Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 1.12 – Definitions of words and terms.

Rule 1.12. Definitions of words and terms.

  • In these rules, unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires:

    (a) “Case” must include and apply to any and all actions, proceedings and other court matters, however designated.

    (b) “Clerk” means the clerk of the district court.

    (c) “Court” means the district court.

    (d) “District judges” means all judges elected to the district court whether serving in the family, or civil/criminal divisions of the court.

    (e) “Party,” “petitioner,” “applicant,” “claimant,” “plaintiff,” “defendant,” or any other designation of a party to any action or proceeding, case or other court matter must include and apply to such party’s attorney of record.

    (f) “Person” must include and apply to corporations, firms, associations and all other entities, as well as natural persons.

    (g) “Must” is mandatory and “may” is permissive.

    (h) The past, present and future tenses each include the others; the masculine, feminine and neuter genders each include the others; and the singular and plural numbers each include the other.

    (i) Wherever the term “master” appears in these rules it is interchangeable with the term “referee” as used in the Constitution of the State of Nevada and the Nevada Revised Statutes and vice versa.