Court News

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 […]

US Magistrate Judge Applications Due November 30, 2018

Due to the pending retirements of two United States Magistrate Judges George W. Foley, Jr. and Carl W. Hoffman, Jr. , the United States District Court – District of Nevada has published a public notice regarding the process to fill the expected vacancies on the local bench. Specifically, in recent announcement, “United States District Court […]

EJDC Order Formalizes Practice to Accept Bonds, Bails Regardless of Immigration Status

On June 19, 2018, Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge Linda Marie Bell entered an order in the administrative matter of the status of persons with immigration holds. See Administrative Order 18-11 (AO 18-11). In AO 18-11, the court orders Clark County court clerks to continue to accept posting of bail bonds and cash bail […]

LV Justice Court Orders Procedures Related to Community Court

On October 15, 2018, the Las Vegas Justice Court filed Administrative Order #18-01 regarding the scheduling of certain criminal cases for hearing. This administrative order relates to specialized procedures for “Community-Court” cases.  Specifically, the order addresses how such cases are scheduled for hearing, how outstanding warrants can be recalled, and how certain defendants can be […]

EJDC Order Regarding Supervision of Dependency Matters

On August 13, 2018, the Eighth Judicial District Court filed Administrative Order 18-10 (AO 18-10) in the matter of the presiding judge over matters involving victims of child abuse and neglect. The order states, “pursuant to EDCR 1.30(b) and effective immediately, that Administrative Order 15-07 is superseded only to the extent that the supervision of […]

NV Supreme Court Invites Additional Written Comments Re Guardianships

On July 20, 2018, the Supreme Court of Nevada filed an order inviting additional public comment regarding the First Interim Report of the Guardianship Commission filed on May 30,l 2018.  See order filed July 20, 2018 (PDF to download): ADKT-507-Re-Gaurdianship-Order-Addtl-Comments Seating at Supreme Court of Nevada photo by Steph Abbott For more information about Administrative […]

US Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen to Retire from Southern Nevada Bench

Appointment Process for New Magistrate to Begin; Applications Due October 1, 2018 Recently, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada announced that United States Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen will be retiring on April 30, 2019. See press release (PDF) to download: Leen-press-release-retirement The court commented that after 18 years of dedicated […]

Federal CJA Panel Applications Due September 14, 2018

The Clerk of the Court of the federal district of Nevada is seeking applications for a limited number 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 trial and appellate/habeas cases. Attorneys interested in appointment to the […]