Eighth Judicial Court Rules

Rule 2.69 – Calendar call.

Rule 2.69. Calendar call.

  • (a) Unless otherwise directed by the court, trial counsel must bring to calendar call:

    (1) All exhibits already marked by counsel for identification purposes.

    (2) Typed exhibit lists with all stipulated exhibits marked as admitted.

    (3) Jury instructions in 2 groups: the agreed upon set and the contested set. The contested instructions must contain the name of the party proposing the same and the citations relied upon for authority.

    (4) Proposed voir dire questions.

    (5) Original depositions.

    (6) A list of equipment needed for trial which is not usually found in the courtroom, i.e., overhead, VCR and monitor, view box, etc. At calendar call the court or its designee will inform counsel if such equipment is available in house or if counsel must procure the same and bring to the courtroom.

    (7) Courtesy copies of legal briefs on trial issues. Originals must be filed and a copy served on opposing counsel at or before the close of trial.

    (b) All subpoenas for production of medical records as authorized by NRS 52.325 (if not already produced) or for the production of records of a hotel or casino must direct the custodian of records to appear at calendar call and lodge such documents rather than at trial.

    (c) Failure of trial counsel to attend calendar call and/or failure to submit required materials shall result in any of the following which are to be ordered within the discretion of the court:

    (1) Dismissal of the action.

    (2) Default judgment.

    (3) Monetary sanctions.

    (4) Vacation of trial date.

    (5) Any other appropriate remedy or sanction.

    (d) At the calendar call the court may schedule a conference to be held prior to the commencement of trial at which the following issues are resolved:

    (1) Any legal or evidentiary issues anticipated to be raised by the parties during trial.

    (2) Jury instructions and verdict forms;

    (3) Proposed voir dire questions;

    (4) Any stipulations to the admission of proposed exhibits;

    (5) The prescreening of any demonstrative or illustrative exhibits to be used with the jury;

    (6) Any objections by the parties to allowing jurors to ask questions under the procedures set forth in Flores v. State, 114 Nev. 910 (1998);

    (7) The scheduling of witnesses to ensure limited delays in the proceedings and any proposals by the parties regarding clustering of expert witness testimony;

    (8) The portions of any depositions to be read or shown by videotape to the jury and any objections to the portions; and

    (9) The content of notebooks to be provided to the jury.

    [Amended; effective October 13, 2005.]

    Cases

    Allstate Ins. Co. v. Miller, 212 P.3d 318, 332 (Nev. 2009).

    Five Star Capital Corp. v. Ruby, 194 P.3d 709, 710 (Nev. 2008)