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Legislative Luncheon: Important Issues from the 2017 Session
Please join us on Tuesday, June 27th at noon at Silver Peak (located at 135 N. Sierra St.) for a luncheon featuring three northern Nevada legislators including Assemblywoman Amber Joiner (District 24), Senator Heidi Gansert (District 15), and Assemblywoman Jill Tolles (District 25). We are fortunate to have legislators available to speak with us about the important changes to Nevada law following this legislative session. Please send any questions for the speakers to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 19th. This is sure to be a great event for all practitioners. 1.0 hour of CLE credit is pending.
Tickets are available using the Paypal link on our Events page until June 19th at 5 p.m. Advanced registration is highly recommended. The luncheon will include a Mexican inspired lunch buffet. To pay by check, please RSVP to email@example.com and send your check to Jenna Garcia, P.O. Box 40953, Reno, NV 89504.
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Meet Our Speakers for the June Event
Assemblywoman Amber Joiner (District 24)
Assemblywoman Joiner was raised in Reno, Nevada. She attended McQueen High School and the University of Nevada, Reno. She was first appointed to the Nevada Assembly in 2015. This year, she is the Vice Chair of the Education and Heath and Human Service Session Committees. She is also on the Government Affairs Session Committee. When she is not in the legislature, she is a University Adjunct Professor. For more information, please view her Legislator Information page: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Assembly/Current/24.
Senator Heidi Gansert (District 15)
Senator Gansert is also from Reno, Nevada. She attended Santa Clara University and obtained her MBA from University of Nevada, Reno. She has received several awards for her work at a legislature, including receiving Freshman Legislator of the year in 2005 from the Las Vegas Review Journal and the Police Officer's Research Association. For more information on Senator Gansert, please view her Legislature Information page: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Senate/Current/15.
Assemblywoman Jill Tolles (District 25)
Assemblywoman Tolles received her B.A. and M.A from the University of Nevada, Reno. She was first elected to the Assembly November 2016. She is currently on the Commerce and Labor, Corrections, Parole and Probation, Education, and Judiciary Session Committees. She is also a small business owner and Adjunct Professor and UNR and the National Judicial College. Please view her Legislature Information page for more information: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Legislator/A/Assembly/Current/25.
Thank You For Joining Us For Our March Event At The Reno Aces!
We all had a wonderful time watching the Reno Aces destroy the New Orleans Babycakes during our May social event. Even though it was a very cold May evening, everyone had a great time watching the game and eating the delicious food. Thank you again to everyone who attended the event.
August Social Event
NNWLA will take July off from hosting events and there will not be a scheduled NNWLA event. More information about our next event will be forthcoming. We will be posting more information on our website soon.
Happy Father's Day
NNWLA would like to wish a happy Father's Day to all of our members and friends.
Tour de Nez
The professional bicycle race will be coming back to Reno on Saturday, June 10, 2017. This is a great free event with a lot of opportunities to watch the professional cyclists in downtown Reno. The event lasts all day, beginning at 7:30 a.m. For more information about their event, please visit their webpage: https://tourdenez.com/.
Nevada State Fair
The Nevada State Fair returns to the Mills Park in Carson City on Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 11, 2017. The Fair features Rendezvous, Civil War re-enactments, western themed gunfights, horseback cavalry shows, carnival rides, and much more. This is the longest running event in Nevada's history. Additional information on the Fair can be found at www.nevadastatefair.org/.
The Ridge House Freedom Run
On July 1st at 8:00 a.m., the Ridge House is hosting their 4th Annual Ridge House Freedom Run. This is a fundraiser to support Veteran's Programs at the Ridge House, which is a local non-profit behavioral healthcare agency. There are three different distances for you to run or walk: 10K; 5K; and, a 1K Fun Walk. More information can be found on their website: http://www.ridgehouse.org/about/freedom-run-2017/.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Arbitrator Opportunity
FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is seeking to expand the depth and diversity of its arbitrator roster and encourages you to apply!
FINRA is an independent not-for-profit organization authorized by Congress to protect America’s investors, by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. FINRA also operates the largest securities dispute resolution forum in the world, and is currently seeking arbitrators to resolve the monetary and business disputes we oversee.
Serving as a FINRA arbitrator is a great way to give back to your community, by lending your professional knowledge and experience to the arbitration process. Industry knowledge is NOT required, and there is absolutely no cost associated with applying.
In addition to expanding your professional network, FINRA offers a variety of other benefits such as free training and CLE credits, earning honoraria ($600 per day) and developing and diversifying your professional skills.
To apply to become a FINRA arbitrator, complete the online application at http://www.finra.org/arbitration-and-mediation/apply-now.
Please mention the Northern Nevada Women Lawyers Association in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section of the FINRA arbitrator application. To request additional information or if you have any questions, please email: Arbrecruitment@finra.org.
If you have new contact information, exciting news to share, a job opportunity, an organization seeking volunteers, or information about an event members would be interested in, please let the NNWLA Board know. Please send your submissions to Kendra Bertschy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a friendly reminder to all members to pay your 2017 NNWLA membership dues if you haven’t yet done so this year. Please click on this link to be directed to our membership page.