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  • New Webinar! Ethics: Judicial Campaigns
    9/17/2020 12:54:37 PM

    New Webinar! Ethics: Judicial Campaigns Campaigning for elected office is difficult. Campaigning for judicial office is even more so as it is compounded with the rules on judicial ethics.  Join Wayne Thorley, Nevada’s Deputy Secretary of State for Elections, as he leads you safely through the quagmire of req

  • New Webinar! Search Warrants
    9/17/2020 11:42:29 AM

    New Webinar! Search Warrants Ride along with Judge Linda Bell as she takes us on a journey through the ins-and-outs of search warrants – legal requirements and best practices.  This training is designed for all Nevada general jurisdiction judges. ( more... ) false

  • New Webcast! Nevada Supreme Court Civil Case Review
    9/8/2020 6:03:22 PM

    New Webcast! Nevada Supreme Court Civil Case Review Nevada’s civil cases provide a rodeo of material for the sitting judge to tame. Ride along as Robert Eisenberg of Lemons, Grundy & Eisenberg, corrals for us a review of the wild broncos of civil cases from the Nevada’s appellate courts. ( more… )

  • New Webcast! Ethics: Judges As Bosses
    9/8/2020 6:00:43 PM

    New Webcast! Ethics: Judges As Bosses Among the many roles the judge must perform is that of “boss”. But in today’s world of #MeToo and COVID-19, what rules are still applicable and what do we need to do to keep our staff and ourselves legally safe? Join Professor Anne McGinley as she discusses these important

  • New Webinar! Sentencing-Mental Health Issues
    9/3/2020 1:14:12 PM

    New Webinar! Sentencing-Mental Health Issues In 2019, the Nevada legislature made major changes to the criminal law statutes which included the requirement that “each judge of the court receives training concerning ... [defendants’] behavioral health needs and intellectual or developmental disabilities.” (NRS

  • Eviction Mediation Program needs Court Interpreters
    8/28/2020 3:59:56 PM

    We are looking for Interpreters who are interested to join the effort to mediate positive outcomes for Nevadan residents. As you are aware mass evictions are looming nationwide. Evictions can resume in Nevada on September 1, 2020 and the Nevada State Treasurer projects 135,109 evictions may occur after moratorium ends. In Nevada 45% are renters, and the Guinn Center reports 45% of renters had slight or no confidence in the ability to pay rent. Leaders throughout Nevada believe we can avoid the worst of this crisis, with your help.

  • New Webcast! Medical Malpractice: Merit Requirement, Joint & Several Liability Standing
    8/20/2020 11:33:23 AM

    New Webcast! Medical Malpractice: Merit Requirement, Joint & Several Liability Standing Join us as two of Nevada's finest trial lawyers in medical malpractice cases, both plaintiff and defense sides, discuss Nevada's Medical Malpractice Affidavit of Merit (NRS 41A.071 et seq. ), and joint and several liabili

  • New Webcast! Judicial Impairment: Gambling
    8/18/2020 3:33:07 PM

    New Webcast! Judicial Impairment: Gambling “Judicial Impairment: Gambling” is now available via on-demand video. Addictions come in all disguises and judges are as susceptible to addictive behavior as anyone.  In Nevada, we are more aware than most that gambling, or gaming, can mutate from a casual past-time

  • New Webcast! The Unmasking of the Eviction Moratorium in Nevada
    7/31/2020 3:26:19 PM

    New Webcast! The Unmasking of the Eviction Moratorium in Nevada Judge Saragosa provides updates relevant to the lifting of the Governor’s eviction moratorium and how judges can best navigate each phase of the process, accompanied by useful resources and charts. ( more… ) false

  • New Webcast! Family Case Law Update
    7/21/2020 4:24:18 PM

    New Webcast! Family Case Law Update Family Case Law Update  is now available via on-demand video.  ( more… ) false

  • New Webcast! Understanding the New Presentence Investigation Report
    7/14/2020 3:56:25 PM

    New Webcast! Understanding the new Presentence Investigation Report In 2019, the Nevada legislature made major changes to the Presentencing Investigation Report. The AOC is presenting a webinar with the Nevada Department of Public Safety in which Nevada’s judges will be able to review the new form, identify w

  • New Webcast! 2020 CIP, JDMP - Remote Mediation: Using Social Distancing Effectively
    7/2/2020 11:50:43 AM

     Are you handling the challenges associated with remote mediation and social distancing? Do you have room to improve? Join Nancy Yeend, long-time mediation faculty at The National Judicial College for a webcast to discuss the challenges and some methods to address them. Ms. Yeend will discuss confidentiality, technology and equipment, caucus techniques, and the increased importance of thorough preparation. Engagement strategies and the reduction of emotional outbursts will also be discussed. Ms. Yeend will also provide examples of effective and relevant assignments for the parties.

