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Motions in Limine can be a game-changer in a case. That’s why it’s a good idea to attend the May 8, noon Civil Bench-Bar meeting in courtroom 10D, with free (continuing legal education) CLE on Motions in Limine. The session will offer useful tips on making the most of Motions in Limine and other information to up your game and help meet CLE requirements. The panel will include Judge Elissa Cadish, Judge Jim Crockett and Judge Gloria Sturman. moderators will be Dan Polsenberg, Esq. and Josh Cole Aicklen, Esq. A summary of the recent Nevada Supreme Court rulings will also be done by the Richard Harris Law Firm. Civil Bench-Bar meetings are a great forum to get questions or concerns addressed and to network.

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District Court E-filing is getting upgraded with the highly anticipated File and Serve roll-out beginning in April. The roll-out is scheduled to be completed by the end of May. The goal is to make this transition as smooth as possible. Once File and Serve is activated, the former system will continue to be available for approximately 30 days.

Further updates will be communicated as they develop. The court will hold training sessions at the Regional Justice Center and the Family Court campus. Law firms or those who are unable to make one of the sessions can make arrangements for one-on-one training. Details on how to request this training will be announced prior to April 17. A training video is also available at

Free webinars are also available. Visit the link to sign up for the webinars – Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits – Sign up for one of the webinars using the link above and you will receive Continuing Legal Education CLE credit.

Meanwhile, users can self-register for File and Serve so that you are ready to start filing on April 17 by going to

There are many advantages to File and Serve including: the Envelope Feature which enables the filer to bundle multiple filings (all must be same case number) into one envelope for just one $3.50 flat-fee. Filers can submit an Answer, Initial Appearance Fee Disclosure (IAFD) and Demand for Jury Trial in one envelope for a total of $3.50 thereby saving $7.00 on the cost of two documents (if filed separately).

The Issuing Summons feature enables the clerk to electronically issue Summons’ through the new site. Simply submit the Summons at the same time you submit the Complaint (using the envelope feature) and once the Clerk processes the Complaint and assigns a case number, the Summons can be issued. The Summons and Complaint will be returned to the filer ready to be served. These new features will cut steps and save the time previously required to present the Summons’ to the Clerk’s office for issuance after the case had been initiated and a case number assigned through electronic filing.

Defaults and Writs of Execution can also be submitted electronically for review and issuance saving a trip to the Clerk’s office.

Template Functionality enables users to easily set up reusable templates for common new case initiation as well as subsequent filings. This feature can be used to save time and ensure accurate filings.

The E-Check Feature enables payment with checking account information for only $1 per filing/envelope.

Important  Dates: April 17 File and Serve will be available for new filings.

May 15 The legacy E-Filing system will be turned to read only and all new filings must be done by File and Serve.

Training Dates Training
April 19 thru April 21 Remote training at firms available
April 21, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. Training – Q&A session available at RJC in 3rd Floor Jury Lounge
April 21, 2017 – 1:30 p.m. Training – Q&A session available at Family Court in Courtroom 2
April 26, 2017 – April 28, 2017 Remote training at firms available
April 28, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. Training – Q&A session available at RJC in 3rd Floor Jury Lounge
April 28, 2017 – 1:30 p.m. Training – Q&A session available at Family Court in Courtroom 2
May 3, 2017 – May 5, 2017 Remote training at firms available
May 5, 2017 – 10:30 a.m. Training – Q&A session available at RJC in 3rd Floor Jury Lounge
May 5, 2017 – 1:30 p.m. Training – Q&A session available at Family Court in Courtroom 2
Webinars Visit the link to sign up for the webinars – CLE Credits – Sign up for one of the webinars using the link above and you will receive CLE credit. Dates Webinar
April 4, 2017 1-2 p.m. Webinar
April 14, 2017 2-3 p.m. Webinar
April 19, 2017 2-3 p.m. Webinar
April 26, 2017 1-2 p.m. Webinar
May 4, 2017 2-3 p.m. Webinar
May 10, 2017 2-3 p.m. Webinar
May 16, 2017 1-2 p.m. Webinar
May 26, 2017 2-3 p.m. Webinar
May 30, 2017 1-2 p.m. Webinar
June 15, 2017 1-2 p.m. Webinar
June 27, 2017 1-2 p.m. Webinar

Training Videos

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Civil Bench-Bar meetings always provide plenty of food for thought for those practicing civil law, but the January 10 noon meeting in courtroom 3A, will have the added bonus of featuring a chili cook-off. It’s a tasty way to get the latest Civil Division info, find out which lawyer or judge cooks-up the meanest chili, and mingle.

At the December Bench-Bar, Judge Susan Johnson, now the Presiding Civil Division Judge, passed the baton for presiding over the Bench-Bar Meetings to Judge Nancy Allf. There were a lot of interesting hot topics at the meeting including: the implications of the the $15,000 threshold for Justice Court cases, new marijuana laws and the idea of raising the arbitration limit. Procedural issues were discussed for de novo cases including some quick tips on how to do things right and avoid wasting time. Nevada State Bar President Bryan K. Scott addressed concerns and fielded questions on a variety of topics. He noted that bar counsel investigators have been hired and the backlog of attorney discipline actions have been reduced. Laughlin Constable Jordan Ross provided information on complex civil enforcement in his jurisdiction.

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the upcoming Civil Bench Bar meeting and don’t forget it is in courtroom 3A.

