Jury Services employees reveal the top 10 misconceptions about jury service and the important truth

Jury Services employees reveal the top 10 misconceptions about jury service and the important truth

2016-09-16T18:25:16+00:00 September 16th, 2016|
Earlier this week, we had a jury appreciation event. Jury service is an important and essential part of the justice system but there are a lot of misconception about it. Our District Court Jury Services employees revealed the top 10 misconceptions about jury service.Jury service [...]
2016-09-16T18:25:16+00:00 September 16th, 2016|

September Adult Guardianship Bench/Bar Meeting cancelled – next meeting to be held in October

September Adult Guardianship Bench/Bar Meeting cancelled – next meeting to be held in October

2016-09-16T17:51:28+00:00 September 16th, 2016|
The Adult Guardianship Bench/Bar Meeting that was scheduled for Sept. 26 has been cancelled. Mark your calendar for the next meeting on Oct.24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Public Guardian’s Office, 515 Shadow Lane. If you have an agenda item for the Oct. meeting please e-mail [...]
2016-09-16T17:51:28+00:00 September 16th, 2016|

Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez Selected To Assume District Court Chief Judge Post January 1

Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez Selected To Assume District Court Chief Judge Post January 1

2016-09-15T18:53:54+00:00 September 15th, 2016|
Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez was selected to be the new chief judge of the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court. She will succeed Chief Judge David Barker. Judges on the District Court bench voted to choose the new chief who will officially start the role on Jan. [...]
2016-09-15T18:53:54+00:00 September 15th, 2016|

Opportunity for legal, law enforcement and social service professionals to step up for kids and feel great about it

Opportunity for legal, law enforcement and social service professionals to step up for kids and feel great about it

2016-09-14T17:08:34+00:00 September 14th, 2016|
Professionals looking for something fulfilling  in their life are invited to spend a few hours a week motivating struggling students. The Truancy Diversion Project (TDP) aimed at improving student school attendance and success in classes is calling on attorneys, law enforcement and social service professionals to be volunteer judges at [...]
2016-09-14T17:08:34+00:00 September 14th, 2016|

What attorneys need to know about Discovery changes to the procedures for the Report and Recommendations

What attorneys need to know about Discovery changes to the procedures for the Report and Recommendations

2016-09-13T23:44:32+00:00 September 13th, 2016|
Discovery Commissioner Bulla has made changes to the discovery procedures for the Report and Recommendations. The parties only have to submit the original Report and Recommendations. Copies are no longer required.Pursuant to N.E.F.C.R.  9, after Commissioner Bulla signs the Report and Recommendations , the parties [...]
2016-09-13T23:44:32+00:00 September 13th, 2016|

Those responding to the call to jury duty get special thank you

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Those who responded to the call for jury duty were greeted and thanked for their response by Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Douglas, Chief Judge David Barker and Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez. Those in attendance were offered fresh coffee and cookies compliments of the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court judges.  They also got a sneak-peek at two new jury service videos that are being release today. We’ve heard every jury excuse in the book/top three most creative jury excuses (with Justice Mark Gibbons and Judge David Barker) and add jury service to your bucket list videos can be view on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCinfEGC2Ix41UfnsT3P1b1A\

Jury services is widely recognized as essential pillar of our justice system and those who serve their civic duty are highly regarded and appreciated by the court. District Court has upgraded and streamlined Jury Services to improve efficiency and save time for all involved in the jury selection process, most notably attorneys and reporting jurors. A series of upgrades initiated by past Chief Judge Jennifer Togliatti began several years ago and is ongoing. Some of the most recent improvements include the ability for summoned jurors to access jury qualification questionnaires in a variety of ways: kiosks, improved wi-fi for personal electronic devices, and court-provided tablets. The Jury Services webpage (http://www.clarkcountycourts.us/ejdc/juror-information/index.html#Frequently Asked Questions) has been upgraded to help jurors navigate through the reporting process by, among other things, offering jury qualification questionnaires online to improve pre-qualification rates. Potential jurors can complete their qualification questionnaires and upload/attach documentation right onto their record. Potential jurors can also update their addresses and find information on what to expect, FAQs, directions to courthouse/parking, and the orientation video. Potential jurors/jurors are also able to select their preferred method of contact including: email, text, phone, or mail. Reminder calls can be made to jurors 10 days in advance and the night prior to reporting.

Other upgrades include two touch–screen kiosks for expedited check-in. Kiosks offer the capability to complete qualification questionnaires in the Jury Services room and the ability to print attendance letters and checks. Court plans include the addition of 10 kiosks with bar code scanning capability. Jurors are no longer paid with a voucher system. Instead, checks are now issued immediately upon completion of service and are available through various ways; checks can be picked-up by the jurors upon notification by departments, or the departments can collect the checks and hand them out in the courtroom. Jurors can also request a link to an exit survey to be e-mailed to them for online completion through the eJuror web-page. The surveys are intended to gather better feedback and input on opportunities for improvement.

 

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2016-09-13T18:45:26+00:00 September 13th, 2016|

Tuesday Civil Bench Bar Meeting will offer insight on the latest court developments

Tuesday Civil Bench Bar Meeting will offer insight on the latest court developments

2016-09-13T00:56:45+00:00 September 13th, 2016|
The next Civil Bench Bar Meeting of the Eighth Judicial District Court will offer insight on the latest court developments including changes to some discovery procedures.  The meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 12:05 p.m. in courtroom 15D at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis [...]
2016-09-13T00:56:45+00:00 September 13th, 2016|

District Court to surprise potential jurors to show appreciation for responding to the call to civic duty

District Court to surprise potential jurors to show appreciation for responding to the call to civic duty

2016-09-09T21:24:31+00:00 September 9th, 2016|
The American justice system hinges on the jury system. The Constitution guarantees: “the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury.” That’s why jury service is so important and that’s why the Eighth Judicial District Court and Nevada [...]
2016-09-09T21:24:31+00:00 September 9th, 2016|