New Cover Sheet for Eighth Judicial District Family Court
Effective July 2, 2012, the Family Court will begin using a new cover sheet as mandated by the Administrative Office of the Courts. This new cover sheet will assist the Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division in complying with the new Uniform System For Judicial Records (USJR) reporting requirements.
The updated cover sheet can be found on the court's website.
In addition, the cover sheet will be updated on Odyssey's File & Serve (electronic filing) website for use when initiating new cases.
Supreme Court Invites Public to Hearing on Foreclosure Mediation Rules
The Nevada Supreme Court will conduct a public hearing on Monday, July 9, regarding proposed amendments to the Foreclosure Mediation Rules. The proposed amendments can be found on the Supreme Court website.
The hearing will take place in the Nevada Supreme Court Courtroom at 201 South Carson Street in Carson City and will be video conferenced to the Nevada Supreme Court Courtroom at 200 Lewis Avenue, 17th Floor, in Las Vegas. Those interested in participating in the hearing should notify Tracie K. Lindeman, Clerk of the Court, by July 3, 2012. Contact Lindeman by telephone at (775) 684-1600, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The court invites written comments on the proposed amendments. To comment please send an original and eight copies of written comments to: Tracie K. Lindeman, Clerk of the Supreme Court, 201 South Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701, by July 3, 2012.
To find out more about the State of Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program, visit the Supreme Court's website or Facebook page.
Member Service: Download the New Fastcase App for Your Android Devices
On June 5 legal research service Fastcase released its newest innovation: the Android App. In addition to gaining access to Fastcase's award-winning iPhone and iPad Apps, Fastcase subscribers can now take smarter legal research on-the-go with their Android devices.
The Fastcase Android App can be found and downloaded at the Google Play Store. To learn more about the development of the new App, visit Fastcase's website. Fastcase is available free of charge to active members of the State Bar of Nevada.
District Court's Arbitration Program Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
On July 1, 2012, the Eighth Judicial District Court's Court Annexed Arbitration Program celebrates its 20th anniversary. The program is the result of the enactment of NRS 38.250, requiring that civil actions filed in district court for damages not exceeding a certain dollar amount (as of 2005, $50,000 per plaintiff) be submitted to nonbinding arbitration.
NRS 38.253 empowered the Nevada Supreme Court to adopt rules providing for the establishment of a court annexed arbitration program. Clark County's program became effective for all civil actions filed in district court on and after July 1, 1992; its first arbitrator was appointed on August 31, 1992.
ADR Commissioner Chris A. Beecroft, Jr., reports that through December 31, 2011, 71,903 arbitrators have been appointed and cases opened. He says that with the program enjoying an 80 percent rate of resolution, it is able to assist the District Court with keeping cases of lesser monetary value from clogging court dockets.
For more on the ADR programs' rules, forms, office policies and procedures, visit the court's website.
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For more information or to enroll in this program, visit FedEx on the web and enter passcode 53G7BV, or call 1-800-MEMBERS between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday.