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Second Judicial District Ends Trial Stack Process for Civil Docket

On August 2, 2022, the Second Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order (AO) 2022-12, ending the district-wide Trial Stack Jury Trial Setting for its civil docket. Commencing with Trial Stack 19, on August 23, 2022, all trials will be reset on individual departments’ calendars for dates certain. The order states that, for all matters currently […]

Las Vegas Justice Court Issues Order Assigning DUI and Vehicular Crime Cases

On July 27, 2022, the Las Vegas Justice Court issued revised Administrative Order (AO) 22-07, which assigns certain vehicular crime cases to a single department. According to the order, its intent “is to limit the assignment of cases to this docket to those involving driving or operating a vessel under the influence of alcohol or […]

Judge Michael Villani To Retire from Eighth Judicial District Court

After serving more than 15  years on the District Court bench, Judge Michael P. Villani is retiring. Judge Villani was appointed to the Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada in April 2007. Following receiving his law degree from the California Western School of Law, Judge Villani served as a Deputy District Attorney. He also worked […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Reassigns Cases Between Departments 1 and 9

On June 30, 2022, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order (AO) 22-10, reassigning cases in the Civil/Criminal Division of the court. Department 9 will have a civil assignment. Fifty percent of civil cases currently being heard by Department 1 will be reassigned to Department 9. All criminal cases being heard by Department 9 […]

Maria Gall Appointed to Eighth Judicial District Court, Dept. 9

On June 27, 2022, Governor Steve Sisolak appointed Maria A. Gall to the Eighth Judicial District Court, Dept. 9. This appointment fills the judicial vacancy left by Cristina D. Silva. Maria Gall previously practiced law in the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County, the Second Judicial District Court in Washoe County, the First Judicial District […]

Las Vegas Justice Court Issues Order Requiring eFiling of Criminal Traffic Documents

On June 15, 2022, the Las Vegas Township Justice Court issued Administrative Order (AO) 22-06, regarding mandatory electronic filing in criminal traffic cases. According to the order, all criminal traffic motions, confirmation of counsel submissions, and pleadings of any kind must be filed into the court’s case management system using its electronic filing system. In […]

Las Vegas Justice Court Now Allows Attorneys to Register Clients Online

The Las Vegas Justice Court’s online resolution platform used for traffic cases – Matterhorn – now allows an attorney to independently register on behalf of their client. The attorney must complete both the “Defendant Information” and “Attorney Information” fields when registering. Attorneys will be able to see their own dashboard listing the cases for which […]