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  • New Webcast! JCSN Court Administration Committee Legislative Review 2017
    6/23/2017 5:09:57 PM

    "JCSN Court Administration Committee Legislative Review 2017” is now available via on-demand video. (more…

  • Nevada Judicial Selection Recommends Three Names to Governor Sandoval to Fill Judicial Vacancy in Washoe County District Court
    6/19/2017 4:10:20 PM

    The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection sent Governor Brian Sandoval three names for consideration to fill the open judicial seat in Dept. 1 of the Second Judicial District Court in Reno created by the retirement of Judge Janet J. Berry.

  • New Webcast! Understanding and Preventing Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue in the Court Community
    6/13/2017 3:54:14 PM

    “Understanding and Preventing Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue in the Court Community” is now available via on-demand video. (more…

  • Nevada Courts Aim to Speed Up Justice by Improving Performance
    6/8/2017 1:45:00 PM

    At its June 7th meeting, the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada adopted revisions to the Nevada Courts Statistical Reporting Dictionary (dictionary), which includes two performance measurements requiring courts to report the age of pending active cases and the time it takes to dispose cases. Both measurements encourage judges to review their courts’ caseloads and business processes to improve efficiency for matters coming before the courts.

  • New Webinar! Nevada Court Administration 2017 Legislative Summary
    5/24/2017 4:28:24 PM

    The Nevada Supreme Court is offering this free webinar on June 20, 2017, for all court administrators, court representatives, lead clerks, and county clerks. (more…

  • Area Attorneys Seek Appointment to the Washoe County District Court
    5/19/2017 5:16:22 PM

    A total of six attorneys have applied to the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection to fill the open judicial seat in Dept. 1 of the Second Judicial District Court in Reno. The applicants seek to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Janet J. Berry.

  • Court Improvement Program News and Report - 1st Quarter 2017
    5/17/2017 2:07:45 PM

     During the past quarter (January through March, 2017), the Court Improvement Program (CIP) has focused on three primary strategies: improving timeliness to permanency for children; increasing judicial, attorney, and stakeholder’s knowledge and expertise; and building systemic capacity through continual quality improvement (CQI) and data exchange.  

  • New Webinar! Maintaining the Integrity of Criminal Records
    4/25/2017 11:20:55 AM

    The Nevada Supreme Court is offering this free webinar from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. on June 27, 2017, for all judicial officers and court staff. In an effort to maintain the integrity of criminal records, the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS), General Services Division (GSD), will focus this training on the importance of criminal record maintenance and how it impacts the criminal justice community.The goal is to further enhance that balance of information sharing by gathering important information to enable DPS to better serve the community as a whole. Based on feedback from a presentation on this subject at the limited jurisdiction judges winter seminar, this session will focus on specifics identified as needing extra attention.more details...

  • On-Line Attorney Dependency Training
    4/24/2017 10:04:04 AM

    The Court Improvement Program (CIP) now offers On-Line Attorney Dependency Training to improve legal representation of parents and children in dependency cases. The training enhances the CIP mission to use technology to build systemic capacity, and advance judicial and attorney knowledge and expertise. The training is open to all judges handling neglect and abuse cases and the attorneys appearing in these courts. The distance learning environment maximizes accessibility and removes the barriers of location, time, and costs.For more information

  • New Webinar! Understanding and Preventing Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue in the Court Community
    4/18/2017 4:49:16 PM

    The Nevada Supreme Court is offering this free webinar on May 23, 2017, for all judicial officers, quasi-judicial officers, and court staff. (more…)

  • New Webcast! Substance Abuse in the Court Community
    4/12/2017 9:05:32 AM

    “Substance Abuse in the Court Community” is now available via on-demand video. (more…)

  • Rural District Court Judges Travel Study
    4/6/2017 9:44:53 AM

    A recent report issued by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), Research and Statistics Unit, discusses the total miles driven and the associated time traveling each year by the district court judges that must travel to multiple courts in their judicial districts.

  • Rural Judges Travel Study
    4/6/2017 9:33:12 AM

    Nevada judges travel from courthouse-to-courthouse in various rural counties to ensure due process for everyone. In the last six years (2011-16), rural district court judges traveled an average of 6.1 hours per week to dispense justice in Nevada’s rural communities, which was a 14 percent reduction from the 2007-10 time period (7.1 hours).

