Dental Insurance Enrollment Period Open Through Feb. 29
The State Bar of Nevada’s Health Insurance Marketplace is offering special group rates on dental and vision insurance for individuals and families. For coverage beginning March 1, enrollment must be made no later than February 29 .
 
The MetLife PPO Dental plan offers standard and comprehensive PPO options starting at $28.50 per month.

A vision PPO plan, including eye exams, contact lenses, frames and lenses may be purchased in combination with a dental plan.
 
Enrollment may be completed online . For questions, costs and complete details, please contact Member Benefits, the State Bar of Nevada Insurance Marketplace plan administrator at 1-800-282-8626.
NCJFCJ Offering Multiple Training Courses in 2020
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is offering multiple training courses in 2020 on child welfare, juvenile justice, family law and domestic violence cases. The NCJFCJ also offers associate membership to encourage participation of all parties to such cases.
 
Upcoming courses include:

  • Institute for New Juvenile and Family Court Judges: This four-day program is designed specifically for state and tribal judicial officers who are new to the juvenile and family court bench or who are returning to the bench after other assignments and desire a refresher course. It will be held April 21-24 in Reno.

  • The 83rd Annual Conference: This annual showcase covers hot topics, best practices and innovative programming. This year’s conference will take place in Reno, on July 19-22 at the Nugget Casino Resort.

  • Evidence in Juvenile and Family Court Cases: This educational course will be held in Reno on Aug. 17-21.
Tuition-scholarship opportunities are available for all these programs on the NCJFCJ website. For assistance with scholarship applications, contact Amy Saathoff, Curriculum and Education Programming Manager, at contactus@ncjfcj.org .
Reminder: Renew Your State Bar Membership
Jan. 1 was the deadline to renew your membership with the State Bar of Nevada – late fees append Monday, March 2 .
 
You can still complete your annual required disclosures, and pay the license and CLE fees online right now, using our member portal system.
 
To log in, visit our website and click “Member Login” at the top right. Once logged in, click on the “License Renewal” link. From there, you will see four sub-menus: “Fee Renewal,” “Required Disclosures,” “Demographic Survey” and “Verify Your SCR 79 Information.” The system will walk you through the steps required to complete each of these sections. And if you’d prefer to print and mail your renewal paperwork, no problem – the system has that option available, too.
 
Forgot your username or password? We have added features to the log in page to help you with this.
 
Need help? Contact Member Services at memberservices@nvbar.org or (702) 382-2200.
Legal Aid Center Offering Consumer Law 101
The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada invites State Bar of Nevada attorneys to attend Consumer Law 101 .
 
This CLE will take place from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday, February 28, at the Legal Aid Center’s office at 725 E. Charleston Blvd. in Las Vegas.
 
This CLE will be presented by experts from a variety of backgrounds who will cover the basics of consumer law. The seminar provides eight general credits. This CLE is free to attorneys who take a new pro bono case through the Legal Aid Center. Attorneys are welcome to attend if they do not wish to take a case but will not be given CLE credit.
Out-of-State Attorneys Must File Reports Pursuant to RPC 5.5A
Out-of-state attorneys representing Nevada clients in extra-judicial matters pending in or substantially related to Nevada are required to register with the State Bar of Nevada by filing an Annual Report each calendar year. This registration is required by Nevada Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5A, regarding the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
 
Copies of the form are available on the state bar's website. A reporting fee of $150 is required.
 
Members of the State Bar of Nevada can assist their fellow counsel by reminding them of this requirement and providing them with the information needed to access the required forms. This requirement frequently applies in transactional matters, such as out-of-state real estate transactions.
Featured CLE: Technology Impacting Your Practice
The American Bar Association’s Tech Report is in and the results have lawyers improving security measures, but the threats are growing. Law firms have a significant amount of confidential information, making them an ever-growing target of cyber-attacks. Security measures are the only way lawyers can meet their ethical obligations in the information age. How are you going to meet the security standards to keep your clients safe? Learn how to secure your firm and find out what your bar has done to assist you in making these changes.
 
This session will cover:
  • 2019 ABA Tech Report;
  • Most common cyber-threats affecting your firm;
  • Trend changing for the legal community;
  • Improving your firm’s security.