Court News

LV Justice Court Orders Procedures Related to Community Court

On October 15, 2018, the Las Vegas Justice Court filed Administrative Order #18-01 regarding the scheduling of certain criminal cases for hearing. This administrative order relates to specialized procedures for “Community-Court” cases.  Specifically, the order addresses how such cases are scheduled for hearing, how outstanding warrants can be recalled, and how certain defendants can be […]

EJDC Order Regarding Supervision of Dependency Matters

On August 13, 2018, the Eighth Judicial District Court filed Administrative Order 18-10 (AO 18-10) in the matter of the presiding judge over matters involving victims of child abuse and neglect. The order states, “pursuant to EDCR 1.30(b) and effective immediately, that Administrative Order 15-07 is superseded only to the extent that the supervision of […]

NV Supreme Court Invites Additional Written Comments Re Guardianships

On July 20, 2018, the Supreme Court of Nevada filed an order inviting additional public comment regarding the First Interim Report of the Guardianship Commission filed on May 30,l 2018.  See order filed July 20, 2018 (PDF to download): ADKT-507-Re-Gaurdianship-Order-Addtl-Comments Seating at Supreme Court of Nevada photo by Steph Abbott For more information about Administrative […]

US Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen to Retire from Southern Nevada Bench

Appointment Process for New Magistrate to Begin; Applications Due October 1, 2018 Recently, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada announced that United States Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen will be retiring on April 30, 2019. See press release (PDF) to download: Leen-press-release-retirement The court commented that after 18 years of dedicated […]

Federal CJA Panel Applications Due September 14, 2018

The Clerk of the Court of the federal district of Nevada is seeking applications for a limited number of new Federal Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Panel attorneys (appointment of counsel for indigent defendants) for the Unofficial Southern Division of the District of Nevada for both trial and appellate/habeas cases. Attorneys interested in appointment to the […]

Electronically Filing of Orders, Default Judgments at LVJC

On July 2, 2018, the administrator for the Civil Division at the Las Vegas Justice Court, Grissell Hernandez, distributed a tips sheet in regards to filing of orders and default judgements electronically using Odyssey File and Serve. See PDF file available to download: LVJC-E-Filing-Orders-Default-Judgments This five-page document includes screen captures to visually demonstrate the website user’s […]

Updates to Civil, Criminal Case Reassignments, Courtroom Moves

On June 19, 2018, Eighth Judicial District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez released an open letter to members of the legal community regarding the July 2, 2018 Civil and Criminal Case Reassignments and Courtroom Moves. See STMFP-RJC-218062613220 (PDF to download). Also this letter, Judge Gonzalez announced the relocation of several judicial departments to courtrooms in the Regional […]

Clark County Court Orders Case Reassignments, Track Changes (Eff. July 2, 2018)

On June 19, 2018, the Eighth Judicial District Court filed two administrative orders – Administrative Order 18-04 (AO 18-04) and Administrative Order 18-05 (AO 18-05). Both orders cite several changes to be made per Rule 1.30(b) of the Rules of Practice for the Eighth Judicial District Court (EDCR) and are ordered effective July 2, 2018. […]