  • New Webcast! Domestic Violence in the Digital Age: Part 2-Evidentiary Issues
    3/24/2017 4:33:45 PM

    Domestic Violence in the Digital Age: Part 2-Evidentiary Issues is now available via on-demand video. (more)

  • Presumptive Maximum Amounts of Child Support
    3/23/2017 9:42:21 AM

    For the Period July 1, 2017 Through June 30, 2018

    Pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 125B.070, the presumptive maximum amounts of child support have been adjusted for the period beginning July 1, 2017.The Consumer Price Index (all items) published by the United States Department of Labor for calendar year 2017 increased 2.1 percent; therefore, the presumptive maximum amounts originally established and modified annually pursuant to NRS 125B.070 will increase 2.1 percent effective July 1, 2017.
    pdf Download Presumptive Maximum Amounts of Child Support July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018  

  • New Webcast! Nevada Appellate Courts 2016 Criminal Opinions Review
    3/14/2017 4:03:51 PM

    "Nevada Appellate Courts 2016 Criminal Opinions Review" is now available via on-demand video. (more)

  • 2017 Court Interpreters Program Oral Performance Examination
    2/23/2017 1:57:57 PM

    The AOC Certified Court Interpreters Program hereby announces the offering of the Oral Performance Examination in both Las Vegas and Carson City in April 2017. The dates are April 11 & 12, 2017 (Carson City) and April 18-20, 2017 (Las Vegas). The languages available for oral testing are the following:

    • Arabic
    • Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian
    • Cantonese
    • French
    • Haitian Creole
    • Hmong
    • Ilocano
    • Khmer
    • Korean
    • Laotian
    • Mandarin
    • Marshallese
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Somali
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
    • Turkish
    • Vietnamese

  • New Webinar! Substance Abuse in the Court Community
    2/9/2017 3:11:11 PM

    The Nevada Supreme Court is offering a free webinar on April 6, 2017, for all judicial officers, quasi-judicial officers, and court staff. The “Substance Abuse in the Court Community” webinar will focus on addiction and how it effects those in the court and legal community and those on the bench in particular. (more…)

  • New Webinar! Domestic Violence in the Digital Age: Part 2 – Evidentiary Issues
    2/9/2017 3:08:15 PM

    The Nevada Supreme Court is offering a free webinar on March 21, 2017, for all judicial officers, quasi-judicial officers, and court staff. The “Domestic Violence in the Digital Age: Part 2 – Evidentiary Issues” webinar will focus on evidentiary issues surrounding social media and technologies that can be misused to cause harm. (more…)

  • Court Improvement Program News and Report - 4th Quarter 2016
    2/6/2017 10:03:43 AM

     During the past quarter (October through December, 2016), the Court Improvement Program (CIP) has focused on three primary strategies: improving timeliness to permanency for children; increasing judicial, attorney, and stakeholder’s knowledge and expertise; and building systemic capacity through continual quality improvement (CQI) and data exchange.  

  • New Webinar! “Nevada Appellate Courts 2016 Criminal Opinions Review”
    1/25/2017 3:44:53 PM

    The Nevada Supreme Court is offering this free webinar on March 7, 2017, primarily for court staff attorneys and law clerks. However, all judicial officers and other court staff are welcome to attend as well. (more…

  • New Webcast! Domestic Violence in the Digital Age
    1/25/2017 3:35:00 PM

    "Domestic Violence in the Digital Age" is now available via on-demand video. (more…)
     

  • On-Line Attorney Dependency Training
    1/17/2017 3:43:26 PM

    The Court Improvement Program fosters its mission by using technology to build systemic capacity, and advance judicial and attorney knowledge and expertise.  The On-Line Attorney Dependency Training is intended to improve legal representation of parents and children in dependency cases and is open to all judges handling neglect and abuse cases and the attorneys appearing in these courts. The distance learning environment maximizes accessibility and removes the barriers of location, time, and costs.

  • New! Online Nevada Judicial Leadership Summit 2016 Resources
    7/15/2016 3:00:00 PM

    The recorded sessions for the Nevada Supreme Court/Court of Appeals Civil and Criminal Opinions, and the U.S. Supreme Court Opinions are now available online.Select conference materials are also available. (more…)

  • National Institute of Corrections to Provide Training for Pre-Trial Release Commission
    1/4/2016 4:20:00 PM

    The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) has accepted Nevada as a recipient of technical assistance for the Committee to Study Evidence-Based Pretrial Release. The NIC will assist the state in establishing a pilot site program.

