Nevada Judiciary News

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

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

    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 liability in these complicated cases (NRS 41A.045). (more…)

  • Justice James W. Hardesty named Alumnus of the Year by the Nevada Alumni Association
    8/19/2020 11:36:43 AM

    The Nevada Alumni Association of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) recently named Supreme Court Justice James W. Hardesty the 2020 Alumnus of the Year, a prestigious recognition that is presented to a UNR graduate who has rendered special and outstanding service to the university and by personal achievement has brought distinction to the University.  This year, the Nevada Alumni Association awards will be honoring Justice Hardesty and the other outstanding alumni and friends during a virtual awards ceremony on Oct. 23, 2020.

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

    “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 activity into a life-altering problem that impacts not only a judge’s personal life, but can bleed into the judge’s effectiveness on the bench. Come with us as Dayvid Figler takes us through the addiction of gambling, early signs of problematic behavior, and options for recovery. (more...)

  • Nevada Bar Exam Successfully Completed Virtually
    8/14/2020 2:01:41 PM

    The Nevada Supreme Court and the Nevada Board Bar of Examiners are pleased to announce that the Nevada Bar Exam was successfully completed virtually on August 11 and 12. From early on, both organizations opted to proceed with a virtual exam as a way to handle the administration of the bar exam in the middle of a pandemic to ensure that it would be safe, effective, and fair. A total of 305 individuals completed the exam.