On November 24, 2020, Chief Justice of the Peace Suzan Baucum of the Las Vegas Justice Court filed an administrative order in the matter regarding temporary procedures in criminal and civil cases. See Administrative Order 20-19.
Citing JCRLV 6.5 and concerns for public health and the COVID-19 virus, the court orders the following temporary changes to be implemented on Monday, November 30, 2020:
(1) All criminal out-of-custody hearings scheduled between November 30,2020, and December 31,2020, will be suspended and continued for not less than thirty (30) days, based upon each department’s calendaring needs.
(2) All court filings will be accepted electronically through Odyssey eFileNV at https://nevada.tylerhost.net/ofsweb.
(3) Individuals with attorneys for criminal cases are encouraged to contact their attorneys instead of coming to the Court to obtain the new court dates and/or provide their attorneys with proof of completion of any court-ordered requirements. Attorneys are encouraged to check the website www.lasvegasjusticecourt.us for all pending matters before communicating with the Court via e-mail (preferred) or phone to obtain new court
dates for these matters. A listing of all e-mails and phone numbers can be found on the Court’ s website at www.lasvegasjusticecourt.us.
(4) In order to reduce social contact, Las Vegas Justice Court encourages the use of electronic communications for the resolution of cases, including, but not limited to, arraignments, status checks, filings of motions, and plea agreements.
(5) Clark County Detention Center requests for release on own recognizance for compelling medical reasons that arise between November 30, 2020, and December 31, 2020, will be granted until further notice. The Defendant will be given a date to return not less than thirty (30) days from the date of release.
(6) The following case types and hearings will continue to be heard through in-person appearances, although appearance by alternative means under Nevada Supreme Court Rule Part IX is encouraged when possible:
1. All in-custody proceedings for criminal matters;
2. Bail motion hearings, motions to quash bench warrants, and motions for own recognizance walk-through on arrest warrants, until arrangements can be made to hear these matters by alternative means;
3. Civil temporary or extended protection orders;
4. Unlawful Towing cases;
5. Objections to Claims of Exemption; and
(7) All currently scheduled Las Vegas Justice Court Civil hearings are ordered to be conducted by video or telephonic means whenever possible; decided on the papers; or rescheduled unless otherwise directed by a Las Vegas Justice Court Judge.
(8) Small Claims trials, Small Claims motion hearings, and Small Claims examinations of judgment currently set will be continued to a future date. Notifications to Small Claims litigants of the new date will be made via mail and/or e-mail if an e-mail address is available.
(9) The Traffic customer-service lobby remains closed to the public until further notice. Defendants may reach a customer-service representative via phone at (702) 671-3444, Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 AM through 5:30 PM, excluding holidays.Las Vegas Justice Court Administrative Order 20-19 (11-24-2020)
The LVJC Administrative Order 20-19 will continue until January 4, 2021, or until modified or rescinded by a subsequent order.