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Nevada Awarded National Grant to Develop an Alternative to Guardianship

Nevada has been awarded a national grant to review the use of Supported Decision-Making Agreements (SDMA) as an alternative to guardianships. The award of $4,000 from the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making is one of six programs selected nationwide.  With the money, Nevada will create best practices for duplication by courts across the state […]

Washoe County’s Second Judicial District Court Awarded Grant to Help Adults with Disabilities

The Second Judicial District Court of Nevada, with the endorsement of the Nevada Supreme Court’s Commission to Study the Administration of Guardianships in Nevada’s Courts and Justice James W. Hardesty, has been selected as one of six national awardees to receive a $4,000 grant through the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making State Grant Program. […]

Members: Be Aware of Suspicious Email Communication

State Bar members may have received an email indicating that they have had a disciplinary action filed against them. This email is not coming from the bar and is an attempt to phish members. Bar staff has not sent out any email of this type. Delete it immediately. Several bar associations have indicated that their […]

Lifetime Achievement Award Recognizes Accomplishments of Justice Michael L. Douglas

The Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association (LVNBA) recently honored Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael L. Douglas with its Lifetime Achievement Award. The organization presented the award at its annual Scholarship Gala in Las Vegas. Justice Douglas was recognized for his lifetime work to contribute to Nevada jurisprudence. Justice Douglas, the first African […]

Supreme Court Announces Amendment to Rule 8(a)

The Nevada Supreme Court has announced an amendment to Rule of Civil Procedure 8(a) regarding the amount a claimant must specify when seeking relief. This reflects changes made in the 2015 legislative session to increase the jurisdictional cap.

Judge Lidia Stiglich Nominated to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

Governor Brian Sandoval announced the appointment of Lidia Stiglich to the Nevada Supreme Court District G on November 10. The appointment is effective January 2, 2017. Judge Stiglich will replace Justice Nancy Saitta, who resigned from the court in August 2016. The selection was made following interviews with the three finalists who were recommended by […]

Court of Appeals to Hold Oral Arguments at UNLV

The Nevada Court of Appeals will hold oral arguments at the Thomas & Mack Moot Courtroom at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) William S. Boyd School of Law on Nov. 15. These “on the road” arguments further the court’s commitment to give students and citizens who do not have easy access to the […]

Nevada Supreme Court to Visit Valley High School in Las Vegas

A panel of the Nevada Supreme Court visits Valley High School on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.  The panel is composed of Justices Michael Douglas, Michael Cherry, and Mark Gibbons. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:10 a.m. This will be the first time the Supreme Court have been held arguments at Valley High […]