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  • New Online Course! Nevada Uniform System for Judicial Records
    10/12/2018 9:42:39 AM

    This free online course is part one of a two-part series on the Uniform System for Judicial Records (USJR) statistics. Part one defines the USJR caseload and additional caseload measures, which will allow participants to analyze the measures that are reported on the USJR worksheets. 
    Part two coming early 2019 - Part two defines the USJR disposition and time measures, which will allow participants to accurately report case resolutions and interpret performance measures reported on the USJR worksheets.(more…

  • Nevada Institute for Court Management Fellows Lead Effort to Bring Courses to Nevada
    10/11/2018 3:22:43 PM

    State Sponsored Certified Court Managers (CCM) Course Coming January 2019

  • Second Judicial Court Recognizes Felony DUI Graduate
    10/10/2018 8:45:54 AM

    This is a highlight of a new DUI graduate.

  • New Webinar! Weapons of Mass Distraction: Strategies for Countering the Paper Terrorism of Sovereign Citizens
    10/4/2018 9:50:18 AM

    Sovereign citizens and other anti-government groups affect the judicial system through a tactic known as “paper terrorism,” clogging the courts with nonsensical, voluminous filings, phony lawsuits, and false liens against public officials as a form of harassment and intimidation. This behavior is sometimes a precursor to violence. As such, this training examines legislative measures in various jurisdictions to thwart paper terrorism, particularly directed against the courts and judicial officials. An exploration of the origins of the movement’s history, tactics, violent tendencies, and ideology provides an understanding of the mindset behind this behavior, which in turn informs recommendations for prevention and deterrence. (more…)

  • New Webcast! Nevada Interlock Laws and Procedures
    9/24/2018 2:00:36 PM

    Nevada Interlock Laws and Procedures is now available via on-demand video. (more…

  • Family Court Opening in Las Vegas Attracts 11 Applicants
    9/17/2018 10:45:18 AM

    Eleven attorneys have applied to the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection to fill the open judicial seat in the Eighth Judicial District Family Court, Dept. L, created by the retirement of Judge Jennifer L. Elliott.

  • New Webinar! Nevada Civil Garnishments & Executions: An Overview of the Process
    9/12/2018 2:37:07 PM

    Join Judge Melissa Saragosa, Las Vegas Justice Court, as she provides an overview of how to process civil garnishments and enforcements from judgment though return of money. Judge Saragosa will also provide a best-practices walkthrough, beginning when the plaintiff arrives at court and requests enforcement of judgment. The Nevada Supreme Court is offering this free webinar on September 27, 2018, limited jurisdiction judges and court staff. However, all other judicial officers and court staff are welcome to attend as well. (more…

  • Court Improvement Program News and Report - 2nd Quarter 2018
    7/30/2018 2:42:16 PM

     During the past quarter (May through August, 2018), 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.  CIP:   

  • Court Improvement Program News and Report - 1st Quarter 2018
    7/30/2018 2:37:56 PM

    During the past quarter (January through April, 2018), 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.  CIP:  

  • Court Improvement Program News and Report - 4th Quarter 2017
    7/30/2018 2:30:01 PM

    During the past quarter (October through December, 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.  CIP has: 

  • RFQ 2018-01 Judicial Branch Statewide MAS Audits - Qualifying Firms
    6/14/2018 8:00:00 AM

    We are pleased to announce the qualifying certified public accounting (CPA) firms who remitted proposals under the 2018-01 RFQ for Judicial Branch Statewide MAS Audits. The list of firms can be found here. Proposals were evaluated for the required submission attributes. The firms listed scored 85% or greater for compliance with the attributes in the RFQ. Proposal cost comparisons in addition to full copies of each firm's proposal are available for review upon request. An Application for Access to Administrative Records must be completed to request copies of this information. The Policy on Public Access to Administrative Records and associated copy fees schedule will apply. The application, policy, and fee schedule can be found here.

  • Funding of the Nevada Judiciary
    6/4/2018 2:17:58 PM

    Funding for the Nevada judicial system is administered by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) under the direction of the Supreme Court.For the fiscal year 2017, the State Judicial System appropriated $38,338,425 from the State's General Fund. This equates to approximately one percent of the statewide General Fund appropriation.

  • Minimum Accounting Standards V3.1 Updates(1)
    5/24/2018 12:07:03 PM

    The 2018 Minimum Accounting Standards V3.1 Updates is now available via on-demand video. (more…

  • Minimum Accounting Standards External Auditor Training Course
    5/8/2018 11:49:31 AM

    We are pleased to announce the Minimum Accounting Standards External Auditor Training is available for completion. In January 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court ordered the revised Minimum Accounting Standards (MAS) V3.1 and Minimum Accounting Standards Guide for External Audits V1.1. These revisions contain a requirement that all independent auditors performing courts 4-year MAS audits must complete training developed by the Nevada Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts before completing any MAS audits. This training must be completed by both Certified Public Accountants and Certified Internal Auditors working on the 4-year audits.

  • 27 Judges Receive Nevada Educational Awards
    4/26/2018 11:05:54 AM

    Twenty-seven Nevada judges have received awards for educational achievements earned through judicial education. The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) provides judges continuing education programs to ensure a competent and professional judiciary.

