16th Annual Public Interest Law Association Auction

When: Thursday, February 19, 2015 -
5:30am to 8:00am


Reynolds Hall Lobby at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

PILA Auction 2015 FlyerThe 16th Annual Public Interest Law Association (PILA) Fundraiser Auction will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in the Reynolds Hall Lobby.

Every year, PILA has honored a member of the legal community for their commitment to public interest. This year's honoree is Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez.

The purpose of the auction is to raise funding for summer internship grants for Boyd students working in the public sector. For more about PILA's Summer Public Interest Grant Program, click here. If you are interested in helping PILA, click here to see our ways to contribute, e-mail us,  or give directly online (under "Designation" choose "Other" and write in "PILA Auction"). 

A BIG Thank You To Our Sponsors:

PILA Full Grant Sponsors:

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

McDonald Carano Wilson, LLP

Platinum Donors:

Bailey Kennedy, LLP

Esquire Deposition Solutions, LLC

Kaempfer Crowell

Las Vegas Police Protective Association

Tom Thomas, Thomas & Mack Co.

Gold Donors:

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Bill Curran, Ballard Spahr

Gordon & Rees, LLP

Law Office of Eric P. Roy

Lee Hernandez Landrum Garofalo

Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada

Lipson Neilson Cole Seltzer Garin

Nevada Legal News

R C W | Ryan Carvalho & White LLP

Silver Donors:

Bradshaw, Smith & Co., LLP

Ford & Friedman 

Cliff Marcek

Naylor & Braster

Oronoz & Ericsson LLC

Republic Services

Bronze Donors:

B & G Landscape [702-573-4254]

Joey Gilbert Law

Becky Pintar, Pintar Albiston LLP

George C. Swarts, Swarts & Swarts CPAs

Teriyaki Madness

All printing generously donated by Lawyer Solutions Group & Litigation Services

Live Auction Items

A: Cosmopolitan Getaway (Value: $740):

  • 1-night stay in a terrace studio room & $100 dining credit from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas (FMV: $400)
  • $300 gift card to The Cosmopolitan donated by Professor Price (FMV: $300)
  • 1 bottle of Leo Premium Malbec from Quintessential Wines

B:Come Fly With Me (Value: up to $1392):

  • A Hot Air Balloon Ride for 2 people from Las Vegas Balloon Rides (FMV: $690) – BUT if it goes more than $1,000, then 4 people can go!
  • 1 bottle of Elsa Bianchi Cabernet from Quintessential Wines

C: A Night Over the Town (Value: $375):

D: Private Wine Tasting for 20 people from Total Wine & More in Henderson, NV (Value: $500)

E: Second Honeymoon Package (Value: approx. $1,200):

  • 3-day / 2-night stay in a luxury lake view suite with daily breakfast up to $50 at Rick's Cafe from Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa (includes resort fee & tax)
  • 1 bottle of New Age from Quintessential Wines

F: Dinner of the Month Club (Value: $1,220):

G: 13" Gemstone Globe with Black Opal Opalite Ocian and Antique Silver Commander 3-Leg Table Stand from Alexander Kalifano (Value: $384)

H: A Magical Evening (Value: $835):

I: Tranquility Vacation (Value: $1,390-$2,225, depending on travel dates):

  • 4 days / 3 nights luxury cabin in Brian Head, UT, 6 bedrooms and a loft, sleeps up to 20 people, donated by Tranquility Vacations
  • 1 bottles of Leo Premium Malbec from Quintessential Wines

J: Girls Night Out (Value: $426):

  • Four (4) tickets to Thunder from Down Under, donated by SPI Entertainment (FMV: $226)
  • $100 gift card from Blue Martini (FMV: $100)
  • $100 gift certificate from LAVO (FMV: $100)

K: A baseball signed by Kevin Jepsen, formerly of The Los Angeles Angels, currently of The Tampa Bay Rays 

L: Tropicana Package (Value: $1,285):

  • Tropicana Delux Package: 3 days / 2 nights Best-in-Class suite, $100 food/beverage credit (good for any Tropicana-owned Restaurant or Lounge), and two (2) VIP tickets to "Raiding the Rock Vault" (FMV: $1,270)
  • 1 bottle of New Age from Quintessential Wines

Live Auction – Student-Only Items

Silver Staircase Honoree Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez - Dinner with 4 students

A Bar Prep Course from Kaplan (FMV: $3500)

Two (2) $1,000 gift certificates toward a bar prep course from Barbri (FMV: $1000 each) (must be bought and used separately)

Dean Hamilton - Dinner & Tickets for 4 students to the Mountain West Tournament Championship game

Boyd Alumni & County Public Defenders John Piro, Rafael Nones, & Robert O'Brien - "Redneck Breakfast" for 4 students (breakfast at the World Famous Coffee Cup in Boulder City, followed by shooting at the Pro Gun Club)

