March Issue of Nevada Lawyer Explores Lawyers Working Remotely
The world has had to learn a new way to do business as we all still deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused many law firms to adapt to working remotely. The March issue of Nevada Lawyer takes a detailed look at how lawyers are dealing with this new work model.

This month’s issue offers tips on how to work effectively in a remote setting and how the Department of Indigent Defense Services has continued to help its clients despite the pandemic. It also offers an ethics CLE article on protecting client information during remote lawyering.

The March magazine also profiles the 13 lawyers who are serving in the 2021 Nevada Legislature, and the issue includes the 2020 State Bar of Nevada Annual Report.

As always, the magazine includes regular features such as the president’s message, news and notes, and the bar counsel report. While you are there, check out the Nevada Lawyer archives for a lengthy list of back issues.
Nvbar.org Has a New, Reader-Friendly Look
Bar members may have noticed that the State Bar of Nevada website – www.nvbar.org – now features a new design.

The site launched a few days ago, and it includes several new features, including an eye-catching reader-friendly design, improved navigation menus to make it easier to find what you need, an event calendar right on the homepage, mobile-compatible pages and more.

Come take a look at the new site and reacquaint yourself with the bar’s benefits and programs, consider joining a state bar section, check out our online CLE store, view information about the upcoming Annual Meeting and see what else the State Bar of Nevada has to offer.
Nominations for 2021 State Bar Board Elections Open March 18
The Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada consists of 15 members elected by the active members of the bar who are residents of Nevada and have their office address per SCR 79 in the respective districts.
 
For the 2021 elections, there is one seat open in District One, Clark County.
 
Nominations for the Board of Governors shall be by petition signed by at least five members entitled to vote for the nominee.
 
A nominating petition form is available at www.nvbar.org > About Us > Board of Governors > Elections or upon request to Manny Botello at the state bar office in Las Vegas at 3100 W Charleston Blvd., Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89102, or by email to mannyb@nvbar.org. Petitions must be submitted not earlier than March 18, 2021, nor later than April 2, 2021.
 
Any questions regarding the election process may be directed to Botello at 702-317-1420 or via email mannyb@nvbar.org.
Fastcase Offering Free Webinar on Patent Law with Janice Mueller
Fastcase, a State Bar of Nevada business partner, is offering a free webinar on patent law, procedure, and practice with Janice Mueller, author of Mueller on Patent Law. Limited seats are available for the webinar, which is at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 18.

Mueller on Patent Law is a comprehensive two-volume legal treatise for patent practitioners. This well-organized resource provides concise and timely access to U.S. patent law in the 21st century, focusing on game-changing Federal Circuit and Supreme Court decisions. In January, Fastcase announced that its publishing imprint, Full Court Press, is the new and exclusive publisher for the two-volume practitioner treatise, Mueller on Patent Law.  
Wright Named Chief Marshal for Nevada Appellate Courts
The Nevada Supreme Court announced that James M. Wright has been appointed as chief marshal for the Nevada Appellate Courts, effective March 1.

Under the general direction of Chief Justice James Hardesty, Wright will be responsible for the management and provision of security services for the justices and judges of the Nevada Appellate Courts, Supreme Court employees, members of the public who access the Supreme Court and the courts’ property.

Before joining the courts, Wright was the longest-serving director of the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS). Prior to being appointed as the DPS director in 2013, he served two years as the DPS deputy director. He was also previously the interim chief of the DPS/Emergency Management Division, where he served as the state emergency manager and former Gov. Brian Sandoval’s homeland security advisor. In 2006, Wright served as the chief of the DPS/State Fire Marshal Division. 
Ask a Nerd: Scheduling Emails to Send in Advance
Want to write an email in advance, and have it automatically send at a specific date and time? This tip is great for working ahead on projects, setting up reminder emails to a team or working around an out-of-office contact’s schedule.

To do so in Outlook, create and write your email as normal, but before hitting send, open up the “Options” tab: 

  • Then, click the “…” tab and select “Delay Delivery.”

  • In the pop-up box that appears, check “Do not deliver before” and set the date and time to when you want the email to be delivered.

  • Close the box, and then hit “Send” like normal. Your email will wait in your outbox until the specified time.

Note that you will need to have Outlook open and running for the email to send – so it is a good idea to schedule delivery for a time you know you’ll be at your computer and using Outlook, or at least when Outlook will be open on an active machine.
Featured CLE: State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting
We look forward to hosting the 2021 Waves of Change Bar Conference June 17 – 19, at the historic Hotel Del Coronado in sunny San Diego. This year’s theme will focus on issues of social justice, diversity and inclusion, and national lessons that may inspire local action.

We will begin with a Welcome Reception on the evening of June 16; programming will run on Thursday, June 17 – Friday, June 18, and the conference will conclude with a send-off brunch on the morning of June 19.
Date:
June 17-19
 
Location:
Hotel Del Coronado
San Diego