     

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  • New Webcast! Bail: A Pause for the Clause
    6/25/2020 11:04:00 AM

    New Webcast! Bail: A Pause for the Clause "Bail: A Pause for the Clause" is now available via on-demand video. ( more... ) false

  • The Oral Examination in Las Vegas on April 21-24 is Cancelled
    3/30/2020 9:51:20 AM

    The Oral Examination in Las Vegas on April 21-24 is Cancelled Due to the extension of the Federal Social Distancing Guidelines, and out of an abundance of caution and respects for people’s health, the AOC is cancelling the administration of the Interpreter Oral Examination in Las Vegas on April 21-24.  The

  • Interpreters! The Good, the Bad…and the Ugly
    2/12/2020 3:04:43 PM

    Interpreters! The Good, the Bad…and the Ugly The Good, the Bad…and the Ugly 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 t

  • Presumptive Maximum Amounts of Child Support
    2/3/2020 12:00:00 AM

    For the Period July 1, 2019 Through June 30, 2020

    Pursuant to subsection 3 of NRS 125B.070, the presumptive maximum amounts of child support have been adjusted for the period beginning July 1, 2019.

    The Consumer Price Index (all items) published by the United States Department of Labor for calendar year 2018 increased 2.4 percent; therefore, the presumptive maximum amounts originally established and modified annually pursuant to NRS 125B.070 will increase 2.4 percent effective July 1, 2019.

    pdf Download Presumptive Maximum Amounts of Child Support July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

    * Please be aware this is likely the last update that will be provided by the Administrative Office of the Courts. With the passage of Assembly Bill 278 from the 2017 Legislative Session, the requirement that this office perform this function was repealed. At such time as new regulations regarding child support are adopted, expected in the fall of 2019, the responsibility to determine the presumptive maximum will fall to the Executive Branch.

  • 2020 AOC Grant Program Funding to Benefit Nine Courts
    11/15/2019 10:14:29 AM

    The Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), has awarded nine Nevada courts with Trial Court Improvement Grants. The nine projects will improve access to court services, enhance security, or provide for training and possible certification of court interpreters.

  • Updated! Interpreting for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases
    10/22/2019 3:21:05 PM

    Updated! Interpreting for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases This self-paced online training now includes Module 3, which focuses on interpreter skills and knowledge of important ethical considerations for interpreting in cases involving domestic violence and sexual assault. ( more… )

  • Court Improvement Program News and Report - 3rd Quarter 2019
    10/22/2019 11:32:16 AM

    Court Improvement Program News and Report - 3rd Quarter 2019 During the past quarter (July through September 2019), 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

  • Court Improvement Program News and Report - 2nd Quarter 2019
    10/22/2019 11:19:36 AM

    Court Improvement Program News and Report - 2nd Quarter 2019 During the past quarter (April through June  2019), 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;

  • CIP Understanding & Using Data Available to You: Chapin Hall's Foster Care Data Archive
    10/10/2019 9:46:32 AM

    CIP Understanding & Using Data Available to You: Chapin Hall's Foster Care Data Archive Data on child welfare case processing and outcomes are not always easy to come by. At the state level, the child welfare agency must report specific data point to the federally government. These data are made

  • September 2019 MASEA FAQs
    9/9/2019 5:45:00 PM

    The Administrative Office of the Courts Audit Unit recently updated the frequently asked questions regarding the Minimum Accounting Standards Guide for External Audits to assist both courts and external auditors with the completion of their required four-year independent audits. This guide should be utilized during the current four-year independent audits. Any questions that arise which are not currently address in this version of the frequently asked questions can be sent to the Audit Unit at auditor@nvcourts.nv.gov for review and response.

