Rules & Laws

District Court Rules

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All courts have "rules," which describe the procedure courts follow when adjudicating lawsuits or appeals. These rules govern things like how a lawsuit is started, the types and content of documents that can (or must) be filed, the various deadlines that attorneys (and self-represented litigants!) must comply with, etc. Court rules can sometimes be complex, and there may be multiple rules – or even whole sets of rules – that apply in a particular court or to a particular case or situation. But take the time to understand the procedural requirements of your court. You can't win the game if you don't know the rules!

Here are links to some of the rules that might apply to a case in the Eighth Judicial District Court.

CAUTION!

The Family Law Self-Help Center does not maintain the court rules available via the links below. Periodically, courts may amend their rules, and those amendments are not incorporated automatically into the rules linked to here. Most rules have information near the top indicating the date through which amendments have been incorporated. For recent amendments to the court rules, see the “Rule Amendments” link on the Nevada Supreme Court homepage, and the "Court Rules & Administrative Orders" section on the Eighth Judicial District Court website.

Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure
Nevada Short Trial Rules
Rules Governing Alternative Dispute Resolution
Nevada Electronic Filing Rules
Rules of the District Court of the State of Nevada
Local Rules of Practice for the Eighth Judicial District Court
Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure
Supreme Court Rules

Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct
Rules Governing Sealing and Redacting Court Records
Rules Governing the Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices
Rules Governing Appearance by Audiovisual Transmission Equipment
Rules Governing the Collection of Fees and Charges
Rules Pertaining to Exhibits Marked and/or Admitted Into Evidence
Addendum

Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct
Minimum Records of Retention
Foreclosure Mediation Rules

For a complete list of Nevada court rules, visit the Nevada Legislature website.

You might also find information relating to court rules at your local law library or on its website. Visit the Law Libraries page for a listing of law libraries you can access.

Supreme Court Rules

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All courts have "rules," which set describe the procedure courts follow when adjudicating lawsuits or appeals. These rules govern things like how a lawsuit is started, the types and content of documents that can (or must) be filed, the various deadlines that attorneys (and self-represented litigants!) must comply with, etc. Court rules can sometimes be complex, and there may be multiple rules – or even whole sets of rules – that apply in a particular court or to a particular case or situation. But take the time to understand the procedural requirements of your court. You can't win the game if you don't know the rules!

Here are links to some of the rules that might apply to an appeal in the Nevada Supreme Court.

CAUTION!

The Family Law Self-Help Center does not maintain the court rules available via the links below. Periodically, courts may amend their rules, and those amendments are not incorporated automatically into the rules linked to here. Most rules have information near the top indicating the date through which amendments have been incorporated. For recent amendments to the court rules, see the “Rule Amendments” link on the Nevada Supreme Court homepage.

Nevada Electronic Filing Rules
Nevada Rules of Appellate Procedure
Supreme Court Rules

Nevada Code of Judicial Conduct
Rules Governing Sealing and Redacting Court Records
Rules Governing the Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices
Rules Governing Appearance by Audiovisual Transmission Equipment
Rules Governing the Collection of Fees and Charges
Addendum

Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct

For a complete list of Nevada court rules, visit the Nevada Legislature website.

You might also find information relating to court rules at your local law library or on its website.  Click to visit Law Libraries.

Nevada Statutes

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The term "Nevada statutes" refers to written laws passed by the Nevada legislature. Statutes state general propositions of law that courts apply to specific situations. A statute may forbid a certain act or require a certain act.

A statute begins as a bill proposed or sponsored by a legislator. If the bill survives the legislative committee process and is approved by both houses of the legislature, the bill becomes law when it is signed by the governor. When a bill becomes law, the various provisions in the bill are called "statutes." These statutes are published in book form and are available at law libraries and online.

Statutes are not static and irreversible. A statute may be changed or repealed by the legislature, or it may be overturned by a court.

Many legal disputes are covered at least in part by statutes (Title 11 of the Nevada Revised Statutes contains many of the family law statutes). Some legal disputes, however, are covered by case law (judges' written opinions) or some combination of statutes and case law.

CAUTION!

The Family Law Self-Help Center does not maintain the statutes available via the links below. Periodically, statutes are "amended" (changed) by the Nevada Legislature. Those amendments are not incorporated immediately into the statutes linked to here. Most statutes are followed by a parenthetical notation that gives some information about the statute's history and any amendments. Sometimes, however – especially following a meeting of the Nevada legislature – it can be difficult to tell whether the statute you're looking at is current. You can research amendments on the Nevada Legislature website or at your local law library (see the links below).

Nevada Revised Statutes (Index)

Nevada Revised Statutes (Search)

Nevada Revised Statutes (Table of Contents)

You might also find information relating to Nevada Statutes on the following websites or at your local law library or on its website. Visit the Law Libraries page for a listing of law libraries you can access.

Legislative Counsel Bureau Research Library

Nevada Law Library

Nevada Legislature

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