State of Nevada Introduces Revolutionary ‘Alternate Trials’ Program
The State of Nevada has embarked on an innovative, smart approach in freeing up the courts and assisting the community with their legal cases. From July 1 through December 31, 2010, the State of Nevada implemented Alternate Trials, a six-month pilot program designed to help address the massive backlog of cases currently affecting the state’s judicial system.
With the introduction of the Alternate Trials pilot program, litigants will now have the option to have their cases transferred from district court to an alternate trial setting, including cases currently in progress. The same civil rules and procedures governing trials held in the state’s district court system apply in the alternate trial setting.
What are the Benefits?
Individuals can now take control of their legal proceedings back from the court system and have their cases heard in an environment that promotes speed, efficiency and predictability. Avoid costly delays and unforeseen circumstances as an alternate trial allows litigants and their legal representatives to select an alternate bench or jury trial and designate a time frame that ensures the proceedings are prompt and stay on track. While the proceedings will remain public, as in the traditional court system, litigants are not subject to unpredictable scheduling changes that exist in the public court calendar system.
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For more information on the Alternate Trials Program, please contact us at 702.932.2600.