Applicants Sought for Judicial Position at Las Vegas Justice Court

Clark County is accepting applications through 5 p.m. Dec. 15 from qualified people interested in being appointed to serve as the Justice of the Peace for Department 6.

Applications must be delivered to the Clark County Managers Office by 5:00 pm on December 15, 2014.

Applicants can find the application and additional information at

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Applicants Sought for Three Open Judicial Positions for Nevada’s Court of Appeals

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection will accept applications for three open judicial positions for the Court of Appeals between 8 a.m. November 5, 2014, and no later than 5 p.m. November 12, 2014.

Applicants can find the application at

Applicants will be permitted to apply for only one of the three seats on the Court of Appeals. Applicants are permitted to withdraw from the application process prior to the application deadline; however, applicants cannot reapply once they have withdrawn their application.

Applications must be hand delivered to the Administrative Office of the Courts at the Supreme Court locations in Carson City or Las Vegas. The names of applicants will be posted to the website daily. The public portion of each application will be posted to the Commission’s website within a few days following the November 12th closing.

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Las Vegas Justice Court Begins New Procedure Relating to Documentary Proof for Traffic Citations

New Policy Effective Monday, November 17, 2014

The Traffic Division of the Las Vegas Justice Court is implementing a new policy regarding documentary proof for traffic citations. Documentary proof is often presented in a variety of circumstances, such as the following:

(1) A defendant shows proof of a new driver’s license.
(2) A defendant shows proof of a valid vehicle registration.
(3) A defendant shows proof of valid vehicle insurance.
(4) A defendant shows proof of incarceration.
(5) A defendant shows proof of repair for a cited deficiency (such as a broken headlight or cracked windshield).

Effective on Monday, November 17, 2014, the Court will be requiring defendants (or their attorneys) to either submit hard copies of documentary proof, or to e-mail copies of documentary proof, so that such copies can be scanned into the electronic case record for auditing purposes.

In conjunction with the above, the Court will no longer allow defendants (or their attorneys) to simply “show” documentary proof by way of a tablet, smartphone, or other electronic device.

Hard copies or e-mailed copies do not need to be magnified as long as such copies are legible. For example, a copy on an 8 1/2 X 11 sheet of paper will commonly be sufficient. Moreover, copies may be in standard black-and-white format or in color.

Documentary proof can be presented to the Court as follows:

(1) At the front counter

(2) During a scheduled “walk-in” attorney session on Tuesdays and Thursdays

(3) During a scheduled “bulk” session for those attorneys with large numbers of tickets

(4) During a scheduled pretrial session before a deputy district attorney

(5) By e-mail to the following address:

(6) By mail to the following address:  Las Vegas Justice Court Traffic Division, 1st Floor, Regional Justice Center, Las Vegas, NV 89155

The Court discourages defendants and attorneys from submitting documentary proof by fax because of the degradation of the copy quality.

Any questions about this new procedure can be forwarded to Staff Attorney Joe Tommasino at (702) 671-3424 or

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Public Hearing Scheduled for December 4, 2014 Regarding Term of Office of Nevada’s District Judges

On October 17, 2014, an order was filed with the Supreme Court of Nevada to schedule a public hearing on December 4, 2014.  The hearing is to address a request for clarification in the matter of the term of offices of the state’s district judges. The public hearing will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in the Nevada Supreme Court Courtroom located on the 17th Floor of the Regional Justice Center at 200 Lewis Avenue in Las Vegas, Nevada. The hearing will be videoconferenced to the Nevada Supreme Court Courtroom located in Carson City, Nevada. For more information, read the full text of the order (PDF): NSC-Order-Public-Hearing-re-Terms-of-Offices-of-District-Judges

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Las Vegas Justice Court News – Notice of Change to Case Information and Calendar Access

UPDATE 11/1/2014: “The Las Vegas Justice Court Case Management System Migration is complete. You can access our case lookup and secure Justice Partner portal at Please contact us via email at should you have any questions or issues.” -Las Vegas Justice Court IT Help Desk

Between Thursday, October 30 and Saturday, November 1, 2014, access to Las Vegas Justice Court case information will change. The following information applies only to Las Vegas Justice Court case and calendar access*:

  • After 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014, the Las Vegas Justice Court case information will be outdated in the current Odyssey environment.
  • Beginning Friday, October 31, 2014, the District Court and Las Vegas Justice Court case information will be contained in separate Odyssey environments.

