Eighth Judicial District Court Issues Order Reassigning Cases

On December 7, 2023, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued amended Administrative Order 2023-05, reassigning cases for several civil, criminal, and family division courts. These changes take effect on January 8, 2024. For more information, including a list of reassignments, see AO 2023-05.

Reno Municipal Court Issues Order Prohibiting Disruptive Conduct

On December 5, 2023, the Municipal Court of the City of Reno issued Administrative Order 2023-02, which implements local rule of practice 10.1. It states “Photography. video recording, or audio recording in the public areas of the Reno Municipal Court is strictly prohibited except as authorized by the Chie Judge of the Reno Municipal Court.” […]

Couvillier Selected to Become U.S. Magistrate Judge for District of Nevada

Chief Judge Miranda M. Du, of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, has announced that Maximiliano D. Couvillier III was selected to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of V. Cam Ferenbach, United States Magistrate Judge in Las Vegas. Couvillier was a founding partner of Kennedy & Couvillier, PLLC. Prior […]

Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Unified Use of Remote Technology

On August 13, 2021, The Nevada Supreme Court created the Commission to Study Best Practices for Virtual Advocacy in Nevada’s Courts. On November 9, 2023, the commission submitted their final report and petitioned the Court under ADKT 0613 to amend the applicable SCR rules to govern the unified use of remote technology in Nevada’s general […]

Nevada Supreme Court Adopts Changes to SCR 49.5 re: Limited Practice of Law

On August 3, 2023, Elissa F. Cadish, Associate Chief Justice, of the Nevada Supreme Court and Co-Chair of the Access to Justice Commission, filed a petition to adopt Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 49.5 to allow limited practice of law under the supervision of organized legal services programs by law school graduates who have not yet […]

Amendments Proposed for Eighth Judicial District Court Rules of Practice

On Oct. 23, 2023, the Nevada Supreme Court filed ADKT 0612 in which the Hon. Jerry A. Wiese, Chief Judge of the Eighth Judicial District Court, and the Hon. Jacqueline M. Bluth, Chairperson of the Rules Committee of the Eighth Judicial District Court, petitioned the Nevada Supreme Court to adopt the proposed amendments to the […]

Celebrate Pro Bono Week is Oct. 22-28

As a part of Celebrate Pro Bono 2023, Nevada lawyers will be offering assistance throughout the state with answers to legal questions during the month of October with even more events loaded into the week of October 22-28. Free seminars, clinics, workshops, and Ask-A-Lawyer sessions – both in-person and virtual – will mostly focus on […]

July 2023 Bar Exam Results Now Available

Congratulations to everyone who passed the recent Nevada Bar Exam! We’re excited to welcome you! The unofficial pass list for the July 2023 Nevada Bar Exam is now available for viewing online. Information regarding the swearing-in ceremonies is available on our Admissions News page.

Nevada Supreme Court Amends Rules Related to Attorney Misconduct

On Tuesday, September 26, 2023, the Nevada Supreme Court issued Administrative Order (ADKT) 608, amending Supreme Court Rules (SCRs) 99 through 122, related to attorney misconduct. The amended rules can be found in Exhibit A attached to the order. The changes become effective October 26, 2023.

Law Students Invited to Join Sections for Free

The State Bar of Nevada includes more than 25 practice area sections – networking and volunteer groups centered on a particular type of law practice. These communities are an invaluable source of information, mentorship, opportunities, and more. Several sections permit law school students to join – without charge – even before you’ve passed the bar […]