Second Judicial District Court Continues Reopening; Criminal Dockets Set

The Second Judicial District Court has issued two new orders regarding the resumption of court services following closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Administrative Order 2021-05(B) notes the changes to court procedure as it continues reopening, effective July 6, 2021. The order notes that while in-person court proceedings are occurring, appearance by remote means is […]

Federal Court Increasing Civil Case Assignments to Magistrate Judges

On July 6, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada issued General Order 2021-03, which designates the district’s magistrate judges to exercise jurisdiction over civil matters. The magistrate judges are specifically designated to enter final judgements in civil cases, provided all parties to the case consent to proceed before the judges as […]

Nevada Federal Court Establishes Patent Pilot Program

On June 30, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada issued General Order 2021-04, establishing a permanent patent program for that court. Chief Judge Miranda M. Du, Judge Gloria M. Navarro, and Judge Robert C. Jones are designated program judges for the District of Nevada. Any judge who is not a designated […]

Video Presentation: 2021 State Bar Membership Awards

The State Bar of Nevada presented its 2021 Membership Awards on June 18, 2021, at the Hotel Del in Coronado, California, during the Annual Bar Conference. Video of the event is now available for viewing. Please join us in recognizing the invaluable contributions of these attorneys: Presidential Award: J. Randall Jones Medal of Justice: Connie […]

New State Bar Officers Sworn In at 2021 Bar Conference

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, Nevada Supreme Court Justice Ron Parraguirre administered the oaths of office for state bar President Ann Morgan, President-Elect Paola Armeni, Vice President Julie Cavanaugh-Bill and governor Marisa Rodriguez. This is the first time the State Bar of Nevada has had all of its board officer roles filled by women. A […]

New North Las Vegas Justice Court Safety Protocols Effective June 16

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the North Las Vegas Township Justice Court issued Administrative Order 2021-04 regarding temporary safety measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the order, judges are encouraged to manage courtrooms to allow comfortable space between individuals. All members of the general public, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a face […]

Nevada Supreme Court Issues Order Regarding Public Access to Appellate Court Facilities

On June 10, 2021, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order in ADKT 0554 rescinding several administrative orders related to COVID-19 safety protocols and replacing them with new requirements for accessing appellate court facilities in person, including the use of Nevada’s updated OSHA guidance. The new protocols became effective June 1, 2021. Oral arguments in […]

New 2021 Nevada Appellate Practice Manual Now Available

The 2021 edition of the Nevada Appellate Practice Manual is now available for purchase. The updated manual provides attorneys with a complete step-by-step guide to appellate law in Nevada, including practice tips. Pre-order your softcover copy or download the digital edition immediately from the state bar website. The prices are: digital-only, $35; and digital and […]

Las Vegas Justice Court Alters Provisions for Virtual Appearances

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, the Las Vegas Township Justice Court issued Administrative Order 21-06 , rescinding the sections of Administrative Order 21-03 that mandate appearances by virtual means. Parties will continue to have the option to appear by alternative means by filing a written request no later than two judicial days prior to their […]

State Bar of Nevada Announces Recipients of the 2021 Membership Awards

State Bar of Nevada members work hard to improve our organization and further the development of the legal profession. Please join us in recognizing the invaluable contributions of our 2021 State Bar of Nevada Membership Award recipients: Presidential Award J. Randall Jones The State Bar of Nevada’s Presidential Award is presented annually to a bar […]