Thursday, November 16, 2023

State Bar of Nevada eNews

You are Not Alone: Wellbeing Resources Available for Support

The daily stresses faced by members of the bench and bar can take a toll. That’s why the State Bar of Nevada offers confidential resources to support your mental health and wellbeing.


If you are feeling overwhelmed, seek help. Our assistance programs include statewide attorney-focused AA meetings, three free therapy sessions, access to the Calm app, direction to vetted clinical treatment providers, and mindfulness resources for stress and anxiety.


Focusing on your wellbeing enables you to care for your clients, your career, and yourself. If you don’t know where to start, call 1-866-828-0022 and speak with a fellow lawyer. All calls to the toll-free number are confidential. 

This Week at the State Bar

November is Native American Heritage Month. The State Bar of Nevada recognizes and honors the achievements of all Native Americans in the legal profession.

The state bar’s Annual Meeting Planning Committee invites state bar sections and other interested parties to submit proposals to speak at the Annual Bar Conference, taking place June 27-28, 2024, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Submit your proposal using the form linked to the conference webpage: The deadline to submit is December 7

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Books for Bars Program Features IP Law Publications

The American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law is proud to publish “The Only Book You Need to Get Software and Cloud Computing Contracts Done!” Now updated and expanded, this simple reference manual and training guide covers cloud computing agreements, software licenses, and other IT contracts. Written in a clear, plain-English style, this bestselling handbook is a complete resource for lawyers, contract managers, procurement officers, and other businesspeople – anyone responsible for getting IT deals done. It is by David W. Tollen, one of the industry's leading authorities on technology contracts.


State Bar of Nevada members can save 15 percent when purchasing American Bar Association (ABA) books for their firm, practice, or personal library. To obtain the member discount code, simply email your name and bar number to or call (702) 382-2200.


Once you obtain your code, members can visit the website and make book selections by adding the items you want to your cart. At checkout, you will be prompted to enter your promo code; just enter the special Books for Bars member discount code created for the State Bar of Nevada, and the ABA store will automatically calculate your discount. There is no limit on how many times the discount code may be used.

NJC Invites Bar Members to Celebrate 60 Years with AI CLE

On December 7, the National Judicial College will celebrate its 60th anniversary with an educational and networking event bringing together lawyers and judges to discuss the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI), the law, and ethics. The venue is the Resorts World hotel in Las Vegas.


The event will begin at 2 p.m. with “Artificial Intelligence: Pitfalls, Ethics, and Practice Management.” This series of three one-hour CLE programs will explore:


  • AI Insights: What Does Watson Think About ChatGPT?
  • AI Ethics in Legal Practice: Crediting ChatGPT and Billing Rate Considerations
  • Planning for the Inevitable: AI in Law Enforcement, the Judiciary, Government, and Public Awareness


At 5 p.m., the event will break for an hour-long networking reception allowing attendees to meet one another and share thoughts on AI.


At 6 p.m., attendees can attend “A Conversation About the Future of AI,” a one-hour CLE presentation with Stanford Law Professor David Freeman Engstrom and UNLV Boyd School of Law Dean Leah Chan Grinvald.


The NJC will also honor 60 judges during an awards ceremony and champagne toast; the event will conclude at 8 p.m.


Tickets are available online for $160 for the entire event and $100 for just the evening program, including reception. Use code “earlybird” until November 20, for 25 percent off. Sponsorships opportunities are available. For information, contact

CSF Committee Seeks Both Attorney, Non-Attorney Members

The Clients’ Security Fund Committee has an open attorney position and one open lay member position.

The State Bar of Nevada’s Clients’ Security Fund (CSF) 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 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. Typical claims involve issues of personal injury law, bankruptcy, probate/guardianship, family/domestic, and criminal issues. Ideal candidates will have diverse backgrounds in more than one area of law. Committee members are appointed to three-year terms.

Those interested in being a part of the Clients’ Security Fund Committee should submit an application before the December 15, 2023, deadline.

Bar Members: It’s Time to Enroll for Individual Health Coverage 

Bar members can enroll in 2024 individual health coverage through the state bar’s Insurance Marketplace. Talk to an expert to see if you qualify for record-low costs through subsidies and tax credits. Shop plans now.


The Insurance Marketplace is a State Bar of Nevada Business Partner that offers the ability to access insurance and benefits needed to stay happy and healthy. From health insurance to disability coverage, bar members are covered. The Health Insurance Marketplace offers a broad level of choice and concierge-level of support designed exclusively for members, employees, and dependents.

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.

Featured CLE: AI & The Law: Unpacking

Generative Intelligence in Legal Practice

By the end of this engaging one-hour CLE workshop led by Professor Joe Regalia from the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, participants will be able to:

  • Comprehend the foundational concepts and terminology related to Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) in the legal context.
  • Evaluate the various AI-powered tools and technologies available for legal research, document analysis, and contract review.
  • Understand the basics of how GAI works, its current capabilities, and the possible implications for the future.
  • Analyze the benefits and challenges of AI adoption within the legal industry, including its impact on productivity, accuracy, and cost-efficiency.
  • Discuss ethical considerations surrounding AI in legal practice, including issues related to data privacy, transparency, and bias.
  • Learn practical tactics for using popular GAI tools like ChatGPT in your everyday legal practice. 

Program Date:

Tuesday, November 21



Noon – 1 p.m.





CLE Hours:

1 General Credit


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