Nominations for State Bar Board of Governors Open Now Through April 1

The Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada consists of 15 members elected by the active members of the bar who are residents of Nevada and have their office address per SCR 79 in the respective districts. For the 2023 elections, the following positions are open for election: District One – Clark County: […]

Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss Proposed Changes to Attorney Misconduct Rules

On February 15, 2023, the Nevada Supreme Court received a petition, filed under ADKT 608, from the State Bar of Nevada’s Board of Governors seeking to amend the Supreme Court Rules (SCRs) related to attorney misconduct. The proposed changes can be viewed in detail in Exhibit A attached to the petition. A public hearing will […]

State Bar Board of Governors Approves Creed of Professionalism and Civility

The bar’s Board of Governors has been diligently working to address issues impacting the practice of law in Nevada. For example, we hear from members that lack of civility from their colleagues continues to affect attorney wellbeing. So, this past January, the board’s Civility Taskforce presented a formal Creed of Professionalism and Civility, which the […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Establishes Committee to Examine Minor Guardianship Cases

On Feb. 22, 2023, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order (AO) 23-02, which establishes a court-led special committee to evaluate minor guardianship case types. According to the order, the committee’s goal is to “provide the most efficient service and access to justice to those involved with minor guardianship cases.” The order appoints Judge […]

Judicial Commission Makes Nominations for Department 7 Vacancy

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection forwarded the names of three nominees to Governor Joe Lombardo for appointment to fill the judicial vacancy in the Eighth Judicial District Court, Dept. 7. The commission will convene to interview 23 more applicants for vacancies in Departments 29, C, N, and O. Department 7’s seat was made vacant […]

Civil Bench Bar-Bar Meeting Set for February 14

The next Civil Bench-Bar Meeting will be held at noon on Tuesday, February 14, via Zoom. For the Zoom link, please RSVP to Lincoln, Gustafson & Cercos is hosting the Zoom conference.

Second Judicial District Court Establishes Competency Court

On January 3, the Second Judicial District Court (SJDC) released Administrative Order 2023-02 pertaining to establishing a competency court and implementing procedures for the court. Judge Egan Walker, Department 7, is appointed to serve as the presiding judge in the SJDC Competency Court. All initial civil competency matters filed in SJDC arising before bind over […]

Klitzke Assumes Duties as Washoe County Public Administrator

On January 3, the Second Judicial District Court released Administrative Order 2023-01 pertaining to the issuance of amended letters in probate proceedings in which the Washoe County Public Administrator is appointed. Effective January 3, any letter of special administration, letters of administration, or letters testamentary issued in the name of Donald L. Cavallo, or any […]