Eighth Judicial District Court Reschedules November Jury Trials; Closes Clerk’s Office to In-Person Filing

On Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 20-23 in response to Governor Steve Sisolak’s Nov. 11, 2020 announcement of an alarming increase in new COVID-19 cases in Nevada. The order includes the following requirements intended to permit the court to continue business safely:

  • Jury Trials: All jury trials currently scheduled to begin prior to November 30, 2020, will be continued. Jury trials currently in progress should continue to the conclusion of the trial.
  • Clerk’s Office: Effective immediately, the District Court Clerk’s Offices at both the Regional Justice Center and the Family Court will be closed for in-person filings until November 30, 2020.
  • Meetings: Effective immediately and until November 30, 2020, there shall be no in-person gatherings of meetings outside of individual judicial departments to discuss court business. 
  • Face Coverings: All District Court judges and employees are required to wear face coverings at all times while in the workplace except while eating or drinking during breaks. This includes all areas of court facilities, including parking lots. The provisions of Administrative Order 20-17 requiring all attorneys to wear face coverings at all times while in any common areas of the facility remain in effect.

For more information, see Administrative Order 20-23.