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1 State Bar of Nevada Continuing Legal Education

2 Live CLE Seminars Register online at Information contained in this catalog is subject to change. ETHICS AND PRACTICE TIPS IN TRIAL AND APPELLATE PRACTICE Sponsored by Bank of Nevada Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Grand Ballroom, Downtown Grand, Las Vegas, NV 3:45 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Networking Picnic 1.5 CLE Ethics and 0.5 A.A.MH. hours Tuition: Standard: $200 Faculty: Justice Michael Douglas, Justice James Hardesty and Judge Rob Bare A unique, engaging, educational seminar and networking event where this highly regarded panel of speakers will discuss a variety of ethical issues regarding trial and appellate practice. Proceeds from the seminar will benefit pro bono services in Southern Nevada. Seating is limited. ETHICS AND PRACTICE TIPS IN TRIAL AND APPELLATE PRACTICE Sponsored by First Independent Bank Thursday, October 23, 2014 The Theater, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Networking reception 1.5 CLE Ethics and 0.5 A.A.MH. hours Tuition: Standard: $150, After 10/16: $200 Faculty: Justice Michael Douglas, Justice James Hardesty and Judge Lidia S. Stiglich A unique, engaging, educational seminar and networking event where this highly regarded panel of speakers will discuss a variety of ethical issues regarding trial and appellate practice. Proceeds from the seminar will benefit pro bono services in Northern and Rural Nevada. PRACTICAL TECHNOLOGY FOR THE SOLO AND SMALL PRACTICE Friday, October 24, 2014 Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas, NV Simulcast to: Northern Nevada Bar Center, Reno, NV 10 a.m. - Noon 2 CLE hours Tuition: Standard: $80 Faculty: Kristina Weller and Jeffrey Williamson This seminar will provide many ideas to become more efficient, more productive and reduce costs, while still maintaining the same benefits of a large firm. Learn about: hosting services and files in the cloud, practice management, security, online presence, document sharing, low cost research and the technology worth having (most bang for the buck). CRIMINAL LAW FOR THE SOLO AND SMALL PRACTICE Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas, NV Simulcast to: Northern Nevada Bar Center, Reno, NV 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 2 CLE hours Tuition: Standard: $80 Faculty: Mace Yampolsky Experienced criminal law attorney, Mr. Yampolsky, will provide the solo and small firm practitioner with information in the following topics: Miranda Rights, low-level felonies, record seals, procedures in various courts, charging documents, retainer agreements, trial skills and more. TRUST ACCOUNTING BEST PRACTICES FOR THE SOLO AND SMALL PRACTICE Thursday, November 6, 2014 Webinar Noon 1 p.m. 1 CLE Ethics hour Tuition: Standard: $40 Faculty: Mark Bassingthwaighte Far too often, an attorney was less than diligent about maintaining proper and appropriate financial practices in the office and things simply got out of hand. This program will address the common missteps and share back office best practices to help attorneys stay on the right path. GAMING LAW CONFERENCE Presented by Gaming Law Section. Supported by American Gaming Association, International Gaming Institute, LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters Friday, November 7, 2014 Red Rock Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 6 CLE hours (including 2 Ethics and 1 A.A.MH.) Tuition: Standard: $310, Gaming Law Section Member: $270, Paralegal/ Assistant: $190, Law Student: $50. Group rates available. Faculty: Tony Alamo M.D., Bo Bernhard, Peter Bernhard, Greg Brower, A.G. Burnett, Susan Carletta, Phyllis Gilland, Lynn Handler, William C. Horne, Katie Lever, Mark Lipparelli, Punam Mathur, Ngai Pindell, Tick Segerblom, Kim Sinatra, Whitney Their, Stuart Tiecher, and Elaine Wynn This year s annual conference will feature a regulators roundtable, attorney ethics, AB 360 interim legislative committee, problem gambling and women general counsel roundtable. Plus, a conversation with Elaine Wynn! 2 Fall 2014 CLE

3 Live CLE Seminars Register online at BASICS OF FAMILY LAW Presented by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 3 CLE hours Tuition: Acceptance of one NEW pro bono family law case Faculty: Ed Kainen, Susan Noyce and Judge Arthur Ritchie Many individuals with family law problems in our community cannot afford an attorney. These individuals are being denied access to their children or property and cannot navigate the legal system themselves in order to obtain a divorce and/or custody and child support. This seminar will assist attorneys in helping these community members. ETHICS YEAR IN REVIEW Thursday, November 13, 2014 Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas, NV Simulcast to: Northern Nevada Bar Center, Reno, NV 1:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 3 CLE hours Tuition: Standard: $120 Faculty: Denise Bradshaw, David Clark, Alan Freer, Shawn Harpen, Paul Hejmanowski, Janeen Isaacson, Brett Kandt, Brad Richardson, and Greg Shannon This popular annual ethics program, presented by the Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics, will focus on the lawyer discipline process, recent amendments to the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct, Nevada Supreme Court cases impacting the profession, civility, websites, experts and LinkedIn endorsements. