Court News

LVJC Order Updates to Guidelines Re Own Recognizance Releases

On December 7, 2018, the Las Vegas Justice Court filed an order in the administrative matter regarding “guidelines for administrative own recognizance releases” for the Las Vegas Justice Court. Administrative Order 18-04 addresses the conditions for release of persons held without bail, and entitled to bail. AO #18-04 lists information related to how Pre-Trial Services shall […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries (11-1-18)

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries was written by attorney Joe Tommasino. This long format piece is designed to highlight summaries of recent opinions from Nevada’s Court of Appeals and Supreme Court from the Nevada. The content of this post was originally submitted for publication in the December 2018 issue of Communique, the official publication of the […]

USDC (NV) Invites Comments Re Reappointment of Two Magistrate Judges

Public Notice Regarding Reappointment of Magistrate Judge William G. Cobb The current term of United States Magistrate Judge William G. Cobb will expire on September 2, 2019. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of this magistrate judge to a new eight-year term. […]

EJDC Discovery Update re Case Conference Reports

Eighth Judicial District Court Discovery eliminates need to submit courtesy copies for Case Conference reports Las Vegas – NV (11/13/2018) – The Eighth Judicial District Court Discovery Commissioner Bonnie Bulla today announced that Discovery will discontinue the practice of receiving courtesy copies of Case Conference Reports submitted by parties in cases. An electronic system has […]

EJDC Orders Plan for Adjudication of Election-Related Actions

On October 31, 2018, Eighth Judicial District Court (EJDC) Chief Judge Linda Marie Bell filed an order in the matter of election matters filed in the court on Election Day this year. In Administrative Order #18-12 (AO 18-12), the court acknowledged Election Day as November 6, 2018, and “the possibility of actions pertaining to the […]

LVJC Order In Re Status of Prisoners with US Immigration Holds

On October 19, 2018, Las Vegas Justice Court Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure signed an order regarding the status of prisoners with United States Immigration Holds. In Administrative Order #18-03, the court rescinded an administrative order from 2002 and ordered that Las Vegas Justice Court Clerks and Officers of the Clark County Detention Center […]

LV Justice Court Plans for Homeless Event (Nov. 20, 2018)

On October 11, 2018, Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure signed an administrative order with guidelines for how the Las Vegas Justice Court clerks shall process outstanding warrants for defendants who appear for court services while at the special service event, Project Homeless Connect. For more information, see Administrative Order […]

Hearing Scheduled In Re Amendments to Supreme Court Rule 207 (Board of CLE)

The Nevada Supreme Court has scheduled a public hearing for Monday, November 5, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. on proposed amendments to Supreme Court Rules 207-215 and modifications to the Regulations of the CLE Board. An order filed on October 3, 2018, contains the proposed amendments and modifications, explains how to participate in the hearing, and […]

LVMC Alternate Judge Applications Due December 8, 2018

The Las Vegas Municipal Court is seeking attorneys in good standing who are interested in serving as alternate judges on an as-needed basis to preside over various criminal and traffic matters when the Municipal Court Judges are unavailable. If an applicant is chosen to serve as an alternate judge, that applicant may not appear as […]