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Lawyer Representatives for United States District Court

This announcement is for Nevada’s lawyers:  The United States District Court for the District of Nevada is accepting applications for Lawyer Representatives. Lawyer Representatives provide vital input to the Court on a myriad of issues affecting the operations of the federal courts including, but not limited to: rule changes; development of new programs; design of... Read more

March 2015 Case Reassignments, Track Changes at Eighth Judicial District Court

The Eighth Judicial District Court will reassign several cases among several departments and implement track changes. Per a reminder today from Chief Judge David Barker, See EJDC-CJBarker-Letter-2-24-2015 , the following changes will be effective March 2, 2015: Department 14’s entire civil caseload will be transferred to Department 7 and Department 14 will assume responsibility over Specialty Courts.... Read more

Las Vegas Justice Court Changes Procedures for Workplace TPO Filings

Las Vegas Justice Court Changes Procedures for Workplace TPO Filings On February 20, 2015, the Las Vegas Justice Court filed an administrative order (AO 15-02) changing the automatic tracking requirement in local rule JCRLV 42(d) and the manner of assignment of temporary protection orders (TPOs) in the workplace The changes listed in the AO 15-02... Read more

Clark County Court Announces Changes to Calendar and Case Assignments Eff. Monday, March 2, 2015

[NOTE UPDATES AS OF 2/11/2015] Per a message today from Chief Judge David Barker at the Eighth Judicial District Court, the following calendar and case re-assignments will occur on Monday, March 2, 2015: Judge Escobar (DC 14) will be moving into Specialty Courts and will coordinate with Judge Bell in that transition. Judge Bell (DC 7)... Read more

EJDC Medical/Dental Malpractice Status Check Calendar – Tuesday, February 3, 2015

UPDATED 1/28/2015 – The court has provided a calendar of cases (with attorney information) to be heard on Feb. 3, 2015. See 56-page PDF: MEDMALCALENDAR-ATTYS-Feb-3-2015 The Eighth Judicial District Court has announced that it will hold the next Medical/Dental Malpractice Status Check Calendar at 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. See Notice re: Medical/Dental Malpractice... Read more

Supreme Court of Nevada Order Amends Rules Regarding the Preservation, Access, and Sealing of Court Records

On December 30, 2014, the Supreme Court of Nevada filed an administrative order (ADKT 0410) amending Rule 2 of the Policy for Handling Filed, Lodged, and Presumptively Confidential Documents; and amending Rule 6 of the Nevada Electronic Filing and Conversion Rules. The adoption of the amendments will be effective January 30, 2015. To download the... Read more

Eighth Judicial District Court Investiture Ceremonies Scheduled

On Friday, January 2, 2015, members of the bar are invited to attend the investiture ceremony of the following persons who have been elected to serve as judges for the Eighth Judicial District Court: William “Bill” Kephart (Dept. 19) Jim Crockett (Dept. 24) Linda Marquis (Dept. B) Denise L. Gentile (Dept. F) On Friday, January 9, 2015,... Read more

Eighth Judicial District Court to Transfer Hundreds of Cases – Effective January 5, 2015

On December 18, 2014, the Eighth Judicial District Court (EJDC) filed Administrative Order 14-05 in the matter of Inter-Departmental Case Transfers and Assignments with the clerk of the court. The order details changes to case assignments in several judicial departments. The order also includes two exhibits—one with a list of construction defect cases to be... Read more

Attorney Volunteers Needed to Judge Truancy Diversion Program

Attorneys who practice law in Clark County are sought to volunteer to judge the Family Court’s Truancy Diversion Program (TDP). “This program has been successful for 13 years, and has grown from 9 to 50 schools since 2007 when Judge Gerry Hardcastle turned it over to me,” said Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Jennifer Elliot.... Read more