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Monday, February 10, 2014

Associate Professor Anne Traum Writes Article for Communiqué, Highlights Work of Alumnus Seth Floyd '10

Anne Traum is Associate Dean for Experiential Legal Education, Associate Professor of Law, and Director of the Appellate Clinic at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

She wrote an article titled Taking Pro Bono to the Next Level for the February issue of the Clark County Bar Association's Communiqué magazine.

"Nevada lawyers... now have a new opportunity to handle pro bono appeals in the Nevada Supreme Court. This is because the court in 2013, under the leadership of then-Chief Justice Kristina Pickering, expanded its pro bono program to include more appeals and more lawyers. The Nevada Appellate Pro Bono Program provides the perfect opportunity for lawyers to develop appellate skills while serving a critical need," the article reads.

In her article, Professor Traum highlights the work of Boyd alumnus Seth Floyd '10.

"When Seth Floyd, an associate at MacDonald Carano Wilson in Las Vegas, had the opportunity to take a pro bono appeal last August, he leaped at the chance. Seth had added his name to a list of lawyers willing to accept pro bono appeals for indigent clients with a guarantee of oral argument before the Nevada Supreme Court. He took a family law case and, so far, the experience has been as rich as anticipated: 'I have been exposed to every detail of an appeal, from the initial client meting to compiling the appendix to brief-writing,'" the article says.

Professor Traum's research focuses on criminal adjudication and sentencing, immigration, and habeas corpus.