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…"
A. The Civil Law Self Help Center and 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.
A. If you need information about a case in another court you will need to contact that court.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Requests for transcripts are made by contacting the court reporter at 702-455-7933.
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.
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.