Department XXVII

Nancy L. Allf

Office - (702) 671-3629

Fax - (702) 366-1404

Law Clerk - (702) 671-0884

Email -

Location - RJC Courtroom 03A

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

Nancy L. Allf
Department XXVII

Eighth Judicial District Court

Term of Office 2011 - present

Judge Allf graduated from Transylvania University in 1979, receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pre-Law and French. She received her law degree from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University in 1982. After graduation she moved to Las Vegas and was admitted to practice in 1983.

Judge Allf entered private practice in 1983 where she focused primarily on commercial litigation and bankruptcy law. Since her admission to the bar Judge Allf has taken an active role in enhancing the legal community in Nevada. In 1999 she served as the President of the Clark County Bar Association and later as President of the State Bar of Nevada in 2007. In 2000 she served as President of the Board of Directors of the Clark County Law Foundation. She is currently an active member in the American Bar Association, the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, and the Southern Nevada Association of Bankruptcy Attorneys.

In 1999, Judge Allf was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, Transylvania University. Her law school selected her as Alumna of the Year in 2010. Judge Allf has also been honored by the Clark County Pro Bono Project, for her public service to the community. In 2005 she was named as one of the 300 women who shaped the history of Las Vegas by the Women of Diversity Project.

The Nevada Supreme Court appointed Judge Allf as a Settlement Judge from 1998-2007. In 2005 she was appointed to become a Judge in the Short Trial Program of the 8th Judicial District. The Nevada Supreme Court also appointed Judge Allf to the Business Court Task Force in March 2000 and the Pro Bono Compliance Committee in September 2002.


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 27 is currently assigned a Civil Court and Business Court Dockets
    Motion calendar schedule
    • Department 27 hears Civil and Business Court matters on Wednesday & Thursdays beginning at 9:00 a.m. Matters are set every thirty minutes.
    Regular chambers calendar
    • Department 27 does have a regular chambers calendar every Tuesday. Matters regularly placed on the chambers calendar include: Motions to Withdraw and Motions to Associate Counsel.
    Discovery Commissioner assigned
    • Commissioner Bonnie Bulla
    Telephonic appearance request
    • Department 27 allows telephonic appearances to be made via Court Call. Counsel must arrange appearance via Court Call prior to their scheduled appearance.
    Unopposed motions
    • Department 27 will grant unopposed motions in advance of the hearing date.
    Default judgment prove-ups
    • All Default Judgments for a total award of less than $50,000 may be submitted to chambers. All Default Judgments for a total award of $50,000 or more must be set on the Department´s regular motion calendar. Live testimony is required for the prove-up hearing; witnesses may appear by Court Call.
    Submission of Orders
    • Department 27 requires proposed orders to be submitted to chambers within ten (10) days of notification of the ruling, pursuant to EDCR 7.21. Prevailing Counsel 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, unless the Court directs, opposing counsel's signature is not required. Disputes may be resolved by submission to chambers of an explanatory letter, copied on all parties, with or without a draft of a competing order or by scheduling a conference call with the Court.
    Contested Orders
    • In District Court Department XXVII, when counsel cannot agree on the language of an order, the Court reviews the competing orders and does one of the following:
      • a. Signs one
      • b. Interlineates the appropriate language and signs one, or
      • c. Conducts a telephonic hearing on the record.
    Electronic Signatures
    • District Court Department XXVII accepts facsimile and electronic signatures
    Jury selection
    • Department 27 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.