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Department I

Department 1 - Kenneth C. Cory

Kenneth C. Cory
Department I
Main Line - (702) 671-4324
Law Clerk - (702) 671-4328
dept01lc@clarkcountycourts.us
Fax No. - (702) 671-4323
Regional Justice Center, 16th Floor, Courtroom 16A
200 Lewis Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89155
Department Rules

Courtroom Protocol

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Biography

     

    Current Assignment
    • Department 1 is currently assigned a Civil Court docket.
    Motion calendar schedule
    • Department 1 hears all Civil Court matters on Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m.
    Regular chambers calendar
    • Department 1 does have a chambers calendar. Matters placed on the chambers calendar are set on Mondays with no appearances required. Matters regularly placed on chambers calendar include: Motions to Withdraw; Motions to Amend; Motions to Associate Counsel; Motions to Reconsider; Motions to Consolidate; Minor´s Compromise Claims; and Motions for Attorney´s Fees and Costs.
    Discovery Commissioner assigned
    • Commissioner Bonnie Bulla
    Telephonic appearance request
    • Department 1 requires telephonic appearances be made via Court Call. Counsel must arrange via Court Call prior to their scheduled appearance.
    Unopposed motions
    • Department 1 does not grant unopposed motions in advance of the hearing date. However, counsel is not required to appear for unopposed motions, unless directed otherwise by chambers.
    Default judgment prove-ups
    • All Default Judgments for a total award of less than $50,000 may be submitted to chambers. All Default Judgments for a total award of $50,000 or more, must be set on the Department´s regular motion calendar. Testimony is required, but can be telephonic if arranged via Court Call prior to the scheduled hearing.
    Submission of Orders
    • Department 1 requires proposed orders to be submitted to chambers within ten (10) days of notification of the ruling, pursuant to EDCR 7.21. Counsel designated to prepare the order is requested to provide a draft to opposing counsel(s) prior to submission. Non-drafting counsel is required to sign the order prior to submission. Disputes may be resolved by submission to chambers of an explanatory letter, copied on all parties, with or without a draft of a competing order. If the dispute cannot be resolved through written communication, a telephonic hearing with counsel may follow.
    Jury selection
    • Department 1 uses the “Modified Arizona Method” of jury selection. In civil cases, counsel are required to submit any proposed voir dire to the Court at the same time as their Joint Pre-trial Memo. Further explanation of this and other aspects of the conduct of the case is found in the seldom-read Trial Order entered by the Court in civil cases. Provided adequate time has been allowed for the Jury Commissioner to process it, motions for written voir dire questions will be entertained by the Court. At trial, following qualification questions by the Court, counsel are allowed to direct voir dire toward the minimum number of jurors and alternates necessary to be qualified, seated in and directly in front of the jury box, rather than the entire venire. The seating chart will differentiate between jurors and alternate jurors. Questions must be directed first at large to the panel, with follow-up questions to individual jurors. Counsel will not be allowed to ask the same litany of questions to each juror in turn. Challenges for cause must be made at side bar immediately after a side’s voir dire of the panel or are deemed waived. An excused juror will be replaced from the assembled venire. Peremptory challenges are exercised in writing, alternating between sides. The jury consists of the first 8 or 12 unchallenged jurors (civil vs criminal), and the first unchallenged alternates of the requisite number, which will vary according to the length of trial. The panel will not be advised of the identity of the alternate(s) until time to deliberate upon a verdict.
    • A similar method is used in criminal cases, modified as required by rules, statute, and case law.
 

 

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Las Vegas, NV 89155

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Regional Justice Center
200 Lewis Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89155

Family Courts and Services Center
601 N. Pecos
Las Vegas, NV 89155

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