Wednesday, January 31, 2018


  • After Judge Cadish carefully took her time to review and redact previously sealed search warrants, one missed redaction resulted in the reveal of the name of the other person of interest in the October 1 shooting.  [NY Times; RJ]
  • Meet one of the lawyers using Facebook to find October 1 victims. [Amplify]
  • The Nevada Gaming Control Board has opened an investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct by Steve Wynn. [TNI]
  • A 9th Circuit panel ruled that immigrant children are not entitled to an attorney paid for by the government when facing deportation. [Las Vegas Sun]

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Intervening Experts

Today we direct your attention to yesterday's post at Compelling Discovery about whether experts who have had an adverse ruling concerning their testimony have standing to intervene. Give it a read and feel free to discuss your experiences with this below as well as anything else going on out there today.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Still The Same

  • The allegations against Steve Wynn are big news. [RJ]
  • Cliven Bundy, represented by Kelsey Bernstein, is suing Clark County. [RJ]
  • A local construction company, represented by Robert Kern, is suing the Laborers Local 872 union for defamation. [RJ]

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Being Judicial

We see a lot of comments about the actions of judges and whether or not they are being judicial or have a judicial temperament. But what exactly makes up a good judicial temperament? If you haven't been following the news, Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, a Michigan state court judge, sentenced Larry Nassar, a doctor who assaulted US Gymnastics team members, to 175 years in prison. Her demeanor and actions during the sentencing are drawing both criticism and praise. What do you think about how she handled it? (Here's an article from USA Today about it for those not up to speed.)

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Job Tips: Humor At Work

Is it okay to be funny at work? Do you avoid jokes of any kind? Do you only talk to certain people? Do you ever joke in a courtroom with the judge? Is there a place for humor in the legal profession?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Now You See It

  • Some people are just catching on to the little legislative move that enabled the Supreme Court of Nevada to not reducing the number of justices, despite the creation of a Court of Appeals. [TNI]
  • Richard Wright is defending now-former councilman Ricki Barlow. [TNI]
  • Here's a piece on why injured workers hired attorneys and also a reminder for some firm in town that when you talk shop during lunch at your favorite Mexican restaurant, others may be listening. []

Monday, January 22, 2018


  • Seven judges have recused themselves from a  defamation case against Steve Sanson. [RJ]
  • A guardianship compliance manager has been appointed for the Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office. [Nevada Appeal]
  • Judge Jim Crockett says the City of Las Vegas abused its discretion with regard to Badlands golf course redevelopment vote. [RJ]
  • RIP Vicki Nelson. [RJ]

Friday, January 19, 2018

Licensed to Ill

  • Nevada's educational system is ranked as the worst in the nation. [RGJ]
  • Nevada is second to only Hawaii in number of occupational licenses required to work in the state. [Reno News & Review]

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Love The One You're With

We all know that there are many unhappy lawyers out there--even among readers of the blog. One of them would like your input on whether you need to love what you do. The reader says, "I don't know if it's just the post-holiday blues, but I'm really struggling to dive into my work right now. I don't hate my job, but I don't love it either. Don't get me wrong--it's a decent place to work and I'm satisfied with the pay, I'm just not fulfilled with the work. What do people do when they get like this? Do I try and find a new law job, do I take a new approach to the current one, or do I pack my bags and travel the world until I find myself?"

What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


  • The federal court system and the Republican quest to reshape the judiciary. [TNI]
  • Some records about the October 1 shooting were unsealed, maybe more today? [Fox5Vegas]

Monday, January 15, 2018

MLK, Jr. Day, 2018

Your office should be closed today, but if it's not, here's a post so you can discuss racism, community service, and whatever else is on your mind, including congratulating Judge Abbi Silver on her de facto appointment to the Supreme Court.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Likelihood Of Confusion

  • Judge Jim Crockett ordered the Clark County Coroner to pay $32,000. [RJ]
  • The Army is challenging the Vegas Golden Knights trademark application. [ESPN]
  • They're getting closer to finalizing agreements regarding the Stadium. [RJ]
  • Today is the last day to file for judicial candidates!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Build That Paywall

  • For once, it's not a Clark County judge being charged by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline. [Nevada Appeal]
  • The 9th Circuit says violating a website's terms of service is not a crime. [EFF]
  • Juror misconduct in a sexual assault trial. [RJ]
  • The Reno City Council voted to pursue claims against the opioid industry in conjunction with Eglet's efforts on behalf of Clark County. [RJ]
  • The FTC is suing a revenge porn site in Nevada federal court. [RJ]
  • The Las Vegas Sun is putting up a pay wall. We're considering a similar option. [Las Vegas Sun]

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Flagrant Prosecutorial Misconduct

  • Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed the case against the Bundy family with prejudice. [RJ]
  • There are still a few days to apply to run for judge. You can click here to see who filed for Supreme Court and the other courts.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Dry Spell

  • OJ Simpson, via his attorney Malcolm LaVergne, is threatening to sue the Cosmopolitan for $100 million. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Carson City Judge James Russell blocked an anti-sanctuary city ballot measure. [RGJ]
  • The AG's office took two years to file charges against NDOT workers in a theft ring. [RJ]
  • Today we may find out the future of the Cliven Bundy case. [Las Vegas Sun]

Friday, January 5, 2018

Job Tips: Taking Vacation

One of our readers has a question about taking a vacation. This second year associate only took a total of 3 days off in 2017 and has plans to take of a whopping 5 business days of vacation later this year for a honeymoon. Now, the associate is stressing about taking those days off. Do you have any advice? Are they right to be concerned? Anything you can say that will help them feel comfortable turning off their work email for a week and enjoying life?

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Calling All Candidates

  • Although Kirstin Blaise Lobato still has a year to serve for another crime, it looks like the AG's office is not going to challenge a motion for time served. [Fox5Vegas]
  • After the first day of filing, only three candidates have filed for the three openings on the Supreme Court. If you're interested in filing for the Supreme Court, go here. If you want to know if anyone else has filed, keep an eye on the NV SOS elections twitter account @nvelect [RJ
  • Filing also opened up for three district court seats and several justice court seats, drawing 24 applicants the first day. The most contested position--Goodsprings Justice of the Peace. Click here to see who has filed. Also, which of these judges seeking to be retained deserves to draw an opponent? Filing is open until January 12.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

State Of The Market--January 2018

John Seelmeyer over at Nevada Business has a nice article up about law firms today in Nevada. It's as good of place as any to start a discussion about the state of the legal market in Nevada today. What do you think? Is Nevada going to be taken over by national firms? Is it getting harder to find good talent? Will we see more of an influx from out of state hanging a shingle here?