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 documents.
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 Location201 South Carson Street
Las Vegas Location408 East Clark Avenue
Phone: (775) 684-1600 (Carson City)
Phone: (702) 486-9300 (Las Vegas)
Fax: (775) 684-1601