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Nevada: Prepare to Practice

This research guide provides selected listings of online and some print resources that may be useful to students preparing to practice law in the state of Nevada.

Nevada

Secondary Sources

Steven Klearman, Elements of Nevada Legal Theories, Reno, NV: Nevada Legal Guides, 2006. LOCATION: 4th Floor
CALL NO.: KFN1133 .K56 2006.
--Table of Contents lists causes of action alphabetically. Additional table of contents lists elements of causes of action. Chapters provide analysis.

 

NV Bar Exam Info

NV Bar Exam Info
http://www.nvbar.org/content/bar-exam

 

Past Bar Exams & Model Answers
http://www.nvbar.org/content/model-answers

Exam Results
http://www.nvbar.org/content/exam-results

State Bar of Nevada: Bar Exam [past exams from 1985]
LOCATION: 2nd Floor Microforms Room
CALL NO.: KF 303 .N4

Nevada Bar Association Information

State Bar of Nevada: http://www.nvbar.org/

State Bar of Nevada: Admissions: http://www.nvbar.org/content/admissions%20

Clark Co. Bar Association.: http://www.clarkcountybar.org

Washoe County Bar Association.: www.wcbar.org

 

State Administrative Law

Nevada Administrative Code & Nevada Register links from Nevada Law Library at http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Law1.cfm

LEXIS ADVANCE:  Choose your content type, jurisdiction, and if appropriate practice area upon signing on Lexis Advance

WESTLAW NEXT:  Browse the "State Materials" for items on Nevada

Gaming regulations: http://gaming.nv.gov/index.aspx?page=51

NV Gaming Commission & State Gaming Control Board: http://gaming.nv.gov : Click on “Publications”—includes links to agency forms. Also, List of Excluded Persons (ind’ls excluded from NV casinos) available at http://gaming.nv.gov/index.aspx?page=72

Research Guides & Portals

          Clark County Law Library:  http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/LawLibrary

          Nevada Law Library: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Law1.cfm 

          G. LeGrande Fletcher, Nevada Practice Materials: A Selective Annotated Bibliography, 91 Law Libr. J. 313 (1999).  [Available on HeinOnline and in print in 2nd Floor Microforms Room.]

 

Why Nevada?

          Cost of living is significantly cheaper in Reno, NV than in San Diego, with a 44% reduction in housing costs.  [SOURCE:  http://cgi.money.cnn.com/tools/costofliving/costofliving.html ]

          Taxes:  No Nevada state income tax [SOURCE:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbrown/2013/07/09/nevada-a-zero-income-tax-innovative-oasis-in-the-desert/

  • Less competition for legal jobs than in California
    --See article below under "Getting a job"

          Incentives for businesses to incorporate [See, http://whynevada.com/

Incorporation in Nevada

·         Nevada’s Secretary of State, http://nvsos.gov/ :  Includes information on incorporation.

·         Incorp, Henderson, NV:  http://www.incorp.com
  Careers:  http://www.incorp.com/incorp-careers.aspx

·         Nevada Corporation Services, Ltd. (Lake Tahoe, NV) http://www.nevada123.com/

·         Nevada First Holdings (Las Vegas, NV) http://www.nevadafirst.com/

·         Corporate Services of Nevada (Carson City, NV) http://www.nevadacorps.com/

·         Nevada Corporate Services  (Las Vegas, NV) http://www.nevadacorporateservices.com/

·         Corporate Service Center (Reno, NV) http://www.corporateservicecenter.com/
 
Careers: 
http://www.corporateservicecenter.com/careers.html

·         Nevada Corporate Headquarters (Las Vegas, NV) http://www.nchinc.com/

·         And many more. . . 
See, Nevada Registered Agent Assn.,
http://www.nraa.biz/default.aspx

State Case Law

          Nevada Reports [1865-1882; Supreme Court of Nevada]
LOCATION:  4th Floor
CALL NO.:  KFN645 .A2

           Pacific Reporter
LOCATION:  2nd Floor
CALL NO.:   KF135 .P12;

          Pacific Digest
LOCATION:  2nd Floor
CALL NO.:  KF135 .P21 W42

          WESTLAW NEXT:  Browse "State Materials" for online Nevada case reporters

        LEXIS ADVANCE:  Choose your content type, jurisdiction, and if appropriate practice area upon signing on Lexis Advance

          Supreme Court of NV (past 90 days): http://www.nevadajudiciary.us/index.php/advance-opinions

          Updating:  Shepard’s on LEXIS; KeyCite on Westlaw.

State Legislation

          Nevada Revised Statutes
LOCATION:   4th Fl.
CALL NO.:  KFN630 1957 .A2 

  • LEXIS ADVANCE:  Choose your content type, jurisdiction, and if appropriate practice area upon signing on Lexis Advance



  • WESTLAW NEXT:  Browse the "State Materials" for items on Nevada

 

          Nevada Law Library: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Law1.cfm  [Nevada State Statutes and Session Laws from 1999]

          Nevada Session Laws (from 1864)
LOCATION:  2nd Floor Microforms Room
FILE:  W.S. Hein’s  Session Laws of American States and Territories

          Referenda & Initiatives:  Thomas R. Boone, Researching Initiatives and Referenda:  A Guide for Nevada, Leg. Ref. Serv. Q., Vol. 26, Nos. 3 & 4, 2007, at 223.

