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Nevada Supreme Court Forms Committee to Study Capital Case Procedures

On January 25, 2024, Linda Marie Bell, Associate Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, filed a petition in ADKT 0617 seeking to create a Committee to Study and Update Supreme Court Rule 250 relating to procedures in capital cases. The court concluded that such a committee should be created. It will conduct all hearings in public […]

Eight Attorneys Apply to Fill Vacancy in Eighth Judicial District Court

Chief Justice Elissa Cadish announced the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection received eight applications from individuals who wish to fill the judicial opening in Department 27 of the Eighth Judicial District Court. As of January 11, there were seven applicants for the vacancy. On January 22, the commission voted to reopen the application period for […]

Nevada’s New Approach to Adjudication of Water Law Cases

Nevada’s New Approach to Adjudication of Water Law Cases By Justice Ron Parraguirre, Nevada Supreme Court Nevada, like most western arid states, has seen significant litigation over its water resources. As resources dwindle, we can expect growing demand on court resources as well. Understanding the complex challenges ahead, the Nevada Supreme Court convened a Commission […]

Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to NRAP: 2 p.m., March 7

On January 29, 2024, Justice Kristina Pickering, justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, and Hon. Bonnie A. Bulla and Hon. Deborah Westbrook, judges of the Nevada Court of Appeals, filed a petition in ADKT 0580 to amend the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure. A public hearing will be conducted on the proposed rules on March […]

Jackrabbit Bar Conference 2024

The State Bar of Nevada is excited to host the upcoming 2024 Jackrabbit Bar Conference! This year’s event will take place: May 30 – June 1, 2024 Brewery Arts Center, Carson City Nevada More information, including a registration form, will be posted on this page when available.

Supreme Court Schedules Public Hearing re: Removing Time Limit for Limited Practice in Rural AG and PD Offices

On January 22, 2024, the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada filed a petition in ADKT 0616 requesting amendments to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 49.1(7)(a) to eliminate the two-year cap on attorneys practicing law in rural district attorney and rural state public defender offices pursuant to limited practice certifications issued under SCR […]

State Bar President Julie Cavanaugh-Bill Receives Honorable Mention from NCBP

The National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP) announced that State Bar of Nevada President, Julie Cavanaugh-Bill, has received one of three honorable mentions for that organization’s Best of 2023 President’s Page Award. She received the honorable mention for her column, AI: Robot Invasion, or The Next Big Thing?, published in the November 2023 issue of […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Seeks Input on Hearing Master Finalists

The public is invited to provide comments regarding finalists for a hearing master position with the Eighth Judicial District Court. Public input is part of a three-tiered recruitment process established in an administrative directive for selecting district court hearing masters and commissioners. Input on the candidates can be emailed to the Eighth Judicial District Human […]

Seven Attorneys Apply to Fill Vacancy in the Eighth Judicial District

On Jan. 11, 2024, Chief Justice Elissa Cadish announced that the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection received seven applications from individuals who wish to fill the judicial opening in Department 27 of the Eighth Judicial District Court. The commission will nominate a panel of three to fill the vacancy. Department 27 is vacant through the […]