Professors McGinley & Stempel - dinner for 4 students at a nice local restaurant 

Dean Durand & Professor Correales - poker game & dinner for 4 students

Family Court Judge Linda Marquis, Municipal Court Judge Heidi Almase, & Justice of the Peace Cynthia Cruz - "Lunch with Rebel Judges" - lunch for 4 students with Boyd School of Law alumni in the judiciary

Nevada Supreme Court Justice Nancy M. Saitta - lunch for 4 students

Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael A. Cherry - lunch for 4 students

"Ghostly Karaoke Defender Bus Tour" - 4 seats for students-only, 4 seats for professors/staff-only on the ultimate Party Bus to a Ghost Town to sing karaoke and drink in the oldest (& haunted) bar in Southern Nevada with 25 County Public Defenders

1st Nevada Court of Appeals (Judge Silver & either Judge Tao, Chief Judge Gibbons, or both) - dinner with 2 students at Mundo

Professor Correales - a weekend for 4 RESPONSIBLE students in his cabin in Big Bear, CA

Silent Auction Items

#1: Hole in 3 (Value: $1,240)

#2: Golf Made Easy (Value: $299)

#3: Two (2) tickets for an all-inclusive wine tour including gourmet lunch from Imbibe Tours (FMV: $250)

#4:  Broadway + Dinner (Value: $300)

#5: Downtown Package (Value: $189)

#6: Wine & Spa Package (Value: $215)

#7: Human Nature & Dinner (Value: $326)

#8: Basketball & Tapas (Value: $333)

#9: Wings & Thrills x2 (Value: $590)

  • Two (2) Wing Parties (2 gift certificates for 50 wings each) from Buffalo Wild Wings on Eastern Ave. and Coronado Center Dr. (FMV: $100)
  • Two (2) sets of 7 tickets to Live Room Escape (FMV: $490)

#10: Lunch Package (Value: $300)

#11: Divas & Grimaldi’s (Value: $240)

#12: Australian Bee Gees & BJ’s (Value: $240)

#13: Downtown on the Town Package (Value: $190)

#14: Family Day (Value: $122)

#15: Active Inner-Child Package (Value: $320)

#16: Adventure Package (Value: $440)

  • A gift certificate for 2 people to join a single 90-minute flying trapeze class at Trapeze Las Vegas (FMV: $120)
  • A gift certificate for 2 people to join a single 60-minute Aerial Arts 101 class at Trapeze Las Vegas (FMV: $100)
  • A certificate for Two Single Flights and One DVD from Vegas Indoor Skydiving (FMV: $175)
  • Four (4) $5-$12 Las Vegas Tour Packages from Stray Boots (FMV: $20-$48)
  • $25 gift card from Rainforest Café (FMV: $25)

#17: Sport Package (Value: $435)

  • One (1) Month Membership to Camp Rhino, One (1) Month Membership to Rhino Crossfit, & One (1) Month Membership to Boot Camp Las Vegas from Camp Rhino (FMV: $385)
  • 3 classes with boxing gloves included from I Love Kickboxing Gym in Henderson (FMV: $50)

#18:  An 8-Week Gymnastics Session from Vitaly Scherbo School of Gymnastics (Value: $145)

#19: Birthday Party Package (Value: $290)

#20 Yoga Package (Value: $779)

#21: $300 gift certificate from Erika Epley Theile Photography (Value: $300)

#22: Ladies Pampering (Value: $195)

  • $20 gift certificate and 2 t-shirts from Sunrise Cafe (FMV: $35)
  • Aspen Salon & Day Spa: a haircut & deep conditioning by Chirin Miri (FMV: $45); a haircut & deep conditioning by Carnie Miller (FMV: $45); a gel manicure by Mitzi Rea (FMV: $40); and a manicure by Kapua Sanchez (FMV: $30) (Total FMV: $160)

#23: Spoil Yourself – Henderson (Value: $320)

#24: Spoil Yourself – Summerlin (Value: $555)

  • A gift certificate for a Laser Genesis Treatment from Valhalla Med Spa (FMV: $225)
  • $69 gift card with stuffed animal beaver from Box (FMV: $80)
  • A facial from Anjala at Suite One (FMV: $95)
  • “Be Mine” spa hair package from Another Wild Hair Salon (FMV: $35)
  • Shampoo, haircut, and blowdry from Sherece Salazar at Euphoria Salons & Day Spas (FMV: $50)

#25: Hair, Skin, and Products Basket (Value: $370)

  • A condition, cut, and blow dry & hair products from Diva Studio Salon (FMV: $80)
  • $100 gift card and products from Skin Bar (FMV: $170)
  • Hair Care Package from Liquid the Salon (FMV: $120)
  • A Set of Redken shampoo & conditioner (FMV: $36)

