Court News

Las Vegas Justice Court Order in re Guidelines for Own Recognizance Releases

On June 30, 2020, Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Suzan Baucum filed an administrative order in regards to guidelines for administrative own recognizance releases for the Las Vegas Justice Court. See Sixth Amended Administrative Order #18-04. In Sixth Amended Administrative Order #18-04, the court sets guidelines for how Pre-Trial Services staff (including Justice Court […]

Las Vegas Township Justice Court to Change Customer Service Hours

On June 26, 2020, Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Suzan Baucum filed an administrative order in regards to the customer-service hours of the Las Vegas Justice Court. See Administrative Order 20-15 (PDF): LVJC-Admin-Order-20-15 In Administrative Order 20-15, the court ordered that “[E]ffective on Julv 25.2020, the customer-service hours of the Las Vegas Justice Court […]

Las Vegas Township Justice Court Orders Face Coverings, Social Distancing

On June 12, 2020, Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Suzan Baucum filed an administrative order in regards to the use of face coverings and social distancing in response to COVID-19. See Administrative Order 20-14 (PDF file to download): LVJC-Admin-Order-20-14. In Administrative Order 20-14, the court cited concerns for public health and determined it necessary […]

Las Vegas Township Justice Court Seeks Pro-Tempore Judges

Pursuant to NRS 4.032, the Las Vegas Township Justice Court is seeking attorneys in good standing to apply for the following positions: Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore Small-Claims Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore Traffic Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore A Justice of the Peace Pro Tempore will preside over various types of […]

Clark County Court Order 20-17 to Update Procedures for Phase 2 of COVID-19 Recovery

On June 1, 2020, an administrative order in regards to all court operations in response to COVID-19 was filed at the Eight Judicial District Court. See Administrative Order 20-17. The order is over 30 pages in length and addresses a variety of issues related to the following topics: Safety and precautions: operations and screening protocols, […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries 5-8-20

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: Arson:  Nevada’s arson statutes (codified in NRS Chapter 205) plainly require the State to prove that the defendant “willfully and maliciously” caused a fire, which means the State must […]

Court Orders Changes in Re Temporary Procedures in Civil Cases

On May 28, 2020, Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Suzan Baucum filed an administrative order regarding changes to temporary procedures in civil cases. See Administrative Order 20-11 (AO #20-11): LVJC-Admin-Order-20-11. The order address procedures at the court citing modifications to procedure resulting from Amended Administrative Order 20-03 and Administrative Order 20-09. Administrative Order 20-11 […]

Court Orders Changes in Re Temporary Procedures in Criminal Cases

On May 26, 2020, Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Suzan Baucum filed an administrative order regarding changes to temporary procedures in criminal cases. See Administrative Order 20-10 (AO #20-10). The order addresses changes to be implemented at the court, including the order to rescind Administrative Orders #20-02 in its entirety and sets the date […]