Disability Equity Habit-Building Challenge. The seven-day challenge will begin in a few weeks.
 
The challenge is a personal experience. To participate, simply check the assignment list here and read or watch the recommended content. Bar members may also sign up on a mailing list to receive daily reminders with each assignment and discussion questions.
 
Done individually and at your own pace, the challenge guides participants through a seven-day curated list of reading and viewing recommendations. Its goal is to assist each of us to become more aware and engaged in the quest for disability equity, and specifically to learn more about the members of the disability community, many of whom are from other marginalized communities, as well as barriers, biases, stereotypes, and discrimination they encounter in everyday life.
Clark County District Attorney Seeks to Fill Senior Attorney Position 
The Clark County District Attorney's Office is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the senior attorney position. This position provides a wide variety of highly complex and specialized professional legal services, including handling the most complex civil cases, and may be used for criminal and/or juvenile attorney positions. The senior attorney position may serve as a team chief providing supervision of a unit of attorneys and other legal support staff in the District Attorney’s Office.
 
Qualified candidates will have a certificate of admission to the State Bar of Nevada, eligibility to practice law before the courts of the state of Nevada, and eight years of full-time experience in professional legal work, including four years as a practicing attorney.
The closing date for applications is 5:01 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16
Featured CLE: Presenting and Objecting
to Evidence at Trial 
Radford Smith will lead a review and examination of objections to trial evidence available in family law trials and evidentiary hearings.
 
The CLE is sponsored by the Family Law Section.
Program Date:
August 11
 
Time:
Noon to 1 p.m.
 
Location:
Webinar
 
CLE Hours:
1 General Credit