Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: CCBA Offices, 725 S. 8th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Credits: 3 General CLE Credits
Cost: $75 CCBA Member; $135 Non-member; $60 LA/Law Student; $70 Non-member LA/Law Student
Hear first-hand about the historic cases of Tarkanian vs. NCAA from those who were in the trenches. This case is still covered in most sports law classes today. Hear a current perspective and analysis of the cases.
Danny Tarkanian, Esq.
Daniel J. Tarkanian, Esq.
Samuel Lionel, Esq.
President and Chairman of Litigation Dept.
Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Chuck Thompson, Esq.
Charles E. Thompson Law Offices
Marc Risman, Esq.
Professor of Sports Law
University Utah College of Law
Produced By: Marcus Risman, Esq.Category: News |
Las Vegas Justice Court Announces Clarifications Regarding Applicable Dates for New Traffic Procedures
The Las Vegas Justice Court has begun utilizing a “rolling” three-year review period relating to driver histories. During the last Traffic Bench-Bar Committee meeting, Chief Judge Karen Bennett-Haron explained that the rolling three-year review period began on September 28, 2013. Thus, if a defendant received a traffic citation prior to that date, the particular citation will not be counted in the rolling three-year review period by a referee, and the particular citation will not be subject to mandatory Traffic School before the referee. If the defendant received a traffic citation on or after that date, the particular citation will trigger the new requirements relating to Traffic School, and that citation will also be counted and will affect the disposition of future traffic tickets within the rolling three-year review period.
In an effort to ease the transition into the new Traffic Procedures, the Court has determined that three additional changes will be made:
(1) The Court previously provided notice to attorneys about changes relating to the walk-in attorney sessions held on Tuesday and Thursdays. On November 5, 2013, the new scheduling requirements for these sessions will become effective. However, the referees will not be applying the rolling three-year review period as discussed above until December 4, 2013.
(2) “Bulk” attorney sessions are conducted on Wednesdays for attorneys who have 100 or more traffic tickets to be processed. Several attorneys scheduled bulk sessions for future dates before they were notified about the effective date for the rolling three-year review period. Therefore, the Court has determined that bulk attorney sessions scheduled on or before December 4, 2013, will be subject to existing standards, and bulk attorney sessions scheduled after that date will be subject to the new Traffic Procedures.
(3) The Court previously indicated that certain tickets may not be addressed by referees
(A) If the defendant has 3 or more historical warrants on one traffic citation; or
(B) If the defendant has 3 or more active warrants across multiple citations.
The Court previously indicated that defendants who implicate these categories would have all their citations immediately diverted from the referees and would be required to appear before Judge Kelley in Courtroom LLB.
This change will not go into effect until December 4, 2013.
Any questions about these policy changes can be addressed to Staff Attorney Joe Tommasino via e-mail or phone at (702) 671-3424.Category: Court News |
Effective November 1, 2013, the Odyssey File and Serve system for the Clark County courts will only accept document submissions in a PDF format. For more information, contact Tyler Technologies at 1-800-297-5377.Category: Court News |
Effective on November 4, 2013, the Las Vegas Justice Court will implement new sign-up procedures for walk-in attorney sessions in traffic cases. To participate in such sessions, attorneys will be required to reserve specific slots as follows:
1) Reservations can be made in person at the Attorney Window in the Justice Court Traffic Division, or via e-mail to TrafficAttySession@clarkcountycourts.us
2) Attorneys must designate the specific day for when they would like to appear, and they must select morning or afternoon sessions, as applicable.
3) No “same-day” reservations will be allowed.
4) Instead, attorneys will have to reserve their desired slots no later than 3:00 PM in order to appear on the following day’s calendar.
5) Morning and afternoon sessions will now be capped at a maximum of 250 tickets. However, attorneys will still be allowed to schedule up to 15 citations per session.
