EJDC Homicide Team Case Reassignments Eff. July 1, 2017

On June 26, 2017, Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez released a letter to members of the bar and legal community regarding a pilot project regarding case management for cases involving homicide.

Below is an excerpt from her letter:

Dear Nevada State Bar Members and Community Justice Partners:
Re: 2017 Homicide Team Case Reassignments

As reflected in Administrative Order 17-05, effective July 1, 2017, the Eighth Judicial District Court will reassign cases among several departments as follows:

All civil cases in Departments 3, 9, 20, and 21, except for certain cases specifically designated for retention by the aforementioned departments, shall be randomly and equitably reassigned to judicial departments carrying civil caseloads.

All “homicide crime” cases, as defined in Administrative Order 17-05, except for those currently assigned to Departments 3, 9, 20 or 21 shall be reassigned to Department 3 for distribution to the Homicide Team.

In the interest of fiscal and environmental conservation the list of cases affected by the upcoming reassignment is being made available to you electronically via the link labeled 2017 Homicide Team Case Reassignments posted under Court News at  http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/general/news Please visit the link to determine whether your case will be affected.

Current trial dates will be maintained unless rescheduled by the receiving department.  Please review the posted administrative order and the Odyssey electronic case management system for further specifics on the aforementioned transfers and to confirm upcoming hearing dates.  In the event you are eligible pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 48.1, you may exercise a peremptory challenge as a result of your case having been reassigned.

The Court greatly appreciates your participation in accommodating this reassignment.  Please do not hesitate to contact Assistant Court Administrator Timothy Andrews at 702-671-3312 should you have any questions.


Source: Mary Anne Price, Eighth Judicial District Court Information Officer. Read full article “Homicide Case Pilot Program Launches to Improve Efficiency and Disposition of Cases – Case Reassignments Involved” at   https://eighthjdcourt.wordpress.com/2017/07/01/homicide-case-pilot-program-launches-to-improve-efficiency-and-disposition-of-cases-case-reassignments-result/ (EIGHTHJDCOURT, July 1, 2017)