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Nearly 50 very excited fourth graders from Grant M. Bowler Elementary School descended on the court for a case against renowned wizard Harry Potter before District Court Judge Adriana Escobar and Judge Kerry Earley. On Nov. 16, two classes played the roles of judge, jury, attorneys and witnesses in a trial against the young wizard. Harry Potter was charged with misappropriation of magic.The judges and their staff guided the students through the mock trial and did a question and answer session afterwards.

One class found Mr. Potter not guilty while another resulted in a hung-jury. The mock trials are a cooperative effort between the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court, nonprofit agency Project REAL and the school. The students who have been through the program so far, left the courthouse bragging about what they just learned. The program is intended to teach kids about the justice system and potential careers.

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Former Clark County District Court Marshal Al Fitzgerald passed away July 1, 2018.  He was born June 2, 1937 in Boston MA and resided in Las Vegas for the past 37 years.  He served in the U.S. Army, worked for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority as an Inspector for 23 years, and then as a Bailiff/Marshal for the Clark County District Courts for 30 years.  He served in the courtrooms of Judges Charles Thompson, Joseph Pavlikowski and Kathy Hardcastle before retiring in April of 2012. Al is survived by his wife of 58 years, Kerin, his nine children, 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his great-grandson, Emmitt, in June of 2018. Services will be held Saturday July 14, 2018 at 10 a.m. at Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne, Las Vegas NV 89129.  In lieu of flowers his family requests donations to Cure4theKids or the Fallen Officers Foundation.

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Chief Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez issued two administrative orders that outline changes to both the civil and criminal dockets in the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court.

NV Eighth Judicial District Court Administrative Order 10-04 AO 18-04

NV Eighth Judicial District Court Administrative Order 10-05 AO 18-05

The following courtroom/chamber moves will also take place from June 29 through

July 1:

Department 11 (Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez) will move from courtroom 10 to 3E.

Department 19 (Judge William Kephart) will move from  courtroom 3E to 16B.

Department 4 (Judge Kerry Earley) will move from courtroom 16B to 12D.

Department 16 (Judge Timothy C. Williams) will move from courtroom 12 D to 3H.

Department 15 (Judge Joe Hardy) will move from courtroom 3H to 11D.

Department 2 (Judge Richard Scotti) will move from courtroom 11D to 3B.

Department 29 (Judge David M. Jones) will move from  courtroom 3B to 15A.

Department 7 (Judge Linda Marie Bell) will move from courtroom 15A to 10.

Effective July 1, Judge Linda Marie Bell will assume the responsibilities of chief judge for the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court. “I know that moving is disruptive; I appreciate everyone’s patience with the process,” said Judge Bell. “The moves will allow the business court judges to remain on the same floor, which has been very beneficial to the business court litigants and judges. This will also ensure that all judges handling criminal cases have Sally-port access.”  Those who have questions or concerns regarding the moves are encourage to contact Judge Bell’s office.

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This is a complete list of courtrooms with the new assignments: CourtroomAssignments6_20_18

 

 

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Six Eighth Judicial District Court employees were honored by the bench for going above and beyond in their work to keep things running effectively and efficiently at the court. Those honored include Tatyana Ristic who was named District Court Judicial Employee of the Year; Mark Vobis, named Deputy Marshal of the Year; Brian Hernandez, named District Court Judicial Marshal of the Year; Ronald Ramsey, named Judicial Marshal of the Year; Erica Page, named District Court Administrative Employee of the Year and Karen Christensen, named Clerk of the Court Employee of the Year. The ceremony was held at an all-judges meeting on June 13.

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The April 5 Family Law Bench-Bar meeting at noon, will offer the latest case law updates and other important information that those practicing family law should know. The meeting will be held in courtroom 9, at 601 N. Pecos Road. Topics to be covered include, important information on records sealing, early case conferences, case law updates and a recognition portion. Bench Bar meetings are a great forum to get questions and issues addressed, network and learn the latest legislative and other changes impacting family law.

Mark your calendar now for the May 10, noon Family Law Bench-Bar meeting in courtroom 9 at Family Court.

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Twelve law enforcement agencies including the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court will be recruiting at the Leaders Career Fair on Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Downtown Summerlin, 1980 Festival Plaza Drive. Court Human Resource professionals will be at the job fair to respond to questions and offer information on job requirements and benefits for those interested in a career as a court marshal. For more information on the career fair or marshal employment opportunities, contact the District Court recruitment office at EJDCRecruitment@clarkcountycourts.us

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District Court Judge Elissa Cadish issued a Minute Order today in the case brought by American Broadcasting, Inc. and other media outlets to unseal search warrant records from 1 October mass-shooter investigation.

Journal Entries: “The Court held a hearing on January 16, 2018. Since that hearing, the Court has reviewed the warrant related documents on file and under seal with the Court Clerk, the warrant related documents unsealed by the federal court, the LVMPD Preliminary Investigative Report dated January 18, 2018 which was publicly released last week, and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s In Camera Sealed Supplemental Response to Petition to Unseal Search Warrant Records, filed under seal on January 23, 2018 in accordance with this Court’s order at the January 16 hearing.  After doing so, this Court has scheduled an in camera sealed hearing with LVMPD counsel and its proposed witness(es,) regarding the basis for its assertion of the need for continued confidentiality of the sealed search warrant records, for Friday January 26, 2018 at 1:30 pm. The hearing will be recorded, but sealed, in order to protect public safety and the ongoing law enforcement investigation. After the hearing, the Court will issue a public ruling regarding the Petition herein.”

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