Monday, October 15, 2018

Cooling Down


  • The Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline is looking into whether Judge Tao improperly used partisan language on a campaign flyer. [RJ]
  • Here's a look at Coyote Springs and the battle over water rights. [TNI]
  • The problem with e-scooters. [KNPR]
  • This Friday is the public hearing about the proposed revisions to the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure. Are you ready?

Friday, October 12, 2018

Efficient Use Of Time


  • Don't forget that tonight is the 22nd Annual CPK Open House/Party. You're all invited! 501 S. 8th St., 5 pm - 11 pm.
  • According to the CLIO 2018 Legal Trends report, lawyers only spend about 30% of their day on billable hours.  [Law360- sub. req'd]
  • Member of the State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors Andrew Craner posted the following in the comments yesterday:
The Supreme Court of Nevada issued its Order in ADKT 0534 denying the Board of Governors' Petition to mandate professional liability insurance for all Nevada attorneys. I am very pleased by the Court's ruling and thank everyone who submitted comments to the Court on this issue. 

The Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education recently resubmitted its Request to the Supreme Court under ADKT 0499 that would amend the current CLE rules and regulations regarding the recently-imposed fees upon attorneys and providers for individual programs. Please be reminded that the CLE Board is separate and apart from the SBN Board of Governors.  
My biggest concern is the CLE Board's proposed virtual elimination of the fee exemptions it granted to the SBN, local bar associations, and non-profit providers. I ask that you please review the CLE Board's Request and submit comments to the Supreme Court in opposition to the CLE Board's Request. With your support, I am hopeful that members of our bar can once again convince the Supreme Court to deny another unsuitable amendment to our rules that, in my opinion, hurts and does not benefit our profession. Thank you for your kind consideration and assistance.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bar Exam Results July 2018


  • July 2018 bar exam results are out with a 57% pass rate. 
  • What do you think? Is the exam too tough? Do we have too many lawyers?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Special Treatment


  • Did you know we have a family treatment drug court? It was just awarded $874,097 Department of Justice grant. [eighthjdcourt blog]
  • DETR is taking Telsa to court over $650,000 of unpaid unemployment taxes. [TNI]
  • Check out this flow chart to help your clients determine if they have the right to vote in Nevada. [TNI]
  • Here's a look at the possible legal fallout from the post-fight McGregor-Khabib brawl. [SI]
  • The US Supreme Court is considering a case on the detention of immigrants. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Judge Jim Crockett reversed his ruling nullifying an election result. [KTNV]
  • Did Metro give special attention to crime in the Sheriff's own neighborhood? [KTNV]

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Judicial Election Primer 2018- Las Vegas Justice Court Department 1- Graham v. Leavitt

The Las Vegas Justice Court Department 1 race features Elana Graham and James Dean Leavitt.

This is your opportunity to weigh in and let your fellow lawyers and community members know why they should pick one over the other. (A lot of people view these posts and it tends to show up near the top of Google search results, so make it count.) Please keep your comments informative and professional. This is not a thread for personal attacks, but rather a chance to explain why someone should be elected.

Who is your choice for this spot on the bench?

Monday, October 8, 2018

Justice Kavanaugh


  • Bret Kavanaugh was sworn in as the newest Supreme Court justice Saturday. [KNPR]
  • A man was acquitted of attempted murder after trying to shoot a shoplifting suspect at Target. [RJ]
  • A man sues after being mistakenly jailed in rural Nevada counties for 18 days. [KNPR]
  • Anyone care to weigh in on the race for Boulder City Justice Court between Justice Victor Miller and Robert D. Martin? [BCR]
  • Any gossip from the NJA Convention Craig P. Kenny party last week?  [ed. Just making sure you're paying attention.  The 22nd Annual Craig P. Kenny & Associates Open House is October 12, 2018, 5-11 p.m.
  • Happy Columbus Day? [Washington Post]

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Happy Days


  • A woman, represented by Les Stovall, is accusing Christiano Ronaldo of sexual assault. [ESPN]
  • Litigation is ongoing in a golf course v. water district dispute in Mesquite. [Mesquite Local News]
  • The Senate is reviewing the FBI's confidential report on Bret Kavanaugh on an alternating schedule. Any predictions on when it will leak or what will happen next? [NBCNews
  • Is there going to be a gubernatorial debate between Sisolak and Laxalt? [RJ]
  • The Golden Knights officially start season 2 tonight. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Judicial Election Primer 2018- District Court Department 18- Bailus v. Holthus

The Department 18 race features Judge Mark Bailus and Mary Kay Holthus

This is your opportunity to weigh in and let your fellow lawyers and community members know why they should pick one over the other. Please keep your comments informative and professional. This is not a thread for personal attacks, but rather a chance to explain why someone should be elected.

Who is your choice for this spot on the bench?

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Judicial Election Primer 2018- Nevada Supreme Court Seat 'C'- Cadish v. Tao

With early voting just a few weeks away, today is a great day to start looking at the races on the ballot this fall.  In light of their recent forum/debate [TNI], we thought why not start with the big ticket judicial race for Seat "C" on the Nevada Supreme Court:  Elissa Cadish or Jerry Tao

This is your opportunity to weigh in and let your fellow lawyers and community members know why they should pick one over the other. Please keep your comments informative and professional. This is not a thread for personal attacks, but rather a chance to explain why someone should be elected.

Who is your choice for this spot on the bench?

Monday, October 1, 2018

Vegas Stronger


  • One year later. KTNV has a nice collection of stories about all the good going on to remember the 58 who lost their lives and the hundreds who were injured.
  • Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez rules that the State cannot use a drug it obtained for the execution of Scott Dozier. [LA Times]
  • Judge Jim Crockett is entertaining a motion to reconsider his ruling nullifying an election result. [KNPR]
  • MGM faces skepticism on centralizing suits regarding the shootings in California. [Law360- sub. req'd]
  • If you spend a lot of time worrying about, OBC, you'll want to know that, last week, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an opinion in Hall, Prangle, & Schoonveld, LLC v. Dist. Ct., Case 70083. In it, the Court addresses a scenario wherein the Discovery Commissioner sanctioned a party and recommended that the District Court hold an evidentiary hearing to determine whether case terminating sanctions for a failure to disclose were appropriate.  When Judge Scotti also found that the attorneys violated Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct 3.3, the firm challenged the lack of notice that its actions were at issue.