Monday, May 2, 2016

One Too Many


  • A Koch brothers backed group is paying for ads against Senate candidate Catherine Cortez-Masto. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Lots of excuses from drivers ticketed for not knowing the law about operating an automobile and cell phone at the same time. [RJ]
  • Supreme Court of Nevada will hear argument on repealing the commerce tax today. [Fox5Vegas]
  • A Clark County School District board candidate wants to ban football. [KNPR]

30 comments:

  1. State Bar Board of Governors incumbent Troy Isaacson wrote in his recent "vote for me" email that he will "promote fiscal responsibility to ensure that all dues are appropriately allocated and to cut waste." Yet he and the other asshat incumbents (Ryan Works, Kari Stevens, Paula Armeni) coordinated and voted themselves a free trip to Hawaii for the State Bar convention. This is not fiscal responsibility with my dues and accordingly, none of these incumbents deserve to retain their seats. To promote and ensure full member participation in State Bar events, the Bar conventions need to be held in Nevada and streamed online for all members to participate. Stop wasting our dues on your own self indulgence.

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    1. I can't stand Bar dues or any form of taxation; however, if this is the system, and if board members get squat for all the time they put in, what's wrong with a little high end travel to compensate them for their service? You can't really expect the board to pay its own way.

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    2. Bogs are a joke. Vote new blood in.

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    3. Well said 10:47AM. Disagree on Kari Stephens. She has a history of bar service with the Clark County Bar, a voluntary bar. But agree about the Annual Convention. A lot can be learned from Arizona which has a local state bar convention. They alternate between Phoenix and Tuscon. The convention runs for a a few days and has workshops. Something for everyone and lots of vendors with goodies. Attorneys get their CLE in section meetings and presentations. Different bar and different philosophy. Larger bar though. Don't know it would work here. I went to two Nevada State Bar Conventions. One was in the Tahoe--Squaw Valley area and the other was in Monterey. That being said both were very good. It is expensive and time consuming but with a one hour plane ride it was workable.

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  2. Although I don't think it is necessary to host the annual meeting in Nevada, those individuals selecting the convention's locations (i.e., board of governors and supreme court justices) should take into account that $2,500-3,000 per person is a bit excessive for a three day work event.

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  3. Haven't we had this discussion before? No one attends when the annual meeting is in a crappy spot.

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    1. When the Supreme Court required the convention to be held in Nevada every other year back in the 80s, nobody came to the Nevada conventions

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  4. Is there an accounting which shows who gets the convention paid for from the bar? Board of Governors? Judges? Bar employees?

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  5. There are many other places that have a draw, but are much more accessible than Hawaii. Not only is the travel expensive, but the distance makes it a difficult proposition.

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  6. Still waiting on the "Lawyer Hot" or "Lawyer Asshole" Thread...

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    1. Steve Wolfson is not hot.

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    2. Trevor Hayes is key grip hot.

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    3. Rhonda Long is hot.

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    4. Rhonda Long is a clown.

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    5. Feel free to speak your mind, but please keep it work-appropriate and slander-free.

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    6. Donald Trump is hot. I am booking a room at the Trump Tower for election night. My wife and I will tear that room up in celebration of the night the voters decided to make America great again. If a male child results from our celebrations, I will call him Donald.

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  7. Waste of time to have it in state. Waste of money to have it out of state. Why does there have to be an annual bar convention at all?

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    1. so the justices can get their vacation!

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  8. Heads up for folks who file in federal court - your motions, pleadings, documents, etc. have to be in a searchable pdf. Don't scan your signature anymore. Bunch of other amendments to the Local Rules: http://www.nvd.uscourts.gov/Files/Summary%20of%20Amendments%20to%20Local%20Civil%20Rules.pdf

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    1. Or scan your signature page, OCR it, then replace the page in the 'save as PDF' file with your OCR'd signature page?

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    2. Why in the hell would you waste the time to do that? Seriously. Are you that insistent that it looks like your written signature? Just type in your name and /s/, and be done with it. The way you "sign" an e-filed document is to upload it with your username and password anyway, not with what you read in the signature block.

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    3. In BK Court if we upload a scan of the signature we don't have to keep a physical ink signature in our files, so doing the above eliminates the need to retain a physical copy of the piece of paper that was signed for the next 5-7 years.

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    4. Sign a blank sheet of paper, scan it, then in Acrobat create a new stamp using that image. Stamp to sign. But 12:12 is right....it's time to get over ink. If we'd quit printing every goddamned thing we wouldn't have a physical file to keep for 5-7 years.

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    5. Uh, 7:20, I think you're reading that wrong. By making a facsimile of your signature, you're indicating to the court that somewhere, there exists an "originally signed document." . And that document needs to be retained in paper form. See LR 9004(c)(1)(D). If you're signing for yourself, use an /s/. If you're signing for someone else (obviously, other than the debtor), get the authorization, save it, and use /s/. There is no reason to physically sign most of the documents we submit to the court.

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  9. Attorneys clearly on the Autism spectrum, GO

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    1. Melanie Thomas, Eric Roy, Troy Clark, Keith Weaver, Glen Lerner...just to name a few

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    2. Eric Daily for sure.

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    3. 3:52- If you're going to name drop, at least spell the name right.

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    4. 4:07 - spoken like a true autistic.

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  10. Melanie is HOT!

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