Supreme Court Appoints New Director of Administrative Office of Courts
The Nevada Supreme Court announced that Katherine Stocks has been appointed as the director of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and State Court Administrator for the Nevada Supreme Court.

Stocks will coordinate and oversee more than 60 professionals providing support to Nevada’s judiciary. The AOC develops and maintains information technology essential for managing courts; provides judicial education; trains and certifies court interpreters; and manages programs designed to improve access to justice, family permanency and achieve conflict resolution. In addition, the AOC provides administrative services to the Nevada Supreme Court, including budget and human resource support.

Most recently, Stocks served as court administrator of the Kansas 10th Judicial District Court, where she supervised 175 employees. The 10th District is the largest judicial district in Kansas. In her capacity as director, she was responsible for planning, directing and evaluating administrative, financial, human resources, workplace safety, legal, educational, technology and other activities of the district. She also served as a liaison to the Kansas Legislature on the district’s behalf.

Stocks received her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Missouri. 
Out-of-State Attorneys Must File Reports Pursuant to RPC 5.5A
Out-of-state attorneys representing Nevada clients in extra-judicial matters pending in or substantially related to Nevada are required to register with the State Bar of Nevada by filing an Annual Report each calendar year. This registration is required by Nevada Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5A, regarding the Unauthorized Practice of Law.
 
This Annual Report was due by January 31. Copies of the form are available on the state bar's website. A reporting fee of $150 is required.
 
Members of the State Bar of Nevada can assist their fellow counsel by reminding them of this requirement and providing them with the information needed to access the required forms. This requirement frequently applies in transactional matters, such as out-of-state real estate transactions.
Shop the 2021 COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period
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The 2021 COVID-19 Special Enrollment Period began February 15 and will run through May 15. This is a rare opportunity to secure ACA-compliant individual health insurance outside of the annual Open Enrollment Period. Visit memberbenefits.com/nvbar to shop plans, schedule an appointment with a licensed benefits counselor or use the live chat.
Family Law Section to Hold Section Meeting, Elections on March 5
The Family Law Section is holding its annual meeting at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 5. During the meeting, section members will elect new members to the Family Law Executive Council (FLEC).

The FLEC meets at least four times each year to dispatch any necessary business. Quarterly meetings are held in January, March, June and September. The FLEC is composed of 14 members (six from the north and eight from the south). Members of the FLEC serve a term of two years and may serve four consecutive terms.

There are two open seats in the north and two open seats in the south. To run for a council seat, please email a resume to Michelle Hauser or Vincent Mayo by Monday, March 1. Everyone running for a seat will be given time to speak during the meeting.

A list of candidates for this year’s elections will be added to the Family Law Section’s webpage. Voting will begin after meeting ends, approximately 5 p.m. on March 5, and will end 24 hours later. 
Ask a Nerd: Shortcut Keys for Adobe Acrobat
Reviewing a lengthy PDF in Adobe Acrobat can be a tedious task. Make the process a little faster and easier with these common shortcuts:

  • Previous screen: Page Up or Shift+Enter
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  • First page: Home or Shift+Ctrl+Page Up or Shift+Ctrl+Up Arrow
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Featured CLE: Thin Walls, Smart Homes, Zoom Towns & Data Breaches: 21 Things Lawyers Should Know About Ethics of Lawyering Remotely in 2021
The year 2020 was a turning point that saw innovation and technology compliment unprecedented challenges to the practice of law. As the devastating effects of COVID-19 permanently altered the world’s systems, work-from-home culture became the norm, forcing attorneys to examine both data privacy and security measures, and guidelines around the practice of law.

As we navigate this new era, what type of technology should attorneys consider using in their practice? What are some of the ethical and cybersecurity considerations that attorneys need to be aware of? This webinar will frame such considerations and explore competence, data security and privacy, jurisdiction and supervision issues relevant to both in-house and outside counsel.
Date:
February 23
 
Time:
Noon – 1 p.m.
 
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