As of June 1st, the Short Trial Program has been transferred to Department 4. Please call 328-3183 with any Short Trial Program questions.
The Court Annexed Arbitration Program and Court Annexed Mediation Program have also been transferred to Department 6. Please call 775-328-3176 with any questions related to those programs.
ADR, or alternative dispute resolution, refers to methods for resolving disputes outside of the traditional litigation process. While many disputes are appropriate for traditional litigation, that process generally is viewed as formal, expensive, and time-consuming. In many cases, litigants can obtain a resolution of their civil disputes more quickly, and with less expense and formality, using ADR methods.
The Second Judicial District Court provides two ADR programs. One program—arbitration—is mandatory in certain cases. The other program—mediation—is optional. In addition to these ADR programs, the Court also provides a Short Trial Program—essentially, a program that requires civil cases to be tried in one day. To learn more, click on the program in which you are interested.