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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 […]

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 […]

Nevada Supreme Court Issues Order Regarding Public Access to Appellate Court Facilities

On June 10, 2021, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order in ADKT 0554 rescinding several administrative orders related to COVID-19 safety protocols and replacing them with new requirements for accessing appellate court facilities in person, including the use of Nevada’s updated OSHA guidance. The new protocols became effective June 1, 2021. Oral arguments in […]

New 2021 Nevada Appellate Practice Manual Now Available

The 2021 edition of the Nevada Appellate Practice Manual is now available for purchase. The updated manual provides attorneys with a complete step-by-step guide to appellate law in Nevada, including practice tips. Pre-order your softcover copy or download the digital edition immediately from the state bar website. The prices are: digital-only, $35; and digital and […]

Las Vegas Justice Court Alters Provisions for Virtual Appearances

On Thursday, June 10, 2021, the Las Vegas Township Justice Court issued Administrative Order 21-06 , rescinding the sections of Administrative Order 21-03 that mandate appearances by virtual means. Parties will continue to have the option to appear by alternative means by filing a written request no later than two judicial days prior to their […]

State Bar of Nevada Announces Recipients of the 2021 Membership Awards

State Bar of Nevada members work hard to improve our organization and further the development of the legal profession. Please join us in recognizing the invaluable contributions of our 2021 State Bar of Nevada Membership Award recipients: Presidential Award J. Randall Jones The State Bar of Nevada’s Presidential Award is presented annually to a bar […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Releases New Jury Trial Plan

The Eighth Judicial District Court has released a comprehensive plan that will allow the court to resume its in-person jury operation. The plan includes procedures for conducting in-person jury trials in a manner that minimizes risks to all participants using recommended health precautions. The protocols include screening questions for prospective jurors, use of face coverings […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Issues Order with Updated Pandemic Protocols

On Friday, June 4, 2021, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 21-04, outlining changes to court procedures regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, as the court ramps up operations. The order addresses screening protocols, appearances by alternative means, mandatory face coverings, virtual meetings, social distancing, and more. Screening: Ill persons, or unvaccinated and unmasked persons […]

Notes Available From Most Recent State-Federal Judicial Council Meeting

The Nevada State-Federal Judicial Council held its most recent meeting on May 24, 2021. Notes detailing the meeting activity are now available. During the meeting, the participants discussed current issues in the state and federal judiciaries, as well as the tribal court, and provided updates on the Federal Court Pro Bono Program. The council’s next […]

Las Vegas Justice Court Updates Procedures Re: Masks and Social Distancing

On May 27, 2021, the Las Vegas Justice Court issued Administrative Order 21-05, which rescinds the court’s previous administrative orders, 20-13 and 2014, effective immediately. The court will comply with masking guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the State of Nevada and Clark County as they regard fully vaccinated individuals.