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW CONFERENCE Presented by the Intellectual Property Law Section Co-sponsored by UNLV s Boyd School of Law Friday, November 14, 2014 Thomas and Mack Moot Court, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV 9 a.m. - 5:05 p.m. 6.5 CLE hours Tuition: Standard: $290, IP Law Section Member: $270, Law Student: $50 Faculty: Justin Hughes, Paul Jorgensen, Juergen Krause-Polstorff, Matthew Kreutzer, Prof. Mary LaFrance, Anat Levy, Linda Norcross, Steven Pacitti, Kimberly Stein, Prof. Marketta Trimble and David Van Dyke This annual conference features presentations on franchise law, licensing agreements, enforcing U.S. copyrights outside the U.S., year in review: patent, copyright and trademark and non-traditional IP issues. HOT TOPICS IN MEDIATION AND JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT Presented by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Friday, November 14, 2014 William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 6.5 CLE hours (including 2 Ethics hours) Tuition: Standard: $290, ADR Section Member: $270 Faculty: Patrick Chapin, Justice Michael Cherry, Margaret Crowley, Paul Haire, Hon. David Hardy, Eleissa Lavelle, Lansford Levitt, Prof. Lydia Nussbaum, Kathleen Paustian, Prof. Jean Sternlight and William Turner During this full-day program expert presenters will provide an overview of facilitative and evaluative mediation and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. Participants can expect to learn when discussions in mediation are confidential and privileged in Nevada. FAMILY LAW FOR THE SOLO AND SMALL PRACTICE Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Stan Fulton Building, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV 1 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 4 CLE hours Tuition: Standard: $160 Faculty: Bob Cerceo, Trevor Creel and Marshal Willick So you want to practice family law do you know where to start? What procedures to follow? How to advise your clients? This seminar will introduce you to the basics of family law in covering a wide array of topics for which you will undoubtedly be exposed. BUSINESS ENTITY FORMATION AND MANAGEMENT Friday, November 21, 2014 Northern Nevada Bar Center, Reno, NV Simulcast to: Stan Fulton Building, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV 9 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. 5 CLE hours Tuition: Standard: $200 Faculty: Lawrence Barusch, Rew Goodenow and Mark Lehman This team of expert business attorneys will explain: Nevada business entities and trusts, how to choose various business entities for tax efficiency, Nevada s inspection statutes for corporations, and raising capital after the JOBS Act. CLE Fall

4 Live CLE Seminars Register online at JENNIFER LAWRENCE, CLOUD BREACHES AND NEVADA S NEW E-DISCOVERY RULE Presented by the Young Lawyers Section Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Washoe County Emergency Operations Center, Reno, NV 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 1.5 CLE hours Tuition: Standard: $55, Young Lawyers Section Member: $45 Faculty: Ira Victor During this seminar, Ira Victor will discuss the new e-discovery rule NRCP 34, obtaining digital evidence from cloud services, ISPs, providers, social media services, cell phone providers, phones and tablets, issuing subpoena and preservation requests, and dealing with cloud breaches. CONSTRUCTION DEFECT CLAIMS: LITIGATION AND INSURANCE COVERAGE LANDMINES AND HOW TO NAVIGATE THEM Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas, NV 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 5.5 CLE hours Tuition: Standard: $250, Paralegal/Assistant: $195 Faculty: Robert Carlson, Matthew Durham, Micah Echols, Chief Justice Mark Gibbons, Jack Juan, David Lee, Will Lemkul, Charlie Luh, Bruce Mayfield, Eileen Mulligan Marks, Scott Thomas, Kelby Van Patten and Jason Williams This seminar will cover topics such as: statutes of limitation and repose, avoiding procedural landmines embedded in the Ch. 40 process, standing issues, class-action-related issues and the use of expert consultants and witnesses, and more. ADVANCED FAMILY LAW Thursday, December 4, 2014 Lloyd George Federal Courthouse, Las Vegas, NV 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. 