  • New Webcast! Nevada Appellate Courts 2017 Criminal Opinions Review
    3/15/2018 3:18:43 PM

    Nevada Appellate Courts 2017 Criminal Opinions Review is now available via on-demand video. (more…

  • CourtCall Video Remote Interpreting Demonstration
    3/14/2018 11:39:11 AM

    The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) invites interested individuals to attend a Video Remote Interpreting Demonstration at the Elko Courthouse at 10 a.m. on March 27, 2018. The presentation will demonstrate a video remote interpreting system provided by CourtCall. The demonstration will last approximately an hour and observers will have an opportunity to ask questions and voice concerns.

  • Minimum Accounting Standards V3.1 Updates
    3/13/2018 4:12:00 PM

    In January 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court ordered the newest version of the Minimum Accounting Standards. This training will cover the updates made to the Minimum Accounting Standards V3.1 and the associated Minimum Accounting Standards Guide for External Audits V1.1.The Nevada Supreme Court is offering this free webinar on May 15, 2018, for judicial officers and court staff. (more…

  • Nevada Guardianship Compliance Toll-Free Fraud Hotline Established
    3/7/2018 11:38:39 AM

    The Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office has established a toll-free guardianship fraud hotline at (833) 421-7711.

  • Nevada Guardianship Compliance Toll-Free Fraud Hotline Established
    3/6/2018 7:59:14 AM

    The Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office has established a toll-free guardianship fraud hotline at (833) 421-7711.

  • Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office Completes Staffing
    2/15/2018 2:16:53 PM

    The Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office has hired an investigator and a forensic financial specialist to support Nevada’s district courts in the administration of guardianship cases.

  • Updated Minimum Accounting Standards and Guide for External Audits Released
    2/6/2018 4:44:55 PM

    The Nevada Supreme Court recently approved and ordered the Minimum Accounting Standards, Version 3.1 and the Minimum Accounting Standards Guide for External Audits, Version 1.1 on January 19, 2018.

  • New Webinar! Nevada Appellate Courts 2017 Criminal Opinions Review
    1/17/2018 12:15:31 PM

    The Nevada Supreme Court is offering this free webinar on March 8, 2018, primarily for court staff attorneys and law clerks. However, all judicial officers and other court staff are welcome to attend as well. (more…)

  • Interpreting for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases
    1/5/2018 10:36:16 AM

    The National Center for State Courts announced the new and free online course for court interpreters. This introductory course – Interpreting for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases – seeks to equip court and legal interpreters with fundamental knowledge and insights about domestic violence and sexual assault that will enhance their ability to help LEP survivors make their voices heard. (more

  • Court Improvement Program News and Report - 3rd Quarter 2017
    11/28/2017 3:45:56 PM

    During the past quarter (June through September, 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.

  • Court Improvement Program News and Report - 2nd Quarter 2017
    11/28/2017 3:22:17 PM

    During the past quarter (April through June, 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 Webcast! Ethics in the Courtroom for Court Interpreters
    11/28/2017 1:54:15 PM

    Ethics in the Courtroom for Court Interpreters is now available via on-demand video. This course is designed for all credentialed court interpreters and prospective court interpreters. However, judicial officers, quasi-judicial officers and court staff are also invited to view the training. (more…)

  • New Webcast! Insights into the Sovereign Citizen Movement
    11/8/2017 2:05:33 PM

    Insights into the Sovereign Citizen Movement is now available via on-demand video. (more…)

  • New Webcast! Delegate or Procrastinate - NACE 2017 Fall Webinar
    11/1/2017 12:23:09 PM

    The recent Delegate or Procrastinate webinar hosted by the Nevada Association of Court Executives (NACE) and co-hosted by the Nevada AOC is now available via on-demand video. (more…

  • New Webcast! Nevada Legislative Review 2017
    11/1/2017 12:19:42 PM

    The Nevada Legislative Review 2017 is now available via on-demand video. (more…

  • New Webinar! Insights into the Sovereign Citizen Movement
    8/17/2017 4:47:09 PM

    The Nevada Supreme Court is offering a free webinar on August 31, 2017, for all judicial officers, quasi-judicial officers, and court staff. The “Insights into the Sovereign Citizen Movement” webinar will focus on the resurgence of the movement in the U.S., as well as ways to identify sovereign citizens and tips on handling encounters with them. (more…)

  • New Webinar! Nevada Legislative Review 2017
    7/19/2017 10:21:12 AM

    The Nevada Supreme Court is offering a free webinar on September 28, 2017, for all judicial officers, quasi-judicial officers, and court staff. The “Nevada Legislative Review 2017” webinar will focus on the many changes resulting from the 2017 legislative session. (more…

  • New Webcast! “Maintaining the Integrity of Criminal Records”
    7/11/2017 3:09:49 PM

    “Maintaining the Integrity of Criminal Records” is now available via on-demand video. (more…)

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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...

  • 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 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, 2018 Through June 30, 2019

    Pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 125B.070, the presumptive maximum amounts of child support have been adjusted for the period beginning July 1, 2018.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, 2018.
    pdf Download Presumptive Maximum Amounts of Child Support July 1, 2018 - 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)

  • 2018 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 October 2018. The dates are October 9-11, 2018 (Carson City) and October 16-19, 2018 (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
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Filipino (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…)
     

  • Attorney Dependency Training
    1/17/2017 3:45:00 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 2018:

    • January 19, 2018 – Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • April 27, 2018 – Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • August 3, 2018 - Friday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • October 19, 2018 – 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.