Court News

Las Vegas Justice Court Judges Re-Elect Colleague as Chief

Chief Judge Joe Bonaventure was elected by his peers to remain the leader of the Las Vegas Justice Court through 2018. “Las Vegas Justice Court hears traffic matters, misdemeanor non-traffic cases, civil cases (amounts up to $15,000 as of 1/1/17), small claims cases (up to $10,000), summary eviction cases, and requests for protection orders (including […]

Clark County Court to Expand Jury Master List

On November 22, 2016, Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge David Barker filed an administrative order to expand the Jury Master List. Administrative Order #16-07 cites the sources for the court’s jury pool and adds a new source—Clark County’s list of registered voters. The AO #16-07 further orders that “for all subsequent Jury Master List updates, court administration shall utilize […]

Administrative Orders #16-01 and #16-02 at Las Vegas Justice Court

On September 30, 2016, the Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure filed two new administrative orders, #16-01 and #16-02.  The orders became effective by the court immediately. Administrative Order 16-01 clarifies the case-assignment rules for TPO cases in the Las Vegas Justice Court. Prior to this Administrative Order, most TPO cases filed […]

Justice of the Peace Natalie Tyrrell Elected to AJA Board

North Las Vegas Justice Court Justice of the Peace Natalie Tyrrell was elected to the American Judges Association (AJA) Board of Governors at their annual conference in September.  The objective and purpose of the AJA is to promote and improve the effective administration of justice and to maintain the status and independence of the judiciary.  Judge […]

Temporary Case Assignments at Las Vegas Justice Court Effective October 10, 2016

Effective October 10, 2016, changes are planned for the administration of cases at the Las Vegas Justice Court. The changes were announced on September 29, 2016, by Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Joe Bonaventure: At a recent judges’ meeting, based on an analysis of case filings, settings, and hearings since the creation of dedicated DUI and Domestic Violence departments, the justices […]

Attorney Volunteers Needed to Judge Truancy Diversion Program

  The Eighth Judicial District Court is seeking Nevada attorneys to volunteer as judges for the Family Court Truancy Diversion Program. What is the Truancy Diversion Program? The Truancy Diversion Program works with the Clark County School District to reduce absenteeism in school.  Through a grant with the Department of Justice, the Truancy Diversion Program seeks to […]

Applications for Inmate Early Mediation Panel Due October 31, 2016

The United States District Court for the unofficial southern division of the District invites members of the Nevada Bar to apply for a position on the Inmate Early Mediation Panel. Attorneys appointed to serve as pro bono mediators will preside over mediations with inmate plaintiffs who sue the Nevada Department of Corrections for constitutional violations […]

Applications for Open Seat on Clark County Court Bench Due September 23, 2016

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection announced it will accept applications for the Eighth Judicial District Court, Department 29, open judicial seat until 5 p.m. on September 23, 2016. The vacancy follows the death of The Honorable Susan W. Scann. The appointment process is open to all Nevada attorneys with 10 years of legal experience, […]

New Hours for Las Vegas Justice Court’s Traffic Division

The Las Vegas Justice Court’s Traffic Division will implement the following new customer-service hours beginning on Monday, September 26, 2016: Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: Closed The deadline for an individual to pull a customer-service number, enter the phone queue, or be […]

Applications for Open Supreme Court Seat Due September 9, 2016

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection (Commission) will begin work to fill the future Nevada Supreme Court vacancy initiated by the August 12 retirement of Justice Nancy M. Saitta, according to Chief Justice Ron D. Parraguirre. The appointment process is open to all Nevada attorneys with 15 years of legal experience, including two years in […]