Delegation from Latin America visits Nevada courts

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Updated: 4/17/2014 4:21 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Legal officials from seven Latin American countries visited Nevada's busiest courthouse on Thursday to learn about specialty court programs.

The visitors from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela were getting information about alternative court programs that focus on resolving business, juvenile, mental health and complex litigation, as well as cases involving U.S. military veterans and people with mental health issues.

Clark County District Court Judge David Barker was conducting the tour of the Clark County Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas.

The 52 judges in the state's Eighth Judicial District handled an average of 1,840 cases each last year.

The visit was sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Office of International Visitors and arranged by the World Affairs Council of Las Vegas.

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