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Friday, May 8, 2015

May 7 Boyd Briefs Now Available

The May 7 issue of Boyd Briefs is now available.

This week's edition features Judge Jennifer Dorsey, student Mike Branum, and alumna Heidi Almase '01.

As an attorney, Dorsey earned a sterling reputation as one of the bar's preeminent writers and advocates. Appointed as a federal district judge in 2013, her extraordinary writing ability and professionalism fortified our exceptional federal bench. Motivated by an ethic of service, Judge Dorsey now also teaches future lawyers and future judges how to be better writers and advocates.

Branum is an individual who is continuing his full-time career assisting others in peril while about to complete his first year of study in our part-time program. His experience includes volunteer and paid positions in the fire service, emergency medicine, law enforcement, and emergency management. Branum's venture into law school does not necessarily signal a career change; pursuing a legal education is simply an extension of his professional objectives.

Almase, a member of the 2001 Charter Class, currently presides over Las Vegas Municipal Court, Department 3. In 2011, Judge Almase was elected to her first six-year term. While at Boyd, she was managing editor of the Nevada Law Journal and won the Dean's Service Award upon graduation. A long-time advocate of pro bono service, Judge Almase is a recipient of the "50 Hours Club" for her commitment.

To subscribe to Boyd Briefs, visit law.unlv.edu/BoydBriefs.