6.0 CLE hours (including 1 Ethics hour) Tuition: Standard: $240 Faculty: John Dawson, Hon. Bryce Duckworth, Hon. Charles Hoskin, Jim Jimmerson, Ed Kainen, Doug Malan, Phil Pattee, Margaret Pickard, Justice Kristina Pickering, Justice Nancy Saitta, Bruce Shapiro, Gary Silverman, Radford Smith, Tom Standish and Shane Winesett This popular annual seminar featuring local experts will address several aspects of family law agreements as well as: real property issues, estate planning, calculating alimony, enforcing orders, ethics and an update from the Nevada Supreme Court. HOT TOPICS IN MEDIATION AND JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT Presented by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Friday, December 5, 2014 Northern Nevada Bar Center, Reno, NV 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 6.5 CLE hours (including 2 Ethics hours) Tuition: Standard: $290, ADR Section Member: $270 Faculty: Margaret Crowley, Hon. David Hardy, Lansford Levitt, Linda Linton, Prof. Lydia Nussbaum, Shawn Meador, Madelyn Shipman and Prof. Jean Sternlight During this full-day program expert presenters will provide an overview of facilitative and evaluative mediation and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each. Participants can expect to learn when discussions in mediation are confidential and privileged in Nevada. CROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCE FOR ATTORNEYS Tuesday, December 16, 2014 William S. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, NV 2:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 2 CLE Ethics hours Tuition: Standard: $80 Faculty: German Velasco This seminar will help participants understand and communicate more effectively with individuals belonging to different cultures by exploring other types of hurdles besides language. But the larger goal of the program is to provide useful tools for working with clients that simply are different from you, the attorney, whether this difference is due to national origin, race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status or other aspects. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW WITH PROFESSOR CHEMERINSKY Sponsored by Bank of Nevada Thursday, December 18, 2014 Thomas and Mack Moot UNLV, Las Vegas, NV 1:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. 3 CLE hours Tuition: Standard: $120 Faculty: Professor Erwin Chemerinsky Professor Chemerinsky returns to discuss cases on the SCOTUS docket of great interest to Nevada practitioners. 4 Fall 2014 CLE

5 CLE on your schedule - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To shop the complete selection of recorded CLE, visit the state bar s CLE Store, Search by format, title or subject area. Self-study formats Audio CD: This format is delivered on disk with an accompanying digital written materials disk and certificate of completion. Mobile CLE: Purchase and download an audio file (MP3) from the online CLE library for use on a computer or MP3 player. Accompanying written materials and certificate are also obtained electronically with purchase. Online CLE: Enjoy the convenience of online video streaming from the comfort of your home or office computer. Written materials and certificate of completion are available electronically with purchase. ETHICS AND A.A.MH. CLE CREDIT Abuse, Addiction and Mental Health 2013 Dr. Sucher explores co-occurring mental health disorders, the importance of attorneys looking out for each other, recognizing signs and symptoms, reporting issues to Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, residential vs. outpatient treatment programs, the importance of a support network after treatment, impaired attorneys and current issues in addiction medicine. As presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting. 1 A.A.MH. Credit $40 Advocacy without Acrimony: Can We Agree without Being Disagreeable? 2014 This roundtable discussion reveals the results of a recent civility survey among members of the bar, highlight reasons for why we may act without civility, and discusses methods to impart meaningful change while maintaining the level of advocacy clients deserve. Coping with Stress in the Legal Profession Attorneys discuss how to cope with stress in the oftentimes contentious practice of law. Thankfully, assistance for members is available through the Nevada Lawyer Assistance Program (NLAP) and Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL). Psychiatrist Dr. Peter Mansky discusses how stressors in the profession can contribute to addiction and mental health problems. 1 A.A.MH. Credit $40 Crossing the Line of Unauthorized Practice of Law 2012 David Clark, Bar Counsel, explores the rules of professional conduct governing attorney duties with non-lawyer staff. Know the critical stages of a case when an attorney must be connected and issues of professional independence. Presents some discipline cases, public reprimands, and disbarments involving non-lawyer assistants. 