Nevada Supreme Court Rule Changes (ADKTs)

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 0537: On Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order amending Supreme court Rule (SCR) 217(2), regarding the creation and maintenance of interest-bearing trust accounts interest minimum standards. The amendments, shown in Exhibit A of the order, become effective on Oct. 5, 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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