May Issue of Nevada Lawyer Explores Administrative Law
From business permits to bar discipline, administrative law touches on so much of our lives. The May issue of Nevada Lawyer takes a look at the different aspects of administrative law, and offers several best practices for this area of law.
 
This month’s issue offers tips on dealing with those dreaded discipline letters from the Office of Bar Counsel, how to practice administrative law before a municipality, when can you inspect and when do you need a warrant, the importance of the Administrative Procedures Act, and tips for preparing clients for privileged and professional hearings.
 
The May magazine also reports on findings of the state bar’s Looking Past COVID-19 survey.
 
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.
Virtual Swearing-In Ceremonies Planned
for May 14; In-Person Planned for May 26
The Nevada Supreme Court will host both a virtual swearing-in ceremony and an in-person swearing-in ceremony to administer the Oath of Attorney to new Nevada attorneys. 
 
The virtual swearing-in ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m., Friday May 14, and will be a live webcast on the Nevada Supreme Court website at www.nvcourts.gov/supreme. The admittees will be divided into groups small enough that family and friends can witness the admittee taking the oath on the webcast. 
 
The in-person swearing-in ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Each admittee is limited to bringing two guests.

Results from the most recent bar exam will be published at 3 p.m. Friday, May 7, via the state bar's social media accounts. Buttons linking to those accounts can be found in the footer of this email.
State Bar of Nevada Seeks to Fill Numerous Committee Vacancies
The State Bar of Nevada is seeking to fill vacancies on several state bar committees. To apply, submit an online application.

The openings include:

  • The CLE Committee is comprised of volunteer member attorneys who utilize their knowledge of the profession and the legal community to develop long-term strategic goals and plans to meet the educational needs of bar members. Ideal candidates will have experience in delivering and/or developing educational programs, and understand the nuances of Nevada law. For more information, contact Stephanie Hirsch at stephanieh@nvbar.org. Applications are due by May 23.


  • The Nevada Bar Foundation (NBF) is the State Bar of Nevada’s 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which supports access to justice and legal education programs. The board of trustees oversees the NBF’s operations, including: granting of 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. For information, please contact Theresa Freeman at theresaf@nvbar.org or 702-382-2200. Applications are due by May 26.

  • The Clients Security Fund Committee (CSF) has four open positions. The committee is responsible for making financial resources available to reimburse victims of attorney theft. Attorney committee members investigate 10 to 15 claims filed with the CSF each year. All committee members analyze the claims in order to determine if attorney fees were earned and/or if attorney theft took place, evaluate the ongoing financial condition of the CSF, and approve or deny reimbursement requests in accordance with these factors. Each member can expect to commit approximately 30 hours annually to CSF committee duties, in addition to two half-day meetings each year. For information, please contact Theresa Freeman at theresaf@nvbar.org or 702-382-2200. Applications are due by May 26.

  • The Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has four open positions. The purpose of the committee is to make advisory opinions available on the ethical considerations of the practice of law. Committee members’ responsibilities include: attend monthly meetings (primarily telephonic); participate in the committee’s review and analysis of ethics and professional responsibility issues concerning the practice of law; draft and edit ethics opinions, advisories, and memoranda; and participate in educational and outreach programming provided by the committee. For information, please contact Theresa Freeman at theresaf@nvbar.org or 702-382-2200. Applications are due by May 26.

  • The Standing Committee on Transitioning Into Practice (TIP) is comprised of member attorneys who actively vet qualified mentors and approve requests for deferments from the program. Ideal candidates must be experienced attorneys with seven or more years of practice in Nevada. For information, please contact Theresa Freeman at theresaf@nvbar.org or 702-382-2200. Applications are due by May 26.
2021 Board of Governors Election Ends Monday, May 17
The 2021 State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors election is currently ongoing with the voting period closing on Monday, May 17.
 
Ballots were distributed via email to bar members who reside in District 1: Clark County on April 17.
 
 
The email ballot was sent from the State Bar of Nevada. You will see “State of Bar of Nevada (help@election-america.com)” in the “from line,” and the “subject line” will read, “2021 State Bar of Nevada Election Ballot.” If you have not already done so, please add the email to your safe senders to ensure delivery.
 
If you are an eligible voting member and you have not received your ballot, please check your spam folder or contact Manny Botello at mannyb@nvbar.org to have the email resent to you.
Ask a Nerd: Automatically Start Apps on Your Computer
Most of us tend to work with the same apps every day – using email, word processing, spreadsheets, internet browsers and project management apps just to name a few.

You can cut a few minutes out of your morning routine by having your computer automatically launch your most frequently used apps every time it starts up.
 
To do so in Windows:

  •  Select the Start button and scroll to find the app you want to run at startup.

  • Right-click the app, select More, and then select Open file location. This opens the location where the shortcut to the app is saved. If there isn't an option for Open file location, it means the app can't run at startup.

  • With the file location open, press the Windows logo key + R, type “shell:startup”, and then select OK. This opens the Startup folder.

  • Finally, copy and paste the shortcut to the app from the file location to the Startup folder.
Featured CLE: Ethics of Outsourcing: How
to Grow Your Firm with Freelance Lawyers
During this seminar, Kristin Tyler will offer an informative, frank, and even fun discussion about how to leverage the freelance legal ecosystem to level up your legal practice.
 
Want to be more productive and more profitable? Freelance lawyers to the rescue!
 
This program will benefit solo and small firm attorneys who need a flexible way to staff their cases with freelance lawyers from time to time, or on a regular basis. The presentation will walk through the ethical – and practical – concerns, as well as solutions when an attorney outsources to freelance lawyers. 
Date:
May 12
 
Time:
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
 
Location:
Webinar
 
CLE Hours:
1 CLE Hour