#26: 51's Baseball Prize Pack (including: baseball signed by team, bobblehead, jacket, 3 different hats, tote bag) (Value: $100)

#27: B & V Ltd. Co. Package (Value: $445)

  • One (1) Men's & One (1) Women's high-end energy bracelets from Ionic Shield (FMV: $225)
  • Two (2) large and eight (8) medium different 3D Puzzles (FMV: $220)

#28: Cleaning Package (Value: $300)

#29: 3-Month Silver Membership to the Foundation Room (Value: $562)

#30: Business Package (Value: $535 plus bag)

#31: Posaré Salon Basket (Value: $200)

  • A scarf & handbag from Posaré Salon (approx. FMV: $30)
  • A shampoo blow dry by Shaelyn Boulton (Value: $30)
  • A salon manicure & pedicure by Jaimee Gray (Value: $70)
  • A European cleansing facial by Letti Morelez (Value: $70)

#32: Signed John Travolta Picture & A Civil Action DVD

#33: Picture donated Rena Hughes

#34: For Your Pet Needs: Three (3) Veterinary Exams from Sunridge Animal Hospital (Value: $200)

#35: DIY Painting Package (Value: $85)

#36: Your Health [Same Building] Package (Value: $560)

  • Two (2) Sonicare Toothbrushes donated by Smile Design Center (FMV: $250)
  • A gift certificate for one (1) eye exam and $200 towards eyewear from Dr. Duggan & Dr. Khakshooy at Envision Eyecare (FMV: $310) 

#37: Gift Basket Delight (Value: $100)

  • A basket donated by Judge Nancy Allf (approx. FMV: $50)
  • A pair of Marquis by Waterford wine stoppers donated by Lynn Etkins (approx. FMV: $30)
  • $20 gift certificate to GourmetGiftBaskets.com (FMV: $20)

#38: Art of Appreciation Basket (Value: $93)

#39: The Practical Package (Value: $675)

#40: Classy beaded Rebel Red necklace handmade by Heather Caliguire (Value: $200)

#41: Sterling Drop Earrings & Sterling "O" Pendant from Rice Jewelers (Value: $164)

#42: Yoga & Massage Package created by Namaste Yoga Studio (Value: $450)

#43: And a Bottle of Rum Package (approx. Value: $125)

  • A signed hardback 1st edition of And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in 10 Cocktails by Wayne Curtis
  • A prized, hard-to-find 700ml bottle of Saint James Réserve Privée rum from Martinique donated by Wayne Curtis

#44: Three (3) outfit portrait sessions OR a location family portrait from Eric Ita Photography (Value: $625)

#45: DIY Online Photo Package (Value: $228)

#46: City of Henderson Basket (Value: $60)

#47: Dinner & Drinks at Town Square (Value: $100)

#48: Nevada Senators Basket

  • U.S. Flag flown over the United States Capitol donated by Senator Heller
  • Senator Harry Reid’s book entitled The Good Fight and U.S. Senate Letter Opener donated by Senator Reid

#49: Church Hill Vineyards Basket

  • A few bottles of wine and vodka from Church Hill Vineyards in a nice basket donated by Kim Wallin

#50: Student Bar Association (SBA) Package (Value: $175)

  • 2 tickets to Barrister's Ball
  • A Boyd School of Law keychain & new V-neck t-shirt 
  • $50 gift card from the UNLV Bookstore / Barnes & Noble

#51: Combat Zone Package (Value: $370)

  • Five (5) paintball passes and five (5) admissions to the Zombie Apocalypse Experience from Combat Zone Paintball

#52: One Year of Residential Pest Control from Pitbull Pest Control, Inc. (Value: $420 - $1,020, depending on size of home)

#53: Dance Package

#54: Framed Photograph by Marith Hicks (Value: $160)

#55: Oasis Package (Value: $250)

#56: Dieorama by Abigail Goldman (Value: $250)

#57: DJ Package (Value: $255)

#58: Keratin Package (Value: $350)

#59: Baseball Cap signed by Lou Brock

Student-Only Auction Items

Professor Nancy Rapoport and her husband Jeff Van Niel - dinner for 4 students at Pasta Shop & Ristorante

Judge Susan Johnson - dinner for student plus guest at Todd's Unique Dining Wine Night (5 course meal with wine pairing)

Professors Sternlight & Lazos - dinner and drinks for 4 students at their home

Professor Kagan - an evening of street food in Chinatown (including Japanese Curry & Shaved Ice Cream) for 6 students

Partner at Duane Morris and Professor Jennifer Roberts - brunch or dinner at a restaurant on the Strip for 4 students

Professor Carr - dinner for 4 students at Lotus of Siam

Eighth Judicial District Family Court Judge and Professor Frank Sullivan - dinner for 4 students

Professor Tanenhaus - a 51's baseball game for 4 students

Professor Lipman - lunch at the Las Vegas Country Club (LVCC) for 4 students and an additional faculty member of their choice

Professors Johnson & Morrison - an evening of bowling for 6 students

Barbara Buckley & Catherine Cortez-Masto - lunch for 4 students at Triple George

Professors Marouf & Nussbaum - breakfast with 4 students at The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas Veranda before 5/15/15

Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Kathleen Delaney - four (4) students for breakfast, lunch or dinner (depending on scheduling needs) at Rí Rá Irish Pub in Mandalay Place.  A true Irish pub experience with a true Irish judge!

