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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.


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


Past Bar Exams & Model Answers

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:

State Bar of Nevada: Admissions:

Clark Co. Bar Association.:

Washoe County Bar Association.:


State Administrative Law

Nevada Administrative Code & Nevada Register links from Nevada Law Library at

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:

NV Gaming Commission & State Gaming Control Board: : Click on “Publications”—includes links to agency forms. Also, List of Excluded Persons (ind’ls excluded from NV casinos) available at

Research Guides & Portals

          Clark County Law Library:

          Nevada Law Library: 

          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: ]

          Taxes:  No Nevada state income tax [SOURCE:

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

          Incentives for businesses to incorporate [See,

Incorporation in Nevada

·         Nevada’s Secretary of State, :  Includes information on incorporation.

·         Incorp, Henderson, NV:

·         Nevada Corporation Services, Ltd. (Lake Tahoe, NV)

·         Nevada First Holdings (Las Vegas, NV)

·         Corporate Services of Nevada (Carson City, NV)

·         Nevada Corporate Services  (Las Vegas, NV)

·         Corporate Service Center (Reno, NV)

·         Nevada Corporate Headquarters (Las Vegas, NV)

·         And many more. . . 
See, Nevada Registered Agent Assn.,

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):

          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:  [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

          NV Dept of Personnel:

          City of Las Vegas Jobs:

          City of Reno Jobs: 

          Carson City Job Opportunities:

          Clark County Human Resources:

          Washoe County Human Resources:

          Federal jobs in NV:
--Click on “Search Jobs” tab & limit location to NV


Howard Riell, Government Contractors: Working with the System, Nev. Bus., July 6, 2012, available at

 National Security Technologies:

 CACI Careers:

General Dynamics:

Booz Allen Hamilton:

United Technologies:

Thinking outside the city

Lorelei Laird, In Rural America, There are Job Opportunities and a Need for Lawyers, ABA J., Oct. 1, 2014, at 

--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 supplements book.

Steve Evenson, Rural Lawyers in the Changing Marketplace, GP Solo, Jan./Feb. 2013, at
--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

--How to Do Good Work That Will Pay Off Your Student Loans, Forbes, July 17, 2012, at

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

Court Rules & Procedure


Court Rules of Nevada, : 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 Ninth Circuit Civil Appellate Practice
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:

Ninth Circuit:

U.S. District Court, District of Nevada:
--Select “Local Rules” from left frame.

Municipal Codes

Nevada County and City Codes Online,

Social Media

LinkedIn Groups

  • Nevada Law
  • Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice


  • 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.


  • 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 ( , Call No. 917.9304/MARTIN

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


My Cheap Apartments:
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