- The Department of Labor sued a Las Vegas telemarketer for shorting worker pay. [RJ]
- Animal cruelty charges for women running 'sanctuary' in Cold Creek, northwest of Las Vegas. [RJ]
- First Amendment warrior Marc Randazza is hard at working protecting free speech in Nevada. Here's a look at the pleadings in a recent case where the Las Vegas Clark County Library District issued a notice of trespass to man trying to get a petition signed and to get people to register to vote before the deadline. The TRO lifting the notice to trespass was granted.
- A reader has a question regarding the unauthorized practice of law: "I read a lot of complaints about UPL and the problems it poses, but I also see a lot of ads online for paralegals and legal assistants, and almost without exception, the ad lists requirements that seem to require either the ability to perform the jobs of attorneys, or damn close. A national firm is looking for a paralegal who can: draft pleadings, including answers, complaints, discovery demands and motions. Another firm looking for a paralegal who can handle everything from A to Z other than making court appearances and drafting complex motions. Most request that the applicant be able to handle everything from case intake to drafting initial pleadings, motions, discovery and everything in between.So where is the line in the sand drawn? Is it when the paralegal strikes out and does all of those things unsupervised, or when the law firm takes the paralegal's work product and bills it at the managing attorney's rate?"
Friday, October 21, 2016
at 9:25 AM