On January 12, 2022, the Eighth Judicial District Court filed an order in the administrative matter of pausing jury trials that are expected to take longer than a calendar week in response to COVID-19. See administrative Order 22-02.
The order cites the current state of emergency declared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the EJDC’s significant measures to keep court cases moving in a safe manner. Per the court’s blog:
With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Clark County, it has become challenging for the court to complete lengthy jury trials. The disruption of trials raises concerns about potential mistrials, increased cost to litigants, and unnecessary inconvenience to jurors. At the same time, the Court is aware of the importance of continuing to conduct trials when possible. Therefore, jury trials that are expected to take longer than a calendar week are paused for 30 days from the date this order is filed. Jury trials that can be completed within a calendar week should move forward under the COVID-19 Jury Trial Plan and AO 21-09.EIGHTHJDCOURT, administrative-order-22-02-pauses-jury-trials-expected-to-take-longer-than-a-calendar-week/.
The order took effect upon filing and shall expire 30 days from the date this order is filed.
For more information, read the order. See below.
To find related administrative orders, visit the court’s website at http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/general/court-rules-and-administrative-orders/#Administrative%20Orders.