Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure


      (a) Examination of Jurors.  The court shall conduct the examination of prospective jurors and shall permit such supplemental examination by counsel as it deems proper.

      [As amended; effective January 1, 2005.]

      (b) Alternate Jurors.  The court may direct that alternate jurors may, in addition to the regular jury, be called and impaneled to sit. Alternate jurors in the order in which they are called shall replace jurors who, prior to the time the jury retires to consider its verdict, become or are found to be unable or disqualified to perform their duties. Alternate jurors shall be drawn in the same manner, shall have the same qualifications, shall be subject to the same examination and challenges, shall take the same oath, and shall have the same functions, powers, facilities, and privileges as the regular jurors. An alternate juror who does not replace a regular juror shall be discharged after the jury retires to consider its verdict. Each side is entitled to 1 peremptory challenge in addition to those otherwise allowed by law for every two alternate jurors that are to be impaneled. The additional peremptory challenges may be used against an alternate juror only, and the other peremptory challenges allowed by law shall not be used against an alternate juror.

      [As amended; effective January 1, 2005.]

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