On the Road with the Nevada Supreme Court


A young attorney can learn a lot by sitting in on Supreme Court oral arguments. After all, this is where new laws are conceived, at least in theory.

But it’s a long way from Clark County to Carson City.

Not to worry. Starting Tuesday, the Nevada Supreme Court will hold court for three days at three Las Vegas locales: Bishop Gorman High School, the Boyd School of Law at UNLV, and the Regional Justice Center downtown.

Tuesday’s two morning cases at Bishop Gorman will mark the first time justices hear oral arguments at a Southern Nevada high school, according to Supreme Court public information officer Bill Gang.

Chief Justice Ron Parraguirre believes this roadshow presents a tangible benefit to students (and attorneys) who want to better understand the high court.

“We hope that by holding oral arguments in our schools and answering questions from the students after the session, we can somewhat demystify the process,” Parraguirre said in a statement. “What our courts do is extremely important and the Supreme Court’s role is a vital part of the check-and-balance system to ensure that justice is served.”

Here’s a preview of all the cases on tap this week.

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