Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Love The One You're With

We all know that there are many unhappy lawyers out there--even among readers of the blog. One of them would like your input on whether you need to love what you do. The reader says, "I don't know if it's just the post-holiday blues, but I'm really struggling to dive into my work right now. I don't hate my job, but I don't love it either. Don't get me wrong--it's a decent place to work and I'm satisfied with the pay, I'm just not fulfilled with the work. What do people do when they get like this? Do I try and find a new law job, do I take a new approach to the current one, or do I pack my bags and travel the world until I find myself?"

What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


  • The federal court system and the Republican quest to reshape the judiciary. [TNI]
  • Some records about the October 1 shooting were unsealed, maybe more today? [Fox5Vegas]

Monday, January 15, 2018

MLK, Jr. Day, 2018

Your office should be closed today, but if it's not, here's a post so you can discuss racism, community service, and whatever else is on your mind, including congratulating Judge Abbi Silver on her de facto appointment to the Supreme Court.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Likelihood Of Confusion

  • Judge Jim Crockett ordered the Clark County Coroner to pay $32,000. [RJ]
  • The Army is challenging the Vegas Golden Knights trademark application. [ESPN]
  • They're getting closer to finalizing agreements regarding the Stadium. [RJ]
  • Today is the last day to file for judicial candidates!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Build That Paywall

  • For once, it's not a Clark County judge being charged by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline. [Nevada Appeal]
  • The 9th Circuit says violating a website's terms of service is not a crime. [EFF]
  • Juror misconduct in a sexual assault trial. [RJ]
  • The Reno City Council voted to pursue claims against the opioid industry in conjunction with Eglet's efforts on behalf of Clark County. [RJ]
  • The FTC is suing a revenge porn site in Nevada federal court. [RJ]
  • The Las Vegas Sun is putting up a pay wall. We're considering a similar option. [Las Vegas Sun]

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Flagrant Prosecutorial Misconduct

  • Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed the case against the Bundy family with prejudice. [RJ]
  • There are still a few days to apply to run for judge. You can click here to see who filed for Supreme Court and the other courts.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Dry Spell

  • OJ Simpson, via his attorney Malcolm LaVergne, is threatening to sue the Cosmopolitan for $100 million. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Carson City Judge James Russell blocked an anti-sanctuary city ballot measure. [RGJ]
  • The AG's office took two years to file charges against NDOT workers in a theft ring. [RJ]
  • Today we may find out the future of the Cliven Bundy case. [Las Vegas Sun]

Friday, January 5, 2018

Job Tips: Taking Vacation

One of our readers has a question about taking a vacation. This second year associate only took a total of 3 days off in 2017 and has plans to take of a whopping 5 business days of vacation later this year for a honeymoon. Now, the associate is stressing about taking those days off. Do you have any advice? Are they right to be concerned? Anything you can say that will help them feel comfortable turning off their work email for a week and enjoying life?

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Calling All Candidates

  • Although Kirstin Blaise Lobato still has a year to serve for another crime, it looks like the AG's office is not going to challenge a motion for time served. [Fox5Vegas]
  • After the first day of filing, only three candidates have filed for the three openings on the Supreme Court. If you're interested in filing for the Supreme Court, go here. If you want to know if anyone else has filed, keep an eye on the NV SOS elections twitter account @nvelect [RJ
  • Filing also opened up for three district court seats and several justice court seats, drawing 24 applicants the first day. The most contested position--Goodsprings Justice of the Peace. Click here to see who has filed. Also, which of these judges seeking to be retained deserves to draw an opponent? Filing is open until January 12.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

State Of The Market--January 2018

John Seelmeyer over at Nevada Business has a nice article up about law firms today in Nevada. It's as good of place as any to start a discussion about the state of the legal market in Nevada today. What do you think? Is Nevada going to be taken over by national firms? Is it getting harder to find good talent? Will we see more of an influx from out of state hanging a shingle here?