Correction: Rule change won’t speed up eviction process

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Changes to civil procedure rules adopted by the Nevada Supreme Court last month will not speed up the eviction process.

At the end of December, the Supreme Court revised civil procedure rules to adjust time periods for motion papers. Those rules, however, do not apply to justice courts, where eviction cases are handled.

The Current Monday reported statements issued by Nevada Legal Services asserting the new rules adopted by the Supreme Court would speed up the evictions process.

Nevada Legal Services later clarified they had misinterpreted the Supreme Court’s action, which did not change justice court rules.

Hugh Jackson
Editor | Hugh Jackson has been writing about Nevada policy and politics for more than 20 years. He was editor of the Las Vegas Business Press, senior editor at the Las Vegas CityLife weekly newspaper, daily political commentator on the Las Vegas NBC affiliate, and wrote the then-groundbreaking Las Vegas Gleaner, which among other things was the only independent political blog from Nevada that was credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He spent a few years as a senior energy and environmental policy analyst for Public Citizen, and has occasionally worked as a consultant on mining, taxation, education and other issues for Nevada labor and public interest organizations. His freelance work has been published in outlets ranging from the Guardian to Desert Companion to In These Times to the Oil & Gas Journal. For several years he also taught U.S. History courses at UNLV. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, he was a reporter and then assistant managing editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Wyoming’s largest newspaper.

1 COMMENT

  1. This really Sucks because now there will be more homeless people on the streets with No Where To Go.!!!! And the treatment they get while out there doesn’t help any either…. They say there doing the best they can to help the homeless..!!!! That’s a Big Fat Lie !!!!! The struggle is DEEP OUT THERE..!!! TRUST AND BELIEVE

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