Month: June 2020

Las Vegas Township Justice Court Issues Updated Guidelines on Releases on Own Recognizance

Las Vegas Township Justice Court Issues Updated Guidelines on Releases on Own Recognizance On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, the Las Vegas Township Justice Court issued an amendment to Administrative Order 18-04 regarding the guidelines used by pre-trial services staff to effectuate releases. This order is effective immediately and supercedes the following previous orders: Order 2004-PT-1, […]

New State Bar Board of Governors Members and Officers Sworn In for 2020-2021 Term

New State Bar Board of Governors Members and Officers Sworn In for 2020-2021 Term On Monday, June 29, the State Bar of Nevada’s new Board of Governors members and officers were sworn in by Chief Justice Kristina Pickering during a socially distanced ceremony at the Nevada Supreme Court. The board officers for the 2020-2021 term […]

Las Vegas Justice Court Goes to Four-Day Workweek Starting July 25

Las Vegas Justice Court Goes to Four-Day Workweek Starting July 25 On Friday, June 26, 2020, the Las Vegas Township Justice Court issued Administrative Order 20-15, changing the court’s customer-service hours to 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. This change becomes effective on July 25, 2020 and is scheduled to expire on July […]

Keeping Cases Moving Even When a Pandemic (Mostly) Closes the Rural Courts

Keeping Cases Moving Even When a Pandemic (Mostly) Closes the Rural Courts By the Hon. Nancy Porter, Fourth Judicial District Court, Dept. 1 In mid-March, many departments of Elko County government were closed to protect the citizens of Elko County from effects related to the coronavirus pandemic. The district court, however, remained open and continued […]

Las Vegas Appellate Courthouse to be Renamed in Honor of Justice Hardesty

Las Vegas Appellate Courthouse to be Renamed in Honor of Justice Hardesty On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order announcing it will rename the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals courthouse in Las Vegas in honor of Justice James W. Hardesty upon his retirement from the Nevada Supreme Court. Justice […]

Working with Remote Notarization in Nevada

Working with Remote Notarization in Nevada By: Kimberly Surratt, Esq. You can legally sign, send and notarize documents online through a reputable vendor in less than 15 minutes and without any social contact or leaving your home office. Remote notarization offers a signer an impartial witness to the signing of a document, heightened identity validation, […]

Face Coverings Ordered in Appellate Court Facilities

Face Coverings Ordered in Appellate Court Facilities On Tuesday, June 16, the Nevada Supreme Court issued Administrative Order 0016, ordering anyone in a public area of the Carson City or Las Vegas appellate courthouses to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth, except when necessary to remove the mask to be heard. Visitors […]

Home Office Tour: Tips for Setting Up a Virtual Workspace

Home Office Tour: Tips for Setting Up a Virtual Workspace By Gina Bongiovi, Esq. I started my practice in 2008 with a phone and a laptop, and I remain convinced you need little more office technology to run a law firm. I carry my laptop with me everywhere I go and can access every single […]

Masks Required at Las Vegas Justice Court Locations

Masks Required at Las Vegas Justice Court Locations On Friday, June 12, the Las Vegas Township Justice Court issued Administrative Order 20-14 ordering the use of face coverings and the practice of social distancing while within court facilities. The following orders explicitly apply to, but is not limited to, private attorneys, contract counsel, employees or attorneys of […]

Public Hearing June 29 re: Changes to NRCP 41(e) – Mandatory Dismissal

Public Hearing June 29 re: Changes to NRCP 41(e) – Mandatory Dismissal On Wednesday, June 10, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order in ADKT 0560 scheduling a public hearing to discuss proposed amendments to the mandatory dismissal provisions in Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure (NRCP) 41(e). The proposed amendments can be found in Exhibit […]