Department C

Rebecca L. Burton

Office - (702) 455-5992

Fax - (702) 380-2839

Law Clerk - (702) 455-5089

Email -

Location - FAMILY Courtroom 08

Family Court House
601 North Pecos RD, Las Vegas, NV. 89155

Rebecca L. Burton was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1980, Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Traveling west, Rebecca was accepted at the University of California Hastings College of the Law where she was selected as a recipient of both the William Clarke Sanford Scholarship and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Grant. Rebecca also earned a place on the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly where her work in family law was published (Author, Note Second Children Second Best? Equal Protection for Successive Families Under State Child Support Guidelines, 18 Hastings Const. L.Q. 881 (1991)).

In 1992, Rebecca earned her Juris Doctorate. Later that year, Rebecca was admitted to the Nevada State Bar. Over the next 21 years, Rebecca built a successful practice as a lawyer devoted exclusively to family law, recognized by her peers as a Mountain States Family Law Super Lawyer (2010-2014); Desert Top Lawyers (2014); and rated 10.00/Superb Top Family Law Attorney by AVVO. In 2003, Rebecca authored the article, “Publicity 101 for the Family Lawyer,” which appeared in the June 2003 edition of the Nevada Family Law Report. Rebecca was honored to have been unanimously selected by the Family Division Judges to sit as a Pro Tem Domestic Violence Commissioner for the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County, Nevada.

Rebecca is Certified by the State Bar of Nevada as a Family Law Specialist (2011-present). She is a member of the State Bar of Nevada (1992-present), the Clark County Bar Association (1992-present), and the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada where she served on the Executive Council (1998-2006). Rebecca has also served on the Eighth Judicial District Court Outsourced Mediation Committee (2005-2014); appointed by the Nevada Supreme Court as a Mentor for Transitioning into Practice (2012-2013); participated in the Partners in Pro Bono Program Mentor to William S. Boyd School of Law Student (2010); is a former member of the Family Court Bench/Bar Committee; and participated in the Family Court Observation Project (1997). Rebecca has also been invited to speak regarding various family law topics at continuing legal seminars; on television, cable, and radio programs; and at high schools.

In 2014, Rebecca was elected to serve as a District Court Judge for the Eighth Judicial District Court, Family Division, Clark County, Nevada.

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.

Chamber Calendar

    • Adoptions in chambers – No

Telephonic and Video Appearances

    • Pursuant to EDCR and prior notice to the court, appearances may be made telephonically for calendar matters, with the filing of a Notice of Intent to Appear by Communication Equipment.
    • Follow the statute and case law regarding video appearances at trial and evidentiary hearings.

Unopposed Motions

    • Department grants unopposed motions in advance of the hearing date: Sometimes
    • Department permits Zoom Orders: Sometimes; unopposed motions to withdraw can be zoomed.

Joint Preliminary Injunctions

  • Department requires a JPI to be a Court Order to be enforceable

Prove-up Hearings

    • Does your department require a prove-up hearing for:
  1. Name changes for minor children? Sometimes
  2. Final custody orders? Sometimes
  3. Summary Divorce? Sometimes

Submission of Orders

    • Does your department require prevailing counsel to submit a draft order to opposing counsel to review and return an Order? Yes
    • Does your department impose a period of time for opposing counsel to review and return an Order? Yes

Contested Orders

    • District Court Department C, when counsel cannot agree on the language of an Order, pursuant to EDCR 5.521 drafting counsel may directly submit the proposed order to the Court, accompanied by an explanation of the attempts made to obtain countersignature.  The proposed Order will be reviewed by the Law Clerk with the videotape record.

Electronic Signatures

    • District Court Department C accepts facsimile wet signatures on all documents.

Telephonic Conferences

    • Is your department available for telephonic conferences with counsel? Yes

Stacking Trails

    • Does department stack trials? No