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Nevada Attorney General speaks from heart link:

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford spoke from the heart and got “vulnerable” with 36 specialty court grads about going from tough times and tough neighborhoods to being the top law enforcement officer for the state. He spoke about challenges he faced and overcame to achieve success. The attorney general said, “We all make mistakes,” later adding, “Some of us make bad decisions.” After sharing his own challenges he said, “You have been given an opportunity through these programs to reintegrate into our society; and as you do that you can accomplish goals.”

The graduates included those from veterans’, mental health, felony DUI, adult drug court, the transitional age program, the OPEN program, and drug court were individually recognized by their presiding judge with a certificate of completion, a special graduation coin and cake. Each of the grads have successfully completed an intensive treatment program aimed at addressing the root-causes of addiction.

Four veterans were included in the graduates. The graduates each received a Quilt of Valor from the Las Vegas chapter of the organization. The Quilt of Valor Foundation was founded in 2003, by Blue Star mom Catherine Roberts from her sewing room. The local chapter of Quilt of Valor meets the second Friday of the month at 8670 W. Cheyenne Ave. from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 105 to make the quilts. Volunteers are always welcome; no quilting experience is necessary. For more information call 702-357-0377.

Specialty courts solve issues through a rigorous and coordinated approach between judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, Parole and Probation, law enforcement and mental health/social service/treatment professionals. All work together to help participants recover, live crime-free and become productive citizens.


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The Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court is accepting application for a specialty courts coordinator. The closing date for application is Sept. 17, 2019 at 5:01 p.m.

The job requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavior Sciences or a related field AND two (2) years of full-time experience in the direct provision of substance abuse and/or mental health treatment services. Applicants must possess a valid Nevada Class C Driver’s License at time of appointment. Must possess a valid license or internship as CADC or LADC in the State of Nevada. If interested, please CLICK HERE to visit the Clark County Website to apply.

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A Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order was filed yesterday in the case of Clark County School District vs. Clark County Education Association. An order shortening time hearing is set for Sept. 5 at 10:30 a.m. before Judge Mark Denton.

Temporary Restraining Order link: CCSDInjunction8_26_19 

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District Court Family Division Judge Linda Marquis quashed 131 warrants at an annual child support super Saturday event on Aug. 10. In recognition of child support awareness month, the Clark County District Attorney’s Family Support Division (DAFS) coordinated the event to improve engagement and relationships with those involved with the child support program and to handle outstanding child support issues favorably.

More than 850 people attended the event to take advantage of a variety of child support related services presented in a one-stop-shop format.

  • 131 bench warrants were quashed with reduced fees paid
  • 150 driver’s licenses were reinstated with child support payment
  • 97 customers attended the ask-a-lawyer sessions
  • 60 customers were served at the order modification workshop
  • 20 customers received services from DAFS social workers
  • 11 customers were referred to the Access/Visitation Mediation Program
  • $62,825 in past due child support was collected
  • 428 staff-donated backpacks filled with school supplies were given to parents and their children

Quashing warrants and eliminating other barriers associated with unpaid child support is believed to be an effective way to help those struggling to meet child support obligation to get on track.

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In a 24-page finding of fact and conclusion of law Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez issued an Order today in the Serenity Wellness Center vs. State of Nevada Department of Taxation case regarding the issue of marijuana licences.

Link to Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez’s ruling:

A-786962 Serenity v NV DoTA-786962 Serenity v NV DoT

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There have been significant rule changes in the Nevada Eighth Judicial Court. Clark County family lawyers can get current on the recent District Court rules changes at Thursday family law Bench-Bar Meeting this Thursday, August 15 at noon in courtroom 9 at Family Court, 601 North Pecos Road.  Attorneys will also have the opportunity to meet newly appointed Judge Rhonda Forsberg.  The Legal Aid Center pro bono volunteer of the month will also be awarded at the Family Bench-Bar.

Family Bench-Bar meetings offer the latest news on the District Court Family Division, get questions addressed and network.

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Attorneys practicing civil law in Clark County, who are not attending the civil Bench Bar Meetings on the second Tuesday of every month, are missing out. You’re missing needed information to stay current with trends in District Court. At the next meeting on Aug. 12 at noon in courtroom 10D, Jury Commissioner Mariah Witt will offer up the latest information on jury selection. At the July Bench-Bar meeting, Judge Jerry Wiese gave the latest on Rule 16, and offered insight in how to navigate the new system of judges handling scheduling. Judge Joe Hardy provided a very informative session on proposed changes to court rules. Did you know that it has been proposed to delete the last sentence Rule 7.72 on Courtroom conduct and attire. It’s a change that had everyone’s attention. Civil Bench Bar meetings offer the latest news from District Court, offer a forum to get questions addressed and a chance to grab a quick bite to eat while networking.