Tuesday, May 31, 2016

RIP Melanie Kushnir


  • Our condolences go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Melanie Kushnir. Melanie was working as the pro-bono project director at LACSN and her presence in community will be missed. [RJ; Fox5Vegas]
  • The water is off again in the continuing saga at Silverstone Golf Course. [RJ]
  • Here's a video update on the new Supreme Court building downtown. [nvcourts]
  • The Supreme Court is going to review a proposed comment for the Rules of Professional Conduct with regard to advising clients about the medical marijuana industry in light of federal law. [nvcourts]

18 comments:

  1. The link to the NV Court website is for a press release announcing the proposed new medical marijuana comment for the Rules of Professional Conduct. Does anyone know where I can find the complete text of the proposed new comment?

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    1. Try here http://caseinfo.nvsupremecourt.us/public/caseView.do?csIID=33375 looks like it is tied to ADKT 0495

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  2. The loss of Melanie Kushnir is tragic. She did a terrific job for pro bono and was a pleasure to deal with. So sad.

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    1. I worked at LACSN between my 1L and 2L years. I was always impressed at how friendly she was to me, even though I was a lowly intern.

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    2. Very sad. RIP, Melanie.

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    3. RIP Melanie. She was a wonderful person and did a good job at Legal Aid. She will be missed by many...

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  3. I just dealt with Melanie last week; she was a force and I view this as a terrible blow to LACSN (not to mention a terrible tragedy for such a young woman and her family). This story puts a lot of the other daily distractions into perspective.

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  4. Not licensed in Nevada as far as I could tell. ????? Very sad anyway.

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  5. I don't mind Lucy Flores being an attorney, even with her criminal history. I do not want her in public office making even one decision that could affect me. I do not trust her judgment. And the fact that she is a Reid protege a la Dario Herrera the phony great Hispanic hope)encourages me to run to the nearest exit. Harry has shown incredibly poor judgment and obvious vetting inadequacy before he endorses anybody.

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    1. Harry isn't endorsing her. She showed she couldn't handle a campaign manager, let alone a contested campaign, so Reid's endorsing the Other Great Hispanic Hope, Kihuen. The only reason Lucy is still in this thing is because she hitched her wagon to Bernie's star, and Bernie sent out a fundraising email to his supporters. Hell, when volunteers had to come up with her positions on issues for a website, they copied and pasted things from Elizabeth Warrens' and Bernie Sanders' websites. She may be a decent lawyer. Doubtful, since she hasn't actually practiced much law since getting hired/elected. But she's a lousy candidate and would be an absolute disaster were she given actual power.

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    2. She's Boyd 2010. Which is no Boyd 2013, but it's nothing to sneeze at.

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    3. But State Bar 2011. Just sayin'.

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  6. I am not voting for Kihuen, because he supported Craig Friedberg.

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    1. Who is Craig Friedberg?

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    2. This Craig Friedberg? http://consumerlaw.justia.net/

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    3. So Kihuen supported Craig Friedberg for what?

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  7. Gorilla lives matter!

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