NOTICE:  Be advised that courts may handle hearings differently based on your emailed mediation documents.  As a result, it is important that landlords and tenants should appear at their scheduled hearing, regardless of what type of agreement is sent.  Be sure to advise all parties to attend their hearing unless they receive notice from the court not to appear.

Welcome mediators and soon-to-be mediators.  If you are a mediator who has been appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court, the information you need to support your effort is below.  If you are interested in becoming a mediator, see the bottom of this page to learn more and apply.

Your primary responsibility as a mediator is to email a Case Disposition Form – and an “agreement”, if any – to both the court of record and Home Means Nevada at least 2 judicial days in advance of the hearing. (Easiest to target 5 days in advance due to weekends, holidays and judicial days. No payments can be made unless this happens.)

Las Vegas Justice Court (LVJC) Cases – If your case is from Las Vegas Justice Court, you will not have login information but you may access case materials per below.*

All Other Cases – If the Clerk of Court uploaded the court case to Home Means Nevada, filings may be found at The Renter Connect. If case materials are available, you will have HMN login information.

You may not receive case materials beyond what was emailed to you. Please work with whatever case resources you have.

Key Mediator Steps and Resources Needed

  • Order Approving Amendments to Eviction Mediation Rules for Designated Eviction Proceedings
  • Mediators should become familiarized with:
    • Nevada Assembly Bill 486 which authorizes tenants to assert rental assistance as an eviction defense – AB486_EN.pdf (
    • Nevada Assembly Bill 141 which automatically seals all eviction records during the COVID emergency – AB141 Text (
  • Case Flow Chart
  • Review case file(s), if available
  • Send email to landlord and tenant.  Sample
  • Consider setting the mediation for 7 -10 days prior to the hearing date, allowing time for rental assistance funding discussions and potential two good faith attempts at mediation. Remember the 30-day timeline is cut-in-half by rule timelines and working/judicial days.
  • A couple/few working days before the mediation, with the proper release(s) in hand, reach out to funding sources to include rental assistance and DETR following guidance outlined.  The “Release Consent for Confidential information” (resource above) is needed for rental assistance.  The “DETR Release Authorization” (also above) is required by DETR.  It is advised that you obtain the Release Consent for Confidential Information as early in the process as possible.
  • Confidential: Clark County funding source contact information available by emailing
  • Funding source information – City of Las Vegas, North Last Vegas, Henderson
  • Conduct mediation by jointly preferred method (ultimate decision is mediator’s).
  • Regardless of whether mediation results in an agreement, or if there is no agreement, email Case Disposition Form and “agreement,”  if any, to the court of record at least 2 judicial days before the hearing dateYou must email the form and/or agreement to the court of record and Home Means Nevada or upload the documents you emailed to the court to Home Means Nevada’s The Renter Connect portal.
    • If agreement, reduce agreement to writing (agreement form).
    • Be sure to include the new Case Disposition Form (sample).
    • If no agreement, only the new Disposition Form is required.
    • Landlord filing resources:
      • Motion to Enforce – If the agreement is not met in advance of the hearing.
      • Motion to Dismiss – To dismiss the case before an eviction order is entered.
      • Motion to Rescind – Landlords can use after an eviction order has been entered. Landlords should file this motion in cases where post-order, they’ve reached a mediation agreement, received rental assistance, or somehow resolved the issues.
  • Email “Agreement or No Agreement” document and Disposition Form to the court of record AND HMN.
  • Mediator’s must notify the parties of any known conflicts of interest.
    • If immediately apparent upon case assignment, notify HMN to return the case.
  • Home Means Nevada’s The Renter Connect contact information.

*Las Vegas Justice Court Cases

  • Las Vegas Justice Court case look-up option
    • The LVJC has created a log in for mediators to access the documents such as the Landlord Complaint and Tenant Answer.  You can log in through this link:
    • User ID – 00mediator (00 are numbers, not letters)
    • Password – Password8
    • Once logged on select civil records and enter the case number.  Then click on the document title to retrieve the document.

Supporting Resources for Mediators

Information and application for those interested in becoming a mediator