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Nevada’s Pro Hac Vice Rules Are Stricter Than Most

BLWMDo you have a civil matter that needs to be litigated in Nevada but you do not have the time or patience to study for and sit through a three day bar exam?  Mike Mills of Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell provides the solution! Nevada does not admit attorneys to practice based on reciprocity with any foreign states.  See Nevada Supreme Court Rule 42(15).  However, pro hac vice admissions are available.  Mike Mills has experience serving as local counsel in civil actions for many out-of-state firms in both the state and federal courts.

In state court matters, the process is governed by Nevada Supreme Court Rule 42.  No appearance may be made by out of state counsel until admission is granted.  This requires filing an application with the State Bar of Nevada accompanied by a certificate of good standing from the home state.  The application and certificate of good standing must be filed with a non-refundable application fee of $550.  Download a copy of the SCR 42 Pro Hac Vice Application here.  The State Bar of Nevada will then serve upon the local Nevada counsel associated with the applicant a statement whether the applicant has made any previous appearances in Nevada in the last three years.  The Nevada lawyer must then file a Motion where the proceeding is pending attaching the application, certificate of good standing and the state bar statement approving the association as exhibits.  Here is a copy of the Pro Hac Vice Sample Motion to Associate[Continue reading]

Does An Insurer Have A Duty To Defend When Other Insurers Have Already Taken Up The Defense?

The Nevada Supreme Court has not decided whether an insurance company is obliged to defend when other insurers, who also owe a duty to defend the same insured, have already taken up the defense..  The cases of Commercial Standard Ins. Co. v. Tab … [Continue reading]

Negligent Entrustment Of Motorcycle Not Covered By Homeowner’s Policy

Negligent Entrustment Of Motorcycle

Mr. Gregory had a motorcycle.  It was a piece of work.  The tires were bald.  The front tire was underinflated.  The rear tire was overinflated.  Mr. Gregory loaned the motorcycle to his son Jimmey. But to be safe, Mr. Gregory gave his son a couple … [Continue reading]

CELEBRATE LABOR DAY ! ! !

The team at Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell and the Nevada Law Blogs wish all of our clients, friends, business associates and readers a very safe and extremely enjoyable Labor Day Holiday!In 1894 Labor Day was designated a federal holiday to … [Continue reading]

CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY !

The team at Bauman, Loewe, Witt & Maxwell and the Nevada Law Blogs wish all of our clients, friends, business associates and readers a very safe and extremely enjoyable Independence Day Holiday!As we celebrate the July 4, 1776 signing of the … [Continue reading]