LVNBA Holding Annual Scholarship Gala October 16
The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association (LVNBA) is hosting its Annual Scholarship Gala at 6 p.m. Saturday, October 16, at the Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The event raises funds for scholarships for law students who are committed to serving minority, low-income, and other underserved communities in Clark County. The annual scholarship gala is the LVNBA’s signature event, and since 1987 the LVNBA has given tens of thousands of dollars to law students as scholarships.

In addition to honoring scholarship recipients, the LVNBA also honors four individuals or organizations each year with the following awards: 
  • Attorney of the Year;
  • Law Firm of the Year;
  • Community Service Award; and
  • Corporate Service Award.

To sponsor the event or if you have any questions, please contact Caleb Green at 702-550-4417, 702-575-1630, or via email at cgitnlv@gmail.com
This Week at the State Bar
The state bar’s Intellectual Property Section met Sept. 9 to discuss plans for the upcoming Intellectual Property Conference, which is planned for Friday, October 15, at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law. The section also discussed its recent submission to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s request for comments on patent eligibility, working with Boyd Law School on a pro bono program, and met Eric Johnson, the state bar’s new CLE director.
 
The Nevada Bar Foundation held its business meeting September 16 to discuss the 2022 IOLTA grant process and set its budget. At this meeting, the board also welcomed two newly appointed trustees, Paul Matteoni and Kyle Morishita.
 
Eight new Fee Dispute Committee members were appointed to the committee during the September Board of Governors meeting. The new members – six attorneys and two lay member professionals – will serve as fee dispute claim mediators and arbitrators. 
Lawyer Advertising Committee Seeks Applicants
The State Bar of Nevada’s Lawyer Advertising Advisory Committee has an open position. For information, contact Robert Horne at rhorne@nvbar.org. Applications are due October 1.
 
The Lawyer Advertising Advisory Committee meets once per month to review attorney advertisements submitted pursuant to bar regulations and renders advance advisory opinions upon request. Because much of the review and communication will be online, the best candidates should be proficient with computers, e-mail, and internet use. Committee members are appointed by the Board of Governors to two-year terms.
State Bar Seeks Feedback on Formal Ethics Opinion Through Oct. 1
The State Bar of Nevada’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has drafted a formal opinion and is seeking comments from membership.
 
The formal opinion is regarding the following matter:
 
Prospective Conflict Waivers: Does Nevada accept the general principle in Comment 22 to ABA Model Rule 1.7 and allow prospective conflict waivers? Is so, what must a prospective conflict waiver contain to be effective and avoid running afoul of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct?
 
The full opinion will remain posted on the State Bar of Nevada’s website until October 1. The website allows members to voice their opinions about these matters via an online comment form.
Asian Bar Association Hosting MidAutumn Festival
The Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas (ABALV) is hosting its first formal event to celebrate the MidAutumn Festival at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, at the New Asian BBQ Restaurant. RSVP is required by September 17.

The event is free for ABALV members with RSVP. 
Featured CLE: Redistricting in Nevada
With the release of federal Census data just around the corner, speaker Michael Stewart will introduce attendees to the process of redistricting in Nevada at a “101” level.
 
He’ll cover the basic constitutional and statutory law that controls the redistricting process, as well as relevant case law and emerging issues that may affect this round of redistricting.
 
Stewart will also cover the history of redistricting in Nevada and demonstrate the software that Nevada will be using to turn census geography and geocodes into election districts. 
Date:
October 20
 
Time:
Noon to 1 p.m.
 
Location:
Webinar
 
CLE Hours:
1 General Credit