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Celebrate Flag Day on June 14th

Join us in celebrating Flag Day on June 14.  Each year on this date we honor the United States flag and commemorate the flag’s adoption. Fly your flag. Sing “She’s a Grand Old Flag” or “The Star Spangled Banner”. Also, make sure to help your kids and grand kids learn about Flag Day and the history and significance of the American Flag. … [Read more...]

Let’s Appreciate and Remember Our Veterans; on Veterans Day and Everyday

We celebrate Veterans Day on November 11. Americans honor the brave men and women of the armed forces who risk their lives to protect our freedom. They include past and present members of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, Air Force, and the Coast Guard. Originally called Armistice Day, major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. Here are a few quotes to mark … [Read more...]

It’s Nevada, not Nev-ah-da . . . Happy Nevada Day!

Before it was a political issue in the presidential race, it was an issue in my family.  Relatives from out of state just could not get the name right.  And like a certain candidate, my relatives insisted that the linguistic pronunciation was correct.    However, the pronunciation represents the duality and independence of the state it identifies.  The cowboy boots and bolo ties worn by attorneys and judges in court have given way to the brogues and ties of other jurisdictions.  Our eponymous … [Read more...]

Nevada’s Pro Hac Vice Rules Are Stricter Than Most

Do you have a civil matter that needs to be litigated in Nevada but you do not have the time or patience to study for and sit through a three day bar exam?  Mike Mills of Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell provides the solution!  Nevada does not admit attorneys to practice based on reciprocity with any foreign states.  See Nevada Supreme Court Rule 42(15).  However, pro hac vice admissions are available.  Mike Mills has experience serving as local counsel in civil actions for many out-of-state … [Read more...]

Nevada Joins Club Cumis

In State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Hansen, No. 64484, 131 Nev. Adv. Op. 74 (Nev. 2015) the Nevada Supreme Court adopted the independent counsel model outlined by the California Court of Appeals in San Diego Federal Credit Union v. Cumis Ins. Society, Inc., 208 Cal. Rptr. 494, 506 (Ct. App. 1984), superseded by statute as stated in United Enters., Inc. v. Superior Court, 108 Cal. Rptr. 3d 25 (App 2010). In its opinion issued on September 24, 2015, the Nevada Supreme Court said that an insurance … [Read more...]