Bryan Scott, Yolanda Givens, Sandra Douglass Morgan, and F. Travis Buchanan presented on a Black History Month panel on Municipal Law. The panelists were selected because of their trailblazing work and achievements in the Clark County, Henderson, Las Vegas, and North Las Vegas Governments. They discussed various aspects of legal practice for a municipality or county, including:
- Providing a full range of legal services to the City including preparation of legal opinions, research and support, representation in legal actions, document preparation and related work,
- Directing, managing, supervising and coordinating activities and operations of a City Attorney’s Office, including labor and employment issues, and
- Serving as the legal advisor for City Council, City Manager, County Commissioners, boards, commissions and other staff.
Law school Dean Dan Hamilton gave the opening remarks. Provost and First Vice President John V. White gave the Black History Month introduction. Professor Rachel J. Anderson moderated the panel. Victor Ross from the Office of Congressman Steven Horsford presented each of the panelists with a certificate in recognition of their achievements.
This event was co-sponsored by the Council of African-American Professionals at UNLV, the William S. Boyd School of Law, the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association, and the Black Law Students Association.
The video of the Black History Month Municipal Law Panel is available on the William S. Boyd School of Law Scholarly Commons @ UNLV as part of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Lecture Series.