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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

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

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

Medical/Dental Malpractice Status Check Calendar – Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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, August 12, 2014. See EJDC-Med-Mal-Sessions-8-12-14 . The calendar will be held at the Complex Litigation Center, 333 S. Sixth Street in downtown Las Vegas. Endoscopy cases will not be... Read more

New Cover Sheets Required for Civil & Business Filings at Eighth Judicial District Court – Effective July 1, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, in accordance with NRS 3.275, the Eighth Judicial District Court will require the use of new cover sheets when submitting civil case and business court filing types. To get copies of the new cover sheets, download this guide (PDF): EJDC-Cover-Sheets-Civil-Business-Filings. Contents of the four-page PDF guide are: Page 1 – Business Court... Read more

Spring Seminars Offer Continuing Legal Education for Bar Members

Thanks to all of the people who attended our CLE seminars this spring. On May 16, we hosted the seminar, “Gun Law for Lawyers.” Special thanks to Stephen F. Smith, Esq. and Michael G. Giles, Esq. who held a fascinating discussion aimed to educate the bar  members. Special thanks to Mr. Smith for his time... Read more

Eighth Judicial District Court Orders Mandatory Electronic Service and Eliminates $2 Fee

On May 8, 2014, Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge Jennifer Togliatti signed Administrative Order 14-2 regarding mandatory electronic service. See PDF of the order: EJDC-Electronic-Service-AO14-2. Effective June 1, 2014, the order requires service by electronic means to be mandatory for documents identified in Rule 9 of the Nevada Electronic Filing and Conversion Rules, the... Read more

Public Hearing re Amendment of the Nevada Short Trial Rules Scheduled for June 5

On Thursday, June 5, 2014, the Supreme Court of Nevada will hold a hearing on the proposed amendment to the Nevada Short Trial Rules to provide for private jury trials. The court will consider whether the program should continue using the rules and forms contained in Exhibits A, B, and C of the order filed... Read more
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