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Sign Up for the 2017 Annual Meeting

Meet. Rock Out. Repeat. The State Bar of Nevada is presenting its Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. Topics covered at the three-day event will include a presentation by the Nevada Supreme Court; a 2017 U.S. Supreme Court Update with Professor Chemerinsky and a lively debate regarding the Business of Marijuana. This year’s Annual meeting also […]

Three to be Considered for Second Judicial District Position

The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection sent Governor Brian Sandoval three names for consideration to fill the open judicial seat in Dept. 1 of the Second Judicial District Court in Reno created by the retirement of Judge Janet J. Berry. The nominees were selected following interviews by the Commission June 19 at the Nevada Supreme […]

Guardianship Commission Reforms Adopted in 2017 Legislative Session

The 2017 Nevada State Legislature acted in a significant manner to reform Nevada’s guardianship laws following a report from the Supreme Court’s Commission to Study the Administration of Guardianships in Nevada’s Courts. A total of seven guardianship reform laws were introduced by legislators. The commission’s report recommended changes made by five of the new laws […]

Bar Seeking Applications for Right to Counsel Commission

SB377, signed by Governor Brian Sandoval this month, created the Nevada Right to Counsel Commission, a 13-person commission charged with improving the delivery of indigent defense services in Nevada. The governor will appoint 10 of the members among various interested entities. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada will serve as an ex-officio […]

Nevada Sentencing Commission to Bring Consistency to Sentencing Practices of Nevada Judges

In  a bill signing ceremony June 14, Governor Brian Sandoval said the creation of the Nevada Sentencing Commission will make Nevada’s criminal justice system fair and reduce sentencing inconsistency. Chief Justice Michael A. Cherry, Justice James W. Hardesty, State Court Administrator Robin Sweet, and Deputy Court Administrator John McCormick joined Governor Sandoval for the signing. […]

Governor Signs Bill Creating Statewide Indigent Defense Commission

Governor Brian Sandoval has signed SB 377 creating the Nevada Right to Counsel Commission culminating a 10 year effort by the Supreme Court of Nevada to improve the delivery of indigent defense services in Nevada. Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael A. Cherry will serve as a nonvoting member of the 13-person Commission, which will conduct […]

Nevada Courts Aim to Speed Up Justice by Improving Performance

At its June 7 meeting, the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada adopted revisions to the Nevada Courts Statistical Reporting Dictionary (dictionary), which includes two performance measurements requiring courts to report the age of pending active cases and the time it takes to dispose cases. Both measurements encourage judges to review their courts’ caseloads […]

Investiture Ceremony for New Eighth District Judges June 2

Three new District Court judges will pronounce their judicial oath to uphold justice in our community on June 2 at 2:30 p.m., at an investiture ceremony at the Clark County Government Center Commission Chambers, 500 Grand Central Pkwy. In front of family, friends and fellow jurists, District Court Judge Tierra Jones, District Court Judge Mark […]

Supreme Court Rule 210 Amendment Re: Continuing Legal Education

The Nevada Supreme Court has issued an amendment to Supreme Court Rule 210 regarding minimum Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements. Beginning January 1, 2018, attorneys will be required to take 13 CLE credit hours: 10 general credit hours, two ethics credits and one credit in the area of substance abuse, addictive disorders and mental health. […]