Friday, April 14, 2017

Spring Weekends

We're headed out for the weekend, but thought we'd put up a post for those of you stuck in the office today. Try and get out and enjoy the nice weather if you can. If any of you are struggling, please don't lose hope. There are people out there willing to help and things can get better.

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68 comments:

  1. Good reminder. Thanks! Have a beautiful weekend, all. And remember, just for today, let's all be a little kinder than is necessary.

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  2. This post seems to come up about once a quarter, thanks for depressing the shit out of my Friday.

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  3. Recently learned of, and met, happy lawyers. They don't live or work in Las Vegas but in faraway lands where civility is alive and well and the judiciary enforces the rules. Sigh.

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    1. Stop it! What next, Supreme Courts in these faraway lands actually process appeals and issue clear precedent for all? Nonsense.

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    2. More importantly, they may be licensed as attorneys, but don't actually practice law or represent clients...

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  4. Suspension list
    https://www.nvbar.org/attorneys-board-cle-announces-suspension-list/

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    1. There is no list on that link, just an article saying that a list was released.

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    2. It's there now.

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    3. Jim Pengilly-- We cannot suspend him for pulling a gun but we can suspend him for not paying his $100 annual fee.

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    4. Ooops, a member of my firm is on there.

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    5. Listen, here, pardner, Bonnie chapped his ass pretty good with a sanction.

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    6. 404 Page Not Found

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    7. https://www.nvbar.org/wp-content/uploads/CLE-Board-Suspension-List_04.07.pdf

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    8. Am I the only one who finds it odd that the list of attorneys suspended for failing to provide proof of CLE credits includes only attorneys with last names beginning L-Z, and no attorneys with last names beginning A-K?

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    9. Let's make Bonnie judge, please.

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    10. @10:51 - the A-K names are a few pages down. Someone screwed up the formatting. Plenty of A names suspended.

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    11. 11:09--your attention to detail fails you as there are two lists--those who didn't report and those who didn't pay.

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    12. I am for Soonhee Bailey.

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    13. 10:59, are you joking?

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    14. David Mann - the guy that got ripped on within the past few weeks here, is on the list. Preston Rezaee of Vegas Legal Magazine fame is on the list. I also see some attorneys that have a lot of outstanding litigation matters on the list.

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    15. Ryan Mendenhall on the list after a disciplinary complaint filed against him and he abandoned his practice and all of his clients. Hard to find a bigger hot mess I have encountered in the practice.

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    16. Ryan found love. Let him be.

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    17. Ryan abandoned his children and decided to skip the child support payments he owes. Ryan only loves himself.

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    18. Ryan has been suspended for two years from the NV Bar. Should be in prison after taking $25K from his clients and hitting the road.

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    19. Ryan was and is a hot mess that has no business practicing law. We got a call from an attorney with whom he was sharing office space trying to help clients that Ryan abandoned. Seriously, Ryan up and left town with peoples' monies that he never served. And he got a 2 year suspension. I don't care about his child support; there are remedies in the Family Court for that. His dereliction as an attorney is abominable. And lets be honest: he was TRULY bad at his job. How Morris Polich & Purdy ever hired him (other than his family connections) is shocking.

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    20. Ryan is back in Las Vegas now after his client sponsored love fest to Portland. His suspension states he will have to make restitution to those clients and get current on child support. Together total over $50K. He'll never practice again unless his Dad the doctor bails him out; again.

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    21. His disciplinary order said that he had to pay his clients back and go to a Fee Dispute with another client.

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    22. ...and get current on his child support. That one turns two next month. So far he has paid, drum roll please...

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    24. Are the baby mama or counsel for the baby mama?

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    25. Haven't even mentioned the practicing law without a license for a year. NV Bar noticed though

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    26. When Bad Lawyers Go Rogue

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    27. When was Ryan practicing law without a license? He was licensed and only suspended recently

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  5. Jesus, you would think someone is getting crucified around here with how maudlin today is.

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    1. That was solid. You win the blog for today. Kudos.

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    2. Nah, it's just everybody is so ready to start the weekend, they're even reclining when they're eating.

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  6. The Last Jedi teaser trailer was released this morning. Great teaser and good way to start weekend.

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    1. Blah. Trailer did nothing for me. They ruined the franchise. Rouge One was decent.