6) The dates and times for the Walk-In Attorney Sessions will remain the same:
- Thursday: 8:00-11:00 AM (morning session) & 1:00-4:00 PM (afternoon session)
- Tuesday: 8:00-11:00 AM (morning session) & 1:00-4:00 PM (afternoon session)
7) Attorneys who register via e-mail will get a confirmation e-mail to alert them to the fact that specific slots have been reserved for them.
8) Attorneys will no longer need to print registers of action for the referees when they appear for the walk-in sessions.
9) Scheduling procedures for bulk sessions are not affected by the new procedures for walk-in sessions.
Any questions about these policy changes can be addressed to Staff Attorney Joe Tommasino at (702) 671-3424 or via e-mail to email@example.com.Category: Court News |
The schedule of upcoming meetings for the Family Bench Bar Committee are as follows:
- Thursday, November 7, 2013
- Thursday, December 19, 2013
- Thursday, January 30, 2014
Unless otherwise announced, all meetings will be held at noon in Courtroom 9 at the Family Courts and Services Center located at 601 North Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV 89101.
Questions about the committee can be addressed to the Eighth Judicial District Court Family Division Presiding Judge Gloria O’Malley via Janice Sanders at SandersJ@clarkcountycourts.us or (702) 455-5991.Category: Court News |
On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 (NEW DATE!) the 8th Judicial District Court will hold the meeting of the Constructional Defect Bench Bar Committee. The meeting starts at noon at the at the Complex Litigation Center (CLC) located at 333 South Sixth Street in downtown Las Vegas. Attorneys do not need to RSVP prior to the event.Category: Court News |
On Monday, August 26th, at noon, in Courtroom 7A, the Las Vegas Justice Court will be holding a follow-up Traffic Bench-Bar Meeting to discuss policy changes that will tentatively become effective on September 1, 2013. The changes include specific Traffic-School requirements and new calendaring procedures. Attorneys who handle a high volume of traffic tickets for their clients are encouraged to attend this important meeting.Category: Court News |
Attorneys admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada have been invited to apply for service on the mediation panel for the Court’s Early Mediation Program for Section 1983 Inmate Cases in the unofficial Southern Division of the District Court. On behalf of the court, U.S. Magistrate Judge George Foley, Jr. wrote a letter (PDF) to members of the Clark County Bar Association to encourage their participation.
“We ask you to seriously consider volunteering for this program which has proven to be a valuable method for resolving pro se civil rights cases and which will also provide the attorneys with valuable experience in developing their mediation skills.”
Judge Foley addressed the type of training lawyers on the panel may receive.
“Although useful, prior mediation experience is not required and the Court encourages both new and experienced lawyers to consider becoming mediators. The Court will offer brown bag lunch programs to train the panel members in inmate mediation and to explain Section 1983 inmate litigation.”
Lawyers who would like to serve as mediators can contact Magistrate Judge George Foley’s judicial assistant, Julia Wright, at Julia_Wright@nvd.uscourts.gov or at (202) 464-5575.Category: Court News |
The Clark County Courts will hold their annual kick-off meeting for the Truancy Diversion Program (TDP) on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 12:15 p.m. in Courtroom 9 of the Family Court and Services Center, 601 North Pecos Road, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Volunteers are needed to judge the Truancy Diversion Program (TDP). TDP attempts to reduce and eliminate absenteeism for middle and high school students and to reduce the number of students entering the formal juvenile justice court system as a result of their not being in school. This is a great way to give back to your local community!
Attorneys and law clerks interested in participating can contact Debbie Rose at (702) 455-1755. Learn more about the program on the court’s website at http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/ejdc/programs-and-services/tdp/index.htmlCategory: Court News |
Effective Thursday, August 1, 2013, the hours of operation for public service counter serving the civil and criminal divisions of the Las Vegas Justice Court expanded. The public service counter, located on the second floor of the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas, remains open daily until 4:00 p.m. Telephone service hours also expanded and remain open until 4:00 p.m. daily.Category: Court News |