Friday, October 20, 2017

Spartan Fist

  • Judge Mark Denton approved a temporary restraining order to prevent MGM from destroying any evidence related to the 1 October shooting. [RJ]
  • Local law enforcement used racketeering laws to take down almost an entire gang at one time. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Anything else going on as we head into the weekend?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Job Tips: How Long Should I Stay?

One of our readers has a question:  How long should I stay at my current job? I know in the past the longer you were at a job the better, but these days I'm not sure. I've been at my current job for 5 1/2 years and have been practicing for 8 years now, but have no book of business. Yet, I have the prospect of partnership. Which is more important--partnership or developing my own book?

Any suggestions or comments?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


As one of our astute readers noted in the comments yesterday, sometime on Monday afternoon the blog reached the 3,000,000 page view mark. Thanks for visiting the site. Keep it up and soon we might be among the 100,000 most popular websites in the U.S.

  • Judge Susan Johnson told some felons that they might have their voting rights restored in time to vote for President Trump in 2020. [TNI]
  • DA Steve Wolfson kicked off his reelection campaign yesterday. [RJ]
  • UNLV's Boyd School of Law saw a big jump in its bar passage rate. [RJ]
  • Judge James Mahan denied a request from pharmaceutical companies trying to block a Nevada law requiring them to detail diabetes drug prices. [RJ]
  • MGM Resorts is the new owner of WNBA Stars and the team will take up residence next season at Mandalay Bay Events Center. [Las Vegas Sun]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Safety First

  • Judge Linda Marie Bell split her decision on $3 million in gambling debts. [RJ]
  • The US Supreme Court will hear a case on sports betting later this fall. [RJ]
  • Resorts World hired a construction manager and is getting one step closer to being a boon for construction defect and personal injury attorneys. [Fox5Vegas]
  • In the wake of the shootings, how will Las Vegas approach New Year's Eve this year? [LasVegasNow]
  • The County has begun installation of bollards on the Strip. [RJ]
  • A law degree doesn't insulate you from sexual harassment. [Above the Law]

Monday, October 16, 2017

No Chance

  • The Golden Knights still face issues with the trademark for their name. Then to top it off, they introduced a mascot that is not a knight. [RJ]
  • Should the Colorado River have legal personhood? [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Any good gossip from CPK's party?

Friday, October 13, 2017


  • Goodsprings Justice of the Peace Dawn Haviland resigned after being suspended for one year. [RJ]
  • Michael Cristalli talks about who could be liable for the shooting on 1 October. [LasVegasNow]
  • Zappos has offered to cover the funeral costs of all 58 victims. [RJ]
  • The brother of the shooter fired his counsel in the estate case. [RJ]
  • A lawsuit has been filed regarding the mothballed background check law. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • In a story that got buried by news of the shooting, a 28-year old man has offered conflicting stories to police about what happened when he was involved in a hit and run that killed three boys and injured a fourth. Two of the boys killed were brothers and a gofundme has been set up to help the family. [Fox5Vegas]
  • Is Vegas getting a WNBA team too? [Las Vegas Sun
  • Speaking of basketball, come check out the court at CPK's office at his annual party tonight!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Pro Bono Month

It's that time of year again where the legal community focuses a little more attention on pro bono work. This year that effort includes addressing what the legal community can do to help victims of the shooting on October 1. There are plenty of ways for you to get involved. Even Laughlin Township Constable Jordan Ross has pledged to serve whatever summons and execute whatever court orders are needed to help the victims of the tragedy.

Here are a few resources for you if you want to get involved with pro bono work:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Don't Stop Believing

  • The July 2017 bar exam had a 66% passage rate. Those who passed includes some high ranking attorneys at the AG's office. Congrats, everyone! [NVBar]
  • Here's a little more context for Judge William Kephart's public reprimand. [ProPublica]
  • Here's a look at the UNLV mock trial team. [RJ]
  • The comments yesterday has some nice discussion about the lawsuit against SlideFire, the manufacturer of the bump stock used in the shooting. Here are more details. [TNI]
  • A 21-year old college student is the first victim to sue MGM. [KTNV]
  • Attorney Kenneth Feinberg will oversee distribution of the victims' fund. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Zappos and others are still raising funds to help the victims. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • The Golden Knights won their home opener last night after an emotional tribute to the victims. [Las Vegas Sun; News3LV]

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Golden Knights Take The Ice

  • The Vegas Golden Knights have their home opener tonight. Details about where you can watch are here.
  • Details about the timeline for the Route 91 shooting are changing. [LA Times]
  • Anything else going on out there?

Monday, October 9, 2017

Fall Is Here

  • It's a month old, but just came up on our radar: Judge William Kephart signed a stipulation and order of consent to public reprimand for an interview he gave regarding Kirstin Lobato. [Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline]
  • Attorney Richard Patterson is attempting to freeze the assets of Stephen Paddock. [Fox5Vegas]
  • The shooting victims may face an uphill legal battle. [RJ]
  • The Cliven Bundy trial was delayed until the end of the month. [Reuters]
  • RIP Reno Judge Patrick Flanagan. [RGJ]