Nevada

451 ABA Journal Nevada articles.

Judge is accused of abusing judicial prestige while investigating hip-hop clothing store and double murder
A Las Vegas judge is facing an ethics complaint stemming from her own personal investigation of a hip-hop clothing store where her daughter worked and a double murder that she thought involved her daughter's acquaintance.
Afternoon Briefs: Another firm trims salary cuts; lawyer is accused of writing $400K in bad checks

Kelley Drye trims some salary cuts

Kelley Drye & Warren is reducing 10% pay cuts to 5% cuts for associates, special counsels and staff earning more than $100,000. Reductions…

Indiana changes online bar exam again after ‘repeated and unforeseen technical complications’
Following “repeated and unforeseen technical complications,” the Indiana Supreme Court released an order Wednesday stating that its online bar exam has been rescheduled for Aug. 4, and it will now be an open-book test with questions and answers exchanged by email.
Fennemore Craig announces merger; it’s not the time to ‘curl up in a ball,’ CEO says

Fennemore Craig will merge with California law firm Dowling Aaron, creating a law firm with 180 lawyers. Fennemore Craig CEO James Goodnow said the merger will make the combined firm “a dominant player in agriculture business and water law” in the U.S.

Online bar exams delayed in 2 states because of issues with testing software
Nevada and Indiana have pushed back the dates for their online bar exams after users taking practice tests encountered technology problems.
Supreme Court refuses to block restrictions on Nevada churches in 5-4 vote

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday night rejected an emergency request by a Nevada church to block a 50-person limit on attendance at worship services. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was among the five justices who declined to issue an injunction.

As some law grads prepare for an online bar exam, academic support experts offer advice

Most states planning remote bar exams because of the novel coronavirus pandemic have cut the dreaded multiple-choice multistate bar exam portion of the test. But that doesn’t mean that the test will be easier to pass, according to some academic support experts.

NCBE plans to offer some remote exams for new October testing date but not for UBE
The National Conference of Bar Examiners announced Monday that remote offerings will be available in October for the multistate bar exam, the multistate essay exam and the multistate performance test.
Since remote MBE won’t be available for July bar, Nevada plans for essay-based test
Considering social distancing requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nevada is going forward with a remote, open-book bar exam, which will be administered in July.
Why exotic dancers and other gig workers are seeing employment law gains, COVID-19 losses

“The coronavirus is exposing the dangers of being a gig worker—you have no benefits, no health care, and no one to one to speak for you,” says lawyer Michael P. Maslanka, a labor and employment law expert in Texas. “I think this crisis is so severe that it will change the mindsets of the people, and when the mindsets of the people change, laws change.”

Indiana plans remote July bar exam, and Nevada considers open-book test
Indiana will have a July bar exam, administered remotely and shortened to one day, the state supreme court announced Thursday.
Former BigLaw partner is suspended after writing himself checks from firm, claiming gambling addiction
A former partner at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker has been suspended after an ethics panel concluded that he wrote himself checks from the law firm’s operating account and then lied about a gambling addiction.
Bone marrow recipient’s DNA partly changed after procedure; what are the implications for law enforcement?
A Nevada man who received a bone marrow transplant underwent a blood test and discovered that some of his DNA had been replaced by that of his German donor, a finding that could have implications in criminal investigations.
Suit accuses former casino company general counsel of approving ‘secret undercover operation’
An invasion-of-privacy lawsuit claims that the former general counsel of Wynn Resorts approved a “secret undercover operation” to gather derogatory information about a former salon employee who provided information to the Wall Street Journal.
Victim advocates concerned after Nevada top court gives jury trial right to accused domestic batterers
The Nevada attorney general and victims’ rights advocates are raising concerns about the impact of a recent Nevada Supreme Court decision giving misdemeanor domestic violence defendants the right to a jury trial.

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