Thursday, April 8, 2021-Carson City-Full Court

81730 WEITZ, ESQ. VS. STATE BAR OF NEV.
Docket Number: 81730
Carson City - 10:00 A.M. - En Banc

This petition for a writ of prohibition concerns the State Bar of Nevada’s attempt to discipline an out-of-state law firm. The Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board panel concluded that the State Bar had disciplinary jurisdiction and specific personal jurisdiction over the out-of-state law firm because the law firm advertised on national cable television and some of those advertisements appeared in Nevada, and the firm represented a Nevada resident who responded to such an advertisement in a defective products liability case. Petitioners seek a writ of prohibition directing the State Bar to dismiss the disciplinary complaint.

ISSUES:

The issues in this petition are whether the disciplinary panel properly concluded that the State Bar had disciplinary jurisdiction over petitioners’ conduct in representing a Nevada resident and specific personal jurisdiction over petitioners through their contact with Nevada.

Disclaimer:

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