Exhaustive Rule Changes Affect Nevada Civil Actions

1/3/2019 11:07:08 AM

The Supreme Court’s Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure (NRCP) Committee has completed its exhaustive review resulting in changes to the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure (NRCP), the Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure (NRAP), and the Nevada Electronic Filing and Conversion Rules (NEFCR).

The changes take effect March 1, 2019 and apply to all civil actions and proceedings pending or filed in Nevada’s district and appellate courts after that date. The rules ensure just, speedy, and inexpensive resolution of every action and proceeding.

The revised rules contain significant changes to civil procedure. This may lead to revisions of other rules and forms, including local district court rules and the Nevada Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure. The Nevada Supreme Court will consider the need for additional review of court rules in 2019.

These new rules take precedence over all local rules or district court rules when they go into effect March 1. The Adopted Rules and Redlines can be found at this link. A PDF version of the revised rules affected by ADKT 522 can be found at this link.

The NRCP Committee comprised of co-chairs Justice Mark Gibbons and Justice Kristina Pickering, Judge Elissa F. Cadish, Judge Kimberly A. Wanker, Judge James E. Wilson, Discovery Commissioner Wesley M. Ayres, Discovery Commissioner Bonnie A. Bulla, Professor Thom Main, and attorneys George T. Bochanis, Robert L. Eisenberg, Graham A. Galloway, Racheal Mastel, Steve Morris, William E. Peterson, Daniel F. Polsenberg, Kevin C. Powers, Don Springmeyer, Todd E. Reese, and Loren S. Young.

The Nevada Supreme Court acknowledges and thanks the NRCP Committee members for their dedication, time, and effort to comprehensively review and revise the NRCP and recommend the associated amendments to the NRAP and NEFCR.