Court News

Federal Court Announces Magistrate Judge Valerie Cook to Retire

This morning, we received the following announcement from the office of Debra Kempi, District Court Executive for the U.S. District Court – District of Nevada. The United States District Court for the District of Nevada announces that, after 18 years of dedicated service to the Court, United States Magistrate Judge Valerie P. Cooke will be […]

Joint Court Order to Modify Admin Procedures for Certain Defendants

On August 21, 2017, a joint order was signed by the chief judges of the Las Vegas Justice Court and the Eighth Judicial District Court related to the procedures for handling of cases involving a defendant with an indictment in both courts. Administrative Order #17-10 addresses matters related to the process and timing for dismissals […]

Case Reassignments at Clark County Court Eff. Aug 21, 2017

Effective August 21, 2017, several cases will be reassigned and a revised criminal case flow model will be in use at the Eighth Judicial District Court. The changes come as result of the August 16, 2017, filing of Administrative Order 17-08 in the matter of the assignment of construction defect cases. See EJDC-AO-17-08 (PDF download). Also […]

Changes to Med Mal Sweeps Set at Clark County Court (UPDATED)

On July 10, 2017, Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Jerry Wiese II announced changes to the Medical/Dental Malpractice Status Check Calendar set for Monday, August 7, 2017, at 1:00 p.m., in Courtroom 14A on the 14th Floor of the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas. See Medmal announcement (PDF download). In the announcement, Judge […]

EJDC Homicide Team Case Reassignments Eff. July 1, 2017

On June 26, 2017, Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez released a letter to members of the bar and legal community regarding a pilot project regarding case management for cases involving homicide. Below is an excerpt from her letter: Dear Nevada State Bar Members and Community Justice Partners: Re: 2017 Homicide Team Case […]

Federal CJA Panel Applications Due September 22, 2017

This announcement is for Nevada’s lawyers:  The Clerk of the Court for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada will be accepting applications for appointments of new Federal Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel attorneys (appointment of counsel for indigent defendants) for the Unofficial Southern Division of the District of Nevada for both […]

Civil Bench Bar Meeting June 13, 2017 at Eighth Judicial District Court

What: Civil Bench Bar Meeting When:  12:00 p.m. – Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Where: Department 27, Eighth Judicial District Court, Courtroom 3A, 200 Lewis Ave, Las Vegas Highlights: Judge Joanna Kishner to discuss SCR 3, Tami Cowden, President, Clark County Bar Association as guest speaker Lunch Sponsor:  Las Vegas Legal Video will provide lunch Judge Nancy Allf […]