Department XXIII

Stefany Miley

Office - (702) 671-0574

Fax - (702) 671-0589

Law Clerk - (702) 671-0585

Email -

Location - RJC Courtroom 12C

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

Stefany A. Miley

Department XXIII
Eighth Judicial District Court


Term of Office 2005 - present


The Honorable Stefany A. Miley serves as a judge in the Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County.  After winning a contested primary and general election, Judge Miley was elected to District Court, Family Division in November 2004 and took the bench in January 2005.  The same year as taking the bench, Judge Miley presided over the Court’s first transcontinental trial, allowing a bed confined litigant access to the courthouse through a two way video link using court cameras and the internet.  Following four years as a judge in District Court, Family Division, Judge Miley was elected as the District Court Judge in Department 23, where she currently presides, hearing civil and criminal cases.


Judge Stefany A. Miley was born and raised in Austin, Texas.  Judge Miley graduated from Texas A&M University in 1993 with degrees in Journalism and Marketing and was a member of the National Journalism Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha.  Upon graduation, Judge Miley commenced law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, wherein she entered into an accelerated program graduating
in just two years, with Honors Distinctions.  Judge Miley was also selected as Who’s Who of American Law Students.  As part of her law studies, Judge Miley completed a clerkship with the Honorable Nancy C. Oesterle, Justice Court, Las Vegas Township.


Following the clerkship, Judge Miley commenced her law career in Las Vegas wherein she enjoyed diverse practice areas including civil litigation, probate and estate litigation, family law, criminal law, and juvenile law.  Judge Miley is a member of the State Bar of Nevada, and the Clark County Bar Association.  Additionally, Judge Miley has also been involved with numerous local charities including Junior League of Las Vegas.  Through the Junior League, Judge Miley helped to raise money for numerous charities including HELP of Southern Nevada, Channel 10 Ready to Learn, and the Ronald McDonald House.  Additionally, Judge Miley assisted in authoring and passing the Safe Haven for Babies Legislation which gives parents a safe, additional option for unwanted children. Judge Miley has also been involved with the Jean Nidetch Women’s Center and UMC Children’s Miracle Network.  

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 23 is currently assigned Civil Court and Criminal Court Dockets.
    Motion calendar schedule
    • Department 23 hears Civil Court matters on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Criminal Court matters on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
    Regular chambers calendar
    • Department 23 does not have a regular chambers calendar. All matters are required to be set on the Department's regular motion calendar.
    Discovery Commissioner assigned
    • Commissioner Bonnie Bulla
    Telephonic appearance request
    • Department 23 requires telephonic appearances be made via Court Call. Counsel must arrange appearance via Court Call prior to their scheduled appearance.
    Unopposed motions
    • Department 23 will grant unopposed motions in advance of the hearing date. Counsel is not required to appear for unopposed motions.
    Default judgment prove-ups
    • All Default Judgments for a total award of less than $20,000 may be submitted to chambers. All Default Judgments for a total award of $20,000 or more must be set on the Department´s regular motion calendar. Live testimony is required at the prove-up hearing.
    Submission of Orders
    • Department 23 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 will be advised if the Court requires review or signature by non-drafting counsel prior to submission. Disputes may be resolved by submission to chambers of competing orders, with an explanatory letter, copied on all parties.
    Jury selection
    • Department 23 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.