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The Adult Guardianship Bench/Bar Meeting that was scheduled for Sept. 26 has been cancelled. Mark your calendar for the next meeting on Oct.24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Public Guardian’s Office, 515 Shadow Lane. If you have an agenda item for the Oct. meeting please e-mail RootA@clarkcountycourts.usno later than Oct. 14. Attendance to the Bench/Bar Meeting is free plus you getting two free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. Bench Bar meetings are a great way to stay up on the latest developments and improve the efficacy of those who practice in the area of guardianship.

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Judge Dianne Steel at Guardianship Bench Bar meeting

Judge Dianne Steel at Guardianship Bench Bar meeting

If you’re an attorney who handles guardianship cases, set your reminder for the Monday, May 16 Guardianship Bench Bar at the Public Guardian’s office at 515 Shadow Lane. It’s a brown-bag, open forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to learn important information and ask questions. Judge Dianne Steel presides over the meeting that will cover hot topics for guardianship cases.

Bench Bar Agenda 5-16-16-05132016113659

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Remember the good old days when you were a young law students looking to practice your craft in a mock trial? Remember the anticipation and excitement? A new crop of fresh-faced young students is experiencing those same feelings and they need the benefit of your wisdom, experience and legal acumen as a volunteer mock trial judge for upcoming competitions. It’s a win-win for you to volunteer. You get a new perspective, sharpen your skills, meet new people, plus feel good about giving back. Check out the below links to learn more and sign up.

Rebel-Trojan Mock Trial Tournament on Saturday/Sunday Jan. 23-24; UNLV Boyd School of Law

Client Counseling Competition Friday/Saturday Feb. 5-6; UNLV Boyd School of Law

Nevada State Bar sponsored “We the People” Competition; Saturday Feb. 6; West Tech

Nevada State Bar sponsored High School Mock Trial Southern Regionals are Feb. 13 at the Regional Justice Center

Nevada State Bar sponsored High School Mock Trial Nevada State Finals are March 4-5 at the Regional Justice Center

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The next Civil Bench Bar Meeting of the Eighth Judicial District Court will be tomorrow at noon in courtroom 15D at the Regional Justice Center. Nevada Supreme Court Decisions from last month will be discussed and a representative from Tyler Odyssey will be on hand to take questions and talk about the latest, greatest upgrades. The committee is open to new suggestions and issues of concern to bar members. The Civil Bench Bar is designed to bring the judiciary and members of the bar together to discuss ways to improve the processing and handling of civil matters.  All members of the bar are welcome.  Lunch will be provided.

Review of Last Month’s NV Supreme Court Civil Decisions:

  1. Frazier v. Drake, 131 Nev.Ad.Op. 64 (Sept. 3, 2015)(Appeals Ct., 3-0)
  2. Tate v. State Board of Medical Examiners, 131 Nev.Ad.Op. 67 (Sept. 10, 2015)(7-0)
  3. Bergenfield v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, 131 Nev.Ad.Op. 68 (Sept. 10, 2015)(3-0)
  4. Land Baron Investments, Inc. v. Bonnie Springs Family Limited Partnership, 131 Nev.Ad.Op. 69 (Sept. 17, 2015)(3-0)
  5. In Re: Manhattan West Mechanic’s Lien Litigation, 131 Nev.Ad.Op. 70 (Sept. 24, 2015)(2-1)
  6. Tallman/Mika v. District Court, 131 Nev.Ad.Op. 71 (Sept. 24, 2015)(7-0)(2 appeals)(23-page opinion)
  7. Mardian v. Greenberg Family Trust, 131 Nev.Ad.Op. 72 (Sept. 24, 2015)(7-0)
  8. America First Federal Credit Union v. Soro, 131 Nev.Ad.Op. 73 (Sept. 24, 2015)(7-0)
  9. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company v. Hansen, 131 Nev.Ad.Op. 74 (Sept. 24, 2015)(6-0)
  10. Baxter v. Dignity Health, 131 Nev.Ad.Op. 76 (Sept. 24, 2015)(7-0)
  11. Benson v. State Engineer, 131 Nev.Ad.Op. 78 (Sept. 24, 2015)(7-0)
  12. Watson Rounds v. District Court, 131 Nev.Ad.Op. 79 (Sept. 24, 2015)(7-0)
  13. Tam v. District Court, 131 Nev.Ad.Op. 80 (Oct. 1, 2015)(7-0)
  14. Michaels v. Pentair Water Pool and Spa, 131 Nev.Ad.Op. 81 (Oct. 1, 2015)(Appeals Ct. 3-0


WizNet – Brandi Wendel (Court Clerk’s Office) and Mark Schwartz (Tyler Odyssey)

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When you’re trying to seal a case, time is of the essence. Attorneys filing petitions to seal cases in Clark County should be aware that the District Attorney’s Office only reviews cases for sealing records that have resulted in charges from either a Justice Court township jurisdiction or Clark County District Court. In the past, the DA’s office would seal municipal cases. A separate petition must be submitted to Municipal Courts to seal cases in city jurisdictions.

To avoid a possible delay of processing record sealing submissions, include the required criminal history from the Central Repository. Nevada Revised Statute 179.245 on sealing records after conviction requires that a current, verified criminal history from the Central Repository in Carson City, Nevada must be included with the submission documents. The District Attorney’s office website addresses the statute on record sealing at
To see the NRS visit:

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