Eighth Judicial District Court Updates Pandemic Protocols
The Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 21-04, outlining changes to court procedures regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, as the court ramps up operations. In addition, the court has also released a new plan for in-person jury trials.
 
The order addresses screening protocols, appearances by alternative means, mandatory face coverings, virtual meetings, social distancing, and more.
 
  • Screening: Ill persons, or unvaccinated and unmasked persons, are not allowed to enter court facilities.

  • Appearances: Appearances by alternate means remain in all case types except bench and jury trials, and in-custody defendants appearing in the lower-level arraignment courtroom.

  • Mandatory Face Coverings: Members of the public who are not fully vaccinated must wear face coverings covering their mouths and noses. Those who are fully vaccinated are still encouraged to wear face coverings while in court facilities, but may choose not to do so outside of the courtroom. Regardless of vaccination status, face coverings will be required in courtrooms, jury assembly rooms, and other designated enclosed spaces.

  • Meetings: Meetings by phone, video, or email remain preferred.

  • Clerk’s Office: The civil/criminal and family clerks’ offices will be open to provide in-person services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Litigants are encouraged to file electronically when at all possible.
 
For more information, see Administrative Order 21-04.
New 2021 Nevada Appellate Practice Manual Now Available
The 2021 edition of the Nevada Appellate Practice Manual is now available for purchase. The updated manual provides attorneys with a complete step-by-step guide to appellate law in Nevada, including practice tips.

Pre-order your softcover copy or download the digital edition immediately from the state bar website. The prices are digital-only, $35; digital and softcover bundle, $50.

This edition reflects recent changes in the law, as well as updated procedures for practicing in Nevada’s appellate courts.
 
It includes 19 chapters on several topics, such as:
 
  • Initiating an appeal
  • Jurisdiction
  • Settlement
  • Criminal appeals
  • Oral argument
  • Fast-track child custody
  • ... and more.
Do You Advertise? Don't Forget to File
Lawyers who advertise their services to Nevada clients – whether through conventional print, radio, television media, or via online platforms – must file their advertisements with the state bar’s Lawyer Advertising Advisory Committee within 15 days of dissemination.

Although law firm websites are not included in this requirement, all advertising disseminated in exchange for something of value must be filed.
 
Not sure how to file? Here’s how. Access the Lawyer Advertisement Filing Form, fill in the requested information, upload your media files, and remit the filing fee. Once the advertisement is submitted, an automatic confirmation will be emailed.
 
A copy of the amended Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct and the Lawyer Advertising Interpretive Guidelines can also be found online.

For questions regarding the filing process and/or submitting your advertising filing forms, please contact rhorne@nvbar.org
Take Your Fastcase Research to the Next Level with Live Training
Fastcase, a State Bar of Nevada business partner, can help state bar members expand their research abilities with access to four live training webinars each month.
 
Whether you're a new or experienced user, Fastcase experts will provide extensive overviews and specific tips and tricks that will help you make the most out of your Fastcase membership.

For a list of upcoming webinars or to register, please visit the Fastcase website
Legal Aid Center Offers CLE on Auto Repair Scams
The Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada is offering a CLE on auto repair scams in Las Vegas from noon until 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 17 via webinar.

Attorney George O. West will discuss criteria in accepting cases, evidence required to prevail, statutory tools available to help clients collect, and more.

All attendees who volunteer to assist with a pro bono matter or volunteer for two Ask-A-Lawyer programs will be able to attend this course at no charge. Please visit the Legal Aid Center’s website to select a case prior to the training.

Other upcoming CLEs sponsored by the Legal Aid Center are:


Featured CLE: Consumer Products Agreements – 
A Walk Through the “Long Form”
Come learn about the “ins and outs” of domestic and international consumer products licensing agreements. Speaker Anat Levy will walk attendees through a sample long form agreement and talk about key provisions, including definitions, channels of distribution, minimum guarantees and royalty basis, legal issues to address for certain territories, legal issues to address for certain types of merchandise, marketing and sales dates, and of course, the “standard” provisions.
 
Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. in the Las Vegas and Reno state bar offices. 
Date:
August 4
 
Time:
Noon – 1p.m.
 
Location:
Las Vegas and Reno bar offices, Webcast
 
CLE Hours:
1 CLE Hour