Getting a job

Joshua Wright, The Oversaturated Job Market for Lawyers Continues, and On-The-Side Legal Work Grows, EMSI, Jan. 10, 2014, at http://www.economicmodeling.com/2014/01/10/the-oversatured-job-market-for-lawyers-continues/

          NV Dept of Personnel:  http://dop.nv.gov/

          City of Las Vegas Jobs:  http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/Apply/jobs.htm

          City of Reno Jobs:  http://www.reno.gov/government/departments/human-resources 

          Carson City Job Opportunities:  http://www.carson-city.nv.us/Index.aspx?page=2045

          Clark County Human Resources:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/clarkcounty/default.cfm

          Washoe County Human Resources:  http://www.washoecounty.us/humanresources/index.html

          Federal jobs in NV: http://www.usajobs.gov/
--Click on “Search Jobs” tab & limit location to NV

 GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

Howard Riell, Government Contractors: Working with the System, Nev. Bus., July 6, 2012, available at http://www.nevadabusiness.com/2012/07/government-contractors-working-with-the-system/

 National Security Technologies: http://www2.nstec.com/Pages/index.aspx

 CACI Careers:  http://careers.caci.com/

General Dynamics: http://www.gdcareers.com/gdchq_jobs/main.cfm

Booz Allen Hamilton: http://www.boozallen.com/careers

United Technologies: http://careers.utc.com/index.asp

Thinking outside the city

Lorelei Laird, In Rural America, There are Job Opportunities and a Need for Lawyers, ABA J., Oct. 1, 2014, at http://www.abajournal.com/mobile/mag_article/too_many_lawyers_not_here._in_rural_america_lawyers_are_few_and_far_between 

--This article discusses efforts to recruit attorneys, mostly in North Dakota and South Dakota.

Bruce M. Cameron, Becoming a Rural Lawyer (2013)
4th Fl., KF300 .C29 2013
--Blog at http://rurallawyer.com supplements book.

Steve Evenson, Rural Lawyers in the Changing Marketplace, GP Solo, Jan./Feb. 2013, at http://www.americanbar.org/publications/gp_solo/2013/january_february/rural_lawyers_changing_marketplace.html
--The attorney-author discusses his practice in rural Nevada.

Thomas Mitchell, Rural Nevada Struggles to Fulfill Indigent Defense Requirement, WatchdogWire--Nevada, Sept. 5, 2014, at http://watchdogwire.com/nevada/2014/09/05/nevadas-rural-counties-struggle-to-fulfill-constitutional-requirement-for-indigent-defense/

--How to Do Good Work That Will Pay Off Your Student Loans, Forbes, July 17, 2012, at http://www.forbes.com/sites/alisongriswold/2012/07/17/how-to-do-good-work-that-will-pay-off-your-student-loans/

Article has information and links to programs for student loan recipients who find positions with nonprofit organizations or the public sector.

Court Rules & Procedure

STATE

Court Rules of Nevada, http://www.leg.state.nv.us/COURTRULES/ : Includes links to various court rules for the state.

LEXIS ADVANCE:  Select content type, jurisdiction, and practice area (if appropriate) upon accessing Lexis Advance

WESTLAW NEXT:  Browse "State Materials" for Court Rules for Nevada courts.

FEDERAL

Federal Ninth Circuit Civil Appellate Practice
LOCATION: Reserve
CALL NO.: KF 9054 9th .N4

Federal Appellate Practice Guide: Ninth Circuit
LOCATION: 4th Floor
CALL NO.: KF 9054 9th .F43 1999

Federal Local Court Rules
LOCATION: 4th Floor
CALL NO.: KF 8820 .A193 1995

Cyclopedia of Federal Procedure
LOCATION: 4th Floor
CALL NO.: KF 8835 .C9

Federal Rules of Evidence Digest
LOCATION: 4th Floor
CALL NO.: KF 8935 .F42

U.S. Supreme Court: http://www.supremecourtus.gov/ctrules/ctrules.html

Ninth Circuit: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/rules/

U.S. District Court, District of Nevada:
http://www.nvd.uscourts.gov/
--Select “Local Rules” from left frame.

Municipal Codes

Nevada County and City Codes Online, http://www.leg.state.nv.us/lcb/research/library/codes.cfm

Social Media

LinkedIn Groups

  • Nevada Law
  • Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Twitter

  • Law Tyme, Inc. (@Law_Tyme)--Legal recruiter with offices in San Francisco and Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas Lawyers (@lasvegas_lawyer)--Blog on law in Las Vegas.

Facebook

  • Nevada Legal News
  • Las Vegas Legal Life

Relocation Resources

Martin, Nevada in your future : the complete relocation guide for job-seekers, businesses, retirees and winter "snowbirds" (2004)—Available at several branches of the San Diego Public Library (http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/) , Call No. 917.9304/MARTIN

Smith & Smith, Moving to Las Vegas (2002)—Available at the Coronado Public Library (Catalog: http://74.62.186.68/; Adult Shelves, Call No. 917.93135 SMI)

Houses: www.realtor.com

Rentals:

Move.com: www.move.com
My Cheap Apartments: http://www.mycheapapartments.com/
--For pet-friendly rentals:
People with Pets:
http://www.peoplewithpets.com/ 
Rentdigs.com, Pet Friendly Las Vegas Houses & Apartments for Rent
http://www.rentdigs.com/Nevada/Las-Vegas-Pet-Friendly-Apartments.aspx
R
entdigs.com, Pet Friendly Reno Apartments & Houses for Rent
http://www.rentdigs.com/Nevada/Reno-Pet-Friendly-Apartments.aspx
Rentdigs.com, Pet Friendly Carson City Apartments & Houses for Rent
http://www.rentdigs.com/Nevada/Carson-City-Pet-Friendly-Apartments.aspx

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