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, appearances by alternate means, mandatory face coverings, meetings, policies, and social distancing;
  • General provisions: attorney obligations, the clerk’s office remains closed to in-person filing, , continuances, courtesy copies, depositions, discovery (civil and domestic), electronic service, hearings, original signature requirements, proposed orders, Rule 16.1 (civil), 16.2 (domestic), and 16.205 (custody) early case conferences, settlement conferences (civil, criminal, and family divisions), specialty courts (all divisions), sealed documents, service of process, summonses and certified copies, trials, and writes of execution and writs of garnishment;
  • Civil matters: alternative dispute resolution, extension of time deadlines, evictions and foreclosures, response time for offers of judgment, Rule 16 conferences, statutes of limitation, medical malpractice cases, stay of cases, subpoenas, and short trial program;
  • Criminal matters: certified copies, grand jury, guilty pleas, in-custody appearances, and out-of-custody appearances;
  • Domestic matters: confidential reports, motions;
  • Guardianship;
  • Juvenile dependency cases: adjudicatory hearings, termination of parental rights proceedings, adoptions, court-ordered admissions to mental health facilities, Child Have and parent visitation, and timely filing of orders;
  • Juvenile delinquency cases: signatures on juvenile written admissions;
  • Probate;
  • Court facilities: Family Law Self-Help Center, Family Mediation Center, Donna’s House Central, Court-Appointed Special Advocate Program, Regional Justice Center Civil Self-Help Center, Traffic

For more information, see Administrative Order 20-17 (PDF to download): EJDC-Admin-Order-20-17 and visit the court’s blog at