Nevada Supreme Court Rule Changes (ADKTs)

ADKT 0507: The Nevada Supreme Court scheduled a public hearing regarding the commission to study the creation and administration of guardianships in Nevada. The hearing will take place on July 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. in Carson City, and will be videoconferenced to Las Vegas. Written public comments may be submitted to the clerk of the court in electronic or hard-copy format by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 5.

ADKT 0533: On May 8, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order denying the petition regarding proposed changes to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 78.5 to authorize the state bar to conduct random trust account compliance audits of active attorneys licensed in Nevada.

ADKT 0531: On March 21, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 49 to provide for temporary certification to practice law for attorney spouses of active duty military personnel. This change becomes effective on April 20, 2018.

ADKT 0527: On March 9, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct 7.1 and 7.2 regarding lawyer advertising. The amendments become effective on April 8, 2018.

ADKT 0410: On Jan. 12, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court issued two orders related to ADKT 410: one amending the Local Courts Minimum Records Retention Schedule for adjudicatory records, and another terminating the Commission on the Preservation, Access and Sealing of Court Records. The amendments to the retention schedule become effective Feb. 11, 2018.

ADKT 0532: On Jan. 4, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Part I of Rule 1.30(a) of the Rules of Practice for the Eighth Judicial District Court, regarding the date the term of service of Chief Judge begins. This amendment becomes effective Feb. 3, 2018.

ADKT 0530: On Dec. 20, 2017, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an amended order establishing a committee to study matters related to child custody and make recommendations to propose legislative reform of those matters. A complete list of committee members is available in the complete order.

ADKT 0525: On Dec. 11, 2017, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Supreme Court Rule 116, setting forth explicit reinstatement criteria to be met by lawyers who have been subjected to a disciplinary suspension of more than six months. The change becomes effective January 10, 2018.

ADKT 0444: On Dec. 11, 2017, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Supreme Court Rule 111, focusing on criminal conviction reporting requirements on conduct that adversely reflects on a lawyer’s integrity and fitness to practice law. The change becomes effective January 10, 2018.

ADKT 0529: On Nov. 29, 2017, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Supreme Court Rule 214 regarding the exemption of the judiciary from the payment of the $40 annual fee to the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education. This change becomes effective Dec. 29, 2017.

ADKT 0499: On Oct. 11, 2017, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Supreme Court Rule 210 regarding minimum Continuing Legal Education requirements, clarifying that attorneys must check their online transcripts for accuracy.

ADKT 0519: On Sept. 28, 2017, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Supreme Court Rule 81 regarding the election of members to the state bar’s Board of Governors and the lifetime limit for which a governor may serve. The changes become effective Oct. 28, 2017.

ADKT 0526: On Sept. 25, 2017, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order granting a request to withdraw the State Bar of Nevada’s petition to amend Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4.

ADKT 0508: On Sept. 21, 2017, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending rules 26 and 27, and adding rule 31, relating to alternative methods for dispute resolution. The changes become effective Oct. 21, 2017.

ADKT 0504: On Sept. 12, 2017, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Rule 36 of the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure regarding citation of unpublished opinions. The amendment becomes effective on Oct. 12, 2017.

Rule changes will be kept on this site for at least six months after effective date.

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