New Clark County District Court Live versus Remote Appearance Policy

Posted by William K. Thayer | Apr 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

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.

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William K. Thayer

Bill Thayer is one of the founding partners of the Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards law firm. Bill is licensed in both Oregon and Washington, and actively practiced law from 1980 to 2021. He is now "of counsel" with Schauermann Thayer and serves as an arbitrator when appointed by the courts or litigants. During his more than 40 years of active law practice, Bill advised and represented clients in personal injury and wrongful death claims and litigation, including automobile collision, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian injury and death cases, dog bite cases, construction site injury claims, and a myriad of other types of injury and death claims. While many claims were settled through negotiation or mediation, Mr. Thayer litigated, arbitrated and/or tried to verdict many cases for his clients. He continues to occasionally be appointed by courts and other lawyers to serve as an arbitrator of tort claims. Bill enjoys writing as one of his varied recreational interests when he is not working.

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