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Governor Steve Sisolak released the Roadmap to Recovery Phase One Initial Guidance after a press conference today Roadmap-to-Recovery-Phase-One-Initial-Guidance

Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge Linda Bell sent an email to staff yesterday with an outlook for what can be expected at the court in the upcoming months. She noted that District Court is already conducting essential operations and has been functioning all along in line with Governor Steve Sisolak’s opening plan phase 1 parameters NEVADA UNITED – ROADMAP TO RECOVERY (3). Court operations will continue as such, during the Governor’s Road to Recovery Phase 1, and for at least 30 days after the first phase (a minimum of 60 days).

“We don’t yet have a clear understanding of Phase 2, so it is difficult to give a precise date when things will change. I do believe we will be operating under some degree of restriction for several months to come,” said Judge Bell. Her memo outlined a concerted effort to continue to move forward with cases to reduce potential backlog later. “Given that we may continue for some time with restrictions, it’s going to be important for us to figure out creative ways to do as much work as possible. We need to make sure that the parties are able to move forward with cases.” She encouraged alternative appearances with the technology that is in place for lawyers/parties/witnesses and judges.

With the eventual prospect of additional people coming into court facilities, safety is the priority.  Employees and those visiting the court are instructed to wear a mask, practice physical distancing and frequent hand washing to provide protection against infection.

It is anticipated, that it will be at least 75 days before jury trials are conducted. A plan will ensure jurors are safe and feel comfortable once jury summonses get underway again.  Because of the extreme limitations on the ability to do trials, cases will be prioritize, starting with criminal interstate compact and invoked trials. That will be followed by older criminal in-custody cases; civil five-year rule cases; civil preferential trial setting cases where there is a very elderly or ill party; and medical malpractice three-year rule cases. It is expected that mid-July and August would be focused on the invoked criminal cases with the next level of priority cases around September.

The Family Division continues to process essential matters and there was a recent case reassignment that is outlined in Administrative Order 20-15 Administrative Order 20-15. A guided interview process has been established for Domestic Violence Temporary Protective Orders (TPOs) that enables victims to complete TPO applications on-line with a guided interview menu https://wp.me/p1tnuA-1KI. “This is a great advancement given the unfortunate increase in domestic violence during the pandemic,” said Judge Bell.

The court is working on an electronic proposed order application process. The process is in the testing phase with eight departments. The application allows for orders to be signed and then filed, served and closed all at once. The plan is to expand the number of departments using the application. The application pulls from the department electronic inboxes. If the subject line follows the proper naming convention it will save you time down the road. Lawyers sending proposed orders should have the subject line contain: full case number – document filing code – case caption.

Judge Bell commended the amazing work accomplished by the District Court IT team and has repeatedly thanked lawyers, fellow judges and staff for their hard work, commitment and patience in her correspondence.

All the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court orders related to COVID-19 that outline court processes can be found in one searchable chart at AOsummaryChart1_14 Once in the document, press cont F and enter a key word to search.

 

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Nearly 100 participants tapped into a virtual Civil Bench-Bar meeting held to address questions regarding the Administrative Orders that dictate how the Civil Division of the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court is functioning during the Covid-19 state of emergency.

Judge Gloria Sturman presided over the meeting and offered up tips for civil attorneys including, recommending use of the court remote appearance page http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/virtual/ and the administrative order matrix that cross-references all the Administrative Orders related to COVID-19 AOsummaryChart1_14.

Chief Judge Linda Bell addressed questions about trials. “We obviously cannot bring in jurors right now. Once we get up and going, it will take us six weeks to summons jurors and have jurors come in,” said Judge Bell. “We have to give priority to the people who are in custody who have invoked their speedy trial right. After that, we’ll be looking at trials older civil trials where there are five year rules issues and in custody criminal trials and then other trials will follow after that.” She made it clear that jurors would be brought back with safety protocols in place and adherence to social distancing requirements.

Judge Bell clarified questions about different deadlines during the state of emergency. Referring to matters that are stayed, she said, “the time doesn’t count; it’s as if those days didn’t happen.” Judge Bell recommended that attorneys should read Administrative Order 20–13 to get up to speed on changes during the state of emergency. Administrative Order 20-13

Judge Bell shared that the court is working towards an automated filing system that will enable things to be done much more quickly. She also shared that the court is working on an electronic exhibits process.

Judge Jerry Wiese reported that all settlement conferences that were scheduled through the department 30 program for May have been vacated. He indicated that they hope to get things going again in June.

