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Justice Michael Douglas recognized attorneys for past service provided to the thousands of Nevadans who were in need of legal aid last year. Justice Douglas, on behalf of the Access to Justice Commission, presented awards to Kimberly Surratt, of the Surratt Law Practice, P.C. in northern Nevada, and 3 others.
I said what I know a lot of parents want to admit but don’t. I know that there were probably deals galore and I have two children. I know they are eagerly awaiting a Christmas Tree with a growing pile of beautifully wrapped gifts. I have a wife who is probably also eagerly awaiting the tag that designates her surprise gifts too.
The recent story that was on NBC News and the TODAY Show was shared with me on Facebook seems to have touched so many people’s hearts. “Dad Pulls Stepfather from Seat to Walk Daughter down Aisle”…
Facebook and social media are being used by people who were adopted to find their biological parents, for biological parents to find the children that they gave up for adoption and for siblings to find each other. Before Facebook, you would need to register with adoption registries and then wait until the other party registered to be able to obtain the information on the person or petition the court system to unseal adoption records which is almost impossible to get accomplished.
Divorcing parties with a Nevada PERS pension benefit should carefully look at their rights and the best way to divide the pension. Often, this is an afterthought as the parties simply agree to divide the asset “equally”. There is very specific case law in place that governs what takes place relative to the “survivor benefit.”
The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) institute will be teaching offer a great mix of advanced and general skills programs for all paralegals. The institutes described below will be held each morning of the July program – Wednesday July 22, Thursday July 23 and Friday, July 24. The educational institutes are the key programs of the NALA convention, offering over 8 hours of CLE.

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