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  • 24 Apr 2017 11:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Carson City, Nevada, April 24, 2017.  The Nevada Association of Court Executives (NACE), a professional organization that promotes quality court management and leadership through education, best practices, and process improvements, named Maxine Cortes as its 2016 Court Executive of the Year.  Ms. Cortes is the Court Administrator for the First Judicial District Court and the Carson City Justice/Municipal Court.  She has held this position since November 2006. 

    Randall Soderquist, President of the Nevada Association of Court Executives and Court Administrator for Elko Township Justice Court and City of Elko Municipal Court presented the award to Ms. Cortes at the Carson City Courthouse on Monday, April 24, 2017.  In his remarks, Mr. Soderquist shared the sentiments of NACE Board Members in his overview of Ms. Cortes.  “Max is the person to call when you have a question whether you are in the District Court, Justice Court or Municipal Court.  She is never too busy and provides assistance to colleagues throughout the state.  She is not only extremely knowledgeable but a great friend.”

    The respect and support given to Ms. Cortes were visible during the award ceremony.  Members of the bench, court employees, colleagues, and family joined together to celebrate her accomplishments, leadership and statewide recognition.      

  • 24 Apr 2017 11:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Carson City, Nevada, April 24, 2017.  The Nevada Association of Court Executives (NACE), a professional organization that promotes quality court management and leadership through education, best practices, and process improvements, named the Las Vegas Justice Court as its 2016 Court of the Year.  The Court of the Year Award recognizes a court that utilizes best practices to develop, implement, and benchmark innovative and efficient processes that result in the effective delivery of judicial services to the public. 

    The Las Vegas Justice Court (LVJC) met this high expectation through creativity, collaboration and a commitment to serving the public.  LVJC was nominated for two specific projects – a satellite office at the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Community Impact Center. 

    Earlier this year, the Las Vegas Justice Court opened a satellite office within the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).  Prior to this pilot project when a customer was at the DMV to renew their license or registration and a hold was on their license, they were directed to go downtown to take care of it prior to being able to complete their DMV transaction.  Now the customers can take care of their court obligation at the DMV.  Not only is this a great convenience to the customer, it also helps them avoid potential arrest for an unpaid traffic ticket. 

    The Las Vegas Township Community Impact Center (CIC) is also making a significant impact on the community.  The CIC assists low-level, non-violent offenders with contributing back to their community through service and restitution to the neighborhoods negatively impacted by their actions.  Partnering with 17 community service providers, the CIC also offers housing, job assistance, and medical and mental health services.     

     

  • 05 Apr 2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Las vegas Municipal Court is advertising for a Technical Training Specialist. Follow the link below for an overview of the position and application instructions.

    Technical Training Specialist

  • 18 Nov 2016 10:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Legislative Documents - https://nace.wildapricot.org/documents

    - List of pre-filed bills - https://app.box.com/s/sexebbvqkgss05ky8xjjou9mvc99017q

    Join the discussion! - https://nace.wildapricot.org/forum/4253457

    Update

    (1) A total of 168 bills have now been prefiled.  The latest version of the matrix is attached.   Although I will be on vacation next week, I will update the matrix when I return.

    (2) The following bills are significant:

    SB 79:  Revises provisions concerning the personal information of certain persons contained in certain records. (BDR 20-400)

    AB 71:  Revises provisions governing public employees' retirement. (BDR 23-429)

    AB 66:  Revises provisions relating to parental rights. (BDR 11-398)

    AB 59:  Revises provisions governing lifetime supervision of sex offenders. (BDR 16-392)

    AB 58:  Revises provisions governing the penalty for repeat violations of certain orders for protection against domestic violence. (BDR 3-383)

    Note:  This bill would align the penalties with 3 of the 4 remaining TPO types.  However, Workplace-Harassment TPO’s would still be subject to misdemeanor penalties.  Should this be addressed also?

    NRS 33.350. Penalty for intentional violation of order. A person who intentionally violates a temporary or extended order for protection against harassment in the workplace is guilty of a misdemeanor, unless a more severe penalty is prescribed by law for the act that constitutes the violation of the order.

    AB 56:  Authorizes justice courts and municipal courts to establish programs for the treatment of certain offenders who are veterans or members of the military. (BDR 14-388)

    * The link to these bills appears below:

    http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Reports/Prefiled.cfm


  • 17 Nov 2016 2:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Legislative Documents - https://nace.wildapricot.org/documents

    - List of pre-filed bills - https://app.box.com/s/nnrzsyk64cwtt5jwpm8392fia6xvdcv2

    Join the discussion! - https://nace.wildapricot.org/forum/4253457

    Update

    1) A total of 96 bills have now been pre-filed.  The latest version of the matrix is attached.

    (2) The following bills are significant:

    SB 42:  Revises provisions related to justices of the peace.

    http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Reports/history.cfm?ID=68

    Existing law requires the board of county commissioners of each county to fix the compensation for justices of the peace in July of any year in which an election  of justices of the peace is held. (NRS 4.040) This bill revises the date for the board of county commissioners of each county to fix the compensation for justices of the peace from July of any year in which an election of justices of the peace is held to December of any year immediately preceding a year in which an election of justices of the peace is held.

