Nevada Judiciary News

  • New Webcast! “Ethics: Judicial Campaigns”
    10/5/2020 12:34:16 PM

    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 requirements for judicial campaigns. (more…)

  • Justice Abbi Silver Selected as a 2020 Women of Distinction - Glass Ceiling Award Finalist
    10/5/2020 11:50:17 AM

    Justice Abbi Silver has been selected as a Finalist for the Women of Distinction Glass Ceiling Award by the National Association of Women Business Owners Southern Nevada. You can read more about the Awards here:

    ICONIC Award Finalists

  • New Webcast! Sentencing: Mental Health Issues
    9/23/2020 12:02:13 PM

    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 176.135(5)) (more...)

  • Increase of Unreported Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19
    9/23/2020 11:32:20 AM

    A message from Judge Franklin Sullivan

    COVID-19 - Decrease in Child Abuse Reports

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created a perfect storm of factors that has led to a sharp increase in unreported cases of child abuse and neglect. The detection of child abuse and neglect is heavily dependent on reports by teachers, doctors and other professionals who are mandated reporters. About 75% of suspected child abuse and neglect reports in Nevada are made by mandated reporters. Upon the onset of the pandemic in March, Nevada saw a 14% decrease in suspected child abuse and neglect reports, which included a 46% decrease in reports made by educational personnel. The week following the closing of Nevada’s school buildings on March 16, 2020, Child Welfare Services received 12 reports from school personnel in comparison to 256 reports the week prior to school closures. In Clark County, Child Welfare investigations decreased 43% in the month of April with a 35% reduction in the month of May. “Unfortunately, this drop in reporting is not likely due to a drop in child abuse, but rather fewer community members with eyes on vulnerable kids”, Ross Armstrong, DCFS Administrator.

  • New Webcast! Nevada Supreme Court Criminal Case Review
    9/22/2020 10:33:56 AM

    The criminal case is a never-ending roller coaster. Join us as we ride along with the Honorable Kevin Higgins as he reviews the latest ups-and-downs of criminal case law from the Nevada’s appellate courts. (more…)