Monday, December 5, 2016

Holiday Parties 2016

  • A pre-trial release pilot program is more successful than expected. [Nevada Appeal]
  • Alisa Nave-Worth co-authored an article about getting your business ready for legal marijuana. [Vegas Inc.]
  • Not Vegas specific, but Charleston church shooter Dylan Roof decided maybe he does want lawyers to help him in his trial. [RJ]
  • Any stories from the Eglet holiday party? What is your firm doing this year? A fancy dinner? A casual trip to the bowling alley? A cruise? 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Job Tips: Sanity

Our 2016 compensation survey is still open, so if you haven't responded yet, please click here. One of you responded with a suggested topic:  what hobbies or activities have you decided to pursue outside of the legal practice to help counteract the soul-crushing, stressful nature of our profession? In other words, how do you keep your sanity?

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Things Keep Changing

  • Congrats to Michael Lowry on his Compelling Discovery blog making the 10th Annual Law Blawg 100 list. [ABA Journal]
  • A task force is considering improvements to our juvenile justice system. [RJ]
  • Mystery man's identity theft sentence is upheld. [RJ]
  • The Army is concerned with the Golden Knights an IP battle in the works? [RJ]
  • The UNLV student newspaper is changing its name. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Caesars Properties are going to start charging for parking. What is the world coming to? [Las Vegas Sun]

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Comp Survey 2016

The last two years we have done a magic numbers survey, but this year we decided to mix things up and do a compensation survey. Go here to let us know how long you've been practicing and how much you're making. We'll share the results before Christmas...

In the meantime, feel free to continue to discuss the Supreme Court's antics or anything else going on out there, just remember to keep it work-appropriate and slander-free.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Turkey

  • A Texas judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking the new overtime pay law. [PBS]
  • A permanent injunction was issued regarding Nevada's Educational Savings Account program. [RJ]
  • A Henderson startup is helping people with immigration paperwork. [RJ]
  • Gina Bongiovi shares the top legal mistakes businesses make. [Vegas Inc.]
  • A reader wants to know if anyone has any details regarding In the Matter of Discipline of Jacob Hafter. [Supreme Court case #71744]

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

We are headed out of town for the holiday weekend, but here's a short post for those of you working today. Thanks for reading the blog. We hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! We'll be back to posting on Monday.  And, the Vegas Golden Knights? Really?!?

If you're struggling this weekend, please reach out for help. It's only a phone call away.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Pumpkin Pie

  • Congratulations to David Jones on his appointment to the bench in Clark County District Court (filling the vacancy left by the passing of Judge Susan Scann). [News3LV]
  • Tonight the name, colors, and logo for Vegas' first big league team will be revealed. [Las Vegas Sun]

Monday, November 21, 2016

Cranberry Sauce

  • Are emails that elected officials keep on their private devices considered public records. [Washington Times]
  • Is the ESA program dead in Nevada? [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The Veterans' Court will recognize military service this afternoon. [eighthjdcourt blog]

Friday, November 18, 2016


  • President-Elect Trump has offered the position of US Attorney General to Alabama senator Jeff Sessions. [NY Times]
  • Judge Linda Bell issued a gag order in the civil case regarding the death of Susan Winters. [RJ]
  • Danny Tarkanian sued Congresswoman-elect Jacky Rosen for defamation. [RJ; Las Vegas Sun]
  • The CCSD bullying trial is still going. [LasVegasNow]
  • Illusionist Jan Rouven pleads guilt to child pornography before trial. [RJ]

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fall Is Here

  • They're still battling over Badlands. [RJ]
  • The Department of Corrections received a $978,000 grant to help with recidivism. [RJ]
  • The latest on the case of Susan Winters. [RJ]
  • Here's a list of all the Boyd alumni that won in the recent election--sorry, no Boyd '13s. [Boyd]