Clark County District Court has announced a newly-promulgated “remote” versus “in-person” District Court docket policy. It will take effect commencing May 1, 2022.
Essentially, in terms of civil cases, all appearances will be remote, except for small claims court case appearances, and civil trials. The stated objective includes retaining remote appearances for scheduling and certain other dockets “to preserve flexibility for counsel and minimize the impact of in-person appearances on the parties. Thus, civil cases including general civil motions hearings, name changes, anti-harassment hearings, small claims pretrial matters, impound hearings, and traffic court cases will all continue indefinitely to be done as remote court appearances.
For more detail as to the Court's reasons for its new policy and for the specifics of what will be done as live versus remote hearings with regard to District Court's criminal cases, click here.