Eighth Judicial District Court ADR, Short Trial, and Mediation Program Alterations: Short Trials Suspended 30 Days

The Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 20-05 on Wednesday, March 18, making alterations to the procedures for Nevada’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Mediation and Short Trial programs in response to statewide guidance in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

All short jury and bench trials scheduled through the Short Trial Program for the next 30 days will be suspended and rescheduled as the court calendar allows. No prospective jurors are to appear.

All currently scheduled hearings, conferences and other meetings are ordered to be conducted by video or telephone, decided on the papers, or rescheduled.

To the extent possible, arbitrators, mediators and short trial judges should consider ways to achieve social distancing in their assigned cases.

For more information, see the administrative order.