October Social with the WCBA on October 26th at 5:30 p.m.
Please join us on October 26th at 5:30 p.m. for a social event with the Washoe County Bar Association at Bistro 7, located at 7111 S. Virginia Street. Enjoy some delicious appetizers and a glass of your favorite drink while mingling with fellow NNWLA and WCBA members. We will provide light appetizers and one drink ticket to our participants. No RSVP is necessary.
November 9th at noon: Dr. Melissa Piasecki's Substance Abuse Discussion
On November 9th at noon, Dr. Piasecki will join us for a lunchtime CLE discussing substance abuse problems with legal professionals in the 2nd floor conference room at Public Defender/Alternate Public Defender/Social Services Office located at 350 S. Center Street.
Studies indicate that attorneys report twice the rate of hazardous drinking when compared to the general population. Attorneys are also vulnerable to other substance and mental health problems. This interesting one hour presentation, which meets Nevada Bar CLE requirements, identifies 10 major risk factors and strategies that you can use to address them. 1 credit substance abuse CLE pending.
Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for non-members, and $30 for a member plus one guest. Your ticket will include a catered lunch from The Cheese Board. Lunch will include assorted sandwiches on freshly baked breads, a baby green salad, and freshly made desert bars and cookies. Please RSVP by November 3rd at 5 p.m. at http://www.nnwla.com/events.html. To pay by check, please RSVP to email@example.com and send your check to Jenna Garcia, P.O. Box 40953, Reno, NV 89504.
Save the Dates: Holiday Events
Celebrate the holiday season with NNWLA at our annual holiday party! Judge Lynne K. Simons has graciously offered to host this event again at her lovely home on December 13th at 5:30 p.m.
Additionally, we will be collecting donations for our annual shopping event benefiting students at Veterans Memorial Elementary School. We hope you will join us on December 16th at JCPenney for the shopping event. More details will be forthcoming.
Last Month's Supreme Court Event
NNWLA would like to thank all of the Nevada Supreme Court Justices and the Clerk of the Court, Elizabeth Brown, for participating in our event last month. We all had a wonderful time mingling with the Justices before the discussion. Below, please find some photos that were taken while the Justices answered our questions and provided invaluable tips on practicing in the Nevada Supreme Court.
Join the 2018 NNWLA Board
The NNWLA Board is seeking volunteers to fill leadership positions on the 2018 Board. Please let us know if you are interested in becoming more involved with NNWLA by contributing your ideas, talent, and enthusiasm to this fantastic organization! The NNWLA Board and committee members typically meet for 1-2 hours each month to plan CLE events and networking opportunities for our members. This is a great opportunity to meet other NNWLA members. For more information about these opportunities, please contact Marilee Cate at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommended Reading From Our Supreme Court Justices
Our Nevada Supreme Court Justices provided those in attendance at our last event with tips on writing captivating briefs and advocating winning oral arguments. At the event, they provided us with recommendations of different books to provide lawyers with the tools to be successful. One of those books that was recommended is a book called "Plain English for Lawyers."
Originally, this book was a law review review article. Based on the popularity of the article, Mr. Wydick write the book. If you are interested in reading the law review article, please go to the following link: http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2362&context=californialawreview.
If you have a recommendation for an interesting or useful book, please email us your recommendation by sending it to Kendra Bertschy at email@example.com.
Image from: https://www.amazon.com/Plain-English-Lawyers-Richard-Wydick/dp/1594601518
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.
Are you considering a membership with NNWLA? Any dues paid from now until the end of this year will count towards your 2017 and your 2018 membership dues. 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.