Commissioner Erin Truman offered information on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Discovery during the Coronavirus emergency. “Discovery is operating pretty much fully,” reported Commissioner Truman. “We are encouraging any arbitrator or party that would like to do their arbitration either by videoconference or on the briefs to go forward, if the parties agree. If the parties would like to have arbitration done in person, they are directed to do so at the end of the restrictions.”

An administrative order authorizes the commissioner to grant 60-day extensions for good cause, if the 12-month arbitration time limit will expire during this the Coronavirus state of emergency. For cases where the 12-month deadline expires after the restrictions are lifted, Commissioner Truman will review each arbitrator’s request for extension of time on a case-by-case basis.

The court will vacate all short trials set to be heard prior to July 10; those set for after July 10, will be considered on a cases-by-case basis, depending on what works for Jury Services.

With respect to tolling Commissioner Truman said, “Any Discovery that was served during the period of time, in my view, would be due 30 days after the order expires.”  She is conducting hearings Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday. “If the parties are willing to move forward, we want to keep Discovery going to the extent it can,” said Commissioner Truman. She also noted that requests for exemptions are being reviewed at a volume of about 100 per week. The commissioner offered clarification on other issues including:

  • If the parties agree, remote depositions are permitted.
  • Rule 35 exams cannot go forward until the restrictions are lifted.
  • In-person depositions cannot go forward.
  • Subpoenas are allowed if the parties agree and submit stipulation to allow a deposition to go forward. The deadline for response cannot be any sooner than 14 days after the administrative order 20-13 expires.

Judge Sturman estimated that probate commissioner is reviewing 100 to 140 unopposed matters per week. She reminded that it is a voluminous amount of work that requires time.

Those who are attempting to execute a will during the state of emergency, will need to get remote notarization of documents. Electronic notarization authorizations require a special type of notarization licenses.

Another virtual Civil Bench-Bar meeting is expected to be scheduled in the future to address any new issues that arise.

 

 

 

 

 

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Search warrants, wiretaps and pen registers that capture phone numbers are an essential time-sensitive aspect of law enforcement and are a key element in many criminal cases. In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, the Eighth Judicial District Court Administrative Order 20-14 Electronic Filing of Applications for Search Warrants and Court Orders Nevada law allows for a peace officer to apply for a search warrant remotely through secure electronic transmission.

“In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, the Eighth Judicial District Court has implemented a series of administrative orders to implement social distancing, encouraged remote appearances, and suspended requirements to provide paper copies of documents,” District Court Chief Judge Linda Bell wrote in Administrative Order 20-14. “To continue to work efficiently and effectively and protect the health and wellbeing of our community through social distancing, I find that the District Court must streamline its process to electronically review applications for and issue search warrants, and to review applications for and issue orders for pen registers, trap and trace, stored communications, and communication interception.”

Additionally, the District Attorney and Attorney General or their deputies, supported by an affidavit of a peace officer, can apply to the district court for an order authorizing using a pen register, using a trap and trace device, or intercepting communications (wiretaps).

A judge may accept an electronic copy of the signature of any person required to give an oath or affirmation as part of an application submitted pursuant to this section as an original signature of the application.  In addition to warrants, pens and wiretaps, the Stored Communications Act allows for applications for orders for certain kinds of communications information. The collective group of items seeking information through the court order will now be referred to as “surveillance orders.”

Given the current health crisis and the law supporting electronic processing of warrants and surveillance orders, all law enforcement agencies applying for warrants or surveillance orders with a judge of the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court shall do so electronically. Returns and orders will also be filed electronically as set out in Administrative Order 20-14. The applications must be made through a secure electronic transmission procedure. This new process will eliminate the need for in-person signatures and eliminate other logistical challenges, resulting in an expedited process that could save an estimated time of two hours per surveillance order.

All Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court administrative orders related to COVID-19 can  be found on the court website: HTTP://WWW.CLARKCOUNTYCOURTS.US/GENERAL/COURT-RULES-AND-ADMINISTRATIVE-ORDERS/#ADMINISTRATIVE%20ORDERS

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COVIDREsponseDVTPOguided

The Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court has launched an online guided application for domestic violence temporary protective orders. The online application, available through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Self Help website  https://nevada.tylerhost.net/SRL/SRL/Start?legalProcessKey=Domestic_Violence_Temporary_Protective_Order, offers a step-by-step guide to complete a request for a domestic violence temporary protective order from the court. Upon completion of the form, applicants are instructed to email their completed application directly to the court clerk for processing, or to efile it. Upon submission, the applicant will be set for a telephonic hearing. Applicants have until 4 p.m. to submit their completed application for a same-day phone-in hearing; otherwise, they will be set for a hearing on the following morning.

