Court News

Standard Bail Schedule Updated for Las Vegas Justice Court

On May 21, 2015, the Las Vegas Justice Court has released an updated Standard Bail Schedule for felonies, gross misdemeanors, misdemeanors, violations of protection order, and additional penalties. The schedule is effective May 26, 2015. As such, beginning at 6:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2015, the Clark County Detention Center will utilize the new bail... Read more

Administrative Order Regarding Matters of Electronic Recording of Courtroom Proceedings in Juvenile Cases at Eighth Judicial District Court 

On May 7, 2015, the Eighth Judicial District Court filed an order in the matter of electronic recording of courtroom proceedings in juvenile cases. In Administrative Order 15-05 (AO 15-05), the court addresses the conditions and concerns for how electronic proceedings in juvenile dependency and juvenile delinquency cases may be opened to inspection or released... Read more

New Administrative Order to Address Misdemeanor Releases at Las Vegas Justice Court

On May 6, 2015, the Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Joe Bonaventure signed an order (effective immediately) that addresses the condition for release of defendants who are arrested on one or more misdemeanor charges, and no gross-misdemeanor or felony charges. See Amendment to Administrative Order 15-05 (AO 15-05), a detailed four-page PDF document: 15-05-Misdemeanor-Releases-(Final)

Procedures Amended for Assignments of DUI and Vehicular Crime Cases at Las Vegas Justice Court

On April 21, 2015, the Las Vegas Justice Court ordered amendments (effective immediately) to the policies and procedures for the assignment of cases involving DUI cases and vehicular-crime cases. To read the detailed four-page document, download the PDF file: 15-03-DUI-Case-Assignments-(Amended-Final)     Related story (April 7, 2015): “Las Vegas Justice Court Changes Procedures for Assignments of... Read more

Procedures Amended for Assignments of Domestic Violence Cases at Las Vegas Justice Court

On April 21, 2015, the Las Vegas Justice Court ordered amendments (effective immediately) to procedures for the assignment of cases involving domestic violence. To read the detailed three-page document, download the PDF file: 15-04-DV-Case-Assignments-(Amended-Final)   Related story (April 7, 2015): “Las Vegas Justice Court Clarifies Procedures for Assignments of Domestic Violence Cases,” https://www.clarkcountybar.org/2015/las-vegas-justice-court-clarifies-procedures-for-assignments-of-dv-cases/

Eighth Judicial District Court Civil/Criminal Case Reassignment Effective May 4, 2015

Effective May 4, 2015, the Eighth Judicial District Court reassigned cases in conjunction with the arrival of its newly appointed district judges and as reflected in Administrative Order 15-03. The following reassignments and track changes are in effect: 1. Department 2’s entire case load will be transferred to Department 15. 2. Department 15’s entire caseload... Read more

Public Hearing Scheduled for July 1, 2015 by Nevada Supreme Court in Regards to Amendments to Court Rules Regarding Attorney Discipline

On April 28, 2015, the Supreme Court of Nevada filed an order setting a public hearing for July 1, 2015, at 1 p.m. to consider amendments to various attorney discipline rules discussed in ADKT 0505 and ADKT 0506. Links to the appropriate petitions and orders scheduling hearing accompany each of the following petition descriptions: ADKT 0505 The... Read more

Eighth Judicial District Court to Collect Peremptory Challenge Fee through E-Filing

Effective May 1, 2015, the Eighth Judicial District Court will collect the $450 Peremptory Challenge filling fee required by SCR 48.1(2) electronically through either the attorney’s draw down account or credit card associated with their e-filing account. See memo: EJDC-PeremptoryChallengeFee-Memo-Apr-6-2015. For details about this update to administrative services at the court, contact the court division... Read more

Las Vegas Justice Court Clarifies Procedures for Assignments of Domestic Violence Cases

On April 1, 2015, the Las Vegas Justice Court filed an administrative order (AO 15-04) clarifies the assignment policies for Domestic-Violence cases. See PDF: 15-04–DV-Case-Assignments-(FINAL–File-stamped) The order includes the detailed reasons for which cases are subject to being “retracked” from the DV Department to the department of origin. The order further clarifies the procedures for case assignments involving... Read more

Las Vegas Justice Court Changes Procedures for Assignments of DUI Cases

On April 1, 2015, the Las Vegas Justice Court filed an administrative order (AO 15-03) changing the assignment policies for DUI cases and vehicular-crime cases. See (PDF): 15-03–DUI-Case-Assignments-(FINAL–File-stamped) The order includes the detailed reasons for which cases are subject to being “retracked” from one of the DUI/Vehicular-Crime Departments to the department of origin. The order further orders the... Read more
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