January Back On Track Spin Class and Social: January 18th at 6:30 p.m.
NNWLA’s January event will be focused on fun and a little you time to work out after the busy holiday season. We will have our own 35 minute class at Full Pedal North on Thursday, January 18th, at 6:30 p.m. Full Pedal North is located at 9570 S McCarran Blvd #106, Reno, NV 89523. A healthy pre-workout snack, shoes, and water will be included in the cost of the class. This class will be challenging for veteran spinners, but also a great class for beginners. If you are up for a glass of wine after class or just want to socialize more, we can head right around the corner to Whispering Vine.
Space is limited for this event, so please reserve your spot now by going to the NNWLA event page. Please leave your email address in the comment box so we can provide you further instructions for the event via e-mail. The cost will be $10 for members and $15 for non-members, or $20 for a member and a guest.
A Word From Our New 2018 President
- By Marilee B. Cate, Esq.
I hope each of you had a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year! 2017 was a great year for NNWLA. It was mixed with fun social events, informative CLEs, and wonderful volunteer opportunities. I want to thank our 2017 president Laury Macauley for her leadership and dedication to NNWLA. I also want to think our speakers and dedicated members who helped make the 2017 events so successful.
The new NNWLA board has been hard at work to make 2018 another great year. We are kicking the year off with a Back on Track Spin Class and Social event at Full Pedal North in January 18th. This will be a fun class for veteran spinners, as well as beginners. To sign up please go to the event page on our website. We welcome non-lawyer friends and spouses at this event and have provided a special pricing option for a member and a guest. Please keep an eye out for other social events this year, including, our family night at the Reno Aces in the summer, as well as our popular Holiday Party in December.
As always, we will offer a number of luncheon CLE programs this year. You will not want to miss our first one, which will be on February 27th. NNWLA will host a luncheon forum with Judge Valerie Cooke, Boyd Professor Ann McGinley, Mary Dugan, and Ann Morgan to discuss different aspects of sexual harassment in the workplace in light of the recent publicity on the subject. This is sure to be an fascinating discussion with a distinguished panel of women. We are hoping to get this event approved for an ethics CLE credit. Please check our event page for registration information. If you cannot attend on February 27th, do not worry. NNWLA will offer CLEs on other topics throughout the year, including, trial practice, legal writing, and the energy initiative. We will also co-sponsor an event in September with the Washoe County Bar Association for our members to get to know Judge Kathleen M. Drakulich.
Finally, and most importantly, NNWLA will continue our tradition of providing volunteer opportunities for causes that benefit our local community. In May, we will seek volunteers to staff a “Lawyer in the Library” night in honor of Law Day, and, in December, we will donate our time and money to our annual Veterans Memorial Elementary School Shopping event to ensure that some of the less fortunate children in our community have warm winter clothes.
Please come join us at our events in 2018!
Meet the 2018 NNWLA Board
During our December meeting and annual holiday party, the NNWLA membership elected the new 2018 slate of officers: President Marilee Cate, Vice President Katie Hoffman, Secretary Chelsea Mazza, Treasurer Jenna Garcia, and Communications and Blog Chair Kendra G. Bertschy.
Newly elected President Marilee Cate was the 2017 Vice President. Marilee has served on the NNWLA board for the past several years in various positions. Marilee is a Deputy District Attorney at the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office.
Katie Hoffman, the Vice President, served last year as a Committee Member for the 2017 Board. She has previously held numerous positions on the NNWLA Board, including as the 2016 Communications and Newsletter Chair.
Chelsea Mazza will serve a second term as the NNWLA Secretary. She is a Deputy District Attorney at the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office.
Jenna Garcia will continue a second term as the NNWLA Treasurer. She is a Deputy Public Defender at the Alternate Public Defender’s Office.
Kendra G. Bertschy will also remain as the NNWLA Communications and Blog Clair. Outside of NNWLA, Kendra is a Deputy Public Defender at the Public Defender's Office.
The 2018 NNWLA Board also welcomes the Committee Members Samantha Rice and Amanda Sage. Both women are new to the NNWLA Board. Samantha is the law clerk to the Honorable Barry Breslow, Department 8, for the Second Judicial District Court. Amanda is an Assistant Attorney General with the Nevada Attorney General's Office.
The 2018 NNWLA board looks forward to another great year!
Thank You Veterans Memorial Shoppers and Donors!
