Winner of Volunteer of the Year Award

Winner of Volunteer of the Year Award

On December 13, 2018, the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) honored volunteers and elected leaders during the CCBA’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and Annual Meeting sponsored by Bank of Nevada and held at Grotto Ristorante inside the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas.  Photo from the event may be viewed online at https://photos.app.goo.gl/UtSxEhtQ9updQpHGA. Highlights of the awards and the election follow. CCBA President John Aldrich welcomed guests, presented awards to volunteers, and thanked his colleagues for their membership and support of the association during 2018. Featured speaker Nevada Supreme Court Justice Elect Elissa Cadish shared her thoughts about judicial independence and the justice system and encouraged attorneys to continue the discussion with colleagues, friends, and the public. Bank of Nevada Vice President/Loan Officer Jeff Miracle invited bar members to learn more about the bank’s professional banking services available to law firms. Bank of Nevada and First Independent Bank, divisions of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, have increased the amount of interest paid on Lawyer Trust Accounts, known as IOLTA funds, which are used...
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Girl Boss Monday Blog Feature

It was wonderful working with Orlagh Shanks who is a PR student at Liverpool John Moores University. In her free time she runs a blog centered on PR and how to be successful in the business world.  I was honored to have her ask me to participate in her blog series.  She asked me a series of questions regarding my business and has posted them to her blog.  For the full interview please visit http://orlaghclaire.com/girlbossmonday/sarah-thornton/.  #GirlBossMonday...
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Over 67,000 New Toys, Shots and Meal Vouchers Given Away

at the 7th Annual Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys Toy Shop Denver non-profit organization Dolls For Daughters gave 66,786 toys, books, winter jackets and other items to 4,609 Colorado children in need at its 7th Annual Dolls For Daughters and Toys For Boys Toy Shop on December 3. Dolls For Daughters was founded by Jessica Bachus in 2007 in honor of her daughter Kenzi who was stillborn. It is now one of the state’s largest providers for underprivileged children during the holidays. This was the first year the Toy Shop expanded from Denver into Ft. Collins and Longmont, where more than 1,000 additional children were served between the two locations.“I feel so incredibly thankful toeveryone who made this year’s Toy Shops such overwhelming successes,” said Bachus, who also serves as executive director. “The generosity of more than 400 volunteers and dozens of sponsors has made a difference to the children and their families. I am humbled that my daughter’s memory lives on...
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Retired Chief Justice William “Bill” Maupin talks legal climate in Las Vegas

SPECIAL TO LAS VEGAS BUSINESS PRESS Published in the Industry Q&A Section of the Las Vegas Business Press on November 28, 2016 Chief Justice William “Bill” Maupin, retired, has spent his entire 45-year career in the legal field. He is an attorney with Maupin Naylor Braster and his primary practice area involves appellate and trial consulting. Early in his career, Maupin engaged in a wide variety of criminal and civil litigation. This involved five years of criminal practice and 20 years of civil casualty litigation, including the MGM Grand fire disaster case in the early 1980s. His later career as a practicing lawyer primarily involved major casualty, insurance coverage and professional negligence matters. In 1993, former Nevada Gov. Bob Miller appointed Maupin as a district court judge in Clark County. In 1996, Maupin was elected to the Nevada Supreme Court where he served for 12 years. He retired as Chief Justice in January of 2009. During his career, Maupin spearheaded the Nevada Court Annexed Arbitration...
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Thank you to our IABC-Colorado 2016 Board of Directors

As Past President of the IABC-Colorado Board, I am proud to announce that our chapter started a new board term in July.  The board of directors is in the process of transitioning between the two terms. I want to offer my sincerest thanks to our 2015-2016 board, which included Sherry Boyd, Cathy Chase, Melanie Rice, ABC, Kimberly Kovacich, Jay Thomas, Deanna Geldins, Jo Solonika, ABC and Susan Caron.  Many of these talented and dedicated professionals will also be serving on the chapter’s 2016-2017 board. We had some significant chapter accomplishments in the past year, and this leadership team played a great part in that. Among our achievements was hosting a very successful IABC Southern Region conference in October.  Our professional development team planned insightful and educational Lunch and Learn programs in partnership with our chapter sponsors at the University of Denver’s University College. Our communication team updated the IABC Colorado website and launched a new email platform. And our administration team set up a new internal communication software which will help the Colorado IABC chapter track all internal board documents moving forward.  I’m so...
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Women’s Business Council Hosts Petluck Brunch May 22

The Women’s Business Council, founded by attorney Jennifer Braster and business coach Laura Hess, is hosting a “Petluck” Brunch this Sunday, May 22, to benefit Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a private residence in Southwest Las Vegas. To register and receive the event address, email jbraster@naylorandbrasterlaw.com.   Cost for the Petluck Brunch is $20 and includes brunch. Children over 10 years old are welcome and additional donations are welcome. A list of suggested donation items is here:               http://www.havlv.com/donate-wish-list-items.html   Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas is a non-profit organization that helps secure loving and stable homes for dogs and cats in the valley’s shelter system. Donations are accepted on their website at: http://www.havlv.com/donate.html  ...
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Industry veteran Arlys Spiker leads more than 300 real estate professionals

Industry veteran Arlys Spiker leads more than 300 real estate professionals

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties New St. Rose Branch Manager Industry veteran Arlys Spiker leads more than 300 real estate professionals   LAS VEGAS (April 29, 2106) Arlys Spiker is branch manager for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Nevada Properties’ St. Rose office. Located at 3185 St. Rose Parkway in Henderson, the company’s St. Rose office is one of its largest and most successful offices with more than 300 real estate sales executives. The building also houses the company’s corporate offices, property management team, its main training center with the highly praised Success Center and an Equity Title of Nevada office.   “Our St. Rose office is regularly recognized as one of the most successful Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices offices in the country. It has been recognized as the number 1 or 2 offices in sales out of the entire Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Network for the past 8 years, along with our West Sahara office in Las Vegas,” said Mark Stark, CEO. “Arlys is a perfect fit...
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