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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 https://tylertech.egain.cloud/kb/nvh5/list/242400000011494

Free webinars are also available. Visit the link to sign up for the webinars – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6244957033569706242 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 https://nevada.tylerhost.net/OfsWeb/

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 Loung
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 – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6244957033569706242 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

https://tylertech.egain.cloud/kb/nvh5/list/242400000011494

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A class of fourth graders got an education on the justice system when they sat through the court calendar of District Court Judge Douglas Herndon. They then got to test their chops in a court of law with a mock trial: The Ministry of Magic vs. Harry Potter. The students from the Meadows School were prepped by their teacher for their day in court. They played the roles of judges, jury, attorneys and witnesses. The fabulous fourth graders peppered Judge Herndon with questions; he in turn, grilled them about what they learned. They appeared to have learned a lot. Two more mock trials are scheduled with Judge Herndon April 18 and May 4 at 10 a.m. in courtroom 16D at the Regional Justice Center.

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The Eighth Judicial District business court will host a Bench Bar Meeting on March 28 at noon at the Regional Justice Center in courtroom 3H. The meeting will cover issues specific to the business court. Each of the five business court judges will offer an introduction. Performance information for 2016 will be provided; and questions, comments and concerns will be addressed. Bench Bar Meeting are a great way for attorneys to stay on top of new information and trends, network and clarify questions that can improve effectiveness in court.

 

 

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During the Feb. 6 Med/Mal Sweeps, 378 cases were reviewed by Judge Jerry Wiese with attorneys present to determine if they were on track to meet the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS).

Med Mal Sweeps are done annually to review cases and ensure they are on track to comply with NRS 41A.061.1(b) which states: The court shall, after due notice to the parties, dismiss an action involving professional negligence if the action is not brought to trial within 3 years after the date on which the action is filed.

“We called a lot of cases and we got a lot done. The sweeps offer a good opportunity for attorneys to take stock of their cases to ensure that they are moving along as they should,” said Judge Wiese. ”Court staff did an excellent job preparing and keeping things moving with this large volume of cases. I appreciate the work that all those involved put in to get this done.”

Judge Wiese enters the status check process well prepared. Each judge who handles med/mal cases provides their stack of cases and other relevant information to Judge Wiese’s judicial executive assistant Tatyana Ristic who gets things in order so the process moves like clockwork.

NRS 41A.061.1(b) http://www.leg.state.nv.us/nrs/nrs-041a.html#NRS041ASec061

NRS 41A.061  Dismissal of action for failure to bring to trial; effect of dismissal; adoption of court rules to expedite resolution of actions.

1.  Upon the motion of any party or upon its own motion, unless good cause is shown for the delay, the court shall, after due notice to the parties, dismiss an action involving professional negligence if the action is not brought to trial within 3 years after the date on which the action is filed.

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The Medical/Dental Malpractice Status Check Calendar (a.k.a. Med/Mal sweeps) will be held on Monday, Feb. 6 at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave., in courtroom 14A on the 14th floor.

The calendar will be heard in numerical case number order with the oldest case being heard first, as follows:

Case No. A-10-610616-C through A-15-725511-C: 2/6/17 at 8:30 a.m.

Case No. A-15-725552-C through A-16-747569-C: 2/6/17 at 1:00 p.m.

The Discovery Commissioner, Bonnie Bulla, will be available to address any discovery issues.

The court will work to enforce Nevada Revised Statute 41A.061.1, and will attempt to set all Chapter 41A Professional Negligence trials (not already scheduled) within three years of the date that the Complaint was filed.

If you have any questions regarding the status check calendar, please contact Tatyana Ristic at 702-671-3633. Please bring a list of the cases on which you will appear on to the hearing.

Judge Jerry A. Wiese II will preside over the med/mal status checks. “The med/mal sweeps are an efficient way to ensure that everyone is doing their part to comply with the statute regarding these cases. It’s a significant undertaking with a significant impact. I want to thank the judges, attorneys and staff for their work to make the sweeps successful,” said Judge Wiese.

NRS 41A.061  Dismissal of action for failure to bring to trial; effect of dismissal; adoption of court rules to expedite resolution of actions.

1.  Upon the motion of any party or upon its own motion, unless good cause is shown for the delay, the court shall, after due notice to the parties, dismiss an action involving professional negligence if the action is not brought to trial within 3 years after the date on which the action is filed.

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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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dsc_0201Brenoch Wirthlin recognized as September pro bono volunteer of the month

Brenoch Wirthlin, who is a Director at the Fennemore Craig law firm, was recognized by the District Court judges as the September pro bono volunteer of the month. Since 2012, Brenoch has accepted seven new pro bono cases through Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. He has assisted low income clients in a variety of matters, including civil/consumer, domestic violence and bankruptcy. Brenoch also participates in a Small Claims and Veterans Ask-A-Lawyer Programs. He is fluent in Spanish and uses his bilingual skills to assist Spanish speaking clients.

Brenoch has been interested in doing pro bono work since he first moved to Las Vegas. “The most meaningful law I ever practiced was pro bono,” said Brenoch when accepting his award.

He shared a story on the very first pro bono client he helped who was in tears in his office because she did not see a way out of her difficult situation. Brenoch was able to assist her to find a resolution.

One of his most memorable pro bono clients was a mother whom he assisted in retaining custody of her children. This client had been through a tough time in her personal life but Brenoch was able to protect her rights and come to a resolution which allowed her to keep custody of her son. This client was so grateful for Brenoch’s assistance that she continued to stay and touch and send thank you notes for years following the case.

Attorneys who are interested in taking a pro bono case should visit www.lacsnprobono.org or call 702-386-1413 to select a case. October is pro bono month with a special case line-pass program in place for attorneys who volunteer.

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