Appellate Courts News

  • Supreme Court Enters Order Adopting Justice Court Rule Governing Processing Of In Forma Pauperis Status In Summary Eviction Cases


    10/7/2020 11:08:39 AM
    After the public hearing on September 22 in ADKT 0566, In the Matter of the Amendment of the Nevada Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure, the Supreme Court has filed an order adopting Justice Court Rule of Civil Procedure 111 that governs the processing of applications for in forma pauperis status in summary eviction cases.  Rule 111 becomes effective October 15, 2020.View the “Order Adopting Justice Court Rule of Civil Procedure

  • 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: https://www.nevadabusiness.com/2020/10/iconic-women-of-distinction-awards-2020/

    ICONIC Award Finalists

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    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.

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    Passing of Former Justice Thomas L. Steffen


    9/10/2020 8:32:25 AM
    Former Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas L. Steffen died peacefully from natural causes on Sept. 1 in Hendersonville, TN. He was 90 years old.Steffen served on the Nevada Supreme Court from 1982 until his retirement in 1997.

  • 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.

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