1 Hour of Substance Abuse, Addiction and Mental Health credit due 12/31/14. Look for A.A.MH. credits! See ADKT 478 for details. Take a pro bono case through or donate $100 to a legal service provider and receive a $40 CLE coupon. Coupons may be applied toward the purchase of mp3 and online video programs offered through the state bar s CLE store. For more information, visit and contact your local service provider. Don t Try This at Home: Why You Should Never Emulate TV Lawyers 2012 Lawyers on our favorite legal dramas - Boston Legal, The Practice, and L.A. Law - often confuse zealous representation with being a zealot. Sean Carter presents practical tips on how to always maintain decorum, diffuse tension between warring parties, reduce hostility in inter-actions with opposing counsel, and how to preserve the dignity of the profession. 2 Ethics Credits $80 Ethical Afternoon at the Movies 2014 This program uses movie and television clips as hypotheticals, raising ethical and practice issues for attorneys. After showing a clip we will identify the issue and discuss the ways in which that issue arises in practice and what lawyers can and should do to anticipate and address the issues presented. 1.5 Ethics Credit $60 Ethics and Very Hard Choices in Evidence 2012 Join esteemed family law judges and attorneys in discussing the following ethical issues: unreasonable and unethical positions in child custody cases, children as witnesses and interviewing children, the most prevalent ethical situations facing family law judges today and mandatory reporting of abuse and neglect - does it apply only during work hours? 1.5 Ethics Credits $60 Ethics in Discovery 2013 Discovery Commissioner Bonnie Bulla and David Clark of the Office of Bar Counsel discusses ethical obligations when conducting and defending depositions, identifying and interviewing witnesses, and answering written discovery and serving subpoenas. Know your role when dealing with unrepresented persons and with opposing counsel. 2 Ethics Credits $80 Ethics of Trial & Appellate Practice 2013 Esteemed panelists Justice Michael Douglas, Justice James Hardesty and Judge Rob Bare discuss trending ethical issues, Nevada Supreme Court cases and statutory law related to Nevada trial and appellate practice. Know the use and scope of expert witnesses; preservation of arguments for and timely processing of appeals before the Nevada Supreme Court, and opening statements. Don t cross the line between advocacy and misconduct: know the ethics of closing arguments, inadvertent document disclosures and unauthorized practice of law. Proceeds of this program go to benefit Nevada Pro Bono providers. 2 Ethics Credits $125 CLE Fall

6 Ethics Mash-up with Bar Counsel 2013 Bar Counsel explores the top three discipline issues they have seen in practice management including: client intake, trust accounting and firm break-ups. As presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting. Ethics Year in Review 2013 The state bar s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Ethics covers the more prominent ethical concerns including: ethical pitfalls of social media, consequences to client confidentiality, anonymous payment of attorney s fees, attorney-client relationships, addiction and substance abuse and battling burnout. 2.5 Credits (1 A.A.MH. and 1.5 Ethics) $120 Also available: Ethics Year in Review 2012, Professionalism in a Box 2012 Lawyers and Loan Modifications: Perfect Solution or Perfect Storm? 2012 State Bar of Nevada Bar Counsel, David Clark, presents on current loan modification scams involving lawyers and their clients and the Office of Bar Counsel s efforts to stop them. Let s Be Blunt: The Ethics of Medical Marijuana 2014 Bar Counsel David Clark and Alan Freer, a member of the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, will talk about the legal implications of Nevada s adoption of medical marijuana laws as well as how attorneys can ethically represent medical marijuana businesses and their owners. LGBT Issues in the Practice of Law 2014 This presentation offers an overview of LGBT issues that arise in various practice areas that often can be overlooked, provides tips and tools to create a more LGBT welcoming practice, and offers guidance on sensitive ways to interview potential clients, witnesses and deponents in a manner to get the information that is needed without offending and without running afoul of Rules of Professional Conduct. Also available: Bias: The Enemy of Persuasion and Risk Management and Best Practices for the Family Lawyer 2014 Managing Client Expectations: The Key to Avoiding Complaints 2013 Year in and year out the number one claim against attorneys revolves around communication. Typically it stems from a lack of any communication but often the content of the communication causes the problem. Being up front and proactively discussing the work to be done and the possible outcomes is very important to your practice. In this session Phil Pattee, Assistant Bar Counsel, will outline some of the issues and highlight tips for effectively setting expectations. Nevada Adopts the Cumis Requirement 2013 This seminar describes the development of Cumis related law in California and Nevada governing conflicts of interest on the part of insurance carrier-retained defense counsel when the defending carrier reserves its rights to deny coverage. Presented by expert trial and appellate attorney, Jeffrey Bolender. 