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Chief Judge, Eighth Judicial
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Department XI
Department 11 - Elizabeth Gonzalez
Elizabeth Gonzalez
Department XI
Main Line - (702) 671-4378
Law Clerk - (702) 671-4375
Fax No. - (702) 671-4377
Regional Justice Center, Courtroom 14C
200 Lewis Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89155
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    Current Assignment
    • Department 11 is currently assigned Criminal, Civil and Business Court Dockets.
    Motion calendar schedule
    • Department 11 hears Criminal Calendars on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00a.m. and Civil and Business Court matters on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.
    • Orders and Orders Shortening Time for Judge Gonzalez’s signature and any Courtesy Copies of any document related to your hearing must be delivered to the Runner Drop Box for Department 11 located on the 14th Floor. When submitting an Order Shortening Time please provide the Original and 1 copy.
    • Matters requiring oral argument include: All Discovery Motions; Application for Preliminary Injunction; Examination of Judgment Debtor; Motion for Determination of Good Faith Settlement; Motion to Dismiss; Motion to Expunge (Cancel/Remove) Lis Pendens; Motion In Limine; Motion for Partial Summary Judgment; Motion to Quash Service; Motion to Set Aside; Motion for Summary Judgment; Order to Show Cause; Petition for Judicial Review and Prove-Up Hearings. 
    • All other matters will be placed on the Friday chambers calendar.
    Other regularly scheduled court sessions
    • Department 11 also conducts Business Court Settlement Conferences on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and Case Management Conferences on Fridays at 8:30 a.m.
    Regular chambers calendar
    • Department 11 does have a chambers calendar
    Discovery Commissioner assigned
    • Discovery matters in the Business Court Division are heard by the respective Business Court Judge.
    Telephonic appearance request
    • Department 11 does not require counsel to use Court Call for telephonic appearances.  Counsel must contact the Department one (1) week prior to the scheduled hearing to determine whether telephonic appearance is allowed.  If allowed, counsel must contact the Department one (1) day prior to the hearing to setup the telephonic appearance.
    Unopposed motions
    • Department 11 will sometimes grant unopposed motions in advance of the hearing.  Counsel should contact the Department to inquire whether their unopposed motion will require a court appearance.
    Default judgment prove-ups
    • All Default Judgments for a total award of less than $10,000 may be submitted to chambers.  All Default Judgments for a total award over $10,000 or any non-contractual damages require a prove-up hearing.  Prove-up hearings are scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on the Department's motion calendar days.
    Submission of Orders
    • Department 11 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 required to provide a draft to opposing counsel(s), allowing for a reasonable opportunity for review and comment.  Non-drafting counsel is not required to sign the order prior to submission.  Disputes may be resolved by submitting competing orders electronically in Word format to the Department's Law Clerk at with NO explanatory cover letter.
    Contested Orders
    • In District Court Department XI, when counsel are unable to agree on the language of an order, counsel should present their competing positions in a word document emailed to the law clerk with no additional argument or explanation. If a redline copy is available counsel may also submit that document. Generally the Court will enter an order after reviewing the competing versions and any record of the hearing. If after considering the proposed orders the court believes additional input from counsel is appropriate, the court may set a conference call to obtain additional information or argument from counsel.
    Electronic Signatures
    • In District Court Depratment XI, electronic signatures are accepted on: any electronic filings which do not require approval from the judge, applications for order shortening time, stipulations to extend time to answer and stipulations to continue a hearing.
    Jury selection
    • Department 11 uses the “Arizona Method” of jury selection, requiring voir dire to be directed toward the minimum number of jurors necessary to be qualified, rather than the entire venire.



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Las Vegas, NV 89155

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