Eighth Judicial District Court Issues Order Regarding Deposition Behavior
The Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 22-08, which applies to all civil and family division actions filed in the court for which discovery disputes are heard by a discovery commissioner or discovery hearing master.
Topics addressed in the order include:

  • Scheduling;
  • Examination of a witness by counsel;
  • Witness conduct during depositions;
  • Lodging objections;
  • Rule 30(B)(6) depositions; and
  • Seeking court intervention.
This Week at the State Bar
The Nevada Lawyer Assistance Program (NLAP) offers free therapy for attorneys seeking assistance in dealing with any stressful incident/situation. Attorneys may request the name of an NLAP provider by calling 1-866-828-0022. The first three sessions are provided at no charge. The inquiry and subsequent three sessions are completely confidential.
The Intellectual Property Law Section invited Steve Koziol, acting director of the Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), to speak during its next section meeting at 11 a.m. Friday.
The state bar’s Young Lawyers Section met to discuss upcoming executive committee & council elections. The section also appointed Christena Georgas-Burns as the section’s ABA District Representative.
The state bar’s Solo & Small Practice Section met May 6 to review proposed handouts for the annual Bar Conference, discuss possible CLEs, and establish its next meeting for 9 a.m. Friday, June 3
Frierson Next U.S. Attorney for Nevada
Nevada Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on a voice vote to be the next U.S. attorney for the state, according to a report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Frierson was recommended for the position last year, and he was nominated on Nov. 12 to serve as U.S. attorney, a post that has been filled by an acting top prosecutor for more than a year.

Frierson will replace Nick Trutanich, who served as the last confirmed U.S. attorney following his appointment, according to the Review-Journal.
Long-Term Disability Coverage Available to State Bar Members
May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. Did you know that illnesses, not accidents, account for 60 percent of long-term disability (LTD) claims? And that the average claim lasts almost three years? Would you be able to maintain your way of life that long without an income?
As a member of the State Bar of Nevada, you have access to group LTD insurance that can help protect your income if you become disabled and can no longer work in your own occupation. Get an instant quote and apply for up to $10,000 of disability coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, a state bar business partner, at memberbenefits.com/nvbar.
Supreme Court to Host Swearing-In Ceremonies This Month
The Nevada Supreme Court will host in-person swearing-in ceremonies in Carson City and Las Vegas to administer the Oath of Attorney to new Nevada attorneys. The court will also conduct a new admittees pinning ceremony at each swearing-in event.
The Carson City ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Nevada Supreme Court Courtroom, 201 South Carson St., with a reception sponsored by the Washoe County Bar Association to follow.
The Las Vegas ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Las Vegas City Hall, 495 South Main St., with a reception sponsored by the Clark County Bar Association to follow.
There Are Just a Few Days Left to Volunteer for a State Bar Committee
The State Bar of Nevada is looking for qualified individuals to fill open positions on several volunteer boards.

The openings include:

The deadline to submit an application for the disciplinary boards is no later than Sunday, May 15. Those interested in being a part of the other committees should submit an application before Friday, May 20
Trustees Sought for Nevada Bar Foundation - Apply by May 27
The Nevada Bar Foundation is the State Bar of Nevada’s 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports access to justice and legal education programs. The Board of Trustees oversees foundation operations, including granting IOLTA funds and ensuring funds are used as designated, management and investment of IOLTA and non-IOLTA funding, establishing and maintaining community bank relationships, strategic planning and resource development, and establishing and carrying out policies and procedures consistent with the foundation’s goals and objectives. The Board of Trustees meets twice annually.
The foundation seeks to fill six vacancies, each for a two-year term. Ideal candidates will have experience serving on charitable organizations, be familiar with the civil legal needs of Nevada’s citizens, and reside or practice in Nevada. Applications will be accepted through May 27, 2022Apply online.
For more information about the foundation or the Board of Trustees, please contact Theresa Freeman at theresaf@nvbar.org.
Featured CLE: Priorities Between Leases
and Deeds of Trust
Professor Dale Whitman of the University of Missouri School of Law will present and take questions on Priorities Between Leases and Deeds of Trust.
Topics covered will include:

  • What determines priorities?
  • Why are they important?
  • How can you negotiate them?
  • What’s the significance of a Subordination, Nondisturbance and Attorney Agreement (SNDA)?
  • What are the important deal points in such an agreement?
This CLE is sponsored by the Real Property Law Section
Program Date:
May 18
Noon to 1 p.m.
CLE Hours:
1 General Credit