Month: December 2016

Remembering Chris Beecroft

Chris Beecroft Jr., the Alternative Dispute Resolution Commissioner and Discovery Commissioner for the Eighth District Judicial Court, passed away Monday, Dec. 26. Beecroft was in private practice for 26 years and a bar member since 1974 before joining the ADR Office in 2000. He became the ADR Commissioner in 2001 and administrator of the Short […]

Justice Cherry, Judge Silver to Assume Judicial Leadership Roles Jan. 2

On January 2, 2017, Justice Michael A. Cherry becomes Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court assuming the administrative post from Justice Ron D. Parraguirre. In addition, Judge Abbi Silver assumes the Chief Judge of the Nevada Court of Appeals from Judge Michael Gibbons. Justice Cherry has been an attorney in Nevada since 1970 and […]

Nevada Judiciary Releases FY 2016 Annual Report

The 2016 Annual Report of the Nevada Judiciary has been released on the courts website. The document provides caseload information for the courts in Nevada, including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, District Courts, and Limited Jurisdiction courts. Information is included from courts in the state’s 11 judicial districts for the fiscal year ending June […]

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 […]