     

  • Katherine R. Malzahn-Bass Awarded Innovator of the Year
    8/22/2019 8:03:53 AM

    The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) awarded Katherine R. Malzahn-Bass, Court Improvement Program Coordinator for the Supreme Court of Nevada, the 2019 Innovator of the Year award for her efforts on Nevada’s Statewide Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program.

  • Court Improvement Program News and Report - 1st Quarter 2019
    5/28/2019 10:41:36 AM

    During the past quarter (January through March 2019), 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. 

  • Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office Suggests Online Course
    5/23/2019 8:05:49 AM

    The Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office of the Nevada Supreme Court urges individuals involved with or considering guardianship to take part in a new online course.

  • Nevada Appellate Courts 2018 Criminal Opinions Review
    3/25/2019 1:54:40 PM

    New Webcast! Nevada Appellate Courts 2018 Criminal Opinions Review Nevada Appellate Courts 2018 Criminal Opinions Review is now available via on-demand video ( more… ) false

  • Nevada Appellate Courts 2018 Criminal Opinions Review(1)
    1/31/2019 1:45:00 PM

    Nevada Appellate Courts 2018 Criminal Opinions Review. The Nevada Supreme Court is offering this free webinar on March 6, 2019, primarily for court staff attorneys and law clerks. However, all judicial officers and other court staff are welcome to attend as well. ( more… ) 

  • Court Improvement Program News and Report - 4th Quarter 2018
    1/15/2019 1:31:12 PM

    During the past quarter (October through December, 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:

  • Weapons of Mass Distraction: Strategies for Countering the Paper Terrorism of Sovereign Citizens
    12/10/2018 4:32:54 PM

    Weapons of Mass Distraction: Strategies for Countering the Paper Terrorism of Sovereign Citizens New Webcast! Weapons of Mass Distraction: Strategies for Countering the Paper Terrorism of Sovereign Citizens is now available via on-demand video. ( more... ) false

  • Court Improvement Program News and Report - 3rd Quarter 2018
    10/24/2018 2:20:47 PM

    Court Improvement Program News and Report - 3rd Quarter 2018 During the past quarter(August through October, 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

  • Trial Court Status Update - October 2018
    10/18/2018 2:42:29 PM

    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).

  • Public Comments Sought for Revisions to Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure (NRCP)
    10/15/2018 9:06:42 AM

    Public Comments Sought for Revisions to Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure (NRCP) The Nevada Supreme Court seeks public and attorney comments on proposed revisions to the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure (NRCP). Comments can be filed with the Supreme Court in ADKT 0522, or emailed to NRCPcommittee@nvcourts.nv.gov.

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

    Nevada Uniform System for Judicial Records 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

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

    Felony DUI Graduate This is a highlight of a new DUI graduate. Second Judicial District court We would like to highlight Larry, one of our Felony DUI Court graduates. Although Larry had a difficult time acclimating to the program and learning to adopt a life of sobriety, he ended up being one of our best s

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

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

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

    Court Improvement Program News and Report - 2nd Quarter 2018   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 ex

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

    Court Improvement Program News and Report - 1st Quarter 2018 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 expe

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

    Court Improvement Program News and Report - 4th Quarter 2017 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 e

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

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

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

    Minimum Accounting Standards External Auditor Training Released 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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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 Release

     

     

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

    Nevada Appellate Courts 2017 Criminal Opinions Review 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… ) fa

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

    Interpreting for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Cases 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 fund

  • 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

    Court Improvement Program News and Report - 2nd Quarter 2017 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 expertis

  • Ethics in the Courtroom for Court Interpreters
    11/28/2017 1:54:15 PM

    Ethics in the Courtroom for Court Interpreters 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 st

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

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

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

    Delegate or Procrastinate - NACE 2017 Fall Webinar 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… )  false

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

    New Webcast! Nevada Legislative Review 2017 The Nevada Legislative Review 2017 is now available via on-demand video. ( more… )  false

  • 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.

     

     

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

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

  • 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.

     

     

  • 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

    On-Line Attorney Dependency Training 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 depende

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

    National Institute of Corrections to Provide Training for Pre-Trial Release Commission 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 progr

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

    Pretrial Release Outcomes Studied by Nevada Judiciary 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 curren

  • 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 21, 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

     

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

    2014 Minimum Accounting Standards Four-Year Independent Audits 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)

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

    Minimum Accounting Standards, Version 3.0 Release 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. A copy of the new standards can be found