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Friday, April 17, 2015

Boyd Alumni Featured in April Nevada Lawyer

Several Boyd School of Law graduates are featured in the April issue of Nevada Lawyer, the State Bar of Nevada's monthly publication.

Boyd alumnus John Zimmerman '05 with attorney Ross E. de Lipkau wrote an article titled, "Representing the Agricultural Water Right Owner." The article reads, "Determining the consumptive use of a water right matters, because it affects how much of the water right may be changed to another manner of use. For instance, if an application is filed to change an irrigation water right to a fully-consumptive industrial use, then the state engineer is allowed to consider the consumptive use of the irrigation water right under NRS 533.3703 and limit the change to that consumptive use. Additionally, consumptive use may be considered even where an irrigator is simply changing to a more efficient irrigation practice such as to a lower water use crop."

Zimmerman also wrote the "Note from the Issue Editor." In it he says, "As spring arrives in Nevada, we thought it fitting to devote an issue to a few of the many legal issues facing the agricultural industry in the Silver State. ... I hope this month’s Nevada Lawyer adds to your understanding of a few legal issues affecting agricultural clients and grows your knowledge of Nevada law."

Michael Saunders '00 wrote "Back Story: Green Valley Library and Great Basin Permaculture to Launch Seed Library." The article reads, "Given the approach of Earth Day, April 22, and that this month’s Nevada Lawyer focuses on agriculture, it’s fitting to use this month’s Back Story to announce that Henderson Libraries, in partnership with the organization Great Basin Permaculture (GBP), will launch a seed library at the Green Valley Library (GVL) location. The concept behind seed libraries is simple: they enable members of the community to lend or share seeds, much in the way traditional libraries loan out books, DVDs and other materials."

Alumna Elana Turner Graham '10 wrote the "Message from the President," this month encouraging members to attend the 2015 State Bar of Nevada Annual Meeting, being held July 9-11 at the Motif Seattle hotel.