Department E

Charles Hoskin

Office - (702) 455-5994

Fax - (702) 455-5559

Law Clerk - (702) 455-5105

Email - deptelc@clarkcountycourts.us

Location - FAMILY Courtroom 02



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

Charles J. Hoskin
Department E
Eighth Judicial District Court

Term of Office 2011 - present

Charles J. Hoskin was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He graduated from Bonanza High School in 1981. He graduated from University of Utah with a B.A. in Economics in 1988. He received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College in 1991. While attending Northwestern, he served as the Ninth Circuit Review Editor for the Law Review. 

In March of 2009 Judge Hoskin was appointed to the District Court in Department E.  He was then elected to that position in 2010 and reelected in 2014.  Judge Hoskin has been serving as the Presiding Judge over the Family Division in Clark County, Nevada since January 2014.  Judge Hoskin also presides over the Dependency (Abuse & Neglect) case-type. 

Judge Hoskin has published several articles in The Communique, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association. He was voted “Family Court Judge of the Year” by the Family Law Bar in 2011.  He has presented at numerous seminars on a variety of legal and judicial topics. 

Judge Hoskin has served on several sub-committees under the Supreme Court’s Blue Ribbon Commission for Kids analyzing the needs of youth in the abuse and neglect system.  He recently served on the Supreme Court’s Children’s Commission which seeks to maintain and improve the abuse and neglect system and the Supreme Court’s Child Support Commission which is evaluating the child support structure in Nevada.  He also served on the Safety Focused Visitation Task Force helping find safe ways for children in abusive relationships to maintain visitation with their parents. 

Judge Hoskin was recently appointed, by Chief Justice Cherry, to serve as Nevada’s representative on the Unites States Domestic Judicial Network to assist in international parental child abduction cases.


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 Appearances
  • Pursuant to EDCR and prior notice to the court, appearances may be made telephonically for calendar matters. Call chambers to confirm the arrangements to be made with each separate department.
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; unopposed motions to reduce or increase child support will be granted. Unopposed motions for withdrawal, unopposed motions to continue, and matters on default.
Joint Preliminary Injunctions
  • Department requires a JPI to be a Court Order to be enforceable: No
Prove-up Hearings
  • Does your department require a prove-up hearing for:
    1. Name changes for adults? No
    1. Name changes for juveniles? No
    1. Final custody orders? Yes
    1. Summary Divorce? No
Submission of Orders
  • Does your department require prevailing counsel to submit a draft order to opposing counsel for review? Yes
  • Does your department impose a period of time for opposing counsel to review and return an Order? Yes.
    Reasonable period of time for opposing counsel to review and return an Order? 7 days
  • The desired method for resolving disputes regarding proposed orders?
    Submit Order with explanatory letter for chambers review with courtesy copy to opposing counsel.
Contested Orders
  • In District Court Department E, regarding dispute over language in an Order, if there are attorneys on both sides Judge Hoskin will accept a letter requesting a telephone conference. If a pro per litigant is on one side, Judge Hoskin will accept a letter outlining the discrepancy, and will issue a Minute Order. If the discrepancy is unable to be decided by Minute Order, a party will be required to file a Motion to Clarify.
Electronic Signatures
  • In District Court Department E, original signatures are always preferred; however Department E will accept e-mailed, faxed, and electronic signatures.
Telephonic Conferences
  • Is your department available for telephonic conferences with counsel? Sometimes
  • What are some of the circumstances in which your department will engage in a telephonic conference?
    Minor discovery issue
    Emergencies regarding the children (medical, educational)
Stacking Trails
  • Does department stack trials? Yes