Office of the Clerk Overview
Virtually all of your
contact with the Nevada Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals regarding matters pending before
the court will be with the Clerk's Office. The Clerk's Office is where
you can ask questions regarding the status of a case, find records
relating to cases pending before the court, and file briefs and other
In addition to being
the custodian of the courts' records, the clerk keeps the courts' dockets, schedules oral arguments, and issues writs at the direction of
the courts. The Clerk's Office also administers the Settlement Program and oversees the courts' publications.
Most matters on the
court’s docket are submitted “on the briefs,” which means the courts will
make its decision based upon the briefs, appendices, and other
documents that have been filed in a matter.
However, some cases
are scheduled for oral argument at the court’s request. “Oral argument”
refers to counsel’s spoken arguments to the court in support of their
position on a matter before the court. Oral argument may be before a
panel of the court or the full court (En Banc). The Justices and Judges may, and
often do, ask questions of counsel during oral argument.
The courts' oral argument calendar is available HERE. Audio files of oral arguments may be accessed on the Supreme Court Prior Oral Arguments page or the Court of Appeals Prior Oral Arguments page. Additionally, most arguments can be viewed on the internet via the courts' Webstream on the day of the argument.
Carson City Location
201 South Carson Street
Las Vegas Location
408 East Clark Avenue
Phone: (775) 684-1600 (Carson City)
Phone: (702) 486-9300 (Las Vegas)