CCAHU +NNAHU Joint March Meeting: Legislative Information - What you need to know!

March 09, 2021
12:00 PM PST to 1:00 PM PST
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If you are located in NORTHERN NEVADA, please register HERE


Ever thought of engaging with the legislative process but not sure where to start? This is your opportunity. Discover how to engage with the legislative process and learn what you need to know to protect your clients in 2021:

• Understand how the best defense for your clients is being a well-informed broker.
• Learn how bills become law and how you can influence the process.
• Find out more about the upcoming virtual "Day on the Hill" in Carson City.



About these Speakers:

Heidi Sterner is a 15+ year member of Nevada AHU with her home chapter being Clark County AHU. She has been in the health insurance industry for 20+ years. A 2017 recipient of the NAHU State Legislative Achievement Award, she has represented Nevada AHU regarding Legislative Affairs as a 4-year member of the NAHU Legislative Council, 5+ year Nevada AHU Legislative Affairs Chair, Past Nevada AHU and Clark County AHU President.

Heidi is Nevada AHU Legislative Chair and is Vice Chair of the NAHU Leading Producers Round Table Committee, a member of the Employer Working Group (a subsidiary of the NAHU Legislative Council), the Nevada Division of Insurance Agent Advisory Council, and the Legislative Chair for Clark County AHU.


James L. Wadhams is a Partner at Black & Wadhams.

Jim focuses his practice on government affairs, insurance, and administrative law. He has presented issues in the legislature for public agencies in Nebraska and Nevada, and since 1981, has represented private clients as a lobbyist before the Nevada Legislature. He has represented such clients as Nevada Independent Insurance Agents, Nevada Hospital Association, Newmont Mining Corporation, and Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Jim’s extensive knowledge of the executive and legislative process has assisted clients in accomplishing a wide array of legislative and regulatory changes including privatizing the state’s workers’ compensation insurance, creating a nationally recognized standard for mining reclamation, and virtually all major tax issues.

Jim was first admitted to the practice of law in January of 1973 and worked as an attorney for the Nebraska Department of Insurance. He worked on several committees of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and drafted several laws and regulations that were adopted as national standards for insurance regulation. He moved to Nevada in 1975 and became Chief Counsel to the Nevada Insurance Division and later served as a Deputy Attorney General for Insurance and in 1978 became the Commissioner of Insurance. He subsequently served as the Director of the Department of Commerce supervising 13 regulatory agencies.

Jim is involved in his professional community and his personal community.


He sits on the boards of:

  • Board Member, Public Education Foundation
  • Board Member, Las Vegas Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Chairman of the Board, Westcare Foundation


He is also a member of:

  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association


Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Government Relations Practice, 2007-2019
  • Nevada’s Best Lawyers®, 2013
  • Top Lawyers, Vegas Inc., 2013
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell


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