2018 Conference Program

2018 District Conference

May 15, 2018

Nevada Museum of Art

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Judge Miranda Du, Conference Chairperson
Chief Judge Navarro
Chief Judge Beesley

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.  Naturalization Ceremony

Judge Andrew Gordon

9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. First Session, Supreme Court Review

Dean Chemerinsky

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.Break

10:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Second Session, Reducing Bias in the Trial Process

Judge Richard Jones
Interim Dean Song Richardson
Professor Victoria Plaut

12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch – Recognitions and Third Session

12:45 p.m. -1:15 p.m.- Recognitions

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.- Third Session, Art Law: The Legal and Ethical Battle Over Nazi-Looted Art

Raymond Dowd, Esq.

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Fourth Session, Addiction and the Legal Profession

Diaz Dixon
David Mann
Dr. Melissa Piasecki

3:15 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. Break

3:35 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Open Forum Discussions

– Bankruptcy
– Civil
– Criminal

Immediately following the conference, there will be a no host bar followed by a ticketed dinner honoring United States Magistrate Judge Valerie P. Cooke, presented by the Nevada Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.  For additional information or questions on how to purchase tickets to the dinner, please contact Amanda Perach at aperach@mcdonaldcarano.com.

If you have specific topics and/or questions you would like the judges to address during the open forum discussion, please submit your suggestion during registration.