Month: January 2023

Eighth Judicial District Court Orders Department Reassignments

On Jan. 31, 2023, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order (AO) 23-01, which reassigns case types in civil, criminal, and family court. According to the order: All “summary eviction” appeals pursuant to NRS 40.380 currently assigned to Department 19 shall be reassigned to Department 14. Veterans’ Treatment Court, is reassigned to Department 23 […]

Several Justice Courts Issue Joint Order re: Release on Own Recognizance

On January 26, 2023, several Nevada justice courts, including: Boulder Township; Bunkerville Township; Goodsprings Township; Henderson Township; Las Vegas Township; Laughlin Township; Mesquite Township; Moapa Township; Moapa Valley Township; and Searchlight Township issued Administrative Order 23-01, which orders that a set of guidelines will be used to determine eligibility of persons for a release, without […]

Reno Municipal Court Updates Rules re: Traffic Citations

On January 1, 2023, the Reno Municipal Court issued Administrative Order (AO) 2023-01, regarding court rules related to traffic citations. The order is consistent with changes enacted in AB 116 of the 2021 legislative session. Exhibit A attached to the order lists the affected rules, including rules 14.1 through 14.4 for the Reno Municipal Court. […]

Federal Court Warns of Trending Scam

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has issued a press release warning attorneys and the public to be aware of a trending scam. In various parts of the U.S., including Nevada, citizens are being targeted by phone calls and emails threatening them with prosecution for failing to pay a bond or failing […]

Las Vegas Justice Court Updates Guidelines for Release on Own Recognizance

On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, the Las Vegas Township Justice Court released the eighth amended version of Administrative Order (AO) 18-04. This update followed the release the seventh amended version of Administrative Order (AO) 18-04 on Monday, January 9, 2023. Both orders are regarding the guidelines for administrative own recognizance releases in that court. The […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Issues Order Reassigning Cases, Establishing Med Mal Court, Changing Probate Procedures

On December 30, 2022, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued amended Administrative Order (AO) 22-14. According to the order, “The purpose of this Administrative Order is threefold: Primarily, Nevada’s 2022 General Election yielded several new judges in District Court. As a result, department caseloads and courtroom relocations require reassignment. Secondly, the District Court has determined […]

Judge Rebecca Burton To Retire In January

After 30 years of work in family law, Judge Rebecca Burton will retire in January. Judge Burton leaves the District Court Family Division after eight years of service including: serving as the presiding Family Division judge and on the court Executive Committee. In a letter to the governor, the chief justice of the Nevada Supreme […]

Applications Now Being Accepted for Five Judicial Vacancies Through Jan. 18

The Commission on Judicial Selection added another department to the current nominating process to fill vacancies in the Clark County District Court. Department O is the fifth vacancy available due to the retirement of the Honorable Frank P. Sullivan in February 2023. Applicants may apply for vacancies in Departments 7, 29, C, N, and newly […]