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Nevada Voters Approve Creation Of Nevada’s First Appellate Court

Nevada Appellate CourtOn November 4, 2014, Nevada voters approved Ballot Question No. 1 authorizing the creation of a Nevada Appellate Court. According to results published by the Secretary of State’s office, the question prevailed in Clark, Washoe and Carson City Counties but went down to defeat in all other counties. The margin of victory in the more populous counties was enough to put the measure over the top.

The state’s Board of Examiners wasted no time approving start-up funds for the new court and sending a request to the legislature for a future funding appropriation.

The three judges will initially be appointed but will stand for election in 2016. Those who have applied to fill those slots include current and former District Court Judges as well as many private practice and public employee attorneys. A full list of applicants can be found HERE.

Our Nevada Supreme Court is overworked. The three individuals selected to fill the seats on this bench will hopefully reduce that burden. Those of us who practice law in Nevada are grateful that there will now be a source of binding legal precedent opinions, other than that authored by the Nevada Supreme Court. Good luck to those who have applied. We’ll keep the readers of the Nevada Law Blogs informed on who the governor selects.

In the meantime, if you have questions about Nevada Insurance, Coverage, Bad Faith or Trucking Law, give Mike Mills a call at his office at 702-240-6060. He will be glad to talk to you.