Las Vegas Township Court Seeks Pro-Tempore Judges
The Las Vegas Township Justice Court will begin accepting applications for the following separate Pro Tempore lists for the 2023-24 calendar years:

  • Justices of the Peace Pro Tempore (NRS 4.032) preside on an as-needed basis over various types of criminal, civil, eviction, or traffic matters when judicial officers are unavailable.
  • Small Claims Justices of the Peace Pro Tempore (NRS 4.032/NRS Chapter 73) preside on an as-needed basis in small-claims hearings when judicial officers are unavailable.

An applicant may apply and be selected for one or both of these categories and are expected to sit at least once per calendar year.
 
All applications must include:
  • A resume, which outlines professional knowledge, skills, and years of experience; and
  • A cover letter, which specifies the position(s) of interest.
 
The letter must indicate:
  • Why the applicant desires to serve;
  • The number of years of experience in the area of interest;
  • Familiarity with Odyssey and Judge Edition to be able to handle a paperless caseload;
  • Ability to accept assignments on short notice; and
  • How often the applicant has presided as a Pro Tempore in the past, if applicable.
 
By submitting to the application process, the applicant agrees that the court may conduct a criminal background check as well as a bar status check with the State Bar of Nevada.

All applications must be emailed to joe.tommasino@ClarkCountyNV.gov by 5 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2022.
 
Direct questions or requests for additional information to staff attorney Joe Tommasino at 702-671-3424.
This Week at the State Bar
The Nevada Lawyer Editorial Board met June 10 at the state bar’s office in Las Vegas to plan out the 2023 editorial calendar and review financials, and met with state bar President-Elect Paola Armeni. It was the board’s first in-person meeting since August 2019.

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. Grant applications may be completed online. Any questions may be directed to Lisa McGrane at lisam@nvbar.org.

The Nevada Lawyer Assistance Program (NLAP) offers free therapy for attorneys seeking assistance in dealing with a difficult life situation, such as divorce, depression, stress, the death of a loved one, a traumatic case, or any other 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 Young Lawyers Section is seeking members to serve on its executive committee. If interested, please send an email to nvyounglawyers@gmail.com. The deadline to apply is June 17.
June Issue of Nevada Lawyer Reviews State, Federal Firearms Laws
Nevada Lawyer’s June issue takes a look at the laws that govern firearms both in Nevada and at the federal level. At the time the magazine went into development in August 2021, or even when it went to print in early May 2022, no one could have predicted just how important the topic would become by June 2022, given the sad and terrible context of recent mass shootings.
 
The Nevada Lawyer Editorial Board and the State Bar of Nevada’s Board of Governors wholeheartedly condemn firearms violence, including the shootings that recently occurred in Buffalo, New York; Uvalde, Texas; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. For those struggling with the tragedy of these recent events, please remember that the state bar provides free therapy sessions to members. Call 866-828-0022 for confidential assistance.

Firearms law is currently driving major national conversations. Nevada Lawyer magazine’s mission is to publish items of interest and importance to the Nevada legal community, and to provide a forum for thoughtful and respectful commentary on current issues affecting our members, and we present the June issue to bar membership with that mission in mind.
Fastcase Offers Access to JurisPro Expert Witness Directory
Fastcase, a State Bar of Nevada business partner, offers free access to JurisPro Expert Witness Directory to subscribers.
 
State bar members can find the most comprehensive directory of expert witnesses available across thousands of fields right on the Fastcase platform. Members can log in now using the attorney dashboard.
 
All active bar members have free electronic access to Fastcase. Fastcase includes access to federal and Nevada caselaw, local federal rules, reporters, links to court forms, Attorney General’s opinions, bankruptcy decisions, administrative regulations, and other information important to state bar members.
Do You Advertise? Don’t Forget to File!
Lawyers who advertise their services to Nevada clients – whether through conventional print, radio, or television media, or via online platforms – must file their advertisements with the state bar’s Lawyer Advertising Advisory Committee within 15 days of dissemination. Although law firm websites are not included in this requirement, all advertising disseminated in exchange for something of value must be filed.
 
Not sure how to file? Here’s how. Access the Lawyer Advertisement Filing Form, fill in the requested information, upload your media files, and remit the filing fee. Once the advertisement is submitted, an automatic confirmation will be emailed.
 
A copy of the amended Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct and the Lawyer Advertising Interpretive Guidelines can also be found online. For questions regarding the filing process and/or submitting your advertising filing forms, please contact rhorne@nvbar.org
Featured CLE: Magazine Articles for Credit
The State Bar of Nevada regularly publishes topical articles in Nevada Lawyer magazine that offer one hour of CLE credit.
 
In order to receive the CLE credit:
 
  • Click on the article title to purchase the quiz for $45;
  • Read the article and complete the quiz online (select “My Quizzes” from the member portal dashboard); and
  • Upon successfully passing the quiz (70 percent or better), the credit will be automatically logged in the system. The state bar CLE department will report the credit to the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education.