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Washoe County Bar's Find A Lawyer search page will help you find a Northern Nevada lawyer by practice area. All participants of Find A Lawyer are members of WCBA and have joined the Find A Lawyer service. Click on the owl  to get started. Find A Lawyer — a service of Washoe County Bar Association.

WCBA's valuable legal guide for senior citizens,their families and caregivers is now online at nvseniorlegalguide.org

Find answers and resources for all the important questions that seniors and their families face: wills & trusts, benefits, employment, driving, housing, health care, and much more. Links and phone numbers included to find more help.

To request a copy call (775) 786-4494 or send e-mail to WCBA.

WCBA online, interactive "Survival Guide" for teens and their parents offers legal information and resources on all the topics teens face when they turn 18 and face adult responsibilities. nowthatyouare18.org covers topics from credit cards to renting an apartment, from identity theft to car insurance, and from geting arrested to marriage.


2014-15 WCBA Directory Information

The WCBA Directory provides listings for individual attorneys, law firms, courts, goverment agencies plus Find A  Lawyer, ADR listings.

Find A Lawyer

The Bar's Find A Lawyer program garnered over 2500 hits in 2014-2015. Participants in Find A  Lawyer must be a member of WCBA. Download a form here. Deadline to be included in the 2015-16 Directory is April 30, 2015 (no exceptions.)

2015 Directory Order Form

Join WCBA now for 2015

WCBA membership for 2015 offers access to all publications, The Writ delivered to your mail box, discounts on CLE seminars and audio CLE, optional listings in Find A  Lawyer and the ADR sections of the Directory and more. Click below to join now.

2015 Membership Form

Court News

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection today named three nominees to fill an open seat in the Ninth Judicial District Court, Department 2, made vacant by the selection of Judge Michael Gibbons to the Nevada Court of Appeals.

The nominees were selected following interviews by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection February 24 and 25 in Carson City.  The names and applications of the finalists have been sent to Governor Brian Sandoval, who will appoint a new judge from the list. 

The Commission’s three nominees for the open seat, in alphabetical order, are:

•             Thomas W. Gregory, 45, Genoa, Douglas County District Attorney's Office

•             Douglas R. Rands, 56, Reno, Rands, South and Gardner

•             David F. Sarnowski, 62, Carson City, Carson City Justice and Municipal Court

A total of 13 attorneys submitted applications for the vacancy. Applicants had to be Nevada attorneys with two years of residency and 10 years of legal experience.





Upcoming Events

May Bar Luncheon
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

12noon - Harrah's
Convention Center

Veteran's Pro Bono Legal Services Program

Presented by:  Nic Danna, Director of the Nevada Office of Military Legal Assistance

Please RSVP by Monday, May 11, 2015. 
$25 per person $200 per table of 8.
To reserve tickets, please click below.


Second Judicial District
Courthouse Tour
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Please join us for this interesting tour of the historical courthouse. 



Washoe County Bar Foundation Completes Work on Middle School Survival Guide

The Washoe County Bar Foundation received funding for a new "Survival Guide" for Middle School students from the State Bar's LRIS Grant Program. The new "survival guide" is just about ready to go to the printer. Volunteers planned and completed the research and writing on topics ranging from "Getting Around" to "Alcohol, Drugs & Sex" and from Online Safety (including cyberbullying and sexting) to "Laws You May Not Know About." topics for the new Guide which is funded by a grant from the State Bar of Nevada Lawyer Referral and Information Services as well as donations to the Washoe County Bar Foundation. The new guide will be available in September.

Law Practice Tips Blog

Jim Calloway writes an entertaining and informative blog about managing your law practice. Find it here.

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