Caseloads dip at Nevada courts, but appeals rise

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 12/11/2012 5:39 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The number of cases filed in Nevada district, justice and municipal courts fell slightly in 2012, but the caseload at the Nevada Supreme Court increased.

An annual report on the Nevada Judiciary shows filings statewide were lower in criminal, civil and juvenile cases.

At the District Court level, only cases involving family law increased, growing by 1,676 cases to 69,328.

The Nevada Supreme Court saw 2,500 matters filed in 2012, 105 more than the previous year and keeping it one of the busiest appellate courts in the country. Nevada has no intermediate appeals court.

In Clark County, Nevada's largest, the district courts handled 94,740 non-traffic cases, for a per-judge caseload of 1,822. In northern Nevada's Washoe County, the per-judge caseload was 1,251.


©2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.