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2022 Bar Conference: June 23-24

We look forward to hosting the 2022 Bar Conference June 23 – 24, in the heart of wine country! Programming for the conference theme, Cultivating Leadership, will focus on developing leadership skills to take on responsibility in our offices, retain clients, and serve as stewards in our communities. We will begin with a Welcome Reception on […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Reassigns Civil and Criminal Court Cases

On January 14, 2022, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order (AO) 22-03, which reassigns cases for civil and criminal courts. According to the order: Departments 6 and 9 will continue to have a criminal assignment; however, one third of the open and one third of the closed non-homicide criminal cases in the outlying […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Pauses Longer Jury Trials in Response to Pandemic

On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 22-02, which pauses jury trials that are expected to take longer than a calendar week, as part of the court’s response to the pandemic. The order states that jury trials that are expected to take longer than a calendar week are paused […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Issues Order Modifying Guardianship Procedures and Minor Proceedings

On January 6, 2022, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 22-01. This administrative order: Revises procedures governing minor guardianship cases by creating separate cases for each proposed protected minor; Provides for pai1ies in all guardianship matters to appear by alternative means; and Assigns minor’s compromise matters to the civil departments. For more information, […]

Joint Court Order Designed to Address Backlog of Civil Court Trials in Clark County

On December 30, 2021, the Nevada Supreme Court and the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 21-09/ADKT 0555, which reinforces existing and establishes new court procedures intended to address the backlog of civil trial cases experienced in Clark County due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Eighth Judicial District Court (EJDC), “The order […]

Judge Simons Selected as Chief Judge of the Second Judicial District Court

On Monday, January 3, 2022, the Second Judicial District Court announced that the Honorable Lynne K. Simons has assumed the role of chief judge for the court, following a unanimous election by her peers. After her election in 2014, Judge Simons joined the Second Judicial District Court bench in January 2015. In November 2017, she […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Implements Civil Case Reassignment Calendar

On December 30, 2021, as a means to address the significant backlog and delay in the disposition of civil jury trials, the Eighth Judicial District Court has issued Administrative Order 21-06 implementing the use of a civil case reassignment calendar. As outlined in the order, any case ready to go to trial but unable to […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Issues Order Modifying Procedures for Probate

On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 21-08, immediately suspending Rule 4.03 of the EDCR  until a new probate commissioner is selected. All pending or newly filed probate and trust proceedings shall be referred to the probate department to be heard by a senior judge who shall hear the […]

Eighth Judicial District Court Implements eFiling for Protective Orders

The Eighth Judicial District Court of Nevada now offers Guide & File Protective Order applications that can be e-filed remotely from a computer with internet access. The new guided forms make the protective order application process more accessible and potentially safer for those facing the danger of domestic violence. Guide & File protective orders are […]

Pearson Named Chief of Reno Justice Court

On Friday, December 10, 2021, the bench of the Reno Justice Court unanimously selected Judge Scott Pearson as the new chief justice of the peace for Reno Justice Court. Judge Pearson assumed the new role immediately.

Filing Date for 2022 Judicial Elections Moved from January to March

On December 1, 2021, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order in ADKT 0588 amending the Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct rules to comport with the Nevada Legislature’s special session amendments to the Nevada Revised Statutes 293.177. The amendments change the filing date for judicial elections from the first Monday in January to the first Monday […]