Professor Trimble and her husband Gary Trimble - for 2 students (or 1 student & guest) - tour of the KVVU FOX5 Television Studios, viewing of FOX5 News This Morning live as it is broadcast, & Dinner at Lindo Michoacan in Henderson in March or April

Congresswoman Dina Titus - meet & greet over coffee and her book

Dean Smith, Professors Berkheiser & Kindred - dinner & game night for 5 students

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson - tour of Regional Justice Center & lunch with 2 students

Clark County Public Defender Phil Kohn - lunch with 4 students

Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Beers - lunch with 2 students at Mundo, and a signed copy of the book entitled Las Vegas: As it began, as it grew by Stanley W. Paher

Mayor Carolyn Goodman - office visit and bobblehead

LexisNexis Package: 4 eBook study guides (Understanding Lawyers' Ethics; Understanding Corporate Law; Understanding Criminal Procedure - Vol. 1, Investigation; Understanding Constitutional Law), 1612 Lexis Points ($25 Amazon.com eGift card), laptop bag, CamelBak water bottle, stainless steel coffee tumbler (Value: $240)

Professor Gordon & Dean Pindell - happy hour with 4 students

Professor Tovino - dinner with 4 students at her home

Professor Main and his wife Paula Main - vegan dinner for 4 students at their home

Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Elissa F. Cadish - lunch with 4 students at Harrie’s Bagelmania 

Eighth Judicial District Family Court Judge William S. Potter - lunch with 4 students

Professors Anderson & Price - fabulous Sunday brunch buffet at the Four Seasons for 4 students 

Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani - lunch with 2 students

Gaming Control Board Member Shawn Reid and Chief of the Administration Division of the Gaming Control Board Brian Duffrin - dinner with 2 students

Professor Griffin - a signed copy of Erwin Chemerinsky's newest book & Professor Griffin will match the winning bid in a donation to PILA

"Dinner with Rebel Lawyers in Gaming" - Associate General Counsel for Boyd Gaming Cassie Stratford and In-House Counsel for William Hill US Daron Dorsey - dinner for 2 students at Table 34

Student Services Suite (Eric Eden, Stacy Shiroma, PC Churchville, Nikki Harris, Gayle Ledell, Cindy Lee, and Elizabeth Hunterton) - sandwiches from Capriottis & KISS mini golf with 4 students

Professor Rowley - golf outing with 4 students

"Life is Short, Eat Dessert First" - Professor Pollman - three course desert menu at Sweets Raku at 6pm with 4 students

Professor Edwards - lunch with four students at Wolfgang Puck's at Downtown Summerlin

Professor Correales - 3 tennis lessons for 1 student & lunch

Wiener-Rogers Law Library Faculty & Staff - bowling at Red Rock Casino for 5 students

Senior Partner in Pryor Cashman's Entertainment Group and Adjunct Professor Howard Siegel - lunch with 2 students

Professor Bartrum - dinner for 6 students at his home in Boulder City

"Cliff Notes Lunch" - Real Estate Law Society (RELS) - Lunch for 4 students at Milos in The Cosmopolitan with 2Ls Mike Valiente (RELS President), Daven Cameron, and Hayley Miller. Includes any notes, outlines, or samples

Professor Tera Hodge, Ellie Roohani (law clerk to Judge Rawlinson of the U.S. Ninth Circuit), and Leslie Niño Piro (Associate at Holland & Hart) - brunch for 3 students at Marche Bacchus on a Saturday or Sunday in May 2015

Professor Franklin - dinner with 4 students at Carson Kitchen

Professor Garcia - dinner with 4 students at Pizza Rock

Assemblyman James Oscarson - lunch with 4 students after the legislative session ends

Assemblyman Stephen Silberkraus, Assemblyman Edgar Flores, & Assemblyman David Gardner - lunch with 3 students

Regent Sam Lieberman - dinner with 4 students

Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge David Barker, Judge Valerie Adair, & Judge Michael Villani (all 3 judges worked as DAs previously) – dinner with 4 students

CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University and former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley - lunch with 4 students

Family Court Judge Bill Henderson - Lunch with 2 students

**The Listings Above are Subject to Change as More Items are Confirmed**


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