Attorney Wellness and Substance Abuse CLE with Supreme Court Justice Michael M. Cherry
We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting a Substance Abuse CLE on November 16, 2018 at noon with Nevada Supreme Court Justice Cherry. Justice Cherry will be discussing attorney wellness and substance abuse matters. This discussion will be held in a large conference room at the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office, which is located at 1 South Sierra Street in the South Tower on the 3rd floor. Please note you will have to go through a metal detector to enter the building. We expect a large turnout, so please arrive early to have time to get your lunch.
Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members, and $40 for a member plus one guest. Your ticket will include a delicious 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 9th by using the PayPal link on our website. Approved for 1 CLE credut for substance abuse.
Annual NNWLA Holiday Party
Please join us on Thursday, December 13th at 5:30 p.m. for our annual NNWLA Holiday Party. Judge Lynne Simons has graciously opened her wonderful home to us again this year. Please come celebrate the holidays and the upcoming New Year with us as we welcome the new 2019 NNWLA Board of Directors. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 10th. After we receive your RSVP, we will reply with the party address. We look forward to seeing you!
Please Support Our Holiday Veterans Memorial Shopping Event
On Saturday. December 15th, we will hold our annual shopping event for the students of Veterans Memorial Elementary School at the J.C. Penney store in the Meadowood Mall. The event is a wonderful opportunity to provide underprivileged children attending Veterans Memorial Elementary School with warm clothes and presents for the holidays.
Each $100.00 we raise allows us to shop for another child. As a thank you to everyone who donates, we will publish a list of our volunteers and donors in the January NNWLA blog. The donors will be acknowledged in the following categories: Gold ($200 and above); Silver ($100- $199); and Bronze ($1- $99). Any amount, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated and will ensure that more children can participate! Donations can be made through our website at nnwla.com/events or by sending a check to Jenna Garcia, P.O. Box 40953, Reno, NV 89504.
We also hope you will consider joining us that morning as a volunteer shopper. Our volunteers are paired with a Veterans Memorial Elementary student and help the child pick out their purchases. Most volunteer shoppers are finished in about one hour. Please email us at email@example.com if you would like to volunteer.
Sustaining Member Spotlight: Justice Lidia Stiglich
- by Kendra G. Bertschy
Justice Stiglich has graciously allowed NNWLA to interview her for our Sustaining Member Spotlight for this month. While she has been with the Supreme Court, Justice Stiglich has continued to support NNWLA. NNWLA is lucky to have a sustaining member who has been willing to donate so much of her time to our organization.
Here are some of the questions that we had for her:
What drew you to the practice of law?
I have always been enamored with the profession - the "search for the truth", scholarship and eloquence.
What stands out most about your legal career?
Probably that I have enjoyed every moment.
What do you hope to accomplish in your legal career?
On a micro level, I hope to make a difference in a person's life. On a macro level, I hope to enhance the public's perception of the judiciary. I hope to inspire and encourage others to excel in the field.
What changes have you noticed in the practice of law?
Technology has enhanced the practice by the readily available stream of information and access to the courts. Technology has detracted a bit from the practice, however, because of the constant access to the lawyers. It is much tougher now to draw healthy boundaries between work and home.
What was your transition to the Supreme Court like?
My transition was relatively smooth because of the graciousness and availability of my colleagues.
What do you miss most, if anything, about being a trial attorney?
I loved being an advocate and having the human contact that comes with direct services.
What tips do you have for attorneys practicing in the Supreme Court?
Be honest in your application of the law and be prepared.
Do you have any tips for new Nevada attorneys?
Enjoy the incredible access and opportunities that are presented in Nevada.
How do you maintain a healthy work/life balance?
I generally try and be "present" wherever I am. At work I endeavor to be all in and at home I endeavor to do the same. That means at home putting down the phone, briefs, record, etc. and participating.
What hobby would you take up if you had more free time?
I would pleasure read and probably start/join a book club.
Is there anything else that NNWLA members should know?
I am so grateful for and inspired by organizations such as the NNWLA that encourage and support women. Thank you for all that you do and keep up the good work.
If you want to read more about Justice Stiglich, NNWLA published an article in 2016 about Justice Stiglich. Please click on this link to view that article.
Federal Court Inmate Early Mediation Opportunity
Second Judicial District Court - District Court Master Job Opening
Attorney Advisor (Decision Writer)
NNWLA is extremely thankful for everyone who participated in our interactive event last month. We are so lucky to have so many wonderful and inspiring local members of the judiciary. We are grateful for all of the participants, speakers and members, who made this event so interesting. We had a lot of thought provoking questions, but also a lot of fun. It was wonderful to hear everyone having such a great time! Please enjoy the below photos from our October Event.
Congratulations to our member Kendra Jepsen on opening up her new firm!
Jepsen Law Group, PLLC has opened its doors as of September this year. Attorney Kendra Jepsen is a Nevada native, raised in the Reno-Sparks area. She attended Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Nevada, Reno and earned her Juris Doctorate Degree at William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Kendra is excited and privileged to be a part of the thriving women’s legal community here in Reno. Kendra loves her community and looks forward to maintaining and developing a strong legal presence here.
Jepsen Law Group is located at 300 Brinkby Ave, Ste 205 Reno, NV 89509. She can be reached at 775.384.8449 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can find her on the web at www.JepsenLawGroup.com.
Join the 2019 NNWLA Board
We are still looking for volunteers who want to help make 2019 a year to exciting events for NNWLA! We are seeking volunteers for leadership positions on the 2019 Board. If you are interested in getting more involved with NNWLA and contributing your ideas, time, and talent to this fantastic organization, we want to hear from you! This is a fun chance to get to know other NNWLA members and direct the future of this organization. For more information about these opportunities, please contact our 2019 President Katie Hoffman at email@example.com.
Are you considering a membership with NNWLA? Any dues paid from now until the end of this year will count towards your 2018 and your 2019 membership dues. Members not only get special pricing on events, but make sure to fill out the form to have your information included on our webpage where members can look to get and give referrals. Please click on this link to be directed to our membership page.