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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

Public Hearing re Amendment to Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure 58(e) Scheduled for May 8

On Thursday, May 8, 2014, the Supreme Court of Nevada will hold a hearing on the proposed amendment to the Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure 58 (e). The petition to amend the rule seeks “to allow, but not require, district courts to give notice of entry of judgment in family law cases.” A copy of... Read more

Applications to Serve as Pro Tem Hearing Masters in Family Court Due Before March 28, 2014

Nevada attorneys who are interested in serving as hearing masters in Clark County’s family courts are asked to submit their applications before March 28, 2014. In a memo dated February 28, 2014, by Presiding Judge Charles J. Hoskin of the Eighth Judicial District Court’s Family Division, the court has several specialty courts to be served:... Read more

Medical/Dental Malpractice Status Check Calendar Scheduled at Clark County Court

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., the Eighth Judicial District Court will hold the Medical/Dental Malpractice Status Check Calendar at the Complex Litigation Center, 333 South Sixth Street. Endoscopy cases will not be included in the Status Check Calendar. The calendar will be heard in numerical case number order with... Read more