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2018 Annual Meeting Headed to Chicago; Register Now

Registration is now open for the 2018 Annual Meeting to be held July 12 -14 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. The “Rule of Law” has been a hot topic in recent news – and will mark the theme of this year’s convention. While the phrase has been used widely, the sessions offered at this year’s Annual […]

Carla Higginbotham Appointed to Reno Magistrate Judge Position Opening in August

Carla Higginbotham has been selected to replace the Honorable Valerie P. Cooke as a United States Magistrate Judge in Reno, Chief Judge Gloria M. Navarro, of the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, announced Monday. Judge Cooke will be retiring July 31. Ms. Higginbotham is presently an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the […]

Court Solicits Additional Comment on Trust Account ADKT

On April 2, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court held a public hearing for ADKT 0533 regarding random trust account compliance audits. The Court has invited additional comments from the bench, bar and public. Comments are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 20, 2018. Additional information, including the full text of ADKT, can be […]

Random Audit of Attorney Trust Accounts: Your Opinion Counts

Random Audit of Attorney Trust Accounts: Your Opinion Counts Attorney Survey Respondents Offered Valuable Feedback to Board of Governors Taskforce In November, nearly 9,000 active and active exempt attorneys received the opportunity to offer feedback to the state bar’s Board of Governors taskforce regarding whether the state bar should make a recommendation to the Nevada […]

Governor Sandoval Appoints Dixie Grossman to Second Judicial District Court

Governor Brian Sandoval has appointed Dixie Grossman to the Second Judicial District Court. “Dixie has an impressive history of family law experience and I am pleased to appoint her to this position,” Governor Brian Sandoval said. “I am confident that the attention and passion with which she treats all those who enter her courtroom will […]

Nevada Guardianship Compliance Toll-Free Fraud Hotline Established

The Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office has established a toll-free guardianship fraud hotline at (833) 421-7711. The number will connect concerned Nevadan with a team of professionals who will review case files and evaluate the information in the file using investigation techniques and financials tools. The goal of the professionals in the Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office […]

Public Hearing Scheduled for April 2 Regarding Random Trust Account Audit Proposal

Public Hearing Scheduled for April 2 Regarding Random Trust Account Audit Proposal On Feb. 27, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court issued an order in ADKT 0533 scheduling a public hearing and inviting public comment regarding proposed changes to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 78.5 to authorize the state bar to conduct random trust account compliance audits of […]

U.S. District Judge James Mahan Will Take Senior Status

The United States District Court for the District of Nevada announces that District Judge James Mahan will be taking senior status June 29, 2018. Upon taking senior status, Judge Mahan will maintain his current caseload and will continue to receive new case assignments; however, senior judges are authorized to request a lower caseload. Judge Mahan […]

Governor Sandoval Appoints Egan Walker to Second District Seat

Governor Brian Sandoval announced the appointment of Egan Walker to the Second Judicial District Court on Wednesday, December 20. Judge Walker replaces the late Judge Patrick Flanagan who passed away earlier this year. “I am extraordinarily humbled and privileged to accept appointment to Department 7. I hope to honor Judge Flanagan’s memory and the Governor’s […]

Annual Report of the Nevada Judiciary Marks Milestones and Challenges

The Supreme Court of Nevada and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) released the 2017 Annual Report of the Nevada Judiciary to the public on the Supreme Court website. The 52-page document details accomplishments of the Nevada Judiciary, a view of work for judicial commissions and committees, and a caseload overview of Nevada’s 11 […]