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2021 Bar Conference: June 17-19

We look forward to hosting the 2021 Waves of Change Bar Conference June 17 – 19, at the historic Hotel Del Coronado in sunny San Diego. This year’s theme will focus on issues of social justice, diversity and inclusion, and national lessons that may inspire local action. We will begin with a Welcome Reception on the evening […]

Nevada Supreme Court Appoints Members to the Commission to Study Water Adjudication Law Cases

On Monday, April 12, 2021, the Nevada Supreme Court and Chief Justice James Hardesty announced that the following members have been appointed to the Commission to Study the Adjudication of Water Law Cases, effective immediately: Chief Justice James W. Hardesty, Commission Chair Associate Chief Justice Ron Parraguirre, Supreme Court Micheline Fairbank, Nevada Division of Water […]

Public Hearing on Summary Eviction Mediation Rules: June 3

On Friday, April 9, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order in ADKT 0567 scheduling a public hearing to assess the status of the Temporary Residential Summary Eviction Mediation Rules established in October 2020. In response to Governor Steve Sisolak’s emergency directive extending Nevada’s residential eviction moratorium to June 30, 2021, on April 8, 2021, […]

Las Vegas Justice Court Issues Order re: Temporary Procedures in Civil Cases, Including Evictions

On Thursday, April 1, 2021, the Las Vegas Township Justice Court issued Administrative Order 21-03, which updates court temporary court procedures in civil cases in order to comply with Governor’s Emergency Directives 036, 037, and 043. The order notes specific procedures relevant to qualifying unlawful detainer and summary eviction actions. According to the order, the […]

Nominations for 2021 State Bar Membership Awards Now Open Through April 15

Nominations are currently open for the State Bar of Nevada’s 2021 membership awards. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, April 15. Nominations may be submitted online via the links below; direct questions to Manny Botello at mannyb@nvbar.org. Awards are currently being accepted in the following categories: The Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented to a member […]

Las Vegas Justice Court to Require eFiling for Reports Regarding Court-Ordered Counseling Requirements in Criminal Cases

On Thursday, March 18, the Las Vegas Township Justice Court filed Administrative Order 21-02, which requires that all agencies providing programs of professional counseling to defendants in criminal cases must use the court’s provided electronic filing system to provide the court with a current and accurate report of the offender’s compliance. This e-filing requirement applies […]

First Judicial District Court Invites Comments to Improve Local Court Rules

The First Judicial District Court in Carson City has announced its intent to amend its local rules of practice and seeks comments and suggestions on how its rules can be improved. The purposes of the intended amendments are to comply with the Supreme Court’s order in ADKT 0491 to conform their rules to the new […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Issues Comprehensive Order Re: Pandemic Court Operations; Clerk’s Office Begins Limited Re-Opening

On Friday, March 12, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 21-03, which provides a comprehensive list of court procedures put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This order supersedes previous court orders related to the pandemic, and portions of previous orders that remain in effect are included in order 21-03. Unless […]

U.S. District Court Virtual Conference Scheduled for May 25

  The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada has announced that the 2021 court conference will take place as a virtual event on May 25, 2021. The theme is “Adaptability in Uncertain Time,” and the content of the conference will focus on the ways the practice of law has adapted in the past […]