Nevada Judges: September 2009 Archives

This and That

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The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the nomination of Daniel Bogden for Nevada's U.S. Attorney position.

Las Vegas Municipal Court George Assad has issued a letter of apology, pursuant to an order in June 2008 by the Nevada Supreme Court, to a woman who was detained until her boyfriend showed up in court to take of his unpaid traffic tickets.

The Ninth Circuit issued an opinion today in US v. Juvenile Male, in which it finds that part of the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act is unconstitutional as applied to former juvenile offenders.


In an unpublished order, Smith v. State, the Nevada Supreme Court finds that the district court abused its discretion in failing to appoint counsel to represent a petitioner for his post-conviction petition for a writ of habeas corpus.  This is a recurring problem in the Eighth Judicial District as Clark County judges seldom appoint counsel for post-conviction proceedings.  In contrast, counsel is routinely appointed in Washoe County and the rural counties.

This and That

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The Nevada Supreme will return another $2.5 million to the State General Fund.

Justice Saitta has been chosen for a fellowship as one of 40 emerging state leaders.

The Indigent Defense Commission will meet today from 10 to 2 at the Nevada Supreme Court chambers in Las Vegas and Carson City.

On Friday, the Nevada Supreme Court denied OJ Simpson's motion for bail pending appeal.

Chris Owens will now be the Assistant District Attorney for the Criminal Division.  Former ADA Christopher Lalli will rejoin the Major Violators Unit.

Scotusblog previews a Nevada case that will be heard by the United States Supreme Court this fall: McDaniel v. Brown.

In a couple of weeks there will be another shuffling of cases among some of the criminal judges in the 8th Judicial District.  Judges Bell and Silver will now handle criminal and civil cases.  Judge Mosley will be assigned fewer criminal cases and will now handle all misdemeanor appeals and foreclosure mediation appeals.  Some criminal cases will also be transferred from Judge Hardcastle.  Notices should be sent approximately one week prior to any court dates.

8th JD E-Filing

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Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge T. Arthur Ritchie, Jr. has issued an administrative order detailing the Court's decision to require mandatory electronic filing beginning on February 1, 2010.

On February 1, 2010 the Eighth Judicial District Court will require mandatory electronic filing for all civil and criminal documents filed in the court (EJDC Administrative Order 09-12).

Prepare now with E-Filing Training (1 CLE)

What will the training cover?

  • Preparing and Planning for E-Filing before Feb. 1, 2010
  • Electronic service of documents.
  • EJDC Rules on E-Filing.
  • Best Practices for Success.

    Morning and afternoon training sessions will be held from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3:30p.m.-4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

    • September 11th, 2009
    • September 25th, 2009
    • October 9th, 2009
    • October 23rd, 2009
    • November 13th, 2009

    Training sessions will be held in the Jury Services Lounge located on the 3rd floor at the Regional Justice Center (200 Lewis Ave.).  Space is limited to 50 participants per session.  Sign up now by calling (702) 671-4528.

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