2.5 Ethics Credits $100 Substance Abuse Disorders: A Primer on Drug Classification, Neurobiology, Diagnosis and Treatment 2014 This seminar provides an overview of four important topics in addictions: (1) common drug classifications for substances of abuse, including a review of the DEA scheduling of illicit drugs; (2) the neurobiology of addiction and what has been learned through brain scan technology; (3) the common factors utilized by professionals to diagnose substance use disorders and how these are documented for legal summaries submitted to lawyers and the courts; and (4) treatment principles and evidence-based practices in addictions. 1 A.A.MH. Credit $40 The Disease of Addiction 2013 What makes addiction a disease? Dr. Pohl provides the basis for the disease of addiction/drug dependence. Learn the classifications of drugs, effects of withdrawal, and treatment. Dr. Pohl discusses the criminal justice system and how attorneys and judges can effectively intervene with their clients. 1 A.A.MH. Credit $40 The Impact of Depression and Addiction on Professional Competence 2014 Learn about the consequences of untreated depression and addiction as well as identifying the warning signs of someone suffering from an disorder. Presenter, Angela Baur, explains the importance of early recognition and goes over intervention strategies and effective treatment options. This program provides not only an hour of substance abuse, addiction and mental health CLE credit, but more importantly, the knowledge attorneys can use to help their friends, colleagues and family suffering from depression or addiction. 1 A.A.MH. Credit $40 Also available: Prescription Drug Abuse within the Legal Profession 2013 Think Before You Post Professional Responsibility and Social Media 2013 Learn some of the most common pitfalls to social media use and relevant cases. 1.5 Ethics Credit $60 Understanding Addiction 2014 Addiction issues are becoming more and more prevalent and impact Nevada courts (and courts all over the country and world) in a major way. Learn how to identify predictors for relapse and long-term recovery as well as the psychological basis for addiction. As presented at the 2014 Family Law Conference. 1 A.A.MH. Credit $40 6 Fall 2014 CLE

7 GENERAL CLE CREDIT (May include some ethics and A.A.MH. credits) A Practical and Ethical Perspective into the Nevada Rules of Evidence 2013 This seminar provides invaluable information on evidentiary issues for attorneys. Understand the rules of evidence in Nevada state courts, logical and practical relevance, witness testimony, the many exceptions to hearsay, and lawyer-client privileges. This highly informative seminar will also focus on ethical considerations. 2 Credits (0.5 Ethics) $80 Advanced Family Law 2013 This popular CLE covers advanced concepts in the following areas: trends in problem gambling, child custody, preparing a client for deposition, establishing income for the self-employed, courtroom ethics and more. 5.5 Credits (1 Ethics) $220 Also available: Advanced Family Law 2012 Advanced Issues with Evidence and Custody Under the Hague Convention 2012 This seminar is a review and highlight of the Interstate Child Custody determinations under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and the Parental Kidnaping Prevention Act. Presentation includes custody determinations involving same-sex parents. Also available: Better Ways to Present a Custody Case 2012 Advocacy in Mediations and Arbitrations 2012 In a 2012 Annual Meeting session, Dan Curriden and Bill Turner discuss success in mediation from the stand point of the advocate and of the mediator. Topics include: what one can and cannot expect a mediator to accomplish; whether mediation should include opening statements and joint caucuses; the use of preparation of effective confidential briefs; the proper timing of mediation; techniques for resolving impasses; and proper documentation of mediated settlements. Alternative and Mock Trials 2013 This informative session is an overview of the alternative trial program and the pros and cons of using an alternate trial. Hear from the bench about mediation preparation tactics that will get the resolution your client deserves. Basics to Analysis of Insurance Coverage: From Primary to Bad Faith 2014 This distinguished panel shares their expertise on insurance coverage. The program includes presentations on structure of policies, commercial general liability, property policies and recent developments in Nevada insurance coverage. 3 Credits $120 Also available: Hot Topics in Insurance Law 2014 Business and Tax Legislative Update This session will discuss major changes made by the 2013 Nevada Legislature to Nevada State business and tax laws. As presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting. Constitutional Law with Professor Erwin Chemerinsky 2013 Professor Chemerinsky discusses some of the year s most interesting cases of interest to Nevada Practitioners. 