Thanks to the incredible generosity of our members, their families, and law firms, NNWLA was able to spread holiday cheer this season to 55 deserving children from Veterans Memorial Elementary School. This event would not have been possible without the volunteers shoppers who showed up bright and early on a weekend morning at JCPenney. We could not have had such a successful event without all of their participation! Please join us in thanking all of the volunteers for their assistance. These shoppers included: Sally Basset, Ann Black, Gavin Black, Marilee Cate, Jenna Garcia, Beth Davis, Kim Goodnight, Stacy Hernandez, Carla Higginbotham, Katie Hoffman, Alicia Intriago, Courtney Leverty, Pat Leverty, Gene Leverty, Colton Loretz, Jennifer Mayhew, Chelsea Mazza, Alice Mercado, Karen Monnreal, Rick Mula, Veronica Peterson, Jacey Prupas, Jennifer Rains, Hon. Connie Steinheimer, Annie Tsao, Brianna Wheelen, and Diana Wheelen.
NNWLA greatly appreciates your continued support for this unique event. We did not get an opportunity to check in all of our volunteers. If we missed naming you in this list, please let us know so we can include your name in our next blog. If you were unable to attend the event this year, please consider joining us next year!
Thank you also to our generous donors:
Gold Donors: Troy Anderson, Lauren Berkich, Fennemore Craig, Jennifer Rains, Teresa Ristenpart, and Nevada Energy.
Silver Donors: Anonymous, Sally Bassett, Kendra G. Bertschy, Marilee Cate, Hon. Val.... Cooke, Lemons Grundy, Elizabeth High, Alicia Lerud, Leverty and Associates, Colton Loretz, Hon. Cynthia Lu, Hon. Patricia Lynch, Macauley Law Group, Alice Mercado, Kathleen Noneman, Alison Ormas, Justice Pickering, Emily Reed, Samantha Rice, Schroeder Law Office, Sendalls, Christine Smith, Hon. Ryan Sullivan, and Amy Tirre.
Bronze Donors: Catherine Berry, Katie Brady, Hon. Barry Breslow, Lemons Grundy Eisenberg, Dawn Gearhart, Kim Goodnight, Joel Guerra, Emily Gust, Jen Gustofson, Irene Hart, Katie Hoffman, Alicia Johnson, Sarah Molleck, Andrea Nichols, Amanda Sage, Michelle Shull, Jennifer Smith, Abigail Stephenson, and Sydnie Wells.
Thank You Letter From Veterans Memorial Elementary School
Thank you to the 2017 Sustaining Members
NNWLA would like to thank all of its 2017 sustaining members: Lauren Berkich, Janet Chubb, Hon. Valerie P. Cooke, Hon. Linda Gardner, Julia Gold, Ann Hall, Patricia Halstead, Gayle Kern, Debbie Leonard, Hon. Jessica Longley, Hon. Cynthia Lu, Hon. Patricia Lynch, Ann Morgan, Debra Robinson, Miriam Shearing, Marilyn Skender, Hon. Ryan Sullivan, Hon. Connie Steinheimer, Jennifer Stern, Amy Tirre, and Sandra Wilson.
NNWLA greatly appreciates all of your generous contributions this year and your continued support!
Save the Date: Sexual Harassment Luncheon CLE February 27th
Please join us on February 27, 2018 at noon for a timely CLE forum featuring a panel of several notable Nevada women. NNWLA is excited to be hosting this event with the Honorable Valerie P. Cooke, Boyd Professor Ann McGinley, Mary Dugan, and Ann Morgan to discuss different aspects of sexual harassment in the workplace. This will be a very interesting CLE that you will not want to miss! More information will be forthcoming. CLE credit is pending approval (ethics credit).
NNWLA Mentoring Circles
The NNWLA Board is proud to host another year of the NNWLA Mentoring Circle Program. Each NNWLA Mentoring Circle consists of a group of NNWLA members who meet once a month in a casual and confidential setting to mentor each other. In the Mentoring Circles, NNWLA members will have the opportunity to give advice, get advice, and share experiences, and referrals in a friendly environment. Each Mentoring Circle will consist of a mix of experience levels and practice areas.
We are currently seeking additional members for the Downtown Reno lunchtime Mentoring Circle. This mentoring circle meets at noon every third Thursday at the Washoe Public House. If you are interested in joining this mentoring circle, please contact NNWLA Communications and Blog Chair Kendra G. Bertschy at email@example.com.
Have you renewed your NNWLA membership for 2018? Members not only get special pricing on events, but NNWLA is also working on a webpage where members can look to get and give referrals. Please click on this link to be directed to our membership page or print the attached form by clicking on this link. You can email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Jenna Garcia, P.O. Box 40953, Reno, NV 89504.
Please make sure to send us your membership form so that you can be added to our members referral page!
March 23rd from 12:30 - 2:30 - Trial Practice Seminar with Judge Steinheimer
April 19th at noon - Legal Writing CLE
May 1st - Lawyer in the Library Event