Tuesday, February 9, 2016

New Hampshire Primary Day


  • How much money has Sandra Morgan raised for her campaign in a recall election against Catherine Ramsey? It's a mystery. [RJ]
  • The Steven Jacobs vs Las Vegas Sands battle has expanded to federal court. [RJ]
  • Dining with the dogs? [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Woman wins bikini contest, but doesn't get her prizes and needs a lawyer. [KTNV]
  • There is a civil bench bar meeting today at noon. [eighthjdcourt blog]
  • Any predictions about what will happen after the NH primary?

Monday, February 8, 2016

Judicial Clerkships

Toady on Vegas Inc. there is a puff piece on Tammy Peterson, a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Shreck. She offers this advice to up-and-coming lawyers, "I strongly recommend that any young lawyer or law student consider a judicial clerkship."

We have at least a few Boyd students who read the blog. For their benefit, do you agree with that statement? Are judicial clerkships really the best place to start a career? Did any of you do one and regret it? Do you wish you had done one? 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Results Matter


  • Robert Carlson was the winning defense attorney for the management company sued for $8.9 million by an HOA represented by Terry Wike. [RJ]
  • Judge Kerry Earley sentenced a man to 16 to 40 years for a DUI crash that killed grandmother. [RJ]

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Everything You Dreamed


  • Here are more details on the changes coming to e-filing, including lower prices. With new management, what could possibly go wrong? [eighthjdcourt blog]
  • Jury deliberations begin in a case where an HOA is seeking an $8.9 million judgment against a management company. [RJ]
  • The Supreme Court will hear the appeal of Dr. Desai in April. [RJ]
  • Looks like Cox and KLAS may not resolve their price negotiations before Sunday, meaning you may have to get creative in watching the game. [Las Vegas Sun]

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Presidential Politics

There's not too much in the way of legal news and/or gossip going on today, so we'll turn to politics. Ralston has a piece up on how the Nevada GOP caucus is a proxy war between AG Adam Laxalt and Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison. Any thoughts on that?

Any thoughts on what will happen in New Hampshire after the results in Iowa? Does Rand Paul dropping out affect the race much? Is Nevada going to go for Bernie or Hillary? Anything else going on out there we should know about today?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Pay For Legal Secretaries

A reader wants your input on how much a legal secretary in Las Vegas should be making? What other considerations do you take into account when deciding what to pay a secretary? Do you offer insurance as well? Any other perks that make up for a smaller paycheck?

Generally, how much per year should you pay a legal secretary?

Monday, February 1, 2016

Iowa Caucus Day


  • A pilot program in the family court will ensure one judge oversees a child welfare case from start to finish. [RJ]
  • If a judge allows a convicted felon to use a false identification one more time to retrieve some funds he had in an account under that name, are any laws being broken? [RJ]
  • Here's a look at attorney Homa Woodrum, co-founder of the Allergy Law Project.[RJ]
  • Approximately 2/3 of the funding for the proposed UNLV/Sands/Raiders? stadium would come from public financing. [RJ]
  • Meanwhile, the RJ has an editorial lauding the proposal and Ralston is pointing out the conflict of interest.
  • There is a guardianship bench bar meeting today at 11:30. [eighthjdcourt blog]
  • Some local attorneys have taken to citing blogs, like Compelling Discovery and Nevada Insurance Law Blog, as authority in their briefs. If you'd like to cite us, we recommend you don't. 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Our Own Drummer


  • A domed stadium? The Las Vegas Raiders? Madness. [RJ]
  • The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the State Engineer in a water rights case. [RJ]
  • An update on efforts to repeal a tax increase. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The Taxicab Authority didn't like the audit that came out saying it should be dissolved. [LasVegasNow]
  • Negotiations between KLAS and Cox are at a stalemate and may result in the local affiliate of CBS not being carried on the cable provider a week before the Superbowl. Maybe they need a good lawyer. [LasVegasNow]

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Just Another Thursday


  • Could a change to election law result in people filing for office as part of a strategy to get someone else elected? [RJ]
  • Surprise! Insurance fraud can land you in jail. [RJ]
  • There is a Family Division Bench Bar meeting today. [eighthjdcourt blog]
  • Is the fact that the judges on the Nevada Court of Appeals used to be district court judges unfairly affect their decision making process? [Las Vegas Tribune]

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Big Guns


  • The Oregon standoff involving the Bundy's ended with several arrests, some shooting, and a death. [NPR; Las Vegas Sun]
  • Wynn is using Pisanelli Bice to try and invalidate an exit fee for leaving NV Energy. [RJ]
  • Speaking of Todd Bice, he went up against Alan Dershowitz before the Nevada Supreme Court yesterday. [RJ]
  • Nevada could lose its status as an early caucus state after this election cycle. [RGJ]