Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 2.49 – Assignment of matters to specialty

Rule 2.49. Assignment of matters to specialty

  • (a) “Specialty dockets” shall include:

    (1) Matters in which the primary claims or issues are based on. or will require decision under NRS 40.600 et seq.:

    (2) “Business matters” as defined under EDCR 1.61; and

    (3) Any other specialty dockets that may be established by the chief judge to handle complex matters.

    (b) Assignment of specialty dockets.

    (1) Unless otherwise provided In these rules, specialty dockets shall be divided among those civil judges designated by the chief judge to hear the particular specialty docket.

    (2) Any party in a case may file a request in the pleadings or noticed motion that a case be assigned to a specialty docket. A request may be made by a plaintiff or petitioner in the caption of the initial complaint or petition by identifying the category that provides the basis for assignment to a specialty docket. If the request is made in the caption of the initial complaint or petition. The matter will be automatically assigned to a specialty docket by the clerk’s office. If the request is made by a party in the caption of its initial appearance or response. other than by the plaintiff/petitioner. then the case shall be randomly assigned to those civil judges designated by the chief judge to hear the particular specialty docket for determination as to whether the case should be handled on the specialty docket.

    (3) A civil judge to whom a matter is assigned may refer the matter to a specialty docket for determination as to whether the matter should be handled on the specialty docket. Upon referral, the case shall be randomly assigned to those civil judges designated by the chief judge to hear the particular specialty docket for determination as to whether the case should be handled on the specialty docket.

    (4) The assigned judge shall decide whether a case should be handled on the specialty docket. and that decision shall not be appealable nor reviewable by way of writ. Any matter not deemed appropriate to be handled on the specialty docket shall be randomly reassigned if it was originally assigned to the specialty docket. If a case was submitted to the assigned judge to determine whether it should be handled on the specialty docket and the assigned judge rules that it is not. that case will be remanded to the department of origin.

    [Added; effective January 4, 2010]