Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month – October 2017
Scott Scherer of Holland & Hart
Scott is a native of Las Vegas and has been practicing law in Nevada since 1984. He has worked in the public and private sectors over the years and is currently practicing gaming, state and local tax, and state administrative law with Holland & Hart LLP. He received his undergraduate degree from John Hopkins University and his law degree from the University of Washington.
Scott has played a big part with helping clients with gaming card issues. He recently assisted a client who had lost her right to work in the gaming industry when the Nevada Gaming Control Board objected to her registration because of a mistake she had made earlier in her life. With his help, she was able to get the objection withdrawn and was given a second chance. Further, he routinely uses his connections as a member of the Executive Committee, Gaming Law Section, State Bar of Nevada to get pro bono gaming card denial cases rapidly placed with experienced counsel.
When we asked Scott why he does pro bono work, he responded “To help those who need a second chance. The Gaming Law Section of the State Bar started a program to assign gaming lawyers to employees who were not allowed to work in gaming due to objections to their registrations. We are able to help them navigate the appeal process and, hopefully, get a second chance to work in their chosen profession.”
For his commitment to representing pro bono clients, we honor Scott Scherer as the October Pro Bono Volunteer of the Month.