Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Worst Penalty

  • A disciplinary hearing panel recommends that Brian Bloomfield's license be suspended for five years followed by the ultimate punishment of being required to take the bar exam again. However, the panel's recommendation is just that and the State Bar is still asking for him to be disbarred. Ultimately, it is the decision of the Supreme Court of Nevada. (Really? What does that say about our profession that the entrance exam is considered punishment?) [RJ]
  • Speaking of punishment, congrats to those who survived day 3 of the bar exam? Anyone have any wild stories to share from this year's exam?
  • A medical marijuana dispensary represented by Maggie McLetchie is considering a lawsuit against the county over delay and roadblocks to getting the dispensary open. [RJ; Las Vegas Sun]
  • Donald Campbell is representing a family suing Cowabunga Bay over a lack of lifeguards. [RJ]

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Something Good

It's a slow news week and some of you are suffering PTSD from the reminder that the bar exam is taking place right now. Does anyone have any positive news, stories, gossip, etc?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Fool For A Client

  • Here's a story about a real estate agent representing himself in trial. [RJ]
  • Here's a look at the on-the-record spending and gifts done by lobbyists during the 2015 Nevada legislative session. [RJ]
  • Couple sentenced in fire that killed three children. [LasVegasNow]

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Bar Exam In July

  • Golightly & Vannah got a $684K judgment in their first Reno jury trial since opening a Washoe County office. [CVN]
  • Nearly 9 in 10 students drop out of unaccredited law schools in California. [LA Times]
  • Here's a look at some new drone law in Nevada. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Wayne Howle will be Nevada's new Yucca Mountain attorney. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The July bar exam starts tomorrow. Any fond memories or advice you want to share?

Friday, July 24, 2015

It's Always The Details

  • Here's why it is extra important that settlement terms/plea agreements are clearly spelled out in the record. [RJ]
  • The Nevada Supreme Court overturned a sexual assault conviction because Judge Doug Smith refused to swear in prospective jurors prior to jury selection. [RJ]

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Big Money

  • Las Vegas Municipal Court Judge Martin Hastings issued a narrow ruling to avoid getting into the issue of courtroom collection practices. [RJ]
  • The Caesar's bankruptcy could be getting more complicated. [RJ]
  • And, in just four short months managed to accrue more than $47 million in fees. [FoxBusiness]
  • RIP John Peter Lee. Services are this Saturday. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Partners Lounge

If you head over to Vegas Inc. you will see an article detailing the 54,000 sq. ft. Hughes Center office Gordon Silver left behind when it moved to its new 2,883 sq. ft. first floor office. Oh how the mighty have fallen. From the article, it looks like their new office does not have a well-ventilated cigar and poker room known as the Partners Lounge. Which got us thinking? Do any other firms have the equivalent of a Partners Lounge? How about a game room? We know Craig Kenny has got a basketball court. What other special features do Las Vegas law offices have?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Dr. Feelgood

  • More sentencing in the HOA scandal. [RJ]
  • The party doctor was sentenced to five years probation. [RJ]
  • One of the firms that got Project Neon eminent domain work is Carbajal & McNutt. Also, details about how much money is being paid out. [Las Vegas Sun]

Monday, July 20, 2015

Total Recall

  • Here are two looks at the latest on the historic effort to recall North Las Vegas Municipal Judge Catherine Ramsey. [Las Vegas Sun; RJ]
  • Are you one of the rare few that has paid for a .vegas domain name? [Las Vegas Sun]

Friday, July 17, 2015

Dead End Job

Here are seven signs you're at a dead end job. Are there any specific signs you would add for those in the legal profession?