Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Mount Rushmore

A reader wants your input on who you think are the best defense bar trial attorneys in Las Vegas. It seems like we hear about Eglet the best plaintiff's bar advocates all the time. There are a million defense attorneys in this town and they can't all be good. The reader would genuinely like to know, from other attorneys in town (on both sides of the bar), who is on your Mount Rushmore (top 4) of defense trial attorneys in Las Vegas? 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Just Keep Billing

  • Someone else finally picked up on the 9th Circuit's ruling on SFR. [RJ]
  • RIP former Carson District Court Judge Michael Griffin. [NV Appeal]
  • Will new overtime rules affect how you do business? [Vegas Inc.]

Friday, August 19, 2016


  • Sometime last night we hit 2,000,000 total page views! Thanks for reading!
  • Some defense attorneys are not interested in being part of the second season of Las Vegas Law. [RJ]
  • The Federal Justice Tower had its official ribbon-cutting yesterday. [Las Vegas SunRJ]

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Make Your Move

  • The DOJ will be phasing out its use of private prisons. [justice.gov]
  • With school about to start again, UNLV Boyd School is sharing an introspective look at itself by the numbers. [law.unlv.edu]
  • A woman is suing the Clark County Detention Center medical providers for negligence. [RJ]
  • The Nevada Green Party is going to court to try and get Jill Stein on the ballot. [RJ]
  • AG Adam Laxalt opposes the background check ballot initiative. [RJ]
  • Meanwhile, Jon Ralston takes a look what Laxalt has done as AG and where he might be headed. [RGJ]
  • Want more gossip on the blog or have a question? Send us your tips or post in the comments.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Making Waves

  • RIP Mark Torvinen, Elko's District Attorney. [Elko Daily]
  • Lame-duck Judge Conrad Hafen is making waves by ejecting victims from the courtroom and threatening to have an RJ reporter arrested. [RJ]
  • Speaking of rules regarding recording in the courtroom, do any of you use your smart phones to make recordings of hearings?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

For The 1000th Time: Blog Is Dead

Dearly beloved:

We gather here today to confirm what you already suspected--the blog is dead.  Or is it? Let's look at the facts in this, the 1000th post since its creation.

Monday, August 15, 2016

100 Meter Dash

  • Meet Alexander LaVeque, the youngest partner at Solomon, Dwiggins, and Freer. [Vegas Inc.]
  • The issue of rooftop solar rates looks to be headed back to the legislature. [Las Vegas Sun; RJ]
  • From playing poker to practicing law and providing scholarships for future Boyd students, meet Perry Friedman. [cardschat.com]
  • For those who didn't see it in the comments the other day, here is the 9th Circuit opinion regarding NRS 116.3116, et seq.. 

Friday, August 12, 2016


  • The DEA keeps marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug--meaning it has no medical application. [RJ]
  • Governor Sandoval does not support Ballot Question 1 proposing more background checks on guns. [RJ]
  • Our Nevada appellate courts have several opinions coming out today. [nvcourts.gov]
  • Here are three potential names for the new Las Vegas NHL team. [RJ]

Thursday, August 11, 2016


  • Judge Jennifer Dorsey is expected to issue a verdict in the Clark County school district police excessive force case tomorrow. [RJ]
  • Judge Kerry Earley hands down a sentence of 5-years probation for involuntary manslaughter. [RJ]
  • Former AG/current Senatorial candidate Catherine Cortez Masto opposes Nevada's Educational Savings Accounts program. [KNPR]

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

No More Honeys In The Courtroom

There was an article in the New York Times yesterday about the ABA adopting a model rule of professional conduct that "forbids comments or actions that single out someone on the basis of race, religion, sex, disability and other factors." You can read more about ABA Resolution 109 from the ABA and can view the language that was adopted here. Apparently, some states have already adopted similar language. Should Nevada adopt this version of the rule? Is this a problem in Nevada? Is it more of a generational problem? Will defining discrimination and harassment as "professional misconduct" change anything?