Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pumpkin Pie

  • The Supreme Court suspended Jacob Hafter for 6 months. You can view the decision here and decide for yourself if the Court got it right.  [RJ]
  • Another group of victims filed suit over the October 1 shooting in California. [Fox5Vegas]

Monday, November 20, 2017

Short Week Syndrome

  • Five have applied for the vacancy in the north left by the passing of Judge Flanagan. [KOLO]
  • Laughlin's current Justice of the Peace is running for reelection next year. [Laughlin Times]
  • UNLV Boyd launched the Edward M. Bernstein and Associates Children's Rights Program. [UNLV]
  • Asylum is denied in most Las Vegas immigration court cases. [RJ]
  • Here is Jeff German's analysis on how a recent Supreme Court ruling could impact MGM with regard to victims suing over the October 1 shooting. [RJ]
  • As for the suit in probate court, it's been moved to Judge Sturman. [RJ]

Friday, November 17, 2017

Compensation Survey 2017

Last year we did an attorney compensation survey that turned out to have some interesting results. We thought we would give it another go this year. 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 pacing or anything else going on out there, just remember to keep it work-appropriate and slander-free.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cloudy Day

  • 14 more lawsuits filed over the October 1 shooting. [Fox5Vegas]
  • The Bundy trial is under way. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Will Wynn v. Okada head to trial next year? [GGRAsia]

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CLE Board

Have you been to the Nevada CLE Board website lately? If not, you may want to give it a visit and make sure you are on track to complete your CLE for the year. There is a lot of news on their front page about the 13 credit requirement for next year (which includes substance abuse every year) and hoping to shift the burden of the $40 annual fee to CLE providers. In the meantime, an email went out yesterday indicating for 2018, the $40 annual fee required in SCR 210(1) will be included as part of a consolidated fee statement that will be sent via email by the State Bar of Nevada. Hopefully, this will make it easier to pay your fees and we won't end up with a long list of CLE suspended lawyers like we did earlier this year.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Since it's a slow legal news morning, we'll take the prompt from one of the comments posted this morning:
When I first started practicing some 25+ years ago there were stereotypes for the various legal specialties. Family law = bottom of the barrel/unintelligent. Criminal defense attorneys = sleazy and sloppy. Civil defense attorneys = boring and stuffy. Plaintiff personal injury attorneys = horny and sexist (males) and slutty (females). I went to Court this week and noticed things seem the same, generally speaking. Thoughts?

Monday, November 13, 2017


  • Groundbreaking for the Raiders Stadium is today. [LasVegasNow]
  • Does AG Adam Laxalt's no vote on the Steese pardon render him unfit to be governor? [TNI op-ed]
  • Attorney Paul C. Ray and the CCBA Community Service Committee will be handing out blankets to the homeless tomorrow. [PRWeb]
  • One of our readers wants to know where they can find out about the status of the proposed changes to the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure?

Friday, November 10, 2017

Veterans Day 2017 (Observed)

Thank you to all of you who serve(d) our country!

  • No execution next week. [RJ]
  • Fred Steese was pardoned and the only no vote was AG Adam Laxalt. [ProPublica]
  • Remember all those ADA filings that Whitney Wilcher represented, he told the Court he got paid $100 a case. [RJ]

Thursday, November 9, 2017

History Repeats

  • DA Steve Wolfson endorsed Aaron Ford for AG. [CBSLasVegas]
  • Tick Segerblom has officially announced he is running for the Clark County Commission. [KNPR]
  • The North Las Vegas Constable sued Clark County so he doesn't lose his job. [RJ]
  • The motion to dismiss in the Bundy trial was denied, but they get some time for discovery. [RJ]
  • Some insurers are making patients question whether an ER visit is really necessary. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Clark County is trying to get the federal suit regarding recalls dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. [TNI]
  • Are deputy marshals and bailiffs employees of the District Court (judicial branch) or of the County (executive branch)? [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Project REAL's Lyrics and Lawyers 2 is tonight.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Do Not Disturb

  • The Bundy trial is on hold. [RJ]
  • AG Adam Laxalt has concerns about City of Reno doing its own suit against opioid manufacturers. [TNI]
  • Clark County Commissioners decided to appeal a ruling that autopsy records are public records. [RJ]
  • The fight over recall efforts against three state senators is headed to federal court. [TNI]
  • Do not disturb policies on the Strip are changing. [Fox5Vegas]