Las Vegas Justice Court Issues Temporary Procedures re: Social Distancing, Unlawful Detainer Civil Actions

On Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, the Las Vegas Township Justice Court issued Administrative Order 21-01 in response to Governor’s Emergency Directives 035 (Revised) regarding public gatherings and 036 regarding unlawful detainer and summary eviction actions. The temporary procedures established by the order become effective immediately and shall continue through March 31, 2021.

The order states that all departments hearing civil cases will maximize use of virtual court sessions through the use of BlueJeans or telephonic appearances for all counsel, parties and witnesses where possible.

Regarding unlawful detainer civil actions, plaintiffs whose order to show cause hearings and trails were vacated pursuant to Emergency Order 036 must resubmit a new order to show cause or notice setting trial after the period of the stay has been lifted or terminated.

Summary eviction actions will be governed by Governor’s Emergency Directive 036.

For more information, see Administrative Order 21-01.