A joint Bench Bar meeting will be held Monday, May 15 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Regional Justice Center courtroom 10D, 200 Lewis Ave. The meeting will offer information to help navigate legislative changes and should prove to be useful for those practicing probate, trust, and elder law. First on the agenda, is a legislative report to help attendees get up to speed on changes with guardianship. Recent Nevada Supreme Court decisions will be covered in the meeting and other hot topics will be discussed. Lunch will be sponsored by the Probate Section of the State Bar of Nevada.
Dara Goldsmith report on Senate Judiciary Hearing May 8, 2017 AB 150 private professional guardians; AB 254 jurisdiction over trusts in guardianship matters; AB 288 protection of older persons; AB 319 guardianship of minors–proposed Chapter 159A, while adult guardianship cases remain governed by Chapter 159
Sections Bill AB 314—Alan Freer
Report on remaining Guardianship Bills (several have significant fiscal impact and are pending in the Finance committees) See attached report
Other new business:
Supreme Court decision: In re: WN Connell and Marjorie T. Connell Living Trust, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 19 (5/4/17)
Status of Graham BK claims/Reassigned cases—after Court Personnel leave
Probate Section—Elizabeth Brickfield
Elder Law Section—Cary Payne
Questions or concerns about case transfers, RJC handicapped access, Guardianship Compliance; Probate Closures; Web Portal.
Probate/Discovery Commissioners: Wes Yamashita (Jury Duty?) Bonnie Bulla
Guardianship issues: Judges Potter, Ochoa, Sturman
Eighth District Court Rules (EDCR)
GUARDIANSHIP EDCR: following the legislative session & Supreme Court Rules, revision of EDCR may be necessary, Judge Kishner, Chair of Rules Committee will discuss process.
Bench Bar Probate Section June 12, 2017 (tentative SBN & video conference) Elder Law Section