Nevada Federal Court Amends Order re: Pro Bono Program Reimbursement

On October 19, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada issued Amended General Order 2019-07, revising the rules for the Pro Bono Program for furnishing representation to pro se litigants in matters where the court exercises its discretion to provide such representation. The program provides for the reimbursement of reasonable, eligible expenses, […]

July 2021 Bar Exam Results Now Available

Congratulations to everyone who passed the most recent Nevada Bar Exam! The unofficial pass list for the July 2021 Nevada Bar Exam is now available for viewing.   Information regarding the swearing-in ceremonies is also available.

North Las Vegas Justice Court Issues Order to Improve Eviction Filings

On Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, the North Las Vegas Justice Court issued Administrative Order 2021-06, regarding the filing of eviction seven-day notices to pay or quit. Recently, the court has experienced several cases in which landlords have been using forms that contain Las Vegas Justice Court information, as opposed to North Las Vegas Justice Court […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Hosting Livestream Investiture Ceremony Sept. 30

The investiture ceremonies for four Eighth Judicial District Court judges will take place at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30. The investitures for Judge Tara Clark Newberry, department 21; Judge Christy Craig, department 32; Judge Margaret Pickard, department V; and Judge Bita Yeager, department 1 will be live-streamed at Investitures are formal ceremonies with […]

Official Launch of the Nevada Bar Exam Study – Participants Needed

All new lawyers admitted to the Nevada bar between 2014 and February 2020 should have received an email invitation from the Nevada Supreme Court asking you to complete the Nevada Bar Study. This study will likely influence the discussions and decisions made as the bar exam is re-imagined. But its success and influence depends largely […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Reassigns Civil/Criminal Division Cases

On Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 21-06, modifying the case assignments for the court’s Civil/Criminal Division in order to foster consistency, efficiency, and fairness. Notable reassignments include: Department 1 will now have an all-civil case assignment. Criminal cases currently being heard in Department 1 will be moved to […]

Las Vegas Justice Court Issues Order Regarding Temporary Procedures in Traffic Cases

On Wednesday, August 25, the Las Vegas Township Justice Court issued Administrative Order 21-09, which establishes temporary procedures at the court to maintain public safety during the pandemic and to comply with legislative changes. According to the order: The court is offering the use of electronic methods to resolve traffic citations, including through the website […]

Hearing Sept. 23 re: Senior and Municipal Court Judges

On August 16, 2021, the Nevada Supreme Court received a petition in ADKT 0584 requesting the court amend Supreme Court Rule 12, regarding senior justices of the peace and municipal court judges. The proposed amendments are available in Exhibit A of the order. The court has issued an order scheduling a public hearing and requesting […]

Some Big, and Not So Big, Changes for the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education

Effective this month, administration of the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education now falls under the purview of the State Bar of Nevada. This change follows a Supreme Court Order issued earlier this year, which provides office space, employment, and oversight of CLE Board staff under the administration of the state bar’s Board of Governors. […]

Nevada Appellate Courts Reinstate Mask Requirement

On July 28, 2021, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Administrative Order 0020. The order states that all court employees and visitors entering the Carson City or Las Vegas appellate court buildings must wear masks that cover their noses and mouths, regardless of the person’s vaccination status. This requirement includes all offices and […]