Department X

Tierra D. Jones

Office - (702) 671-4385

Fax - (702) 671-4384

Law Clerk - (702) 671-4389

Email - dept10lc@clarkcountycourts.us

Location - RJC Courtroom 14B



Regional Justice Center
200 Lewis Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89155

Tierra D. Jones

Department X

Eighth Judicial District Court

 

Term of Office 2017 - present

 

Tierra D. Jones is currently a District Court Judge in Department 10 of the Eighth Judicial District Court.

On April 27, 2017, Governor Sandoval appointed Tierra to the District Court Bench. Tierra became the first African American woman to serve on the District Court in the State of Nevada. Her case assignments consist of both criminal and civil cases. Judge Jones took the bench on May 22, 2017 and began hearing cases. She was set for jury trial on her first day, but the case negotiated before jury selection.

Judge Jones grew up in the small town of Hawthorne Nevada. She attended the William S. Boyd School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctorate in 2006.

Judge Jones has dedicated her legal career to public service. Immediately after law school, she worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Stewart L. Bell in the Eighth Judicial District Court. After passing the State Bar, she worked for the Office of the Clark County Public Defender. She then began her prosecuting career at the Nye County District Attorney's Office and later moved on to the Clark County District Attorney's Office. During her time as defense attorney and a prosecutor, Judge Jones appeared in court almost every day. She completed more than 35 jury trials, including several high profile cases, and she argued before the Nevada Supreme Court.

Judge Jones has also volunteered several hours of community service within the Las Vegas community. Mentoring young law students has been a priority for her, and she has been able to accomplish this goal through the National Bar Association, and being a volunteer judge and coach for mock trial and moot court. She has also reached out to other sectors of the Las Vegas community through the Junior League of Las Vegas and Leadership Las Vegas. Junior League of Las Vegas assists children in the community by providing everything from scholarship, mentoring, a career fair, education grants, and even a fashion show. Through Leadership Las Vegas she has helped to promote leaders from all different professional areas of the community.

Courtroom Protocol

No weapons are allowed. There is no eating, drinking, smoking or chewing gum in any courtroom.

Proper courtroom attire is required. No shorts or tank tops are allowed in the courtroom, shoes are required. T-shirts, which show offensive slogans or pictures, are not allowed. Hats should be removed before entering the courtroom.

While in the courtroom, sit quietly when court is in session. Do not talk or whisper. The court proceedings are being recorded by a court recorder and noise can interfere with the preparation of this important record.

All beepers, cellular telephones, and electronic devices must be turned off before entering the courtroom. Avoid reading newspapers, or books in the courtrooms, particularly if your use of such material may be a distraction to others.

Attorneys are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards at all times, and to strictly adhere to the opportunities, requirements, limitations, and deadlines set by the judge. All counsel are to be punctual for all conferences, hearings and trials. They are to be civil to one another as well as to all parties, witnesses, and court personnel - whether in front of a jury or the court.

    Current Assignment 
    • Department 10 is currently assigned Civil Court and Criminal Court Dockets
    Motion calendar schedule 
    • Department 10 hears Civil Court matters on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Criminal Court matters on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.
    Other regularly scheduled court sessions 
    • Department 10 sets all Default Judgment Prove-Ups on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
    Regular chambers calendar 
    • Department 10 does have a chambers calendar. All non-dispositive motions are regularly placed on chambers calendar. 
    Discovery Commissioner assigned 
    • Commissioner Bonnie Bulla
    Court Reporter or a Court Recorder for its official record 
    • Department 10 uses a Court Recorder 
    Telephonic appearance request 
    • Department 10 requires telephonic appearances be made via Court Call. Counsel must arrange appearance via Court Call prior to their scheduled appearance.
    Unopposed motions 
    • Department 10 does grant unopposed motions in advance. Counsel is not required to appear for unopposed motions.
    Default judgment prove-ups 
    • A Default Judgment prove-up hearing is not required unless special circumstances exist. Live testimony is required at Default Judgment Prove-Up hearings 
    Submission of Orders 
    • Department 10 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 required to sign the order prior to submission. Disputes may be resolved by submitting competing orders with explanatory letters for chambers review.
    Contested Orders 
    • In District Court Department X , if the parties cannot agree on the language of an order they should submit competing orders to chambers.
    Electronic Signatures 
    • District Court Department X will accept facsimile or electronic signatures.
    Jury selection 
    • Department 10 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.