Erin Lee Truman has been named as the discovery commissioner for the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court. She will serve in the new role in addition to her responsibilities as commissioner of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program. The Discovery Office has moved from the fifth floor of the Regional Justice Center to the 10th floor of the Phoenix Building. All discovery documents and deliveries should be directed to the Phoenix building. Discovery hearings will continue to be held in the ADR/Discovery hearing room located on the fifth floor of the Regional Justice Center.

Hearing Master Truman was appointed as the ADR commissioner in May of 2017. Prior to her
appointment as ADR commissioner, she had been practicing law for 25 years in Las Vegas. She worked with the law firm of Hutchison & Steffen as head ofthe firm's ADR department, acting as both a mediator and arbitrator; and with the firm's insurance defense litigation team. She also served as a court-appointed arbitrator and short trial judge pro tempore in the Eighth Judicial District Court. Commissioner Truman also served as a privately retained mediator and arbitrator with Bongiovi Dispute Resolution . She assisted in resolving numerous litigated cases and pre-litigation disputes through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). She served as lead counsel for Allstate Insurance Company. During her 14 year tenure with the company, she managed the employees in the Allstate and Encompass Insurance staff counsel litigation office in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Commissioner Erin Truman has done commendable work as the ADR commissioner and acting discovery commissioner. She has demonstrated the ability to accomplish both jobs successfully,” said Eighth Judicial District Court Chief Judge Linda Marie Bell.”

Erin Truman’s legal education began at J. Reuben Clark Law School - Brigham, where she received a Juris Doctor degree in 1991. Prior to law school, she attended Brigham Young University as a trustee scholar
and received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, with a minor in business management, from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Management in 1988. She also attended the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at William S. Boyd School of Law for their mediation intersession course.

“It is an honor to be appointed as the discovery commissioner for the Eighth Judicial District Court,” said Commissioner Truman. “I plan to continue the approach of looking to continuously improve effectiveness and efficiency.”

The discovery commissioner is charged with resolving disputes that arise in between civil litigants during the pre-trial discovery phase of a case. At the direction of the commissioner, the discovery staff processes between 2,500 and 3,000 cases per year and is responsible for regulating the orderly exchange of information between the parties. The
Discovery Office applies the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure governing all aspects of civil discovery, including guidelines for pre-trial case preparation, exchange of information and disclosure of witnesses. The Discovery Office aspires to facilitate the readiness of each case for trial as scheduled by the trial judge, thereby allowing each department
to efficiently manage its cases.