CLE: Ethical Practice Hot Spots (Class of 2004 Reunion)

When: Friday, October 16, 2009 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm


BSL Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility

This event will be held in the Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility.

Online Registration
To register for this CLE* program, click here.

For cost and payment details, see the registration page.
For more information, contact Betty Campbell at or (702) 895-2874.

*This program is pending approval for two ethics credits.

Program Moderator: Professor Kate Kruse

Program Panelists

Topic: Alternative Dispute Resolution Ethics Hot Spots
Professor Jean Sternlight

  • Ethical issues that face attorneys who advocate on behalf of their clients in negotiations, mediations, or arbitrations.

Topic: Overview of Recent Developments in Judicial Ethics
Professor Jeff Stempel

  • Disqualification of State Court Judges on Constitutional Grounds.
  • U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Caperton v. Massey (June 2009).
  • Proposed Revisions to Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct.
  • Differences Between Proposed Code and Current Code.
  • Judicial Disqualification Based on Campaign Contributions.

Topic: Fee Disputes
Assistant Bar Counsel Glenn Machado

  • Payment issues that may arise between the attorney and clients.
  • Payment issues that may arise between an attorney and third-parties with an interest in a client’s litigation proceeds.
  • An attorney’s obligations to both the client and third parties and the options available to the attorney.

Topic: What Triggers Sanctions and What Happens to Them On ReviewU.S. Bankruptcy Judge Bruce A. Markell and Professor Nancy Rapoport

  • What type of behavior is likely to trigger sanctions.
  • What happens to sanctions on review.