Nevada Supreme Court Rule Changes (ADKTs)

ADKT 0269: On Monday, July 27, 2020, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order adopting an additional 23 standardized protection order forms used for domestic violence cases in all Nevada courts. This change follows receipt of a petition from the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada recommending the addition of more standardized forms. Copies of the forms can be found in Exhibit A of the ADKT. On Thursday, July 2, the court issued an order announcing that the use of the first five standardized forms is discretionary as of Monday, June 6, 2020. The use of mandatory forms becomes effective November 1, 2020.

ADKT 0491: On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending SCR 252(2)(e), regarding criminal settlement conferences. The amendment allows any judge, other than the settlement judge, to accept the defendant’s plea as recommended by the Commission on Statewide Rules of Criminal Procedure. The amendments can be found in Exhibit A of the ADKT.

ADKT 0560: On June 29, 2020, the Nevada Supreme Court held a public hearing for ADKT 0560 regarding random trust account compliance audits. The court has invited additional comments from the bench, bar and public pertaining to NRCP 41(e), the COVID-19 stay orders, and the district courts resuming civil trials. Comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. on July 14, 2020, and may be submitted electronically or in hardcopy to Elizabeth A. Brown, Clerk of the Supreme Court, 201 South Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701 or nvscclerk@nvcourts.nv.gov.

ADKT 0537: On Wednesday, May 27, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order temporarily amending Supreme Court Rule 217(2)(a) regarding the minimum rate of interest payable on any interest-bearing trust account (IOLTA). In light of the pandemic, the minimum interest rate is now set at 0.65 percent (down from 0.70 percent), until Nov. 1, 2020.

ADKT 0536: On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order adopting rules of practice for the Pahrump Township Justice Court. The rules are available in Exhibit A attached to the order. The rules of practice become effective on June 25, 2020.

ADKT 0435: On Thursday, May 7, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Foreclosure Mediation Rule 3(4) related to mediator qualifications and training. A copy of the amended rule is available in Exhibit A of the ADKT. The change becomes effective June 6, 2020. On Thursday, May 14, 2020, the court issued an Errata to ADKT 0435, clarifying that mediators must participate in “biennial” training, not “biannual” training.

ADKT 0557: On Monday, May 11, 2020, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 84 to allow attorneys certified under SCR 49.1(c), pro bono legal service attorneys, to vote in Board of Governor elections. This petition was submitted for expedited review due to the voting period of the 2020 elections currently being conducted through May 25, 2020; this rule change is effective immediately.

ADKT 0553: On Thursday, May 7, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Nevada Rule of Appellate Procedure 21 relating to extraordinary writs to include page and type-volume limits. A copy of the amended rule is available in Exhibit A of the ADKT. The change becomes effective June 6, 2020.

ADKT 0543: On Thursday, April 2, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order repealing and replacing rules of practice 3.7 and 3.8 for the First Judicial District Court. These rules pertain to motions and stipulations, and time for filing opposition. A copy of the new rules is available in Exhibit A of the ADKT. The new rules become effective May 2, 2020.

ADKT 0550: On Thursday, April 2, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order repealing and replacing the local rules of practice for the Fourth Judicial District Court. A copy of the new rules is available in Exhibit A of the ADKT. The new rules become effective May 2, 2020.

ADKT 0551: On Feb. 13, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Supreme Court Rule 210(2) regarding continuing legal education requirements, allowing attorneys to earn CLE credit by providing uncompensated pro bono representation or service through a nonprofit legal aid organization. An attorney may earn one hour of credit for each three full hours of services performed, up to a maximum of four CLE credits earned per year. This rule becomes effective March 15, 2020.

ADKT 0549: On Dec. 20, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Supreme Court Rule 214, regarding exemption of CLE requirements of attorneys who are 70 years of age an older. The changes become effective Jan. 19, 2020.

ADKTs 0543-0548: On Nov. 27, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued orders repealing, amending, and replacing local rules of practice for the following Nevada district courts. The changes become effective Jan. 1, 2020.

ADKT 0507 (hearing): On Sept. 18, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order setting a public hearing to discuss the proposed adoption of statewide rules for guardianship and the proposed adoption of a mediation manual. The proposed changes can be found in attachments A and B of the order. The public hearing will take place on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Nevada Supreme Court courtroom in Las Vegas, and it will be videoconferenced to the Nevada Supreme Court courtroom in Carson City.

ADKT 0126: On Sept. 25, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order setting a public hearing to discuss proposed amendments to Nevada Arbitration Rule 18, regarding requests for trials de novo. The recommendations can be found in Exhibit A of the ADKT. The public hearing will take place on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Nevada Supreme Court courtroom in Las Vegas, and it will be videoconferenced to the Nevada Supreme Court courtroom in Carson City. Written comments may be submitted to the clerk of the Supreme Court by 5 p.m. on Oct. 9, 2019.

