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May 22, 2024 9:00 am

Who is representing the children of Dennis Prince in the wrongful death action against Joe Houston’s Estate?
What is the status of Dennis Prince Law Group? Is it permanently closed?

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May 22, 2024 4:16 pm
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Not sure the status but I know of at least one of the firm’s cases that is now with Eglet. His office filed the substitution of counsel and then Prince’s law firm filed a notice of attorney lien.

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May 22, 2024 11:36 am

At this point in my life, I’ve done so many things wrong, I don’t know if I can do right

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May 22, 2024 1:19 pm
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C’mon homie, don’t beat yourself up for going to law school and taking the bar. No one’s perfect.

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May 22, 2024 3:05 pm
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Well, there’s one kind of doing things “wrong” by being unskilled, inexperienced, or negligent. The other kind of doing things “wrong” is the intentional kind, doing things out of bad motive or malice. There is redemption for both kinds.

Redemption from the first kind comes by hard work and training to improve.

Redemption from the second kind comes by making restitution, asking forgiveness, and resolving to do better.

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May 22, 2024 4:37 pm
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You see it’s been a hard road, the road I’m traveling on, and if I take your hand, I might lead you down the path to ruin

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May 22, 2024 4:45 pm
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ok tracy

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May 23, 2024 8:55 am

I saw an attorney at court under the influence very recently. I am disappointed in myself for failing to pull them aside and try to “help” them, and dissuade them from going into court in that condition. I panicked and did nothing. I know enough to know that something deeper is going on for someone to risk their livelihood like that. If I were going to “do something” about it, the appropriate thing would have been to talk to the attorney directly and not “tattle” on them behind their back to some bureaucrat, in my opinion, if my true motivation was to help them and it is. What should I have done? How should I have approached them? I did them a disservice by making small talk and sending them on their way, perhaps my silence was false implication that they were “acting normal.”

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May 23, 2024 9:33 am
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Depends. If he is from large firm the Bar will help and offer many services. If from small firm do not report as he will instantly be under investigation and likely sanctioned leading to even worse problems.

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May 23, 2024 9:55 am
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MYOFB is what you should have done and certainly have lost no sleep over it.

There was a BK Trustee that was notorious for being intoxicated ALL the time. Every hearing and every 341 meeting. Every day. I never saw him not drunk from probably 2010-2014.

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May 23, 2024 10:38 am
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The problem with the MYOFB mindset is that the Las Vegas legal community is in a real crisis. Looking back over the past 5-6 years, we are averaging about one suicide every six months. Our professional organization is more intent with prosecuting people and destroying careers than helping. How we went from someone as kind and thoughtful as Rob Bare to the current administration is beyond me, but here we are. I know we all want to appear unflappable and strong, but we clearly are not. @8:55 please do not lose your empathy to this god forsaken profession. I don’t really know the answer to your questions, but maybe just an email or text to say hi and ask how they’re doing would open the door to a bigger conversation?

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May 23, 2024 12:19 pm
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I will tell you how we went from Rob Bare to the current administration: the answer is H&H. David Clark filled in for Rob when he went to the Muni Court bench and took over when he went to the District Court bench. Firm and fair but perhaps correctly noted that cases were not moving fast enough. Hardesty had enough and wanted an OBC that would screw attorneys to the wall. This is not rumor; this is fact from the inside. David was out and Hardesty put the bar on notice to bring in someone who would treat attorneys like mobsters.

State Bar brought Brian Kunzi in as effectively “Bar Counsel in waiting” after Kunzi lost the Nye County DA position because they were told to get a prosecutor who would be tough and nasty. Kunzi was reasonable, too reasonable, so they shuffled him off to Director of Admissions and brought in Stan Hunterton, someone as tough and nasty as Hardesty wanted. And Stan was nasty. Comparable sanctions doubled if you charted discipline cases during that time. The number of rejected Conditional Guilty Pleas by the Nevada Supreme Court and spearheaded by Hardesty during that time was unprecedented. There was no compassionate or even constructive nature of the policies of the OBC during that time.

Who followed Hunterton? This young rural DA who was told that the way to make his bones was to be nasty except he had no experience in private practice regarding the attorneys he was purporting to regulate.

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May 23, 2024 12:22 pm
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It’s fun sitting in a CLE about trust accounts from a bumpkin who’s never not sucked from the taxpayer teet

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May 23, 2024 1:18 pm
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Excellent summary. But then one might ask why Jimmerson (Re his second serious case) and Leila Hale were given Letters of Remand by the NSC for offenses that usually resulted in suspensions? And remember the NSB wanted to disbar Doug Crawford but the NSC let him back in.

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May 23, 2024 1:31 pm
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I would argue JJ’s first case was arguably serious. His most recent case? He had fee advances on file for earned fees and paid his fees from his Trust Account without realizing that the clients had separately paid the bills (wouldn’t we all love clients who double pay their bills). The fourth case the client gave him permission to take the fee as an old-style “retainer” so it was not an earned fee per se. When the audit found the discrepancies JJ reconciled the accounts. I have crossed swords with Jim more times than I care to count but the NSC made an example out of him which was their entire purpose.

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May 23, 2024 2:54 pm
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The first time I met Dougie I was repulsed. When I found out about his history, even more so. The number of people who’ve said they were shocked or let down by him is ridiculous. There’s was nothing on the up-n-up with that guy and anyone who was paying attention was NOT surprised. The NSC really screwed up on that one. I guess they’re too busy worrying about the civility pledge. [insert eyeroll]

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May 23, 2024 1:34 pm
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Great, great history. I personally have some limited knowledge of this and your history, where I know about it, is 100% correct.

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May 23, 2024 12:28 pm
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You would think that someone would have the stones to sue the bar over this nonsense.

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May 23, 2024 11:25 am
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Is this the same Trustee who was feeding cases and properties to his business partners?

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May 23, 2024 12:37 pm
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Not OP but I’m pretty sure Mr. Conflict of Interest is still alive and well. Mr. Always Inebriated passed away in 2015, likely due to the natural consequences of being inebriated every day for years, if not decades. It’s sad on both counts.

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May 23, 2024 12:48 pm
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OP here. Sad, without a doubt. I assumed he had passed.

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May 28, 2024 1:35 pm
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Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers can help with ways to approach and other invaluable information. I have taken several CLEs related to this recently. Granted, they were put on by a PA lawyer, but she states the group is the basically same in every state. The presenter touts the confidentiality being of utmost importance and credits it with prolonging her life. If you are interested, the classes are on attorneycredits.com