Happy Nevada Day From Gunderson Law Firm

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This Nevada Day, we’d like to extend our appreciation to our clients, peers and friends. We feel fortunate to live and work in a place with great people, beautiful landscapes and amazing opportunities.

Cheers to the land we love the best!

From all of us at Gunderson Law Firm

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A View Of The TIP Program

A View Of The Transitioning Into Practice (TIP) Program From The Mentor/Mentee Perspective

By Theresa Freeman, Client Protection Manager

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The Transitioning into Practice (TIP) program is well underway; the third six-month cycle began in January 2013. The program replaced the previous Bridge the Gap program with a one-on-one mentorship program that individualizes the transition into practice by pairing each new attorney with a Supreme Court-approved mentor. Mentors and mentees are matched by general interest in similar areas of law and are required to complete a mentoring plan for the program. Portions of the mentoring plan are standardized and require that certain elements be met. However, many elements of the mentoring process are left to the mentor, along with the new lawyer’s input. Mentors and mentees may also customize the plan to suit their needs within their particular area of law. With two six-month TIP pilot cycles completed, most of the feedback has been positive.

 

Mark Gunderson is a small practice owner in Reno and has been in practice since 1979. As an official TIP mentor, and an unofficial mentor to his daughter, son-in-law and various young attorneys, he gives his unique perspective on the TIP program and what can be gained by both mentor and mentee:

“TIP is a forward-thinking and practical way to better prepare new attorneys in Nevada to practice law effectively and ethically. The TIP program very thoroughly and completely addresses many critical practice areas and tasks to better serve new attorneys in becoming effective and ethical attorneys. The interaction required between the mentor and mentee to address the critical practice areas and tasks provides a unique and well suited way to start new attorneys in practice.

In my experience, if both the mentor and mentee approach the required tasks with a positive attitude in a fostering learning environment, a great deal can be gained from the TIP program. That, of course, requires a good faith commitment by both parties. While that may not always be possible, the opportunity is there for a very positive and educational experience.

The days of when new attorneys would largely be mentored in public practice or private practice law firms before starting their won individual practices are gone. TIP fills that gap and provides uniquely tailored mentoring to better serve the new attorneys as well as the public.

As a mentor, it has likewise broadened my experience with new attorneys, their attitudes and approaches, and been a good educational experience as well. In fact, those I have mentored still reach out to discuss their practice issues, which facilitates more than the mere satisfaction of a requirement.”

Mark Gunderson is the founding partner at Gunderson Law Firm and can be contacted directly at mgunderson@gundersonlaw.com or by calling (775) 829-1222.

State Bar Of Nevada Honors Its Members Who Have Served In The U.S. Armed Forces

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Nevada Lawyer offers its sincerest thanks to those State Bar of Nevada members who have served and/or continue to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. 

Over the past months, utilizing both the magazine and the bar’s E-newsletter, we put out a call for the names of those individuals. Those who responded have been included in the list below.

Many of our members have served in more than one branch of the service or in the reserves; however, due to space constraints, we have included each name only once. To those of you who served but did not send your names, we also extend our appreciation for your service to our nation.

Thanks to our bar members pictured for submitting photos for this special feature.

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Mark Gunderson is the founding partner at Gunderson Law Firm and can be contacted directly at mgunderson@gundersonlaw.com or by calling (775) 829-1222.