“The stress caused by the circumstances of the Coronavirus pandemic makes this a high-risk time for domestic violence. This new guided online form gives those looking to apply for domestic violence protective orders an easily accessible option to obtain a TPO remotely and discretely,” said District Court Family Division Presiding Judge Bryce Duckworth. “Despite the limitations imposed by response to the Coronavirus crisis, we continue to facilitate access to the court for those who face domestic violence.” Help with protective orders is also available by email tpo@lacsn.org.

“Local organizations that provide services to victims of domestic violence report an uptick in incidences,” said Stephanie McDonald, Esq., the directing attorney of the Family Law Self Help Center operated by Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Inc. “It is crucial that those facing the danger of domestic violence know they can easily file an application for a protective order.”

For those without access to a computer, the Family Law Self-Help Center is also processing domestic violence temporary protective order (TPO) applications by phone on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Those facing domestic violence can call 702-455-1500 to get a TPO facilitated by phone. Help is also available by email tpo@lacsn.org.

The application for domestic violence temporary protective order is the most recent guided form available online to assist users with court filings. The guided forms can be found at  https://nevada.tylerhost.net/srl including landlord tenant issues and petitions for judicial review of unemployment claims.

 

 

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Administrative Order 20-13

On March 12, 2020, Governor Steve Sisolak issued a Declaration of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The next day, March 13, 2020, the President of the United States declared a nationwide emergency pursuant to Section 501(6) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5207.  To mitigate the spread of this deadly virus, the Center for Disease Control recommends putting as much distance between people as possible. Also, Governor Sisolak has directed Nevadans to stay home except to seek or provide essential services.

Article 3, section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides that, “The powers of the Government of the State of Nevada shall be divided into three separate departments,—the Legislative,—the Executive and the Judicial; and no persons charged with the exercise of powers properly belonging to one of these departments shall exercise any functions, appertaining to either of the others, except in the cases expressly directed or permitted in this constitution.”  “In addition to the constitutionally expressed powers and functions of each Department, each (the Legislative, the Executive, and the Judicial) possesses inherent and incidental powers that are properly termed ministerial.  Ministerial functions are methods of implementation to accomplish or put into effect the basic function of each Department.” Galloway v. Truesdell, 83 Nev. 13, 21, 422 P.2d 234, 237 (1967).

Following the March 12, 2020, Declaration of Emergency this Court exercised its ministerial judicial power and entered, on an emergency basis, Administrative Orders Nos. 20-01 through 20-12.  This Order changed court procedures so as to minimize person-to-person contact and mitigate the risk associated with COVID-19 pandemic, while continuing to provide essential court services.  The Orders specify that they “shall be reviewed no later than every 30 days and shall continue until modified or rescinded by subsequent order.”

On March 31, 2020, Governor Sisolak entered Declaration of Emergency Directive 010, which directs Nevadans to stay home except to seek or provide essential services.  Directive 010 extends the declared emergency through April 30, 2020.  Consistent with this Directive and its original Orders, the Court has reviewed Administrative Order Nos. 20-01 through 20-12 and, after consultation with Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court, orders as follows:

