August 24th Happy Hour at The Eddy
Please join us on Thursday, August 24th at 5:30 p.m. at The Eddy, located at 16 South Sierra Street, for a mixer and networking event. The Eddy is a new beer garden located downtown directly on the river. This is the perfect spot to relax after work, play some outdoor games, and catch up with your friends. We look forward to seeing you there! No RSVP necessary.
Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/TheEddyReno/.
Save the Date: An Evening With the Nevada Supreme Court on September 7th, 2017
We are excited to announce that NNWLA will host an event with the Nevada Supreme Court. This event is a great opportunity to meet our Nevada Supreme Court Justices. More information will be forthcoming. We hope you can join us on September 7th for this event!
Please Join NNWLA in Thanking Our June Event Speakers
Thank you to everyone who attended our June Luncheon at Silver Peak discussing legislative issues. We had an impressive turnout for this informative luncheon. We are grateful that Assemblywoman Amber Joiner (District 24), Senator Heidi Gansert (District 15), and Assemblywoman Jill Tolles (District 25) were able to join us to provide us with their thoughts on the most recent legislative session. We hope the speakers answered some of your questions. We would also like to thank Patricia D. Cafferata, Esq. for moderating this event.
Spotlight on Laura May Tilden: The First Woman Admitted to the Nevada State Bar
In 1893, the Nevada Legislature enacted legislation that allowed women to practice law in Nevada for the first time. Nevadans credit Laura May Tilden for the passage of this important legislation. On July 23, 1893, at the age of twenty-two, Laura was the first woman to pass the Nevada Bar Exam.
Laura was born in Sacramento, California on April 24, 1872. Her parents were Marcellus Crane Tilden and Elizabeth J. Ralston. In 1880, Laura's family moved to Virginia City, Nevada where her father started a legal practice. Since there are no records that Laura attended law school, historians assume that she studied law by reading the legal books in her father's law office. Laura moved to Colorado a few years after passing the Nevada Bar. Although she was the first woman to pass the Nevada Bar, there is no evidence that she practiced law in Nevada.
For more information on the legislation or Laura May Tilden Wilson, please view the following websites: https://www.unr.edu/nwhp/bios/women/tilden.htm; https://suffrage100nv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/1893-Statutes-Female-Attorneys.pdf.
Photo credit: https://www.unr.edu/nwhp/bios/women/tilden.htm
Staff Attorney Needed
Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans (VARN), a nonprofit law firm in Carson City, is seeking a Staff Attorney who will counsel, advocate for and represent victims of domestic violence in family law matters. Prior family law or general civil law experience preferred. Travel required. Medical benefits. EOE. Full job description. Please send resume and cover letter to VARN c/o Julie Mogensen, 904 N. Nevada St., Carson City, NV 89703, fax (775) 883-7211 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immigration Staff Attorney Needed
Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevadans (VARN), a nonprofit law firm in Carson City, is seeking a Staff Attorney who will counsel, advocate for and represent victims of domestic violence with immigration and family law matters. Bilingual in Spanish required. Prior experience with immigration and family law preferred. Travel required. Medical benefits. EOE. Full job description. Please send resume and cover letter to VARN c/o Julie Mogensen, 904 N Nevada St, Carson City, NV 89703, fax (775) 883-7211 or email, email@example.com.
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. Members not only get special pricing on events, but coming soon, NNWLA is working on setting up a webpage where members can look to get and give referrals. Please click on this link to be directed to our membership page