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    2. 11:30, please disregard the post at the beginning and kill yourself. Lucas ruined the franchise with Hayden Christiansen and Jar Jar Binks. Disney picked it out of the dumpster fire that is George Lucas' poorly written prequel.

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    3. Rouge One was hot.

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  7. Someone posted something yesterday about former judges Jackie Glass and Jeff Sobel. Someone else responded that 90% of attorneys reading the blog would not know who Jackie Glass was, let alone Sobel. Is that true, or is it exaggerated? Is the Bar now so youth oriented that they would not remember judges from a decade or so ago, or is it only that those who read these blogs are the younger attorneys?

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    1. Practicing 10 years. I know Glass, don't know Sobel.

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    2. Practicing 8 years, been in Las Vegas for 11 years. I've heard of Judge Glass (O.J trial and then television, so I knew she was a judge). I also don't know Judge Sobel (but I do remember reading something about him and a bathrobe in an article about disciplining Judge Steve Jones).

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    3. Las Vegas native, so I've been around a lot longer than I've been practicing. Remember Glass. Vaguely remember Sobel. Drove past a "Stew Bell for Dept. 7" sign earlier today (off Lone Mountain & Simmons), which made me very confused as I remember him as well.

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  8. Judge finalists are out. I'm guessing Coffing & Raman.

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    1. http://nvcourts.gov/AOC/Committees_and_Commissions/Judicial_Selection/News/Nevada_Judicial_Selection_Recommends_Six_Names_to_Governor_Sandoval/

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    2. I love that 4 of the 7 people on the permanent Judicial Commission are from the North but 75% of the population is in Clark County. I fucking hate the bullshit, self important North.

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  9. Bailey and Coffing

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    1. Quota and political payback. Yup, the most qualified.

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    2. I don't know Bailey, but I don't like Raman or Bailus for Dept. 18. Did Cherry disqualify himself for a proceeding involving former partner Bailus?

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  10. I hope a DA gets appointed, or at least somebody with a modicum of criminal experience considering the calendars in both departments, BUT if there is only one DA that gets appointed, it better be Ms. Jones and not Mr. Rahman. She is infinitely more qualified. And don't hate on Bailus, he's bringing back the 80's Vegas pompadour.

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    1. Ask any Judge. Civil is far harder to pick up than criminal for a judge. Raman and Jones are both out of their league in this panel but it was nice that they were included to make it look more diverse. Coffing for 10. They should leave 18 vacant and let Sally sit there until they do another round of applications and get someone competent to apply.

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    2. You are retarded. Barker - excellent at civil, criminal background. Herndon - excellent at civil, criminal background. S. Johnson - Civil background, fucking terrible criminal judge. That's just three off the top of my head. The funny thing about you civil folks is you love to think criminal is for morons, I did plaintiff's side securities litigation prior to going into crim. and I made a lot of money doing it but I hated my life. You guys aren't smarter, it's harder to get a DA's job than it is to work at BigLaw, you're just arrogant dicks.

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    3. Having done both civil and criminal, no question, civil is much tougher. We have lots of good civil attorneys become good criminal judges, however, i dont know one example of the converse.

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    4. Barker, Adair, Wall. There's three. I've done both, I don't see one as more complex. But one of my favorite things to do is sit in the elevators in the RJC and listen to civil attorneys who just lost a motion bitch about how the judge got the law wrong. Nobody is smarter and more up to date on the law than a civil attorney who just lost a motion hearing.

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    5. 9:36 - agree, and I'd add Herndon to the list

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  11. Jason Wiley on the Suspended List. Seriously is there a bigger douche in town than that guy?

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    1. Yes. Louis Schneider.

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    2. Yes. 4:10 PM.

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    3. Wow @ 4:10 -- what did I do to you?

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    4. BTW, I was reinstated first thing Monday morning. Clerical oversight.

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    5. Jason, you probably whooped his butt in a case. Jealousy always creates haters.

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    6. Anonymity muscles on 4:10. Pathetic. Hey, look everybody, I can be snarky as "anonymous" too.

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    7. Yeah....410 is just wrong. Jason is an Iowa sized douche, but I'd dare say I'm a bigger douche than that. Minnesota big.

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    8. Why do comments get deleted? The douche namer posted again and indicated he had a micro penis.

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    9. The rules for the Junior High Slambook here are subjective and are enforced as such. But if you don't like it, go create your own Junior High Slambook.

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  12. Well then name them 4:30.

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