    Section 1. NRS 4.040 is hereby amended to read as follows:

    1. The several boards of county commissioners of each county, at the regular meeting in [July] December of any year immediately preceding a year in which an election of justices of the peace is held, shall fix the minimum compensation of the justices of the peace within their respective townships for the ensuing term, either by stated salaries, payable monthly, semimonthly or at regular 2-week intervals, or by fees, as provided by law, or both, and they may thereafter increase or change such compensation during the term but shall not reduce it below the minimum so established.

    2. If it becomes necessary to appoint a justice of the peace at any time, the board of county commissioners in the county in which such appointment is made shall fix the compensation, either by salary or by fees, as provided by law, or both, for the term for which the justice of the peace is appointed.

    Sec. 2. This act becomes effective upon passage and approval.

    SB 40:  Revises provisions relating to the registration of child custody determinations and support orders from outside Nevada.

    SB 34:  Makes various changes relating to the support of children

    SB 18:  Makes various changes relating to bail bonds.

    SB 17:  Revises provisions governing payday lending.

    AB 42:  Revises various provisions relating to public records.

    AB 28:  Revises provisions relating to the Commission on Judicial Discipline.

    AB 25:  Revises provisions relating to certain allowable deductions from the period of probation or sentence of a person.

    AB 21:  Makes various changes relating to elections.

    * The link to these bills appears below:

    http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Reports/Prefiled.cfm

  • 16 Nov 2016 3:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The NACE Legislative Committee is ramping up for the 2017 Legislative Session. Joe Tommasino has provided an update below regarding pre-filed bills and four bills of significance.

    Additionally, documents related to the 2017 Legislative Session will be available to NACE members on our website. A discussion forum has also been established to facilitate conversations regarding proposed bills and their impacts. Please save the links below to access the documents and join the discussion.

    Documents - https://nace.wildapricot.org/documents

    - List of pre-filed bills - https://app.box.com/s/nnrzsyk64cwtt5jwpm8392fia6xvdcv2

    Forum - https://nace.wildapricot.org/forum/4253457

    Update

    (1) A total of 18 Assembly Bills and 16 Senate Bills have now been pre-filed on the Legislature’s website. The bills can be viewed at the following link:

    http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Reports/

    (2) I have identified the following four bills that are especially significant:

    AB 14:  Requires the submission of a complete set of fingerprints to the Central Repository for Nevada Records of Criminal History for court orders relating to a legal name change and citations for domestic violence.

    SB 11:  Revises provisions governing the procedure for filing certain postconviction petitions for a writ of habeas corpus.

    SB 8 and SB 9:  Both of these bills revise provisions relating to presentence and general investigations and reports.

    (3) Another bill (SB 6) adds prosecutors and the spouses and minor children of prosecutors to the list of persons who may request that their personal information contained in the records of a county assessor be kept confidential.  We will need to keep an eye on this bill to see if it will be combined with the AOC’s related bill dealing with court administrators.

    (4) As of today, 498 BDR’s are in the pipeline.  If you want to review the BDR list, it is at this link:

    http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/BDRList/page.cfm?showAll=1

  • 16 Sep 2016 9:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) recently published a policy paper addressing the unintended consequences of collecting court costs, fines, and fees. 

    Click the link below to read the entire paper.

    The End of Debtors’ Prisons: Effective Court Policies for Successful Compliance with Legal Financial Obligations  



  • 12 Aug 2016 7:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    North Carolina courts have recently implemented a system where defendants can go online and request dismissal of certain traffic violations, at no cost and without having to make an appearance in court. Their system also links to their DMV database, which electronically validates compliance before the request is submitted.

    Link to North Carolina Courts

    Link to article


  • 16 Jun 2016 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    At the most recent JCSN meeting, the Judicial Council talked about the upcoming legislative session. 

    Bill drafts that were discussed included the following:

    (1) One dealing with Termination of Parental Rights (TPR);

    (2) One clarifying the term “another jurisdiction” in the context of specialty courts;

    (3) One relating to marshals in the Municipal Courts; and

    (4) One allowing the electronic transmission of notices to bonding companies; this specific proposal was presented by Dana Hlavac from Las Vegas Municipal Court.

    The Judicial Council did not formally designate any of these BDR’s as part of the Supreme Court’s official package of 10 BDR requests.  Instead, the Council is going to have a special meeting dedicated to reviewing all proposed bill drafts.  The applicable timetable is as follows:

    August 12, 2016: Deadline for courts to submit proposed bill drafts to the Judicial Council via the AOC.

    August 19, 2016: The date for the special JCSN meeting to choose the 10 BDR’s.  (No time has been announced yet, but the last meeting started at 1:30.)

    If your court is interested in submitting a proposed BDR to the Supreme Court, please be aware of the deadlines listed above.

  • 22 Apr 2016 4:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Group rates are available for NACE members that are planning to attend the 2016 National Association for Court Management (NACM) Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, PA from July 10-14. Click the link below for additional details and access to the registration form.

    https://nace.wildapricot.org/event-2226435

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