3 Credits $120 Also available: Constitutional Law with Professor Chemerinsky 2012 Crossover Issues in Criminal and Family Law 2012 Discover the crossover between these two practice areas, including domestic violence, drug and DUI charges. The session from the 2012 Annual Meeting also covers the impact of criminal convictions on family law cases as well as how decisions in Family Court can impact criminal representation. Current Issues in Foreclosure and Deficiency Judgment Litigation 2014 This seminar features discussion on the Sandpointe decision, what questions it did and did not resolve and what hot topics that remain in foreclosure cases. The seminar is useful to any attorney whose practice is affected by real estate loans or foreclosures. Custody and Conflict 2012 This discussion from the 2012 Family Law Conference includes the areas of early childhood development, parental alienation and specific evidentiary issues, including those arising with using custody experts. Also available: The Complexities of Custody 2012 Dealing with Elected Officials 2012 The distinguished panel aims to assist the legal practitioner that has little or no experience appearing before, or attempting to persuade, state and local elected officials. Drafting the Persuasive Brief 2013 With today s crowded court dockets, no judge has the time to wade through a poorly prepared motion brief to try to glean the relevant facts, governing issues and applicable law. Learn what types of common practices make the job of judging more difficult, and how they can avoid such practices to produce more persuasive briefs. As presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting. CLE Fall

8 Drug, Alcohol Abuse and Domestic Violence Overlays 2012 This program, originally presented at the 2012 Family Law Conference, discusses due process and the different burdens of proof such as satisfaction of the court, preponderance of evidence and beyond a reasonable doubt and how they arise in the domestic violence context. DUI Watkins Way Seasoned defense attorney John G. Watkins educates lawyers practicing DUI law. Mr. Watkins curriculum is based on 22 years of exclusive DUI practice and covers everything from the fundamentals and ethics to double jeopardy and appeals. Whether you are just getting started in DUI or are seasoned in the practice area, take this opportunity to hear from Nevada s most sought after DUI attorney. 4 Credits (0.5 Ethics) $160 Employee Privacy and other Workplace Rights in the Age of Social Media 2012 In this 2012 Annual Meeting presentation, participants explore common legal issues created by employee use of social media inside and outside the workplace. Discussion includes legal and regulatory frameworks for analysis of workplace social media issues and social media challenges unique to law firm and legal environment. The speakers offer practical tips and suggestions for managing social media use by employees. Employment Law Mythbusters: Get the Facts and 10 Obscure Nevada Employment Laws You Should Know Debunk common employment related myths and misconceptions frequently encountered by lawyers practicing in the area of employment and labor law. Topics include: the real facts related to background checks, the at-will employment presumption, overtime, worker classification, non-competes, drug testing, social media and the NLRB. This session also covers some of the more unusual Nevada employment laws, including states addressing uniforms, equipment, employee access to personnel files, the right to confront spotters, and the 24-hour work day. Also available: Employment Law Title VII, ADA and GINA 2012 Articles for CLE Credit Read an article. Pass the quiz. Earn 1 hour of CLE. Select from more than 15 articles. Evidence and the New Financial Disclosure Form 2013 During the 2013 Family Law Conference, a panel goes through the general financial form page by page and line by line. Extraordinary Pre-Trial Remedies 2013 This interactive workshop led by Prof. Jeff Stempel of UNLV s Boyd Law School will discuss how to use (or defend against the use of) Prejudgment Writs of Attachment and Garnishment, Receiverships, claim and delivery, notices of lis pendens and preliminary injunctions. These are tools that every civil litigator ought to be familiar with - they are often used or misused by litigators to obtain relief before a case makes its way to trial. You will learn the basics about these remedies, when they are typically used and what must be proven to obtain the remedy. Extreme Basics of Bankruptcy 2013 This seminar is intended to provide attorneys an introductory-level review of basic bankruptcy concepts covering basic tools bankruptcy attorneys need to advise clients about filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The textbook Bankruptcy in Practice is included with purchase. 