ADKT 0507: On Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order appointing Barry Gold, Lynda Hascheff and Hon. Tamatha Schreinert as permanent members of the Guardianship commission.

ADKT 0538: On July 23, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending several Supreme Court Rules regarding the limited admission to the practice of law in Nevada, and rules regarding qualifications for admissions. The amended rules can be found in the exhibits attached to the order.

ADKT 0544: On June 28, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court received a petition to amend the rules of practice for the Second Judicial District Court in Washoe County.  The proposed amendments, shown in Exhibits 1 and 2 in the ADKT, conform the court’s rules to the amended Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure, which went into effect on March 1, 2019.

ADKT 0491: On May 3, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order setting a public hearing to discuss the recommendation that the Nevada Supreme Court adopt modifications to Supreme Court Rule 250(4)(c), as well as adopt statewide rules governing the use of settlement conferences in criminal cases. The recommendations can be found in Exhibits A and B of the ADKT. The public hearing will take place on Monday, June 3 at 3 p.m. in the Nevada Supreme Court courtroom in Las Vegas, and it will be videoconferenced to the Nevada Supreme Court courtroom in Carson City. Written comments may be submitted to the clerk of the Supreme Court by 5 p.m. on May 24, 2019.

ADKT 0541: On April 19, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Nevada Rule of Appellate Procedure (NRAP) 40B(d), deleting the requirement that a petitioner must attach a copy of the Court of Appeals decision and any petition for rehearing in the Court of Appeals to a petition to review. This amendment becomes effective May 19,2019.

ADKT 0491: On April 17, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued the first interim report and recommendations of the Commission on Statewide Rules of Criminal Procedure. The report recommends that the Nevada Supreme Court adopt modifications to Supreme Court Rule 250(4)(c), as well as adopt statewide rules governing the use of settlement conferences in criminal cases. The recommendations can be found in Exhibits A and B of the ADKT.

ADKT 0539: On March 21, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order adopting the Nevada Pretrial Risk Assessment for use in all judicial districts in Nevada. The assessment forms can be found in Exhibits A and B of the ADKT. The Administrative Office of the Courts is ordered to develop training materials for and provide assistance to judicial officers, court staff, and other individuals in the use and implementation of the assessment. This change becomes effective 18 months from March 21, 2019.

ADKT 0499: On March 6, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order approving amended regulations for the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education. The amended regulations, which can be found in Exhibit A of the ADKT, became effective March 6, 2019.

ADKT 0522, Order to District Courts: On Feb. 28, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order directing Nevada’s district courts to submit any amendments to the local district rules that are necessary to conform their rules to the amended NRCP, NRAP and NEFCR. The courts must submit their amendments by June 30, 2019.

ADKT 0522, Additional Errata: On Feb. 25, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order modifying Exhibit A of ADKT 0522, making corrections to Nevada Rule of Civil Procedure (NRCP) 86(b)(12). The rule has been modified to note that Rules 16.22 and 16.23 become effective March 1, 2019.

ADKT 0519: On Feb. 8, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Supreme Court Rule 81, regarding the election and lifetime term limits for members of the State Bar of Nevada’s Board of Governors. This rule becomes effective March 10, 2019.

ADKT 0535: On Feb. 6, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order repealing and replacing Local Rule of Practice Justice Court of Law Vegas Township Rule 6.5, regarding the position of chief judge. The text of the new rule is listed in Exhibit B of the order. This rule becomes effective March 8, 2019.

ADKT 0540: On Jan. 30, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court scheduled a public hearing and requested public comment  regarding proposed amendments to Supreme Court Rule 106.5 regarding lawyer wellness programs. The hearing will take place on Tues. March 5. in the Supreme Court Courtroom 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 hardcopy format by 5 p.m. on Thurs. Feb. 21.

ADKT 0538: On Jan. 30, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court scheduled a public hearing and requested public comment  regarding proposed amendments to Supreme Court Rules 49.1 through 49.13 and 72.1 through 72.5 regarding limited admission to the practice of law. The hearing will take place on Tues. March 5. in the Supreme Court Courtroom 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 hardcopy format by 5 p.m. on Thurs. Feb. 21.

ADKT 0522, Errata: On Jan. 25, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order modifying Exhibit A of ADKT 0522 making corrections to Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure (NRCP) 4.2(d)(4) and NRCP 45(c)(3)(B)(ii). These amendments become effective Feb. 26, 2019.

ADKT 0424: On Jan 25, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending rules 2 and 4 of Part IX-A(B) of the Rules Governing Appearance by Communication Equipment to conform Nevada’s procedural rules to U.S. Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals precedent. This rule change becomes effective on Feb. 24, 2019.

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