Monday, July 21, 2008

Assemblywoman Allen Vindicated

Charges were dropped against Assemblywoman Francis Allen who was charged with stabbing her husband in the arm with a steak knife. Apparently the cute newly-weds of two months got into a squable, she stabbed him, locked herself in the bathroom and refused to drive him to the hospital. However, the husband recanted his story and instead said that he had stabbed himself, apparently he was not aware that assault with a deadly weapon would not be conducive for his wife during an election year. Allen claims that she is now thinking about divorcing him. He sounds like a keeper to me. I love the mug shot. www.

Jeffrey Albregts

Congratulations to R.E.L.S. friend, Jeffrey Albregts who was recently hired by Santoro, Driggs, Walch as a partner. Jeff is an experienced litigator with over 250 trials before the bench and numerous jury trials. Jeff has handled a variety of civil matters, starting his career with the MGM fire litigation, as well as construction and commercial real estate-related matters, premises liability issues, domestic and international gaming debt collection matters, and healthcare litigation matters. Martindale Hubbell has designated Mr. Albregts as an AV-rated lawyer, which is its highest rating. Jeff will be part of the R.E.L.S. Peer Series this fall.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Take Aim At Becoming A Mentor

As we all know, the transition from Joe/Jill Shmoe to law school student can be a difficult bridge to cross. You however, have the opportunity to make this transition easier for an incoming 1L. If it was not for my mentor B-Rad, I would not know that sodas are free (with Rebel ID and qualifying food purchase) at Chipotle. If you are interested in changing the life of a 1L or just looking for a power trip, contact There are bonus points for the first person to correctly identify the gentlemen in the pic.

Mayor Goodman speaks to the RELS

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Mayor Oscar Goodman spoke to the RELS about his career and political path (past, present, and future).

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Michael Scott from The Office declares bankruptcy. If only it was that easy; my community service class would be much shorter. Cross your fingers that Prof. Rapoport is teaching Bankruptcy in the spring.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Rankings Are Out

Congratulations to all those who finished in the top 30%. Hopefully all of your hardwork will one day convert into dollar signs and not 1000's of billable hours, high blood pressure, an ulcer, and an early death. Of course RELS members dominated the top 30%. Only one person was missing and we wont mention who that was.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Probity Group To Address The RELS

This spring the RELS will be hosting Robert Zarnegin and Bill Boyajian of the Probity Group. The Probity group has undertaken the task of builidng the World Jewelry Center which when completed will be second only to the Stratosphere as the tallest building in Las Vegas.
The World Jewelry Center, with approximately one million square feet of mixed-use space, will be one of the largest jewelry hubs in the world. Located in downtown Las Vegas, in the new master-planned community of Union Park, the Center will combine the corporate offices of domestic and international gem and jewelry companies in an iconic, state-of-the-art trade tower. The tower will be adjacent to a spectacular free standing gallery of retail jewelry stores with broad market appeal. The mixed-use project will also feature exhibition space and exclusive, ultra-luxury residential condominiums. Designed to house manufacturers, dealers, wholesalers, and retailers, the World Jewelry Center is poised to revolutionize the global jewelry industry and become a progressive business focal point for international trade and commerce.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Groundbreaking of Union Park

Members of the RELS were invited to the groundbreaking of Union Park. U.P. is a 61 acre mixed use development located in the heart of Las Vegas and when completed will be one of the city's most signifigant developments. The project will include the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and the World Jewelery Center. For more info visit

Members of the RELS who attended had a great time. Mayor Goodman's wife stole the show when she decided to tell the truth about her husband. Oscar claimed she had too much to drink.

Anybody else want to become a Public Defender?