Eighth Judicial District Court
The Eighth Judicial District Court of Clark County, Nevada is the largest general jurisdiction court in Nevada. This jurisdiction encompasses all municipalities and outlying communities of Clark County. The 52 district court judges serve more than 2.1 million citizens. The court serves as the trial court for Nevada and is part of the judicial branch of state government as set forth by the Nevada Constitution. The court is a forum for lawful dispute resolution insuring a balance of branch powers and constitutional protections.
The Court’s 52 elected judges preside over more than 90,000 criminal and civil cases that are filed each year in this court. In addition, twelve commissioners and masters assist the 52 judges.
Civil, Criminal, Probate and Family courts sit in session Monday through Friday 8 am to 5pm, exclusive of legal holidays. Evening sessions are available for some Family matters and Criminal Drug Court matters. At the discretion of individual Judges regular courts may request evening or Saturday sessions.
The Civil and Criminal Divisions of the court are located in the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Avenue, in Downtown Las Vegas. The Family and Juvenile Divisions are located in the Family Courts and Services Center, 601 N. Pecos, Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Township Justice Court
The Las Vegas Township Justice Court serves as the limited jurisdiction court for urban Clark County, comprising the Las Vegas Strip and the unincorporated areas of Las Vegas, excluding the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson.
Fourteen justices of the peace serve in the Las Vegas Justice Court. The court has responsibility for matters ranging from felony arraignments and preliminary hearings to small civil cases (up to $10,000), small claims cases (up to $5,000) and landlord-tenant disputes.
As of November 1st, 2010, office hours of the Justice Court Clerk are 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday excluding holidays. The court is located in the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Avenue, in Downtown Las Vegas.