COVID-19 Response


Due to COVID-19 and Administrative Order 2020-05(B), the Second Judicial District Court continues to remain open via virtual and audiovisual access while continuing its in-person opening. The Second Judicial District Court remains fully staffed to handle court services and conduct business on proceedings, while protecting the health and safety of court patrons and staff. If a person has a scheduled hearing for an extension of a protection order, that hearing will be conducted by telephone or video.


We continue to reopen to in-person access. The Court has adopted the standards set forth by the NCJFCJ for reopening to in-person access. Additionally, the Court will follow all Washoe County requirements for social distancing, wearing a face covering, and recommended sanitation protocols.

The Second Judicial District Court Remains Virtually Open and Continues to Increase In-Person Appearances



Notice

  • If you have questions about a hearing, please contact the department directly.
  • For general questions, please call 775-325-6731 and leave a voicemail. Your call will be returned.


Adult Guardianships

If you are filing a petition to establish adult guardianship, please email the Citation to AdultGuardianship@washoecourts.us. Court staff will electronically file the Citation upon confirming a hearing date without the need for manually stamping the document. If you are exempt from electronic filing, please call 775-328-3135 to set a hearing date.

Certified Documents

The District Court is providing electronic certification of court documents. To request a certified copy, you may:

Mail your request to:
2nd Judicial District Court,
75 Court Street, Reno, NV 89501

Or dropping the request in the drop box located in the lobby at:
1 S. Sierra Street, Reno, NV 89501,
Mon-Fri, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Pay online by clicking the button below:


Pay cash, credit, or personal checks in-person at the Resource Center on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 8:00am and 4:00pm.

Include the following information with your request:

  • Case number and names of the parties in the case (if known)
  • Title of the documents you are requesting
  • Date the document was filed (or your best estimate)
  • Indicate if you need certified copies (court seal is affixed to the document) or just photocopies and if you would like an electronically certified copy.
  • Your contact info: name, address and telephone number
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please include enough postage to return the documents to you. Many requests will require additional postage.

All photocopies are 50 cents per page. There is an additional $3.00 per document charge for a certified copy. **

** Certified copies of divorce decrees are a flat $6.00 regardless of the number of pages.

Payment must be in the form of a money order, cashier's check or business check made payable to Second Judicial District Court. Personal checks, checks without an exact amount or "Not to Exceed," and cash are not accepted by mail or in the drop box.

Court Hearings

The Second Judicial District Court continues to hold hearings remotely via the Zoom application. Please CLICK HERE for information about how to use Zoom to attend your court hearing.

All public proceedings may be observed via a link posted on the Court’s homepage.

Beginning July 19, 2021, criminal calendars will be heard in accordance with this schedule:

FLOOR DEPT. MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
2nd 7 In-person Audiovisual
2nd 8 In-person Audiovisual
2nd 15 In-person Audiovisual
3rd 3 Audiovisual In-person
3rd 6 In-person Audiovisual
3rd 9 Audiovisual In-person
4th 1 Audiovisual In-person
4th 4 Audiovisual In-person
4th 10 In-person Audiovisual
FLOOR DEPT. JUDGE
2nd 7 The Honorable Egan K. Walker
2nd 8 The Honorable Barry L. Breslow
2nd 15 The Honorable David A. Hardy
3rd 3 The Honorable Tammy M. Riggs
3rd 6 The Honorable Lynne K. Simons
3rd 9 The Honorable Scott N. Freeman
4th 1 The Honorable Kathleen M. Drakulich
4th 4 The Honorable Connie J. Steinheimer
4th 10 The Honorable Kathleen A. Sigurdson

All other Court proceedings are set in accordance with the Department’s calendar. CLICK HERE to see the Daily Calendar. CLICK HERE to see calendars by Department.

Family Peace Center

Family Peace Center is currently providing virtual visitation through Zoom. Questions may be directed to Kendra Materasso at:

775-328-3854
or

Family Services Mediation

If you are court ordered to appear for Mediation to address a custody or visitation issue, mediation will be by phone or video conference. Questions may be directed to Family Services at 775-328-3298 or email: Mediation@washoecourts.us. If you were assessed mediation fees, you need to pay this fee in advance of your appointment. The Mediation Program can give you direction on how to pay these fees.

775-328-3298
or

Filing Documents

The Court continues to accept filings in all case types, including the filing of new cases. All filings can be submitted electronically through eFlex.

Fiscal Department

If you need to submit invoices or need to contact Fiscal Department for any reason, please email

Issuing Letters

For the issuance of Letters, the oath needs to be subscribed before someone authorized to administer oaths (usually a notary or the judicial officer on the record).

  • 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.

