Court News

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries (1-3-20)

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 statutes: When determining if protected communications are made in “good faith” under Nevada’s anti-SLAPP statutes, a court must consider the “gist or sting” of the communications as a […]

LVJC Court Order Suspends Certain Local Rules

On January 28, 2020, an order was filed in the administrative matter regarding certain local rules in the Las Vegas Justice Court. See Administrative Order #20-01: LVJC-20-01-Suspending-Certain-Local-Rules (PDF file to download). As noted in the Administrative Order #20-01, “the following local rules shall be suspended for all cases filed on or after the file date […]

Lloyd D. George US Courthouse Closed on Tues. 1/28/2020

UPDATE (1/29/2020): The Lloyd D. George Courthouse located at 333 Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas will be closed on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, due to ongoing repairs as a result of a power outage. Filings via CMECF are not affected. Essential hearings and functions will be performed across the street at the Foley Federal Building located at 300 S. […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries (12-2-19)

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: Confrontation Clause: (1) The Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees a defendant in a criminal prosecution the right to confront the witnesses against him or her, but […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries (10-24-19)

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: Community property: (1) A district court has significant discretion when determining whether to grant or deny a non-employee spouse’s request for pension payments before the employee spouse has retired, […]

EJDC Order Rotates Judicial Assignments for Certain Matters

Court Order Addresses Management of Postconviction Petitions of Habeas Corpus, Judicial Settlement Program, Reassigning of Adult Guardianship, Minor’s Compromise, and Probate Cases On November 22, 2019, the Eighth Judicial District Court filed an order in the administrative matter of assigning postconviction petitions for writs of habeas corpus involving calculation of credits; assigning management of the […]

EJDC Order Adopts Policy on Public Access to Administrative Records

The Eighth Judicial District Court (EJDC) now has a policy on public access to administrative records. The policy is stated in the Administrative Order 19-06 (AO-16) and applies to public access to administrative records of the EJDC that are maintained by the district court administration only. The policy does not apply to case records of […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries (10-1-19)

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 Attorney discipline: The State Bar proved that attorney James A. Colin made statements in pleadings to the court concerning the integrity of several justices that he knew to be […]

Investiture Ceremony for U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Albregts

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada will host the formal investiture ceremony of The Honorable Daniel J. Albregts, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Nevada. The event starts at 5:00 p.m. with a reception immediately following at the Las Vegas Country Club. Members of […]