Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 1.93 – Process for the removal and discipline of a pro tempore judge pursuant to Short Trial Rule 3(c).

Rule 1.93. Process for the removal and discipline of a pro tempore judge pursuant to Short Trial Rule 3(c).

  • (a) A Committee composed of the chief judge of the district court or the chief’s designee, the ADR commissioner, and a representative of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee of the State Bar of Nevada may remove, censure or impose other forms of discipline.

    (b) The committee shall send written notification to the pro tempore judge informing him/her of removal, censure, or other form of discipline.

    (1) If the committee has determined that removal may be appropriate, the committee shall send written notification of the potential removal to the pro tempore judge.

    (2) The pro tempore judge shall have 30 days to respond to the removal notification.

    (3) The committee shall make a final determination once it has received the pro tempore judge’s response and/or 30 days have passed.

    (4) The committee’s decision is final, and once removal has been determined, the pro tempore judge’s name shall be removed from the panel of short trial judges.

    (c) Pro tempore judges may resign from their position by sending written notification to the committee. Once notification is received and the committee has reviewed and approved the resignation, the pro tempore judge’s name shall be removed from the panel of short trial judges.

    [Added; effective December 17, 2008.]