  • Pretrial Release Outcomes Studied by Nevada Judiciary
    10/5/2015 8:59:14 AM

    The Supreme Court of Nevada Judicial Council has formed a committee to study evidence-based pretrial release and the committee is moving forward with collecting data on how the system might work in Nevada. According to many members of the committee, the current pretrial release system is a "seat of your pants" decision for most judges or requires payment of bail by an accused, who many times cannot afford it.

  • Blue Ribbon for Kids Commission Strives to Implement Recommendations
    9/29/2015 3:43:36 PM

    The Supreme Court Blue Ribbon for Kids Commission is relying on various resources as it tackles reforming the Clark County child welfare system and courts. The State of Nevada, Washoe County, and various Clark County agencies are working together to ensure children feel safe and the system meets national standards, the Committee learned at its September meeting.

  • Blue Ribbon for Kids Commission Implements Phase II Planning
    7/14/2015 10:45:56 AM

    The Blue Ribbon for Kids Commission, made up of community leaders reviewing child welfare in southern Nevada, will move toward implementing recommendations announced in March to address deficiencies in the Clark County child welfare system and courts. In Phase II, seven subcommittees have been formed to advance the seven recommendations made by the Commission. The subcommittees are:

  • Nevada/New Mexico Language Access Basic Training
    7/2/2015 2:24:25 PM

    The Nevada Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts has partnered with the New Mexico Language Access Center to offer this self-paced online course. The purpose of the course is to ensure that all court employees have a basic understanding of their ethical and legal obligations, as well as current best practices in serving limited English proficient and non-English speaking individuals. (more…

  • Blue Ribbon for Kids Commission to Release Final Recommendation
    3/25/2015 2:34:53 PM

    Supreme Court Justice Nancy Saitta will chair the Blue Ribbon for Kids Commission made up of community leaders reviewing child welfare in southern Nevada. The Commission will release its final recommendation report to the public, which is invited to attend.

  • CIP Select Committee Meetings
    11/4/2014 11:20:34 AM

    Court Improvement Program Select Committee Meetings for 2017:

    • January 20, 2017 – Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • April 28, 2017 – Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • July 21, 2017 - Friday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • October 20, 2017 – Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
     

  • Trial Court Status Update
    6/3/2014 11:00:00 AM

    The Trial Court Technology Support staff are working on several projects to improve services to the Nevada courts participating on the Nevada Court System (NCS) as well as services to non-NCS courts for data exchanges to the Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

  • 2014 Minimum Accounting Standards Four-Year Independent Audits
    5/6/2014 2:15:00 PM

    The AOC Audit Unit would like to remind all courts assigned to Minimum Accounting Standards "Group 1" that a four-year independent audit is required to be completed and remitted during calendar year 2014. All courts (district, justice, and municipal) in Carson, Storey, Washoe, Lyon, Churchill, Elko, Lander, Pershing, Humboldt, and Douglas counties are classified as Group 1 courts.All other courts are assigned to Minimum Accounting Standards "Group 2". Group 2 courts required external audits are due in calendar year 2015.

  • Supreme Court of Nevada launches Distance Learning Website
    2/19/2014 10:55:00 AM

    The Nevada Supreme Court is proud to announce the launch of the new distance learning website as a part of the on-going development to the Court’s Distance Education Program. Under the direction of the Judicial Education Unit, the distance education program offers training for Nevada’s state trial courts through online webinars, videoconferencing, videos, courses, and written correspondence. For more information visit Distance Education Program.

  • Courses for Interpreters Offered by the New Mexico Center for Language Access in Partnership with the National Center for State Courts
    12/3/2012 3:40:00 PM

    Access the New Mexico Center for Language Access 2015 Class Schedule here: http://nmcenterforlanguageaccess.org/cms/en/calendar/class-schedule

  • Minimum Accounting Standards, Version 3.0 Release
    1/24/2012 3:05:00 PM

    The Supreme Court recently approved and ordered Minimum Accounting Standards, Version 3.0, on January 13, 2012. We encourage you to review the new standards to ensure your court’s compliance.