FAQs

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I've spoken to several different persons in the court. Why won't anyone just answer my question?
A. Your question may be legal in nature. Court employees can give PROCEDURAL information only, but are prohibited from providing any information that can be construed as legal advice. NRS 7.285 states "A person shall not practice law in this state if the person is not an active member of the State Bar of Nevada…"
Do you have an attorney that will answer my legal questions?
A. No, however, as a service to Henderson residents, a kiosk located in our lobby will soon be operational which will provide information and forms. It will also provide a feature to interface with a representative in the Civil Law Self Help Center located in the Regional Justice Center. There is no fee for use of the kiosk, however, users will be charged nominal printing fees. Additionally, the Clark County Law Library can direct you to books and information to research your legal question. If you would like legal advice, you may call Lawyer Referral at the State Bar of Nevada (702)-382-0504.
Can you give me information about my case that is in another court?
Why does my citation have a different date and/or time than what you have in your computer?
It takes approximately two weeks from the date of issuance before the citation is entered into the court's computer system. For this reason the date the officer lists on the citation is not always valid. Once the court receives your citation a notice is generated and mailed to the address listed providing notification of bail information and court dates. You may check to confirm the status of your citation at any time by visiting our public web access case search page.
Why is the bail amount on my citation different than what you have in the computer?
Each court sets it's own bail schedule. Officers write citations into many different courts and occasionally bail errors are made. When the court receives your citation a notice is generated and mailed to the address listed providing notification of bail amounts and court dates. You may check to confirm the status of your citation at any time by visiting our public web access case search page.
Do I have to wait until my court date to resolve my citation?
No. Once you confirm that the citation is in the court's computer system, if you DO NOT wish to see a judge, you may appear at the customer service window. Juveniles must appear with a parent or legal guardian.
Can an attorney request an adjudication of a citation electronically (fax or e-mail)?
No. Attorneys may request pre-trial conferences electronically, but must appear on the date scheduled for the Pre-Trial Conference.
How can I find information about a case, including if a complaint has been filed, next court date, bail amount, requirements due and disposition?
You may visit the case search page.
Do I need an attorney to appear in court?
No, you do not need an attorney to appear in court. However, individual parties appearing in proper person are required to follow local court rules. You can also do research at the Law Library to find out more about what is required of litigants by the Court.
Can I make an appointment to talk to the judge?
No, an appointment to talk with the judge is not allowed. All ex-parte communication is prohibited by law. Each party or their respective attorney must have the opportunity to be involved in any communication. This also means we can not pass on email or letters addressed to a judge on matters pertaining to an active case.
How can I be heard by the judge?
The Court may only receive information on a case pending before a judge by the filing of the appropriate motion (a document indicating what relief/issue you want the judge to address). The motion would be set on the court's calendar and each party has the opportunity to appear and be heard. If you do not know what motion to file, the Civil Law Self Help Center may be able to help you.
I have a criminal case. What can I do if I cannot come to court on the scheduled date?
You must contact your retained attorney or appointed counsel to prevent a bench warrant from issuing. If you do not have retained or appointed counsel, you will need to file a motion to continue with the court prior to your scheduled court date allowing enough time for the judge to approve or deny your request.
I missed my court date. What should I do?

If you missed your court date without proper notification, depending on the case type, numerous things may occur:

  • Criminal cases: A warrant will have been issued for your immediate arrest. You should contact your attorney immediately to have your case re-calendared. If you do not have an attorney, you will need to file a motion to place on calendar with the court. You will not be arrested when conducting this type of business.
  • Traffic cases: A warrant will have been issued for your immediate arrest. You should appear at the court's front counter to re-schedule your court date or resolve your citation. You will not be arrested when conducting this type of business.
  • Civil/Small Claims/Evictions: Please contact the Civil Division clerk for further instruction at 702-455-7980.
How do I obtain a copy of a transcript from my criminal case?
Requests for transcripts are made by contacting the court reporter at 702-455-7933.
I cannot pay my fine all at once. May I make payments?
Yes, but you must first appear at the clerk's office to enroll for scheduled payments and sign a Waiver and Payment Agreement.  There is a fee for enrolling in monthly payments.
Do you have a drop box?
No.
I've looked all over the Clark County website and I can't find the legal form I need.
It is possible that a ready-made form for your particular legal need has not been created. The Civil Law Self Help Center may be able to help you.
Where can I get a copy of my Marriage Certificate?
Information regarding Marriage??e Certificates is available through the Recorder’s Office.
Where can I get a copy of my Divorce Decree?
Information regarding Divorce Decrees is available through the Clark County Family Court.