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Face Coverings Requested at Nevada Federal Court

Effective May 18, 2020, members of the public are encouraged, but not required, to wear face covering when they come to the United States Courthouses. In addition, face coverings are required during court proceedings to the extent possible and where social distances are difficult to maintain, unless otherwise directed by the presiding judge. Detailed information […]

Nevada Appellate Court Summaries 4-1-20

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) Steve Sanson’s articles and emails on behalf of Veterans in Politics International (VIPI) fell within the protections of Nevada’s anti-SLAPP statutes in this case; (2) because […]

LVJC Orders Temporary Procedures in Criminal, Civil Cases

On April 22, 2020, Las Vegas Justice Court Chief Judge Suzan Baucum filed an administrative order regarding “Temporary Procedures in Criminal Cases and Civil Cases.” See Administrative Order 20-09. The order addresses temporary changes to be implemented at the court, in regards to continuity, attorney obligations, jury trials suspended, writs of execution, eviction matters, right […]

Clark County Court Order 20-13 to Extend Prior Orders Related to COVID-19

On Friday, April 17, 2020, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 20-13 that extends prior orders related to COVID-19. See EJDC-Admin-Order-20-13 (PDF file to download). Learn more about the order and its impact on practice and procedure from the court’s blog at

NV Supreme Court Orders in re Coronavirus Emergency, Impact on State Courts

On Friday, April 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of Nevada filed administrative order (AO-0013) in re coronavirus emergency and its impact on the courts. The order addresses concerns for the ongoing administration of district court proceedings during the COVID-19 emergency.  See ADKT 0554 and find the 15-page PDF at Find this and other Supreme […]

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 […]