Court News

EJDC Medical/Dental Malpractice Status Check Set for February 5, 2018

The Eighth Judicial District Court will hold the next Medical/Dental Malpractice Status Check Calendar at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018, in Courtroom 14A on the 14th floor of the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas. Per an announcement (of 12/21/2017), from District Judge Jerry A. Wiess, II, the following information will help counsel to prepare for […]

A Quick Note About Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 16.1

Rule 16.1: Not gone; nor forgotten. In Michie’s Nevada Revised Statutes Annotated, 2018 Court Rules NRCP 16.1 was inadvertently left out. However, the rule is still in full force and effect as it applies to civil cases. Please utilize Rule 16.1 as it appears in the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure online at www.leg.state.nv.us or […]

Las Vegas Justice Court Announces Assignments for 2018

On November 9, 2017, Chief Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure announced the judicial chambers assignments and courtroom assignments for 2018.  For more information, see image at right or read the chart which is available as a PDF download: 2018 Assignments–CCBA Notice Source: Joe Tommasino, Las Vegas Justice Court

Family Court Judge Frances Doherty to Lead “Nevada Conversation”

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, members of the bar are invited to attend “Supported Decision-Making,” a special event sponsored by the Second Judicial District Court, National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making, State Bar of Nevada, and Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. This event will be held at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Clark […]

Notice for Appointment for New U.S. Magistrate Judge (NV)

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States magistrate judge for the District of Nevada with a duty station (chambers) in Reno, Nevada. The essential function of courts is to dispense justice. An important component of this function is the creation and maintenance of diversity in the […]

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 […]