Nevada Arbitration Rules

      Rule 4.  Relationship to district court jurisdiction and rules.

      (A)  Cases filed in the district court shall remain under the jurisdiction of that court for all phases of the proceedings, including arbitration.

      (B)  The district court having jurisdiction over a case has the authority to act on or interpret these rules.

      (C)  Before a case is submitted or ordered to the program, and after a request for trial de novo is filed, and except as hereinafter stated, all applicable rules of the district court, the Nevada Short Trial Rules, and the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure apply. After a case is submitted or ordered to the program, and before a request for trial de novo is filed, or until the case is removed from the program, these rules apply. Except as stated elsewhere herein, once a case is accepted or remanded into the program, the requirements of N.R.C.P. 16.1 do not apply.

      (D)  The calculation of time and the requirements of service of pleadings and documents under these rules are the same as under the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure. The commissioner or the commissioner’s designee shall serve all rulings of the commissioner on any matter as defined in N.R.C.P. 5(b); additionally, in the Eighth Judicial District, service may also be made by the commissioner’s designee placing the ruling or other communication in the attorney’s folder in the clerk’s office. Whenever a party is required or permitted to do an act within a prescribed period after service of a ruling by mail or by placement in the attorney’s folder, 3 days shall be added to the prescribed period.

      (E)  During the pendency of arbitration proceedings conducted pursuant to these rules, no motion may be filed in the district court by any party, except motions that are dispositive of the action, or any portion thereof, motions to amend, consolidate, withdraw, intervene, or motions made pursuant to Rule 3(C), requesting a settlement conference, mediation proceeding or other appropriate settlement technique. Any of the foregoing motions must be filed no later than 45 days prior to the arbitration hearing, or said motion may be foreclosed by the judge and/or sanctions may be imposed. A copy of all motions and orders resulting therefrom shall be served upon the arbitrator.

      (F)  Once a case is submitted or ordered to the program all parties subsequently joined in the action shall be parties to the arbitration unless dismissed by the district judge to whom the case is assigned.

      (G)  Except as otherwise provided in these rules, all disputed issues arising under these rules must be resolved in the manner set forth in Rule 8(B).

      [Added; effective July 1, 1992; amended effective January 1, 2005.]

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Jay Young is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney. His practice focuses on acting as an Arbitrator and Mediator.

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