*Access to Eighth Judicial District Court case information remains the same.

The changes are due to the Las Vegas Justice Court migrating its case management system to a new infrastructure located in the Clark County Operations Center.

For more information and to get answers to questions you may have regarding this migration, see the announcement posted on CCBA’s Court News page, “Access to Las Vegas Justice Court Case Information – Changes effective November 1, 2014” at

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Amendments to Rules of Practice for the Eighth Judicial District Court – Effective November 9, 2014

On October 10, 2014 an order was filed by the Supreme Court of Nevada in the matter of proposed amendments to Rule 7.20 of the Rules of Practice for the Eighth Judicial District Court. The changes are detailed in Exhibit A of the order. The amendments shall be effective 30 days from the date of the order. See ADKT 0500.

To download the full order and review the administrative case, visit the Appellate Case Management System at

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Nominations for CCBA Executive Board to be Accepted through Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Nominations from members of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) to serve on the 2015 CCBA Executive Board will be accepted through Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Nominations should be sent to the CCBA President Kimberly Buchanan at

The nominating committee shall consider the following criteria and characteristics as applied to each prospective nominee in their application:

  • Each prospective nominee must be a member in good standing of the CCBA
  • Demonstrated past service to the CCBA
  • Contribution to creating balance on the executive board of representation amongst various areas and types of the practice of law
  • Professionalism
  • Knowledge and expertise in an area in which the CCBA needs or desires assistance
  • Such other factors as the nominating committee may deem relevant and appropriate

The election will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014. More information about the election will be posted soon. Members with questions can call the CCBA at (702) 387-6011.

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Notice of Correction to October 2014 Bar Journal

Due to an error in production for the October 2014 issue of the bar’s journal Communiqué, the name of judicial candidate John Hall “Jack” Howard, Jr. was listed incorrectly.

A corrected version of the publication can be found online at

The Clark County Bar Association staff and editors apologizes for the error and any confusion this error may have caused.

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Applicants Sought to Serve as Alternate Judges in 2015 at Las Vegas Municipal Court

The Las Vegas Municipal Court is looking for qualified applicants to serve as alternate judges for the 2015 calendar year.

At the Las Vegas Municipal Court, alternate judges are appointed for a one-year term of office from January 1 to December 31 each calendar year.  Mid-term appointments expire on December 31 of the appointment year.  There is no term limit, and alternate judges are encouraged each year to submit their names to the court for reappointment. Per Las Vegas Municipal Code 2.23.040, alternate judges are paid “one hundred dollars for each morning, afternoon or evening session.”

Alternate judges are subject to the same qualifications set forth by NRS 5.023, the City of Las Vegas Charter 4.020.4, and Las Vegas Municipal Code 2.23.040 as elected Las Vegas Municipal Court Judges, namely:

  • Must be a resident of the City of Las Vegas
  • Must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Nevada


Interested attorneys should send a letter of interest and their current resume to Las Vegas Municipal Court Administrator Mr. Dana P. Hlavac at:


Las Vegas Municipal Court

ATT: Dana P. Hlavac

P.O. Box 3960

Las Vegas, NV 89127


For more information, please contact Las Vegas Municipal Court Administration at 702-229-4673 (or by e-mail at

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Communiqué 2015 Editorial Calendar Set

The Publications Committee of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA) has set the editorial calendar for next year’s issues of the bar’s journal Communiqué:

  • January 2015:        Five Things
  • February 2015:    Pro Bono
  • March 2015:        Bankruptcy
  • April 2015:        Personal Injury
  • May 2015:         Medical Marijuana
  • June/July 2015:    Family Law
  • August 2015:         International Law
  • September 2015:    Legislative Wrap-Up
  • October 2015:    Social Media
  • November 2015:    Class Actions
  • December 2015:    Corporate Law

Attorney members of the CCBA are encouraged to write practical legal articles. Articles must be on topic and original, unpublished works. As space is limited, the editors review all proposals for articles several months in advance.

Proposals can be a simple e-mail to Steph at CCBA and should include the following:

  • Author(s) name(s) and Nevada bar #(s)
  • Summary paragraph providing the focus and scope for the article (include relevant rules/statues/procedures, etc.)
  • Proposed issue for placement (see editorial calendar above)

For more information on the publication’s editorial policies and writer’s guidelines, visit or call Steph at (702) 387-6011.

*The publication’s editorial calendars, schedules, editorial policies, and writer’s guidelines are subject to change without notice.

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