Clark County Court Orders Standardized Form, Procedures for Settlement Program
On March 30, 2017, Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez signed an administrative order in the matter of the Senior Judge Settlement Program in the Family Division.
In Administrative Order 17-04 (AO 17-04), the court cites Rule 2.51 of the Rules of Practice for the Eighth Judicial District Court, the need for the settlement judges to be informed about the complexities and particular facts of the cases, and the need for the parties and attorneys to be fully prepared to enter into a settlement conference.
In AO 17-04, the court ordered the following procedures to be followed in all cases referred to the Senior Judge Family Division Settlement Program:
(1) To refer a case to the Settlement Program, the assigned Judicial Department shall enter a Settlement Referral Order, a sample of which is attached hereto as “Exhibit 1 “, which specifically outlines the duties and responsibilities of the parties and attorneys participating in the Settlement Program and contains an example of the standardized Settlement Brief.
(2) The parties or attorneys shall complete and submit the standardized Settlement Brief to the assigned Judicial Department as required by EDCR 2.51 at least 72 hours prior to the Settlement Conference. The Settlement Brief is not to be filed.
To learn more about AO 17-04 and to get a copy of the standardized Settlement Brief form (Exhibit 1), download the PDF file: EJDC-AO-17-04.