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Monday, October 21, 2013

Boyd Alumni and Students Assist with, Featured in September Issue of Nevada Lawyer Magazine

Several William S. Boyd School of Law alumni and students assisted in creating the September issue of Nevada Lawyer, the State Bar of Nevada’s monthly publication.

The September issue was a special edition, focused on Hispanic Heritage Month.

Siria GutiĆ©rrez ‘10 and Leslie Nino ’09 helped write “Nevada’s Hispanic Leaders,” an article about Hispanic leaders in Nevada’s legal community.

Marla Renteria ‘11 wrote “Young Lawyers - The Importance of Diversity: Embracing the Momentum for Change,” a column calling young lawyers to help underrepresented community members achieve success in their careers.

Students Melissa Corral and Oscar Peralta co-wrote “La Voz – The Latino Law Student Association: Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders.” Their article was about Huellas, a four-tier mentorship program launched by Boyd’s La Voz in 2008 that matches a Las Vegas attorney, a Boyd student, a UNLV or CSN undergraduate student, and a Las Vegas high school student to share guidance and support.

The executive board of La Voz – Jennifer Mehner, Jose Martin, Maria Luisa Parra, Oscar Peralta, and Jessica Guerra – translated most of the magazine articles for a special Spanish edition of the September issue.

Several Boyd alumni were featured in the magazine, too. Jose Valenzuela III ‘11, Mariteresa Rivera-Rogers ‘03, Siria GutiĆ©rrez ‘10, and Lucy Flores ‘10 were highlighted in “Legacy in the Making: The Las Vegas Latino Bar Association.” The article talks about the LBA and the role it serves as a valuable resource for the Hispanic community.

Flores was also featured in “Pro Bono Spotlight,” a regular piece on local attorneys who give back to the community.