Court News

LVJC Court Order in re Criminal Cases

On April 3, 2020, Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Suzan Baucum signed an order in the administrative matter regarding temporary procedures in criminal cases. See LVJC-Admin-Order-20-08. In the order, the court ordered the following temporary changes shall be implemented Monday, April 6, 2020: “1.  The Las Vegas Justice Court will accept filings in Criminal […]

LVJC Court Order in re Eviction, Foreclosure Matters

On March 31, 2020, Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Kristina Pickering and Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Suzan Baucum signed an order in the administrative matter regarding eviction and foreclosure matters. See LVJC-Admin-Order-20-07. The order cites to the COVID-I9 virus and Nevada Governor Sisolak’s Emergency Directive 008 staying certain evictions and lockouts. Of note […]

Henderson Muni Court Orders Changes to Procedures Due to COVID-19

On March 31, 2020, Henderson Municipal Court Chief Judge Rodney Burr filed an order in the administrative matter regarding the Henderson Municipal Court’s procedures regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID 19). See 1st Amended Administrative Order 20-02 (PDF): HMC-AO-20-02-COVID-19-1stAmended. In Administrative Order 20-02, the court list parameters for the temporary alteration of current court procedures due […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries 3-2-20

The content of this post was written by Joe Tommasino for Communiqué, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA).* Supreme Court of Nevada: Anti-SLAPP statute: (1) The appellant met her burden of showing that this action was “based upon a good-faith communication in furtherance of the right to petition or the right […]

US District Court (NV) Order in re Video, Telephone Conferencing

On March 30, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada issued a temporary general order (2020-05) in re: authorization for video and telephone conferencing under the CARES Act and exigent circumstances created by COVID-19 and related coronavirus. Learn more at https://www.nvd.uscourts.gov/press-release-march-30-2020/ Source: Office of Debra Kempi, Clerk of Court, U.S. District Court […]

LVJC Court Order in re Unlawful Detainer Cases, Summary Eviction

On March 24, 2020, Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice and Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Suzan Baucum signed an order in the administrative matter regarding unlawful detainer cases, including the supplemental remedy of summary eviction. The order cites to the COVID-I9 virus and concerns it presents to public health. See LVJC-Admin-Order-20-06 (PDF file to […]

LVJC Court Order in re Temp. Procedures in Criminal Cases

On March 19, 2020, Chief Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum signed an administrative matter regarding temporary procedures in criminal cases in the Las Vegas Justice Court. The order cites to the COVID-I9 virus and concerns it presents to public health. See LVJC-AO-20-05 (PDF file to download). From Administrative Order 20-05, the court orders the […]

Las Vegas Municipal Court Update

On March 18, 2020, the Las Vegas Municipal Court Administrator Dana P. Hlavac provided an update to the court’s services: “The Las Vegas Municipal Court has taken significant actions to provide for continuing access to services while also limiting the risk and exposure to staff, attorneys and the general public.  I am hopeful that you […]

US District Court Announces Temporary Actions for Federal Courts in Nevada

On March 16, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada issued a press release to announce temporary actions to affect procedures at both the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). See USDC-NV-03-16-2020-Press-Release-Final (PDF file to download). The press release states: “The U.S. District […]