20th Annual Report of the Nevada Judiciary Released

12/5/2019 7:54:43 AM

The Nevada Judiciary has released its 2019 Annual Report, marking the 20th annual report detailing comparative statistics for the Nevada Appellate Courts, according to Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Gibbons.

This fiscal year, Nevada’s Judiciary received more than 854,000 cases: the trial courts received 391,469 non-traffic cases and 463,383 traffic and parking cases, both increasing over last year. Statewide, 147,008 criminal cases, 156,383 civil cases, 78,474 family cases, and 9,604 juvenile cases were filed.

The Annual Report highlights the work of Nevada’s courts, including technological achievements, court improvements, and judicial education. Summaries of judicial programs and commissions that highlight efforts to improve the efficiency and openness of the courts are also included.

In fiscal year 2019, the Supreme Court had 2,982 cases filed. The Supreme Court resolved 1,852 cases and the Court of Appeals resolved 1,301 cases leaving a pending caseload of 2,042 pending cases. The Supreme Court and Court of Appeals disposed of 106 percent of all cases filed.

“With this report, the Nevada Judiciary shows it continues to make progress in the pending backlog even as cases become more complex and challenging,” Chief Justice Gibbons said. “This is a historic year for the Nevada Judiciary with a female majority in the Supreme Court for the first time in history, a record number of cases, and 20 years of providing comprehensive statistics of our workload.”

The Annual Report has statistics the trial courts have provided since 1999, at the direction of the Supreme Court. The 54-page document is available to the public as a printed document at the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) in Carson City or Las Vegas. It also can be download at https://nvcourts.link/2019-Annual-Report.