Boyd Law School Rises
in Overall, Specialty Rankings
The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, had 14 programs ranked among the top 100 in the fields included in U.S. News & World Report's recently released annual collection of top graduate and professional schools.
Boyd Law climbed two places to 60th out of 193 accredited programs. For the fourth consecutive year, the school’s Lawyering Process Program ranked number one nationally, and the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution moved up one place to fifth in the dispute resolution category.
UNLV Law’s part-time juris doctor program also remained among the nation’s best, ranking 19th this year. The part-time program offers courses in the evening, allowing students who are employed full-time to earn a law degree in four years.

Other Boyd Law School programs in this year’s top 100 national rankings include Health Law (32), Clinical Training (40), Contracts/Commercial Law (45), Tax Law (60), Criminal Law (66), Constitutional Law (67), Intellectual Property (71), Business/Corporate Law (73), Environmental Law (73), and Trial Law (79).  
Latest Titles from ABA Books for Bars Program
State Bar of Nevada members can save 15 percent when purchasing American Bar Association (ABA) books for their firm, practice, or personal library.

To obtain the member discount code, simply email your name and bar number to or call 702-382-2200.
Latest titles include:

At checkout, you will be prompted to enter your promo code; just enter the special Books for Bars member discount code created for the State Bar of Nevada, and the ABA store will automatically calculate your discount. There is no limit on how many times the discount code may be used.
ALPS Renews Women in Law Survey
ALPS, a State Bar of Nevada business partner, is reviving its Women in Law survey in a new format. 
Female attorneys in private practice face challenges that many men will never have to deal with. From gender bias to balancing family and the law, the deck is often stacked against women. ALPS is hoping female attorneys will share their thoughts and experiences as a woman in the field of law.
ALPS is the State Bar of Nevada’s endorsed lawyers’ malpractice insurance company. ALPS is one of numerous companies that have partnered with the state bar to offer discounts on services valuable to state bar members.
State Bar Membership Awards: Nominations Close April 15
Nominations are currently open for the State Bar of Nevada’s 2021 membership awards. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, April 15. Nominations may be submitted online via the links below; direct questions to Manny Botello at
Awards are currently being accepted in the following categories:
  • The Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented to a member for outstanding volunteer service to the State Bar of Nevada and/or the legal community. The selection committee will give primary consideration to nominees who have served or continue to serve on state bar committees or sections and have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of the profession and to the protection of the public.

  • The Young Lawyer of the Year Award will be presented to a young lawyer or lawyers whose professional and public service achievements merit special recognition. Although all commitments to civic participation and community service achievements that advance the state of the profession are considered, special consideration is given to contributions to the State Bar of Nevada and its Young Lawyers Section. Recipients will ordinarily be Nevada lawyers who are either under the age of 36 or who have been engaged in the practice of law for less than five years.
  • The Medal of Justice Award is awarded to a person, group or entity that supports Nevada’s legal community. Recipients are those who inspire by example and who demonstrate commitment to the advancement of the profession and to the protection of the public.

A list of past recipients of the State Bar of Nevada’s membership awards is available on the state bar’s website. 
Clark County School District Seeks Attorney or Law Firm
The Clark County School District (CCSD) has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) for an attorney or law firm to represent the Board of School Trustees. Interested parties may find the RFQ and submittal instructions at or contact the CCSD Purchasing Department at 702-799-5225.
The deadline to file a RFQ is noon on Thursday, April 22
Featured CLE: Creative Custody
and Visitation Schedule
It is easy for divorcing or separating parents, and the court they are working with, to get stuck in a routine of week-on/week-off or alternating weekends and holiday schedules. An attorney should be able to walk a client through a consult or settlement negotiation for custody without feeling limited by the options they have seen in the past or without the tools they need to help a client visualize the schedule.
During this CLE, Melissa Exline and Kim Surratt will provide participants with tools and details on creative custody schedules to give families options to choose from. They’ll also discuss age and development issues that impact why a certain schedule might be considered in a given case. 
April 22
Noon – 1 p.m.
CLE Hours:
1 CLE Hour