Nevada Eighth Judicial District Order Halts Jury Trials,  Implements Telephonic Hearings And Implements Other Measures To Protect Community

On Friday, March 13, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 20-01 altering the court procedures for the court in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

According to the text of the order, “Effective March 16, 2020, all currently scheduled non-essential District Court hearings are ordered to be conducted by video or telephonic means; decided on the papers; or rescheduled unless otherwise directed by a District Court Judge.”

A call center at (702) 455-4472 will take calls starting Monday morning to assist with rescheduling court appearances, arranging for appearances by alternative means or providing other information based on the circumstances of the appearance.

“At this time, essential case types and hearings will continue to be heard through in-person appearances, although appearance by alternative means under Nevada Supreme Court Rule Part IX is encouraged when possible.”

“All jury trials, civil and criminal, scheduled in District Court for the next 30 days will be suspended and will be rescheduled as the court calendar allows. No summonsed prospective jurors are to appear. Any currently ongoing jury trial will finish.”

More information, including a list of case types and hearings, is available in the Administrative Order.