Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure

Rule 48. Number of Jurors

A jury must consist of eight persons, unless the parties stipulate to a different number—but a jury may not consist of fewer than four members.

Advisory Committee Note—2019 Amendment

Rule 48 coordinates with NRS 16.030 and the Nevada Short Trial Rules on the number of jurors. Article 1, Section 3 of the Nevada Constitution and NRS 16.190 address non-unanimous verdicts and polling, making it unnecessary to incorporate FRCP 48(b) and (c).

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