GENERAL PROVISIONS

  1. Continuity. Except as provided below, AO 20-01 through 20-12 will remain in effect and all 30-day deadlines in AO 20-01 through 20-12 will be extended until this order expires, is modified or is rescinded by subsequent order.
  2. Attorney Obligations: Attorneys, as officers of the court, have ethical obligations for cooperative civility under normal circumstances. This Court, under the present emergency, reminds attorneys that they have an obligation to be cooperative with courts and with each other as we all navigate these challenging circumstances.  This is not the time to press for unwarranted tactical advantages, unreasonably deny continuances or other accommodations, or otherwise take advantage of challenges presented due to the current pandemic. Lawyers are expected to be civil, professional and understanding of their colleagues, parties, and witnesses who are ill or otherwise unable to meet obligations because of the current restrictions.
  3. Jury Trials Suspended. Jury trials remain suspended and no jurors will be summonsed.  Trials will be rescheduled as the court calendar allows, beginning six weeks after this order is expires, is modified or rescinded.  Priority will be given to in-custody defendants who have invoked their speedy trial rights.  As the court looks toward resuming trials at some point in the future, the health and safety of jurors will be a priority. To that end, Jury Services is directed to develop a policy and system to allow all jury questionnaires to be sent, completed, returned, and distributed to the court and counsel electronically.  A mailing process should be developed as an alternative for the rare circumstance when a juror does not have e-mail.  Jury Services is also directed to develop policies related to the number of jurors who can reasonably be summonsed while maintaining social distancing, including the maximum number of panels that could be brought in weekly, health and safety information to be included with the jury summonses, and management of prospective jurors in jury services as well as during the jury selection process.
  4. Grand Jury. The grand jury will also remain suspended.  During this time, the Court requests that the Clark County District Attorney’s Office work with the Grand Jury Judge and Jury Services to develop policies to ensure the health and safety of the grand jurors, including social distancing and the ability for witnesses to appear by alternative means when possible.
  5. Issuance of Summons and Certified Copies. Summonses and certified copies shall be issued by the Clerk’s office.  A party or lawyer seeking to have the Clerk of Court issue a summons under NRCP 4(b) shall e-file the summons.  The filing code “SEI” must be used for the proper processing of the summons.  The Clerk will issue the summons electronically.
  6. Service of Summons. The Court recognizes that accomplishing personal service of process may pose significant challenges at this time, given the closure of non- essential businesses and stay-at-home directives.  Properly documented service issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic constitute good cause for the extension of time for service pursuant to NRCP 4(e), whether the motion is made before or after the 120-day service period.
  7. Electronic Service. All lawyers and self-represented litigants are required to register for electronic service and update any change of e-mail address with the Court.  In the limited circumstance where a self-represented litigant does not have an e-mail address, the Clerk’s office is directed to assist the self-represented litigant in creating an e-mail address.
  8. Proposed Orders. All lawyers and parties shall submit proposed orders to the respective department inboxes. See Administrative Order 20-10. NO OTHER E-MAILS MAY BE SENT TO THE DEPARTMENT INBOXES. The subject line of the e-mail must contain the full case number, the filing code, and the case name, in that order. For example: “A- 20-123456-C – ORDR – Smith v. Doe.” All documents should be submitted in PDF format. Every order must be submitted as a separate e-mail.  If a judge has significant revisions, the department will request a Microsoft Word version of the order from the submitting party for editing purposes. The Court notes here that both Word Perfect and Apple Pages allow documents to be saved in a Word format. NO ADDITIONAL ARGUMENT OR DISCUSSION SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE E-MAIL.  After the document is submitted, the judge will review the document, affix an electronic signature to the PDF document, and file the document into the Odyssey system.  All documents submitted will be filed by the department and served to all parties registered for electronic service.  Parties are responsible for filing the Notice of Entry of Order as well as serving orders by mail to any party who is not registered for electronic service.
  9. Filing Sealed Documents. If a party is requesting that a document be sealed, the party must file a motion to file under seal. The party should file separately the document to be sealed, using the code “TSPCA” – Temporarily Sealed Pending Court Approval. The judge will then review the motion and determine whether the document should be filed under seal.  Failure to properly submit a motion to seal the documents, failure to submit the document separately, and failure to use the proper filing code may result in the public electronic filing of the document.
  10. Documents Requiring Signature. All documents requiring the signature of another person require the submitting party to obtain e-mail verification of the other person’s agreement to sign electronically. The e-mail must be embedded in the body of the document or attached as the last page of the submitted document.

FAMILY

  1. Essential Case Types. Essential case types also include emergency child custody hearings, which shall go forward, preferably by alternative means.
  2. Extensions of Time Deadlines. Pursuant to NRCP 6(b), the Court recognizes the COVID-19 emergency as constituting “good cause” and “excusable neglect” warranting the extension of time in non-essential civil-domestic case types. This does not apply to the time deadlines that must not be extended under NRCP 6(b)(2) (motions under NRCP 50(b), 52(b), 59, and 60 and motions made after NRCP 54(d)(2) time has expired).
  3. Discovery Deadlines. Discovery deadlines, including deadlines for serving responses, pursuant to NRCP 31 (depositions by written questions), NRCP 33 (interrogatories to parties), NRCP 34 (producing documents, electronically stored information and tangible things, or entering onto land for inspection or other purposes) and NRCP 36 (requests for admissions) will be tolled from March 18, 2020, until thirty days after this order expires, is modified or is rescinded. Even so, the Court encourages discovery to proceed when at all possible.  All written discovery shall be exchanged by mail or through electronic means.
  4. Rule 35 Examinations. No Rule 35 examination may go forward until 30 days after the period this order is in effect. A party may file a motion demonstrating good cause to proceed forward with a Rule 35 exam. Good cause in this context means an extreme emergency such as imminent destruction of evidence. The motion shall also include protocols for ensuring the safety of the examinee and an affidavit from the medical provider indicating that the provider is able to conduct the examination following those protocols.
  5. Depositions. During the period that this order is in effect, no in-person depositions shall proceed except on stipulation or order obtained after filing a motion demonstrating good cause for the need for an in-person deposition. Deposition by alternative means may proceed as provided in NRCP 30(b)(4). The Court interprets NRCP 28(a)(1) and NRCP 30 to allow the deposition officer to be in a separate location from the deponent. See SCR Part IX-B(A) and (B) Rule 9.

