Discovery and ADR Commissioners Erin Lee Truman and Jay Young to Present CLE Series This Fall

The CLE series “Discovery & ADR CLE with The Commissioners” will be held online via Zoom, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, on Tuesday for three occurrences…

Discovery and ADR Commissioners Erin Lee Truman and Jay Young will be the featured speakers in a series of CLE programs produced by Stephen Smith, Esq. of the Clark County Bar Association’s CLE Committee that are scheduled to run from late September to mid-October.

The Eighth Judicial District Court Discovery and ADR Commissioners hear pre-trial discovery disputes and oversee cases assigned to the Court Annexed Arbitration Program, Court Annexed Mediation Program, Nevada Short Trial Program, and Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program for the EJDC in Clark County.

The CLE series “Discovery & ADR CLE with The Commissioners” will be held online via Zoom, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM, on Tuesday for three occurrences:

  • Part 1: Hot Topics in Civil Discovery – Tuesday, September 28, 2021
  • Part 2: ADR: What do you Need to Know? – Tuesday, October 5, 2021
  • Part 3: Hot Topics in Family Court Discovery – Tuesday, October 12, 2021

To learn about the topics that will be discussed during each part or the series, check out the course outlines listed to the right.

Each part of the series will offer 1.0 hour of continuing legal education for members of the Nevada bench and bar. During each part, attendance will be taken and reported to the NV CLE Board by the CCBA. All three parts are available at $60 per CCBA member and $120 per non-member.

For more information and to register to attend this series, complete the web form below:

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Course outlines:

Part 1 – Hot Topics in Civil Discovery

  • Conducting a Meaningful Meet & Confer
  • Rule 2.40 Requirement
  • Moving for Fees and Costs
  • Limits on Discovery Commissioner Authority
  • Boilerplate Objections
  • Rule 26(g)
  • Q&A

Part 2 – ADR: What do you Need to Know?

  • Arbitration
  • Arbitration Program Overview.
  • What cases are exempt from arbitration?
  • How (and when) to properly seek exemption.
  • Discovery and pre-arbitration procedure.
  • What motions are heard by the District Court/arbitrator?
  • Arbitration Hearings.
  • Post-arbitration considerations.
  • Applications for fees, costs and interest.
  • Requests for Trial de novo.
  • Judgment on arbitration award.
  • Avoiding Sanctions.

Short Trial

  • Short Trial Program Overview.
  • Timelines.
  • Role of the Short Trial Judge.
  • Pre-trial Procedure.
  • Discovery.
  • Pre-trial motions.
  • Pre-trial conference.
  • Evidentiary booklets.
  • Jury instructions.
  • Conduct at Short Trial.
  • Jury selection and voir dire.
  • Presentation of case.
  • Jury deliberation.
  • Post-trial motions.
  • Final judgment.
  • Unique issues.
  • Time constraints.
  • No court support personnel.
  • Recording of trial.

Mediation

  • What is the Court Annexed Mediation Program?
  • What cases may proceed in the Court Annexed Program?
  • Can parties select their own mediator?
  • Procedures during the mediation proceeding.
  • What happens if a case is not resolved through the mediation?
  • Confidentiality of mediations.

What is new on the Horizon for ADR?

  • Rule changes for Arbitration.
  • Rule changes for Short Trial.

Part 3 – Hot Topics in Family Court Discovery

  • Conducting a Meaningful Meet & Confer
  • Rule 2.40 Requirement
  • Moving for Fees and Costs
  • Limits on Discovery Commissioner Authority
  • Boilerplate Objections
  • Rule 26(g)
  • Q&A

CCBA’s CLE programming is sponsored by

About the author:

Stephanie Abbott is the communications manager for the Clark County Bar Association. Stephanie serves as liaison for the CCBA’s Community Service Committee.

About this article: This article was originally published in the “Torts Law” issue of Communiqué, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association, (August 2021). See https://clarkcountybar.org/about/member-benefits/communique-2021/communique-august-2021/.

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