Nevada Courts Brace for Even Higher Caseloads

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nevada's court system is busier than ever,
handling more than 1 million cases in the last fiscal year,
according to an annual report on the judiciary released this week
by the Nevada Supreme Court.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports judges in southern Nevada's
Clark County were the busiest. In District Court, there were 2,225
non-traffic cases filed per judge.

The Fifth Judicial District, which encompasses Nye, Esmeralda
and Mineral counties, the case load was 1,644.

In northern Nevada's Washoe County, the case load was 1,488
cases per judge. In Elko, it was 1,360.

"The report details not only the workloads of every court in
the state, but also provides information about the numerous
programs that have made our court system one of the most
progressive in the country," Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron
Parraguirre said in a statement.

"The number of cases filed per judicial position at the trial
courts in Nevada continues to be among the highest in America,"
said Parraguirre. "Despite the workload and the economic downturn,
the door to justice in Nevada remains open."

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