PROBATE

  1. Wills. Original wills may be sent by certified or express mail. In lieu of mailing an original will for filing, a photograph (not a scanned copy) of the original will may be electronically filed with the Court Clerk. The original will shall be submitted to the Clerk within 30 days of the re-opening of the Clerk’s Office.

CIVIL

  1. Extensions of Time Deadlines. Pursuant to NRCP 6(b), the Court recognizes the COVID-19 emergency as constituting “good cause” and “excusable neglect” warranting the extension of time in non-essential civil case types. This does not apply to the time deadlines that must not be extended under NRCP 6(b)(2) (motions under NRCP 50(b), 52(b), 59, and 60 and motions made after NRCP 54(d)(2) time has expired).
  2. Discovery Deadlines. Discovery deadlines, including deadlines for serving responses, pursuant to NRCP 31 (depositions by written questions), NRCP 33 (interrogatories to parties), NRCP 34 (producing documents, electronically stored information and tangible things, or entering onto land for inspection or other purposes) and NRCP 36 (requests for admissions) will be tolled from March 18, 2020, until thirty days after this order expires, is modified or is rescinded. Even so, the Court encourages discovery to proceed when at all possible.  All written discovery shall be exchanged by mail or through electronic means.
  3. Rule 35 Examinations. No Rule 35 examination may go forward until 30 days after the period this order is in effect. A party may file a motion with the Discovery Commissioner demonstrating good cause to proceed forward with a Rule 35 exam. Good cause in this context means an extreme emergency such as imminent destruction of evidence. The motion shall also include protocols for ensuring the safety of the examinee and an affidavit from the medical provider indicating that the provider is able to conduct the examination following those protocols.
  4. NRCP 25(a)(1). The COVID-19 pandemic poses special challenges for dealing with the death of a party and the timely substitution of a successor or representative. To alleviate those challenges, consistent with NRCP 1, NRCP 25(a)(1) is tolled during the period this order is in effect.
  5. Depositions. During the period this order is in effect, no in-person depositions shall proceed unless the lawyers stipulate to the deposition or obtain an order from the court after filing a motion demonstrating good cause for the need for an in-person deposition. Deposition by alternative means may proceed as provided in NRCP 30(b)(4).  The Court interprets NRCP 28(a)(1) and NRCP 30 to allow the deposition officer to be in a separate location from the deponent. See SCR Part IX-B(A) and (B) Rule 9.
  6. NRCP 41(e). This order shall continue to toll the time for bringing a case to trial for the purposes of NRCP 41(e) for the duration of this order and for a period of 30 days after this order expires, is modified or is rescinded by a subsequent order.
  7. Court Annexed Arbitration Program. This order shall operate to toll the time counted toward the one-year deadline for any case assigned to the Court Annexed Arbitration Program under NAR 12(B). The tolling shall be from March 17, 2020, until 30 days after this order expires, is modified or is rescinded by a subsequent order.

CRIMINAL

  1. Right to Speedy Trial. The time period of any continuance resulting from the stay of jury trials imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic shall be excluded for purposes of calculating speedy trial time limits under NRS 178.556(1) and NRS 174.511. The Court finds that the pandemic constitutes good cause for the delay and the ends of justice served by delaying the jury trials outweighs the interests of the parties and the public in a speedy trial. The period of exclusion shall be from March 16, 2020, when the jury trial stay was first imposed through the date six weeks after this order is lifted. When continuing a speedy trial, judges should examine the custody status of the defendant.
  2. Guilty Plea Agreements. Guilty pleas and other documents that cannot be physically signed by the defendant must have the specific language: “Signature affixed by (insert name of defense counsel) at the direction of (insert name of defendant).” Defense counsel should then sign their client’s name on the signature line for the defendant.
  3. Specialty Court. Specialty court participants for any district court specialty court program who are out-of-custody may appear at status checks through alternative means.
  4. Certified Copies. Certified copies of prior felony convictions for the purpose of a habitual criminal determination shall be electronically filed with the Court prior to sentencing and captioned “Certified Copies of Prior Felony Convictions.” If the seal is contained on the back of a page, that page should be copied and attached to the last page of the conviction.
  5. Out-of-custody matters. Out-of-custody criminal guilty pleas and sentencings may proceed by alternative means at the discretion of the judge, keeping in mind the current limited time schedules for handling criminal cases.

