Overview of the Commission on Statewide Rules of Criminal Procedure
The Nevada Supreme Court convened the Commission on
Statewide Rules of Criminal Procedure in early 2015 to address a lack of
uniformity of criminal procedure rules across the state. Commission membership
is comprised of experienced legal professionals and members of the Nevada
judiciary; the Commission is focused on examining key, criminal procedure
concerns and making recommendations for improvement on a statewide level.
October 15, 2020, after numerous meetings, extensive research, and thorough
review and discussion, the Commission filed its final report and recommendations,
including Proposed Rules of Criminal Practice for the District Courts of the State
of Nevada. The Nevada Supreme Court sought comment on the proposed rules from
the bench, bar, and public on December 2, 2020. The
Nevada Supreme Court adopted the Statewide Rules of Criminal Practice on
December 29, 2020 and ordered that the Commission on Statewide Rules of
Criminal Procedure remain convened to address any impacts of the rule changes
that may require future consideration and/or action.
Lidia Stiglich and Justice Abbi Silver assumed co-chairmanship of the
Commission in February of 2021.
Administrative Office of the Courts
201 S. Carson Street, Suite 250
Carson City NV 89701-4702
Phone: (775) 687-9808
Fax: (775) 687-9850