Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A Little Unsealed


  • Does anyone have details on what's going on, if anything, with family court hearing master Sylvia Beller? Rumor has it that a few weeks ago she was escorted from the family courthouse and that the applications they're accepting are to fill her position...
  • The RJ is trying to get the HOA scandal documents and records unsealed. [RJ]
  • Meanwhile, the Guardian is undertaking a similar effort in the Las Vegas Sands/Steven Jacobs case. [RJ]

17 comments:

  1. Even when (if) the HOA docs are unsealed, they won't lead to the crooked judges who for years ran "construction defect" in the EJDC.

    And does anyone really believe that Nancy Quon was the only plaintiff lawyer who had her thumb on the scales during the heyday of the construction defect boondoggle?

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  2. I heard from a Family Court Judge that Hearing Master Sylvia Beller was fired (when I asked why she was fired, I was told "no comment" at the Meet the Judges function by the Judge who shall remain nameless) and the Asian lady they hired six (6) months ago to fill a hearing master position has already quit. Family Court is a circus. I think most can agree on that.

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    1. Lest we forget:
      http://lasvegassun.com/news/2004/sep/02/suspended-hearing-master-gets-warning/

      and http://lasvegassun.com/news/2004/aug/30/hearing-master-suspended-in-teenagers-case/

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  3. I've seen some big moving trucks outside Gordon Silver's building... anyone have the details?

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  4. They are moving.

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  5. Who was the Asian lady they hired who quit? Anybody know? Anybody do Family Law work? Sylvia Beller was there for years and years--maybe 20 to 25 years. So she could have retired.

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    1. Sonny Bailey?

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    2. No, she was fired...

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  6. Is that for sure--Sonny Bailey or a guess?

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    1. Dude, you have been a lawyer too long, yes it was a question.

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  7. http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/lgl/5068185608.html
    http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/lgl/5068167768.html




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    1. $45k for a 1-3 year associate, plus an undefined "performance based" bonus (based on what? Billables? No court time, no client contact, just a whole lot of paralegal-level tasks. Good luck meeting any billable requirement.) Fuck you, unnamed Civil litigation office in Henderson.

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    2. In other words, $22/hour for 40 hours/week for somebody with a law degree.

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    3. I doubt this firm will get many quality applicants. The market has improved in the last 3-4 years.

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    4. 9:28 is right. Maybe my firm has just been unlucky, but we pay third years triple the Craigslist firm’s offered salary, and we have trouble landing lawyers that can write worth a damn.

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    5. 9:31,

      I am a 3rd year, I write worth a damn and I only make about 2.2x the craigslist ad. Hire me!

      -9:28

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    6. 11:01: somebody is paying you to be a law student?

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