Department XXX

Jerry A. Wiese II

Office - (702) 671-3633

Fax - (702) 366-1409

Law Clerk - (702) 671-0893

Email - ristict@clarkcountycourts.us

Location - RJC Courtroom 14A



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

Jerry A. Wiese
Department XXX

Eighth Judicial District Court

Term of Office 2011 - present

Jerry Wiese grew up in Las Vegas and graduated from Rancho High School.  He attended Brigham Young University and graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.  He attended law school at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 1994.  He practiced law in both Nevada and Arizona from 1994 through 2010, when he was elected to the District Court bench.  
During his career as a trial attorney, he represented Plaintiffs and Defendants and practiced in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, construction defect, workers compensation, contract litigation, collections, insurance defense, wrongful death, and insurance bad faith. 

He served as a Court Appointed Arbitrator for many years, and sat as a Pro Tem Justice of the Peace for several years, in North Las Vegas, where he presided over both civil and criminal cases.  He had a contract with the Public Defender’s Office for many years, and represented inmates at the High Desert State Prison in Parole Violation Hearings. 

Since taking the bench in January of 2011, Judge Wiese has presided over numerous trials, both civil and criminal, and has presided over many settlement conferences.  He coordinates the Judicial Settlement Conference Program, and presides over the Medical Malpractice Sweeps.

He currently serves as the Presiding Civil Judge, and sits on the Court’s Executive Committee. Judge Wiese is a member of the CCBA Board, as well as the Clark County Law Library Board.

He loves serving the public as a District Court Judge, and is particularly fond of helping parties resolve their own cases through settlement conferences.  He is committed to taking the bench on time, being prepared, treating all parties and attorneys with respect, and making fair and impartial decisions.

 

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.

Courtesy Copies

o    Dept. 30 requires that physical, paper, courtesy copies be delivered to its inbox at least one week before the scheduled hearing pursuant to EDCR 2.20. E-mail and faxed courtesy copies are not accepted.

Current Assignment

o    Department 30 is currently assigned a split Civil/criminal docket. Department 30 also manages the Medical Malpractice Sweeps, and the Judicial Settlement Conference Program.

Motion calendar schedule

o    Department 30 hears all Civil Court matters on Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m.

Other regularly scheduled court sessions

o    None

Regular chambers calendar

o    Department 30 does not have a regular chambers calendar. All matters are required to be set on the Department's regular motion calendar.

Discovery Commissioner assigned

o    Commissioner Bonnie Bulla

Court Reporter or a Court Recorder for its official record

o    Department 30 has one court reporter.  Kim Farkas: (702) 277 0106 

Telephonic appearance request

o    Department 30 requires counsel to use Court Call for telephonic appearances. Telephonic appearance requests should be made via fax at least one (1) judicial day prior to the scheduled appearance.

Unopposed motions

o    Department 30 may grant unopposed motions in advance.

Default judgment prove-ups

o    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 at Default Judgment Prove-Up hearings

Submission of Orders

o    Department 30 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 submission to chambers of an explanatory letter, copied on all arties, with or without a draft of a competing order.

Contested Orders

o    In District Court Department XXX, if the parties can't agree on the language of an order, each side should submit their preferred order, and the court will either approve one, modify one, or set the case for a subsequent hearing.

Electronic Signatures

o    In District Court Department XXX, Judge Wiese accepts facsimile and electronic signature for all orders submitted in chamber.

Jury selection

o    Department 30 uses a modified “Arizona Method” of jury selection. The court allows counsel to voir dire the prospective jurors individually and/or as a panel.