Second Judicial District Court (Northern Nevada)
It is possible to search online for cases in the Second Judicial District Court, which is located in Washoe County. One way to do this is to use Contexte CourtConnect. However, some specific information about the case such as the last name or company name is necessary to run this type of search. It is also possible to search for Judge Adams's cases by searching the calendar for cases in his department, Department 6. Unfortunately, this list does not indicate whether the cases are business cases or other types of civil cases.
For current cases on the calendar, the Second Judicial District Court has links to business cases for Judge Adams and business cases for Judge Flanagan. With a case number, it is possible to search for information about a specific case here.
Eighth Judicial District Court (Southern Nevada)
It is possible to search online for case summaries and information for the Eighth Judicial District Court, which is located in Clark County. However, business cases are grouped together with other civil cases so it is not possible to initiate a search for only business cases. Business Court judges dockets include non-business civil matters in addition to business matters. This means that it is not possible to search for business cases using the judges names alone.
There are a variety of ways to search for business cases in the Eighth Judicial District. One way to search for case summaries is to search the District Court Civil Calendar for Clark County by "Judicial Officer," the name of the judge, and "Case Category," in this case civil. Then the results list should be sorted by "Hearing Type," in this case business court. This sorts the list of results so that all Business Court cases are listed first. Then this list can be used to identify the case numbers for business cases for that particular judge.
To access case and case summaries, it is necessary to return to the District Civil Records search page and use the a case number (or parties or attorneys) to pull up a register of actions with links to the minutes, which give a brief procedural summary of the case. Records for civil cases are only available at present through requests at the Las Vegas Justice Court Clerk's Office.
Hat tip to:
- the research librarians at the Wiener-Rogers Law Library and Shana Brouwers (Boyd '11), a research assistant at the Law Library, for providing information on researching Nevada Business Courts, and
- Cindy Fladagar in the technology department of the Second Judicial District for clarifying the process for confirming the process for researching business cases in the Second Judicial District Court.