Eighth Judicial District Court Issues Order Reassigning Departments and Hearing Masters

On April 17, 2024, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order (AO) 24-01 regarding case and hearing master assignments in that court. According to the order: All cases currently assigned to Department 27 shall be reassigned to Department 14, and all cases currently assigned to Department 14, except those retained for court efficiency, shall […]

Resiliency & Justice Center Offers Resources to Support the Community

Staff from the Resiliency & Justice Center are working with community partners to provide resources to those impacted by this week’s shooting. The Resiliency & Justice Center serves as a key community resource for providing trauma-related care as a result of incidents of mass violence. It is operated by the Legal Aid Center of Southern […]

The State Bar is Ready to Support All Members’ Mental Health – Including Those Impacted by Today’s Tragic Shooting

The State Bar of Nevada is shocked by the tragic events of the multiple shootings this morning in a Summerlin Law Office. The shootings are terrible and heartbreaking. The State Bar of Nevada offers resources to all members, including those impacted by this tragic event. Available services include therapy sessions and trauma response counseling. We […]

Nominations for Board of Governors Election Closes April 1

The Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada consists of 15 members elected by the active members of the bar who are residents of Nevada and have their office address per SCR 79 in the respective districts. For the 2024 elections, the following positions are open for election: District One – Clark County: One […]

Nevada Supreme Court Forms Committee to Study Capital Case Procedures

On January 25, 2024, Linda Marie Bell, Associate Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, filed a petition in ADKT 0617 seeking to create a Committee to Study and Update Supreme Court Rule 250 relating to procedures in capital cases. The court concluded that such a committee should be created. It will conduct all hearings in public […]

Eight Attorneys Apply to Fill Vacancy in Eighth Judicial District Court

Chief Justice Elissa Cadish announced the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection received eight applications from individuals who wish to fill the judicial opening in Department 27 of the Eighth Judicial District Court. As of January 11, there were seven applicants for the vacancy. On January 22, the commission voted to reopen the application period for […]

Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to NRAP: 2 p.m., March 7

On January 29, 2024, Justice Kristina Pickering, justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, and Hon. Bonnie A. Bulla and Hon. Deborah Westbrook, judges of the Nevada Court of Appeals, filed a petition in ADKT 0580 to amend the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure. A public hearing will be conducted on the proposed rules on March […]

Supreme Court Schedules Public Hearing re: Removing Time Limit for Limited Practice in Rural AG and PD Offices

On January 22, 2024, the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Nevada filed a petition in ADKT 0616 requesting amendments to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 49.1(7)(a) to eliminate the two-year cap on attorneys practicing law in rural district attorney and rural state public defender offices pursuant to limited practice certifications issued under SCR […]