1984 Upward Bound Alumnus Sworn In as Nevada State Bar President

CenterPoint Newsletter | January 2017 | by Lewis & Clark Law School


On Thursday, June 30, Chief Justice Ron Parraguirre of the Nevada Supreme Court swore Bryan K. Scott in as the President of the State Bar of Nevada. Scott, a 1991 alumnus of Lewis & Clark Law School, is the 88th attorney and first African-American to become President of the State Bar of Nevada. During his year-long term as President, Scott will lead the State Bar of Nevada’s Board of Governors. The Board of Governors governs the legal profession in Nevada, serves Nevada lawyers, and works to protect the public’s interest.

Scott has served on the State Bar of Nevada’s Board of Governors since 2006. Scott is a past President of the Clark County Law Foundation (2006), past and first African-American President of the Clark County Bar Association (2005), and past President of the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association (1996-99).

Scott is employed as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Las Vegas (Civil Division), where he advises the Las Vegas City Council and the Las Vegas Planning Commission on land-use, zoning, planning and ethics issues. He has been with the Las Vegas City Attorney’s office since 1996. Growing up in North Las Vegas, Scott has been a resident of the Las Vegas community since 1970. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Management) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1988, after which he received his Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark Law School.

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