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  • Nevada Indigent Defense Commission report paints grim picture of indigent defense services in rural counties
    3/22/2013 11:15:00 AM

    While the nation has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright – the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that guarantees indigent defendants the right to competent legal counsel – a new study indicates the milestone is not cause for celebration in rural Nevada.

  • Justice Cherry takes leadership role At Stanford University conference
    3/6/2013 11:10:00 AM

    Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Cherry, who chairs the Court’s Indigent Defense Commission, was a moderator at a Stanford Law School conference on March 2, 2013, exploring the state of indigent defense systems across the country.

  • ABA Focus Group Background Information
    3/11/2010 11:05:00 AM

    Download the Order Establishing Study Committee on Representation of Indigent Defendants

  • Supreme Court Receives Indigent Defense Study
    7/9/2009 11:00:00 AM

    The Nevada Supreme Court has received and filed a weighted caseload study of the indigent defense systems in Washoe and Clark Counties. The study was commissioned as part of the work of the Supreme Court's Indigent Defense Commission to examine how the justice system treats criminal defendants who cannot afford to hire their own attorneys. The Commission was created in 2007.

  • The Supreme Court has set a hearing on ADKT 411
    4/2/2009 10:55:00 AM

    The Supreme Court has set a hearing on ADKT 411 (Indigent Defense Order) for April 7, 2009, at 1:30 pm to hear Washoe and Clark Counties' request for an extension of time to complete the weighted caseload study of their respective public defender offices.

  • Indigent Defense Commission Meeting
    2/13/2009 10:55:00 AM

    Friday, February 20, 2009
    Videoconference*
    Regional Justice Center, 17th Floor Court room, Las Vegas
    Supreme Court Building, Library Room 107, Carson City
    Second Judicial District Court House, 2nd Floor
    Videoconference Room, Reno
    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Justice Cherry to Speak at National ABA Conference on Nevada Indigent Defense
    1/13/2009 10:50:00 AM

    Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Cherry has been asked by the American Bar Association to speak at the ABA Annual Summit on Indigent Defense Improvement on Feb. 13 about Nevada’s recent achievements in the way legal services are provided to defendants who cannot hire their own lawyers.

  • ADKT 411 En Banc Administrative Hearing
    12/30/2008 10:45:00 AM

    ADKT 411 En Banc Administrative Hearing on January 6, 2009 at 3:00 pm in Carson City with video conference to Las Vegas.

  • IDC Rural Subcommittee Report
    12/18/2008 10:45:00 AM

    David Albert, Facilities Manager, and John McCormick, Rural Courts Coordinator, recently attended a three day court security seminar presented by the Public Agency Training Council in Las Vegas. Attendees were provided information on variety of topics including physical security, threat response, high profile trials, jury security, and security policy.

  • Indigent Defense Commission Report
    12/18/2008 10:40:00 AM

    The Rural Subcommittee of the Indigent Defense Commission has filed its final report with the Supreme Court. The Report makes several key recommendations to improve the delivery of indigent defense services across rural Nevada, including a recommendation for full State funding the complete system in every county in Nevada.

  • Nevada Supreme Court Adopts Performance Standards for Indigent Defense
    10/17/2008 10:25:00 AM

    The Nevada Supreme Court has entered an order that, among other things, adopts performance standards for indigent defense in Nevada. The performance standards will become effective April 1, 2009. A copy of the order may be downloaded from the Nevada Supreme Court's website.