2 Credits $155 Fifth Amendment in Civil Proceedings 2014 This seminar is geared toward civil practitioners who are faced with a situation where their clients would incriminate themselves in a crime if they were to respond to discovery or submit to a deposition. Financial Fraud Scams, Schemes and Prevention 2014 Security and fraud experts James Carrieres and Mike Moder assess some hot topics in the world of fraud including: breaches of bank cards, check fraud, identity theft and how to keep information safe. Gaming Law Conference 2013 Nevada gaming experts address: traditional and non-traditional gaming convergence, the evolution of regulated internet gaming, suitability redemption and ethics in gaming representation 5 Credits (1 Ethics) $200 Also available: Gaming Law Conference 2012 Going Solo: Building and Marketing Your Practice 2013 Learn how to grow and market a practice including networking, traditional advertising marketing and advertising ethics, social media, creating a database and following up, new clients from current clients, evaluating potential cases and buying a practice. As presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting. 8 Fall 2014 CLE

9 Going Solo: Getting Your Practice Going 2013 This program is about best practices as you get your business up and running. Presenters address signing up clients, running conflicts checks, executing fee agreements and communications with your clients. As presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting. 1.5 Credits (0.5 Ethics) $60 Also available: Going Solo: Nuts and Bolts of Starting Your Own Practice 2013 Guardianship Workshop: A Clearer Vision 2013 This program covers need to know changes in Medicaid, Affordable Care Act, the New Aging and Disability Division that affects direct services, estate planning, family law, and how to stay sane through it all when dealing with difficult clients! 5.5 Credits $220 Also available: Guardianship Workshop 2012 Health Care Reform: Forecast for Nevada and Fraud and Abuse Hot Topics 2014 In partnership with the Nevada State Medical Association, this timely seminar focuses on record-breaking recoveries, regulation of health care fraud in the era of reform and a 2013 Nevada legislative update. 4 Credits $160 Also available: Health Care Reform: Next Steps for Nevada 2012 Intellectual Property Law Conference 2013 This popular annual conference features information on: conducting trademark surveys, trademark/copyright enforcement, termination of transfers of copyrights, patent litigation at the International Trade Commission, determining and calculating damages and ethics with speaker Larry Cohen. 7.5 Credits (1.5 Ethics) $300 Also available: Intellectual Property Law Conference 2012 Introduction to Transactional Drafting 2013 Learn the critical skills for contract drafting that practitioners of all backgrounds may encounter, with a focus in the area of real estate law. Seasoned lawyers may also find the session helpful to expand and hone their contract drafting skills. Begins with tips on successfully identifying and drafting the main components of a contract (including recitals, representations, warranties, covenants, and conditions), and move into more specific tips about drafting in the real estate context. 3 Credits $120 ipad Apps: Can They Fulfill All Your Trial Needs? Expert commercial litigator Philip Aurbach discusses new ways lawyers are using the ipads along with other technology to help with trial preparation, collaboration and presentation. Find out if you should embed pictures or video into PDF pleadings, how to avoid problems with your presentations and how to argue motions or make presentations with an ipad. This program includes a list of the ipad apps that are being used by more and more lawyers. Law & Literature: Part I 2013 Criminal defense attorney David Cross shares his passion for literature while teaching lessons that lawyers can learn from classic stories. Part 1 discusses Aeschylus The Oresteia, Anatomy of a Murder, The Scarlet Letter, and Camus The Stranger. Delve into the criminal mind with Dostoyevsky s Crime and Punishment and Richard Wright s Native Son. As professionals who deal with individuals in the grip of intimate experiences of extreme emotion, it can only help us to gain insight and sympathy regarding such circumstances. 