JUVENILE DEPENDENCY

  1. Adjudicatory plea hearings held pursuant to NRS 432B.530 in dependency cases should proceed with the parents appearing by alternative means and submitting a written plea agreement. Adjudicatory trials and hearings regarding presumptions held pursuant to NRS 432B.153, 432B.157, 432B.159 and 432B.555 may also proceed by alternative means at the discretion of the judge.
  2. Disposition hearings. Disputed dispositions may be heard by video or telephone.

FINAL PROVISIONS

  1. Duration. This order shall be reviewed no later than every 30 days and shall remain in effect until thirty (30) days following the expiration of the March 12, 2020 Governor’s Emergency Declaration or until modified or rescinded by a subsequent order, whichever occurs earlier.

This is a searchable summary of the prior orders AOsummaryChart3_31_20

Press ctrl F to search document.

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5thingsLawyers

The judges, court staff and attorneys have done a tremendous job adapting to the significant changes that have been required to keep the court functioning during this extremely trying time for everyone. Everyone’s patience and adaptability is appreciated. Court personnel are wearing face coverings or masks while in the courthouse and attorneys are asked to do the same.

These are five things lawyers need to know about court operations during the Coronavirus pandemic

  1. Certified Copies All certified copies are now being issued electronically.
  1. Issuing Summons All summonses are now being issued electronically. The filer must use the filing code SEI. That routes the summons to a review queue so the clerk can issue the summons.
  1. Sealed Records Remember that if there is a request to seal a document through e-filing (filing code TSPCA), the document will be filed under seal and then undergo judicial review to determine whether the document should remain sealed.
  1. Time Limits For the time limits that are stayed, the time from whenever the applicable administrative order was filed until the orders are lifted, would not count. Otherwise, any time before and any time after would count. If something happens during the period the administrative orders are in effect (for example, if an Offer of Judgment was filed today) that time would not begin to run until the admin orders are lifted.

 

  1. Bench Trials Bench trials are proceeding. Any proposed exhibits need to be sent to the department electronically prior to the trial.

All the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court orders related to COVID-19 can  be found in one searchable chart at AOSUMMARYCHART3_31_20 Once in the document, press cont F and enter a key word to search.

All Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court administrative orders related to COVID-19 can  also be found on the court website: HTTP://WWW.CLARKCOUNTYCOURTS.US/GENERAL/COURT-RULES-AND-ADMINISTRATIVE-ORDERS/#ADMINISTRATIVE%20ORDERS

 

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 20-10 COURT PROCESS

  1. The patience of all those accessing the court during the Coronavirus pandemic is greatly appreciated.
  2. Everyone is working hard to ensure that matters are being handled in a safe and efficient manner.
  3. It is important that lawyers not send extraneous e-mails to the department inbox.
  4. When sending emails to departments, use the naming convention in AO 20-10 for the subject line (full case number, filing code, case name).
  5. Send each order in a separate e-mail.
  6. All proposed orders for judicial departments should be e-mailed to the department inbox: DC??Inbox@ClarkCountyCourts.us
  7. Only orders should be sent to this e-mail.
  8. Orders should be attached in both a signed word document and a PDF.
  9. Stipulations or other proposed orders requiring a signature of another person must have email verification from that person attached as the last page of the document.
  10. The subject line of the e-mail should identify the full case number, filing code and case caption.  (For example: A-20-123456-C – ORDR – Smith v. Doe) No additional argument should be included in the body of the e-mail.

All the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court orders related to COVID-19 can  be found in one searchable chart at AOSUMMARYCHART3_31_20 Once in the document, press cont F and enter a key word to search.

All Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court administrative orders related to COVID-19 can  also be found on the court website: HTTP://WWW.CLARKCOUNTYCOURTS.US/GENERAL/COURT-RULES-AND-ADMINISTRATIVE-ORDERS/#ADMINISTRATIVE%20ORDERS

 

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