Nevada Supreme Court Rule Changes (ADKTs)

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 0537: On Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court received a petition to amend Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 15, regarding the composition of the Access to Justice Commission. The petition requests that the structure of the commission be amended, particularly to include more non-lawyer community-wide stakeholders from throughout Nevada. On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order modifying the rule amendment to specify staffing of the commission by an executive director employed by the state bar. The proposed rule changes are listed in the ADKT.

ADKT 0507: On Sept. 10, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order approving the adoption of statewide rules for guardianship, which became effective Oct. 10, 2018. On Feb. 8, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order reorganizing those rules into standard format and may be cited to. The rules can be found in Exhibit A of the Feb. 8 order.

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.

ADKT 0522: On Dec. 31, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order revising and updating the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure (NRCP), representing a comprehensive revision of those rules. For attorney convenience, the court has posted a redline document comparing the previous NRCP to the new NRCP. The newly revised rules are also available in the exhibits attached to ADKT 0522. This amendment to the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure, the Nevada rules of Appellate Procedure, and the Nevada Electronic Filing and Conversion Rules shall be effective prospectively on March 1, 2019, as to all pending cases and cases initiated after that date.

ADKT 0501: On Wednesday, Nov. 28, the Nevada Supreme Court denied a petition to amend Nevada Rule of Appellate Procedure 3A regarding standing to appeal and appealable determinations in civil actions and to adopt NRAP 3F regarding summary proceedings in certain civil appeals.

ADKT 0534: On July 3, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court scheduled a public hearing and requesting public comment  regarding proposed amendment to Supreme Court Rule 79 regarding professional liability insurance for attorneys engaged in private practice. The hearing will take place on Wed., July 18 at 3 p.m. 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 Wed. July 11.

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 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.

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