Month: June 2017

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 […]

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 […]