Department XI

Elizabeth Gonzalez

Office - (702) 671-4378

Fax - (702) 671-4377

Law Clerk - (702) 671-4375

Email -

Location - RJC Courtroom 03E

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

Elizabeth Gonzalez

Department XI

Eighth Judicial District Court

Term of Office 2004 - present

Elizabeth Gonzalez is a Judge of the 8th Judicial District Court in Clark County Nevada, handling business and civil cases.  Judge Gonzalez is a past president of the American College of Business Court Judges, is a past president of the Nevada District Judges Association, and has served as a Business Court Representative to the ABA Business Law Section.  Currently she serves on the Education Committee of the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada. She previously served on the Judicial Council of the State of Nevada, the Supreme Court Jury Improvement Commission, and the State of Nevada Ethics Commission.

Judge Gonzalez attained a B.A. in History, with honors, from the University of Florida in May of 1982 and received her law degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1985.  She was admitted to the State Bar of Nevada in 1985. 

Courtroom Protocol

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

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 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 XI is currently assigned Civil, Business Court and Mental Health Court Dockets.
Motion calendar schedule
  • Department XI hears:
Business Court Calendars on Mondays at 9:00 a.m.
Civil Calendars on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.
Mandatory Case Management Conferences on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. and
Mental Health Court Calendars on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.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 XI located on the 3rd 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; Motion to Compel; 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 to Strike; Motion for Summary Judgment; Motion for Writ of Attachment; Order to Show Cause; Petition for Judicial Review and Prove-Up Hearings. (Note: Omnibus Motions in Limine will not be allowed)
  • No documents may be submitted to the Court under seal based solely upon the existence of a protective order.  Any sealing or redaction of information must be done by motion.  All motions to seal and/or redact and the potentially protected information must be filed at the clerk's office front counter during regular business hours 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  In accordance with, Administrative Order 19-03, the motion to seal must contain the language "HEARING REQUESTED" on the front page of the motion under the Department number.  Pursuant to SRCR 3(5)(b), redaction is preferred and sealing will be permitted only under the most unusual of circumstances.  If a motion to seal and/or redact is filed with the potentially protected information, the proposed redacted version of the document with a slip-sheet for any exhibit entitled "Exhibit ** Confidential Filed Under Seal" must be attached as an Exhibit.  The potentially protected information in unredacted and unsealed form must be filed at the same time and a hearing on the motion to seal set.  While the motion to seal is pending, the potentially protected information will not be accessible to the public.  If the motion to seal is noncompliant, the motion to seal may be stricken and the potentially protected information unsealed.  All other matters will be placed on the Friday chambers calendar.
  • All other matters will be placed on the Friday chambers calendar.
Other regularly scheduled court sessions
  • Department XI also conducts Business Court Settlement Conferences on Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
Regular chambers calendar
  • Department XI does have a chambers calendar
Discovery Commissioner assigned
  • Discovery matters in the Business Court Division are heard by the respective Business Court Judge.
Court Reporter or a Court Recorder for its official record
  • Department XI uses a Court Recorder.
Telephonic appearance request
  • Department XI 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 XI 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.  Any application that seeks damages in an amount differing from the Complaint requires a Prove-Up.  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 XI 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 Department 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 XI 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.