Thursday, January 19, 2017

Inauguration Eve

  • Tomorrow is the big day. We've heard that some local attorneys will be D.C. for the big event. 
  • Anyone want to spill details about the 341 hearing for Alessi & Koenig?
  • Anything else exciting go on out there?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Job Tips: Resumes

A readers wants your input on resumes in the Las Vegas legal market. Does it need to be limited to one page? How much work history should be included? Should it really include hobbies? Is a cover letter really necessary? Anyone hiring?

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Contributions To Society

  • Deputy marshals suing Clark County are having issues with their own attorneys. [RJ]
  • AG Adam Laxalt collected $1.2 million in campaign contributions, but no word yet on whether he is going to be running for governor. [RJ]
  • The Nevada Independent launched today with a look at campaign finance--unfortunately no analysis about contributions to the judiciary. [TNI]

Monday, January 16, 2017

MLK, Jr. Day 2017

We're closed today, but for those of you who need a place to vent about being open--here you go!

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Bobbie

  • Judge Nancy Allf confirmed an arbitrator's award of $28.7 million for Tiberti against Bishop Gorman. [RJ]
  • The Stadium Authority has the list of law firms to consider for legal counsel down to three. [RJ]
  • Here's a quick look at Judge Barker's career. [eighthjdcourt blog]

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Firms On Craigslist

As a follow up to our recent post about finding jobs in Las Vegas, someone pointed out that there are several jobs on Craigslist with the firm name listed--including, but not limited to, Eglet Prince; Marquis Aurbach;, and, Wilson Elser. For anyone in the market, these could potentially be great jobs. Our question is what do you think about firms posting jobs on Craigslist? What, if anything, does it say about the job market in Vegas right now?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


  • Already briefly mentioned in the comments, Jennifer Abrams filed suit against Louis Schneider an erstwhile commenter of this blog who shall remain nameless. [RJ]
  • Robert Graham pleads not guilty; gets bail set at $5 million; and, gets a September trial date. And his wife filed for BK in December with over $10 million in liabilities. [RJ]
  • According to OSHA, a construction had the same problems with scaffolding a month after the death of a worker at Tivoli Village. [Fox5Vegas]

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Finding Legal Jobs In Las Vegas 2017

A reader wants to know where you go when you're looking for a new job in Las Vegas. A couple years ago we had a post listing 10 of the most common resources for finding a legal job in Las Vegas which included sources from Dad to casino HR websites. Are you using those resources? Do you know of a new resource? What is your go to resource to know what jobs are out there?

On that same topic, for those of you who are employers or doing the hiring--where do you go to post jobs and/or find candidates? Do you call up career services at Boyd or do you take advantage of all the goodness that Craigslist has to offer? Do you use a recruiter? How do you respond to cold calls from Boyd '13s?

Monday, January 9, 2017

Pineapple Express


    CARSON CITY, Nevada, Jan. 8, 2017 - The Supreme Court and the Nevada Court of Appeals in Carson City will be closed Monday (1/9) due to the catastrophic flooding in northern Nevada. All deadlines will be extended one (1) court calendar day to accommodate this rare occurrence.  The Las Vegas location of both courts will be open.
  • Likewise the investiture ceremony for Justice Stiglich is postponed, to be rescheduled at a later date.
  • One of our readers would like your input/assistance on the following question: "I'm an associate at a small firm and my name is associated with several cases handled by the firm. I'm leaving to go to another opportunity and am not taking any of these cases with me. I do not want to have my name on those files and be potentially liable for anything going forward. What steps do I need to take to protect myself? Just a notice that I'm no longer associated with the firm?"

Friday, January 6, 2017

Judicial Drones

  • Judge Jessie Walsh is retiring next week. [RJ]
  • There is a scandal heating up over at the Nevada Dental Board regarding attorney John Hunt and his conflicting roles of "outside counsel" and "general counsel." []
  • As was already mentioned in our comments, there is a lot of changing of courtrooms going on this weekend. Make sure you check this out before heading to court next week. [eighthjdcourt blog]
  • Bita Yeager has been named as the hearing master for specialty courts. [eighthjdcourt blog]
  • Jurors will hear details about a rape fantasy in the "War Machine" case. [RJ]