× NOTE: In response to COVID-19, adult guardianship hearings are currently heard using Zoom. Please contact AdultGuardianship@washoecourts.us 48 hours prior to your hearing for specific instructions.
× IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you need to set a hearing, complete your Citation and email AdultGuardianship@washoecourts.us. If you are exempt from electronic filing, you may still call 775-328-3135 for a hearing date and to obtain your Citation.

Adult Guardianships are handled by Department 7 of the Second Judicial District Court.

Adult Guardianship


Judicial Assistant:
Laura Watts-Vial - (775) 328-3158

Court Clerk:
Teresa Travers - (775) 328-3135


Guardianship Judge

Judge Walker The Honorable Egan Walker, Guardianship Judge
Calendar for the Guardianship Judge

Milestone Tracker

Need to find important deadlines in your case? Use the button below to search for them.

Milestone Tracker

Adult Guardianship - Home Page

Questions about your duties as a guardian during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Issuing Letters

For the issuance of Letters, the oath needs to be subscribed before someone authorized to administer oaths, like a notary of court clerk. Once that has been done, the Letters can be submitted to the Court for issuance via eFlex. Once the user is on the eFile screen, leave "Document Category" blank. Go to "Document Type" and select "**Document Issued by the Court" and then submit your Letters as you would any other document. The clerk will then sign the Letters, affix the seal, and file them into the case.

The District Court cannot give legal advice or assist the public in drafting petitions. Individuals who are proceeding without the assistance of an attorney, may contact the Resource Center to obtain guardianship packets that may assist in initiating or responding to a guardianship case. Self-represented litigants are responsible to familiarize themselves with law that is applicable to their case. The Resource Center is available for public use during the following hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm; the Self Help Center is located at 1 South Sierra Street, Third Floor, Reno, Nevada 89501.

Adult Guardianships are heard every Friday. Please carefully read your court documents for hearing time and instructions.