Lawyer in the Library

The Washoe County Law Library's Virtual Lawyer in the Library program gives the public an opportunity to speak with a licensed attorney on matters related to Family, General, and Probate Law. This program is intended for members of the public who are self-represented litigants. If you have an attorney already, you may not participate in the program.

  • Family Law covers matters dealing with divorce, adoption, paternity, child custody, child support, and other family-related legal issues.
  • Probate Law covers matters dealing with wills, trusts, and estates.
  • General Law will cover most civil law matters not covered by Family or Probate Law; such as traffic tickets, employment law, landlord and tenant issues, contract disputes, etc.

How the Virtual Lawyer in the Library program works:

  • The Family Law program is held on Tuesdays. The General Law program is held on Wednesdays. The Probate Law program is held every first and third Wednesday of the month. We are only able to accept a limited number of participants for each program.
  • Program times vary each week, based on the volunteer attorneys' availability, but will generally fall between 3-7 PM.
  • Program sign-ups will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on Thursdays at 9:00 AM. Upon sign-up, please plan to attend; if you are unable to attend, please notify us immediately so we can open the spot up for others in need. Call 775-328-3250 or email LawLibrary@washoecourts.us.
  • If the program is full, you may request to be added to our wait list. Signing up for the wait list does not guarantee a spot the program.
  • Our Lawyer in the Library program is offered through an online meeting software called Zoom. You will receive an email Zoom meeting invitation the day before the program and may access the Zoom meeting using either a computer or phone.
  • The attorney will see you for up to 15 minutes. When your time is up, your session will end and cannot be extended.
  • The attorneys are volunteers; you are not their client; there is no attorney-client relationship and they cannot represent you. After your appointment, do not contact them about your case.
  • This is not a forms clinic. The volunteer attorney cannot help you fill out forms. If you need help filling out forms, there are other clinics to help with that and we can provide you with that information. If you just have procedural questions, Law Library staff may be able to assist you.

Signing up for the program:

If you have signed up for the wrong program, or are unsure if the program you signed up for is correct for you, please let us know immediately by calling 775-328-3250 or emailing LawLibrary@washoecourts.us. We can help get you signed up for the right program.

Resource Center

You may now reach out to the Resource Center in multiple ways. Please call us at (775) 325-6731, e-mail us at ResourceCenter@washoecourts.us, or use the chat box at the bottom of the page to start a live chat. In-person access is available Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm. Payments are accepted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

We also offer live support for eFlex users!

Are you new to eFlex?
If you have a new eFlex account and feel that you would benefit from an online training, please click here to read more information on available appointments, or click below to schedule an appointment


Temporary Protection Orders

There are several ways to file an Application for a Temporary and/or Extended Protection Order. We have application packets and other related forms located in the Protection Order Help Center, located at 1 S Sierra Street, Reno, Nevada.

You can find the application and other related documents on our website at https://www.washoecourts.com/Main/FormsAndPackets, under the Temporary Protection Orders folder. Completed applications can be emailed to the Protection Order Help Center at pohc@washoecourts.us and the deputy clerks will file it.

You can apply online anytime if you have an eFlex account. We have a video detailing the steps of applying for an eFlex account and the electronic filing process on our website at https://www.washoecourts.com/EFiling/SignUp. You can file the fillable forms found on our website via your eFlex account or use the new Guided application option. There is a video detailing the steps on our website at https://www.washoecourts.com/DomesticViolence.

Summons

Summons are now being issued electronically.
E-file the Summons to be issued into the case using:
  • Document Category: ISSUANCE
  • Document Type: ** SUMMONS ISSUED

https://www.washoecourts.com/FilingOffice/FAQs

Once the document is issued, you will receive electronic notification. The issued document will be available in Eflex at the docket entry in the case where the un-issued document was e-filed.

