Department XXIV

Erika Ballou

Office - (702) 671-0591

Fax - (702) 671-0598

Law Clerk - (702) 671-0592

Email -

Location - RJC Courtroom 12C

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

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.


Due to Governor Sisolak’s “Stay Home for Nevada” directive, Court staff is working remotely as much as possible. Please feel free to contact the Department at (702) 671-0591 and leave a voice mail and your call will be returned as soon as possible. You may also e-mail the department at:

  • JEA:
Upcoming Hearings:
  • Please check Odyssey for the most up to date information on your case at:
  • The Judge is currently reviewing matters in the order they appear on calendar. If he is able to decide the matter on the pleadings, you will receive a minute order with the decision. Please ensure your information with file and serve is current and accurate.
  • Otherwise, you will be served with appearance instructions no later than the day before the hearing with instructions on how to appear via Blue Jeans. Blue Jeans is a free service and has options to call in via phone or connect via computer (audio and / or video). Please ensure your information with file and serve is current and accurate.
Notice to Parties
  • Currently, Department 24 is serving appearance instructions via file and serve. It is the responsibility of all parties to ensure they are registered with file and serve to receive any notifications. Please contact the Clerk’s Office to update your information.
  • Orders
  • We are currently not accepting paper orders at this time.
  • All order must be sent to: ONLY. Please do not copy court staff to avoid duplicate copies.
  • This inbox is for orders only, not correspondence. No additional argument is to be included.
  • Please ensure all PDF’s are not protected. We are unable to digitally sign protected documents.  
  • AO 20-10 requires “All documents requiring the signature of another person may be electronically signed without original signatures; however, the party submitting the document must obtain email verification of the other person’s agreement to sign electronically and submit the email with the filed documents. Please include the email after the last page of the order. The email should not be filed as a separate document.”
  • If approved, pursuant to Administrative Order 20-10, your document will be filed directly into Odyssey. It is your responsibility to ensure you are registered with Odyssey File and Serve to ensure you receive a copy of your filed document and to send any Notice of Entry Orders, if applicable. You must also serve any parties not registered for file and serve. If there are no parties registered with file and serve, the document will be filed into the case, and it will be your responsibility to obtain a filed copy from Odyssey and ensure all parties are notified and / or served, if applicable.
  • You will only be notified by the Department if there is a problem with your submission. The Department will not send you a filed copy directly.

Current Assignment
  • Department 24 is currently assigned a Civil Court Docket.
Motion calendar schedule
  • Department 24 hears Civil Court matters on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am.
Other regularly scheduled court sessions
  • Department 24 hears Probate matters on Tuesdays at 10:00 am.
Regular chambers calendar
  • Department 24 considers matters set on the Chambers calendars on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Matters which will automatically be set on the Chambers calendar are as follows: Pro Hac Vice, Motion to Associate Counsel, Motion to Withdraw, Motion for Reconsideration, and Status Checks for Blocked Accounts.
Discovery Commissioner assigned
  • Commissioner Erin Truman
Court Reporter or a Court Recorder for its official record
  • As of February 18, 2020, Department 24 is a Court Recorder courtroom.  For transcript requests for hearings prior to February 18, 2020, please contact Bill Nelson & Associates at 702-360-4677 or
Telephonic appearance request
  • Department 24 requires telephonic appearances be made via Court Call. Counsel must seek prior approval from Department 24 for the telephonic appearance and must arrange appearance via Court Call at least 24 hours prior to their scheduled hearing by contacting Court Call directly at 888-882-6878.  Court Call is NOT permitted at Pretrial Conferences or Calendar Calls.
Petition to Seal Criminal Records
  • All Petitions to Seal Records must be filed with a Notice of Hearing setting the matter for hearing on the Department 24 Law & Motion calendar. All petitions must be accompanied by a current copy of the police/arrest report related to each charge included in the petition, current SCOPE, and a current Nevada Repository Record. Petitioner must also submit an affidavit in support of the petition which must contain a showing of how Petitioner has been rehabilitated and a brief biography of Petitioner's life from the date of the arrest to the present, to include basic facts such as education, work and family history, life experiences and/or accomplishments, and arrests and/or charges not eligible for sealing, along with an explanation of why Petitioner has now chosen to petition the Court for the sealing of records. Petitioner must advise the Court of the Prosecuting Offices(s)’ Position on the Petition to Seal.  This information should be presented as part of the Affidavit of Petitioner and should include additional documentation, if any, as an Exhibit to the Petition.  If the Petition to Seal is approved by the Prosecuting Office(s), the Proposed Order Granting Petition to Seal, with signatures of the Prosecuting Office(s), to be submitted to for the Court’s consideration prior to the Hearing.

Default judgment prove-ups
  • All Default Judgments for a total award of less than $100,000 may be submitted to Chambers. All Default Judgments for a total award of $100,000 or more and Default Judgments with relief sought, including non-sum certain dollar amounts, must be set on the Court’s regular motion calendar. A courtesy copy of any Application for Default Judgment which may be considered in Chambers should be delivered to Department 24 (along with the proposed Default Judgment) upon filing of the Application with the Court. Live testimony is required at the prove-up hearing, but telephonic appearances are permitted.
Petitions to Compromise Claims of Minors
  • All Petitions to compromise the claims of minors may be submitted to Chambers for processing without placing the matter on the Court’s calendar. A courtesy copy of the filed Petition (along with the proposed Order) should be delivered to Department 24 upon filing of the Petition with the Court.
Motions for Enlargement of Time for Service of Process and Service by Publication
  • All motions seeking an extension of time to serve a party may be submitted to Chambers for processing without placing the matter on the Court’s calendar. A courtesy copy of the filed Motion (along with the proposed Order) should be delivered to Department 24 upon filing of the Motion with the Court.
Unopposed motions
  • Department 24 will only grant unopposed motions in advance of the hearing date if a non-opposition is filed in the case by the opposite party.  Please submit a courtesy copy of your Motion and Proposed Order at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing date.
Submission of Orders
  • Department 24 requires proposed orders to be submitted to Chambers within fourteen (14) days of notification to the parties pursuant to EDCR 7.21. All orders must bear original signatures by all counsel. Counsel designated to prepare the order will be advised if the Court requires the non-drafting counsel to review the order prior to submission. Disputes may be resolved by submission to Chambers of a proposed order copied on all parties, with or without a draft of a competing order. A hearing shall only be set if counsel files a Motion for Reconsideration or Clarification, and counsel is unsatisfied with the proposed order the Court elected to sign.
Jury selection
  • Department 24 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.