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Nevada briefs: Supreme Court rejects request to raise Non-Nevada lawyer license fees

Supreme Court rejects request to raise Non-Nevada lawyer license fees

The Nevada Supreme Court this week rejected a petition by the State Bar to raise the fees non-Nevada lawyers must pay to practice in this state on a specific case.

All states have rules for admitting out of state lawyers to appear as an attorney of record on cases within their boundaries. Those rules are used when the lawyer licensed in another state is asked to join a case here — usually because they have specific expertise in some particular specialty of law.

The State Bar petitioned to raise the application fee from $550 to $800 and the renewal fee from $500 to $800.

The Nevada high court ruled the requested increases not warranted.

"In particular, this court notes that the application and renewal fees for the State Bar of Nevada are among the five highest fees nationally," they wrote.

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The program, created by the 2011 Legislature and managed by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, raises money for wildlife habitat rehabilitation projects. This year's raffle brought in more than $179,000.

Stewart Marsden of Crescent Valley won the antelope tag, Names Norris of St. Louis the bighorn sheep tag, Franklin Azevedo of Dos Palos, Calif., the mule deer tag, Travis Rigby of Cedar City the elk tag and Timothy Nelson of Santa Cruz the Nelson Desert bighorn tag.

The money raised is awarded through a competitive grants process administered by the NV Dream Tags Fund nonprofit. Applications for projects are open through August 2. More information is available at nvdreamtag.org.

— Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

Pahrump woman charged with 11 counts of election law violations

A Pahrump woman has been charged with 11 felony counts accusing her of violating Nevada voter registration and election laws.

Tina Marie Parks is accused of a laundry list of violations ranging from intimidation of voters to perjury.

Specifically, she's accused of marking the wrong party affiliation on a voter registration form, which prevented the voter from voting in the primary of their choice June 14.

Parks, who has at least one felony conviction on her record, is also accused of signing forms stating she has no felony record that would make it unlawful for her to vote. The complaint says her voting rights haven't been restored.

She's also charged with attempted intimidation of voters and intimidation of a voter.

Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske said voters in the Pahrump area should check their registration online to ensure the information including their party affiliation is accurate. The web address is https://nvsos.gov/votersearch/.

— Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

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