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Las Vegas Justice Court Resumes Friday Customer Service

On July 27, the Las Vegas Township Justice Court issued Administrative Order 21-08, which reestablishes the customer service hours of the court to include Fridays. Effective immediately, the customer service hours are: Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. In addition, Friday is deemed a judicial day for […]

Las Vegas Municipal Court Reestablishes Mask Requirements for Attorneys and Public

On July 21, 2021, the Las Vegas Municipal Court issued Judicial/Administrative Order JO-2.58, which requires attorneys and members of the public to wear face coverings that cover their noses and mouths at all times while in the Las Vegas Municipal Court and while in any security screening line to enter the City of Las Vegas […]

Masks Mandatory Again at Eighth Judicial District Court Buildings

On Monday, July 19, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 21-05, which states that, effective immediately, all members of the public must wear face coverings that cover their noses and mouths while inside any Eighth Judicial District Court facility, regardless of vaccination status. Similarly, the Las Vegas Township Justice Court issued Administrative Order […]

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 Eviction Mediation Rules Effective Immediately

On June 25, 2021, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order in ADKT 0567 amending the Eviction Mediation Rules, now to be known as the Eviction Mediation Rules for Designated Eviction Proceedings. The rules can be found in Exhibit A of the order. The order is effective immediately. For more information, see ADKT 0567.

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 […]