Courts in Nevada

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The Courts in Nevada include the state court system and two federal courts.

The Nevada judicial branch is made up of the Supreme Court, District Courts, Justice Courts and Municipal Courts.

The structure of Nevada's state court system.

Supreme Court

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Nevada Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the court of last resort in Nevada.[1]


Trial Courts

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Nevada District Courts

The District Courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction. They have general jurisdiction over all legal disputes and sometimes hear appeals from the Justice and Municipal Courts.[2]

Family Division

The Family Division of the District Court in Clark County handles "divorce, annulment, child custody, visitation rights, child support, spousal support, community property division, name changes, adoption, and abuse and neglect".[3]

Nevada Justice Courts

The Justice Courts courts deal with cases involving misdemeanor, traffic, small claims, evictions and civil cases less than $10,000. They also may hold preliminary hearings for the District Courts.[2]

Nevada Municipal Courts

The Municipal Courts deal with traffic and city ordinance violations.[2]

Federal courts

There are two federal courts in Nevada: the District of Nevada and the District of Nevada Bankruptcy Court.[4]

Appeals from these courts go to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Proposed changes to the court system

Senate Joint Resolution No. 14, which will appear on the Nevada ballot, proposes to create an intermediate appellate court.[5] For more information, see: Ballotpedia: Nevada Creation of a State Intermediate Appellate Court, SJR 14 (2014)

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