3 Credits $120 Also available: Law & Literature: Part II 2013 Laying Proper Foundation at Trial 2014 This presentation demonstrates the correct methods for introducing written and documentary evidence at trial and covers the five questions you need to ask; practice tips when opposing counsel is laying a foundation; using witnesses to authenticate; and typical scenarios in laying a foundation to introduce signed documents, chains, photographs, Facebook pages, business records and summaries. Also available: Evidentiary Foundations 2012 Making and Responding to Objections at Depositions 2012 This seminar geared toward litigators discusses Rambo deposition tactics: find out when zealous advocacy crosses the line and becomes sanctionable, the best response to inappropriate conduct by opposing counsel, when an attorney can instruct a witness not to answer and what objections should and should not be made in a deposition. This program includes commentary by Discovery Commissioner Bonnie Bulla. Medicare Liens from A-Z 2013 Expert litigators Jack Burden and Justin Clouser dive into the nuts and bolts of Medicare liens and present from perspective of both the defendant and plaintiff. This program includes a half hour on ethical considerations and questions from the audience. 3 Credits (0.5 Ethics) $120 Nevada Ballot Initiatives in Court 2012 This presentation examines legal issues and state and federal court decisions affecting Nevada s ballot initiative process. The increasing use of initiatives to create law or amend the Nevada Constitution means that attorneys should be more aware of the legal aspects of the process in order to advise clients whose interests may be affected by ballot measures. Nevada Issues in Foreclosures and Overview of the Attorney General s Office 2012 Attorney General Masto presents on the duties and functions of the Attorney General s Office. This includes general duties, mission statement, divisions/functions, agencies, boards and commissions, special units and legal opinions in regard to Nevada foreclosures. CLE Fall

10 Nevada Supreme Court Big Case Review 2014 Join the Nevada Supreme Court for a review of recent influential cases. The author of the majority decision presents the advance opinion, with follow up comments by the dissenting Justices. Overlay Issues in High Wealth Cases 2013 At the 2013 Family Law Conference, this panel of experts provides an introduction, history and timeline of financial disclosure in family law cases in Nevada. The panel goes over how to use the current detailed financial disclosure form and discusses formal and informal discovery related to financial disclosure in family law cases. 3.5 Credits $140 Online Law Practice Strategies: The Ethics of Law Firm Websites, Content, Social Media, Blogs and Your Overall Online Presence 2014 Every law firm has an online presence, even if they have never created a website. This seminar teaches a lawyer the proper way to establish a website, and successful online presence, all while navigating the ethical ramifications. Law firms need to establish an online presence and this includes blogs, social media, and various types of online content. Learn the proper way to create content while navigating the ethical ramifications of advertising and more. 5.5 Credits (2 Ethics) $220 Practice Tips in ADR and Negotiating Settlements 2012 This timely presentation covers ADR rules and advocacy. Know the dos and don ts of ethical conduct in mediation and get a view from the bench. Justice James Hardesty discusses the successful negotiator. Prof. Abramson of Touro Law Center, New York discusses a comprehensive approach to representing clients in mediation. 2.5 Credits (1 Ethics) $100 Privacy in the Supreme Court 2014 The technology of the 21st Century gives the police an unprecedented ability to gather information. There is an urgent need for the Supreme Court to develop a theory of informational privacy: when should the government be able to keep information from the public at least until the government has a warrant and probable cause? Professor Chemerinsky focuses on the emerging law concerning informational privacy and the Supreme Court. Also available: A Momentous Year in the Supreme Court 2012, A Momentous Year in the Supreme Court 2013 Real Property and Litigation: Legislative and Case Law Update 2013 This session focuses on the aftermath of AB 273 cases and legislation in This program also includes discussion of recent cases relating to mortgage law/foreclosures, including Edelstein, in re Fontainebleau. As presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting. Renewable Energy, Public Utilities Practice & Regulatory Lawyer Ethics 2013 This annual program includes a keynote message from Alaina Burtenshaw, Chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada and an hour of ethics credit focusing on common issues of attorney ethics. Listen in on three in-depth panel presentations by representatives from the regulators and the regulated, as well as private practice attorneys regularly engaged in the field. Explore recent developments facing Nevada s renewable energy industry, overview on legislative topics impacting energy and public utilities that have emerged in the 77th Session of the Nevada Legislature and integrated resource planning process and assess how this procedure could be improved. 6 Credits (1 Ethics) $240 Also available: Renewable Energy, Public Utilities Practice and Regulatory Lawyer Ethics 2012 Sealed Records in a Nutshell 2012 Join UNR s Donald W. 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