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Accessing Supreme Court of Nevada Case Information

PUBLIC PORTAL

The Supreme Court of Nevada has established a cost-free Public Portal allowing access to all recent court documents.

The Pubic Portal screen, also known as Appellate Case Management System, will ask for Case Number (top left) or you can provide a Case Caption (usually the named parties in the case).  You also may conduct a Participant Search, by typing in a Last Name, or Company/Organization name.

Under Case Search, if you don’t have the case number, key in the name one or more of the parties in the Caption Contains text box (hint: sometimes simpler is better).  This will return a case or a list of cases.  If more than one case appears, click on the one you want.  A list of all documents in the case will appear.  Click on the number at the right of the document you wish to read.  This will access a PDF of the document, which you may open, save, or print.

If the case you seek is a closed case, be sure to uncheck the Exclude Closed Case checkbox on the Public Portal search page (the one asking for case number or caption).

DECISIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT

All Supreme Court of Nevada decisions are posted on the Supreme Court’s website.  

Precedent-setting Advance Opinions are released only on Thursdays.  On the preceding Wednesday, a list will be posted of opinions planned for release under the heading of Forthcoming Opinions.

The Supreme Court of Nevada makes no guarantee that every advance opinion listed as forthcoming will be published as indicated.  On rare occasions, the publishing of an Advance Opinion may be delayed at the last minute for administrative reasons.

Some weeks, the Supreme Court of Nevada will issue no opinions.

Most Supreme Court cases are decided by Unpublished Orders, which may be released on any day.