RENO, Nev. – Debbie Leonard, a partner in the Reno office of McDonald Carano Wilson LLP, has been elected by her peers as the new chair of the Appellate Litigation Section of the State Bar of Nevada, the firm announced.
The purpose of the Appellate Litigation Section is to enhance the skills of lawyers who handle appeals in state and federal courts, particularly before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
As chair, Leonard will collaborate with the Nevada Supreme Court justices and staff on efforts to improve the law and the practice of law statewide, including the development of programming and resources for appellate practitioners.
“This is an important time for appellate lawyers and for the State, particularly with the upcoming vote in 2014 on whether to create a court of appeals in Nevada,” Leonard said. “I’m honored that my colleagues have selected me to lead the Section during this critical time.”
Leonard’s term as chair runs through September 2014.
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