Administrative Orders

February 28, 2020 Administrative Matter of Family Division Continuing Part-time Hearing Master
March 16, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
March 16, 2020 Administrative Matter of Emergency, Interim or Temporary Orders During the Time Period Covered by Admin Order 2020-02
March 18, 2020 Administrative Matter of Temporarily Closing in-person Public Access to the Second Judicial District Court
March 20, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's COVID-19 Response
March 24, 2020 Administrative Matter of Juvenile Delinquency Matters and Jan Evans Juvenile Detention Facility
April 9, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
April 9, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Probate
May 19, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
May 19, 2020 Administrative Matter of Temporarily Closing in-person Public Access to the Second Judicial District Court
May 19, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Electronic Certification and Issuance of Court Documents in the Second Judicial District Court
June 11, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
July 2, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Dependency Matters
July 24, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
August 5, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
September 14, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
September 18, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Prioritization of Trial Flight 3
September 30, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Updated Prioritization of Trial Flight 3 (TF November 16, 2020 - MTC October 28, 2020)
Amendment to MTC Docket Dates & Final Date for Decision on Pretrial Motions
October 16, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Prioritization of Trial Flight 4 (December 14, 2020)
October 20, 2020 Administrative Matter of General Election 2020 Emergency Matters and Election Judge Assigment
November 2, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Civil Docket
November 12, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Prioritization of Trial Flight 5 (January 11, 2021)
November 13, 2020 Administrative Matter of Temporarily Closing in-person Public Access to the Second Judicial District Court: Closure of SJDC Through December 7, 2020
November 17, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Mask Protocol for In-custody Defendants During Hearings
December 2, 2020 Administrative Matter of Temporarily Closing in-person Public Access to the Second Judicial District Court: Closure of SJDC Through January 10, 2021 - Vacating Criminal Jury Trial Through January 10, 2021
December 17, 2020 Administrative Matter of Temporarily Closing in-person Public Access to the Second Judicial District Court: Closure of SJDC Through February 7, 2021 - Vacating Criminal and Civil Jury Trial Through February 7, 2021
December 18, 2020 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Prioritization of Trial Flight 6 (February 8, 2021)
December 22, 2020 Matter of Administrative Transfer of Family Division Cases to Department 16
January 15, 2021 Corrected Administrative Matter of Temporarily Closing in-person Public Access to the Second Judicial District Court: Closure of SJDC Through March 7, 2021 - Vacating Criminal and Civil Jury Trial Through March 7, 2021
January 15, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Prioritization of Trial Flight 7 (March 8, 2021)
January 15, 2021 Matter of Administrative Transfer of Family Division Cases in Department 5, 11, and 14
January 20, 2021 Matter of Appointment of Special Traffic Masters in the Juvenile Division
January 28, 2021 Matter of Case and Committee Assignments
February 4, 2021 Matter of Out of Custody Criminal Sentencings
February 10, 2021 Administrative Matter of Temporarily Closing In-person Public Access to the Second Judicial District Court Through April 4, 2021
Continuing Criminal and Civil Jury Trials to April 2021
February 16, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Prioritization of Trial Flight 8 (April 5, 2021)
March 3, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Civil Docket
Trial Stack Model
March 3, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Civil Docket
Population of Trial Stacks
March 4, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Civil Docket
Prioritization of Trial Stack 1 (April 6, 2021)
March 5, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Civil Docket
Prioritization of Trial Stack 2 (May 4, 2021)
March 9, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Prioritization of Trial Flight 9 (April 5, 2021)
March 10, 2021 Matter of Case and Committee Assignments
April 6, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Prioritization of Trial Flight 10 (June 1, 2021)
April 6, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Civil Docket
Prioritization of Trial Stack 3 (June 2, 2021)
April 19, 2021 Appointment of Alicia Lerud as Interim Clerk of Court/Court Administrator
April 20, 2021 Administrative Matter of Temporarily Closing In-person Public Access to the Second Judicial District Court Through May 31, 2021
Criminal and Civil Jury Trials are Proceeding
April 26, 2021 Matter of Appointment of Director of Juvenile Services
May 4, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Prioritization of Trial Flight 11 (June 28, 2021)
May 4, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Civil Docket
Prioritization of Trial Stack 4 (June 29, 2021)
May 28, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Civil Docket
Prioritization of Trial Stack 5 (June 27, 2021)
June 1, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Prioritization of Trial Flight 12 (July 26, 2021)
June 2, 2021 Supplemental Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Prioritization of Trial Flight 12 (July 26, 2021)
June 28, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Prioritization of Trial Flight 13 (August 23, 2021)
June 29, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Civil Docket
Prioritization of Trial Stack 6 (August 24, 2021)
July 1, 2021 Administrative Matter of Rescinding Temporary Closure Order and Directing Process for Continued In-person Employee and Public Access to the Second Judicial District Court
July 1, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Audiovisual and In-person Hearing Schedule for Criminal Dockets
July 2, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Audiovisual and In-person Hearing Schedule for Criminal Dockets
July 27, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Prioritization of Trial Flight 14 (September 20, 2021)
July 27, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Civil Docket
Prioritization of Trial Stack 7 (September 21, 2021)
August 2, 2021 Administrative Matter of Modifying Face Covering Requirements for SJDC Facilites: SJDC Continued Opening - Face Coverings Rquired for All Individuals
August 23, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Prioritization of Trial Flight 15 (October 18, 2021)
August 23, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Civil Docket
Prioritization of Trial Stack 8 (October 19, 2021)
September 21, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Jury Trials - Criminal Docket
Prioritization of Trial Flight 16 (November 15, 2021)
September 21, 2021 Administrative Matter of the Second Judicial District Court's Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Resumption of Jury Trials - Civil Docket
Prioritization of Trial Stack 9 (November 16, 2021)